Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-3

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A fast and easy solution for fantastic rhythm tracks.

The Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-3 will add incredible-sounding drums to your music! Dr. Rhythm's loaded with acoustic and electronic drum kits, as well as a selection of bass sounds. Great for jamming, the DR-3's Rhythm Progressions and multiple variations make it easy to create a realistic-sounding drum track for any style of music. The Total Sound Control (TSC) feature allows you to tweak your kits to perfection.

The Rhythm Progressions feature lets you choose from 100 preset styles and use the 8 panel buttons to switch between different sections of your song. Up to 3 variations can be selected for each Intro, Verse, Fill, and Ending.

TSC lets you change the sound of a drum kit with specialized effects. The Sound Shape function can be used to adjust the 3-band compression and 3-band parametric EQ, or add some spaciousness with the Ambiance effect. An optional footswitch can be used to control anything from Intro/Start and Ending/Stop to Verse Change, Variation On/Off, Loop On/Off and more. Battery power lets you take the DR-3 just about anywhere.

Features

  • Affordable drum machine for jamming or practice
  • Realistic drum, percussion, and bass sounds with velocity-sensitive pads
  • Programmable rhythm progressions with 3 variations each for Intro, Verse, Fill, and Ending
  • Total Sound Control with Sound Shape function and Ambiance for professional drum sounds
  • 100 preset styles and 100 user styles programmable via realtime or step recording
  • Footswitch input for easy live control
 

Dr. Rhythm DR-3 Specifications:

  • 8-7/16"W x 2-1/8"H x 7-5/16"D
  • 1 lb. 10 oz.
  • 12-voice polyphony
  • 120 drum and percussion sounds
  • 12 bass sounds
  • 20 - 260BPM
  • Realtime or step recording
  • 13 velocity-sensitive pads
  • Backlit LCD (16 characters x 2 lines)
  • I/O: L, R (RCA), L, R (1/4"), footswitch jack (stereo 1/4"), MIDI in, DC in (AC adapter jack)
  • Power Supply DC9V: dry battery (R6/LR6 (AA) type) x 6, AC Adapter (PSA-series)
  • Power Consumption 200 mA * Expected battery life under continuous use: approx. 5 hours (This figure will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
  • Accessories Dry Battery (Alkaline LR6 (AA) type) x 6, Owner's Manual, Roland Service (Information Sheet)
  • Options AC Adapter: PSA Series, Foot Switch: FS-5U, Foot Switch Cable: Roland PCS-31
  • The specifications are subject to change without notice.
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BossDr. Rhythm DR-3
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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(24 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great rehearsal and recording unit, easy to use

By Chas-sW2q8

from Brooklyn

Comments about Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-3:

I like simplicity in the divices I use at home and on gigs. This Boss drum machine is by far and away the most uncomplicated and easy to use "on the fly" type of unit on the market. In auto mode, it goes through four variations with fills to give a 'live" drummer vibe while you are jamming. When you are about done with the jam, press "ending," and it wraps up your song with a fill and stop very nicely. Has plenty of musical bags from jazz to reggae to hip hop. You can add the bass feature too. I tend to leave that off and add a bass guitar while using this Boss unit for recording purposes. The compression and ambience are excellent, and you can record your tracks with plenty of room on board for storage. The quality of the drum sounds are great and you will be satisfied. For the price, you can't go wrong.

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(48 of 96 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

you can make it work

Comments about Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-3:

The machine is creative as you are! I found it a great friend to jam with. You don't have to feed it, give it drinks, or smoke. It rocks!

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(60 of 114 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good sound but difficult programing

By Tango

from British Columbia

Comments about Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-3:

I am finding the programing a bit difficult. Main problem is the changes and getting them set right. I also find it difficult to select a preset style that works without some type of adjustment. Tempo is easy to set. I will be purchasing at least 1 foot switch. I am not sure if the latching or non latching switch is the best for my needs. I may end up getting the 2 foot switches in the end as 1 will start/stop programs the other switches from verse to verse.

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(61 of 109 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good value, great sound, but difficult to program.

By Richard-XR6Xy

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-3:

For under $200, Dr. Rhythm is a great value. The pre-set styles with bass lines are great to jam with. The sound quality is superb. It is difficult to learn to use, particularly when programming your own songs. Plan to spend a lot of time with the manual. The payoff is worth it.

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(63 of 111 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

perfect

By Holger

from Germany

Comments about Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-3:

super drum and bass sounds

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