Boss DR-3 Dr. Rhythm

Boss DR-3 Dr. Rhythm

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DR-3 Dr. Rhythm, Drum Machine from Boss in the DR series.

9 user reviews
Prices starting at $189 Average price: $196

Boss DR-3 Dr. Rhythm tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Boss
  • Model: DR-3 Dr. Rhythm
  • Series: DR
  • Category: Drum Machines
  • Added in our database on: 03/23/2003

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Boss DR-3 Dr. Rhythm user reviews

Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 9 reviews )
 3 reviews33 %
 4 reviews44 %
 1 user review11 %
 1 user review11 %
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scorpiolino's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Fits perfectly"

Boss DR-3 Dr. Rhythm
RCa st jack Output Connectors
Several Styles and Drum Kits
Percussion, djembe, bongos etc ..


I simply would not.
the manual is clear and well detailed, even too much detail
because we share it fairly easily.
But some tutorials are available on youtube and those - it will make you move faster
The "edition is easy, after understanding

Opportunity to correct errors on entering the mode "edition" to change the offending items


the sounds are not mals at all, and its many possibilities offered, ambience, sharp

percussion is not
bass line against is average, but the ability to change the bass are present.
Must not forget that there is possibility of adjusting the pad sensitivity
Possibility to change the drum and cymbals separately kits * 1 and 2 kits


I use it for much, but it suits me perfectly
Certainly we must spend a few hours to identify and understand the device
not easy to do a drum roll was of 180 bpm.
but if the operation were seized so just slow down the tempo (100bpm) to the desired working and replace the 180 bpm and here you are with a great result.

To sustain the low it will go through the editor and add dots to simulate a bass sustain

Also suitable as metronome

on the other hand for a complete song that is not obvious
be learning

I would do without this choice problem

Yes I would choose,

MrJassynat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Does the job ..."

Boss DR-3 Dr. Rhythm
As I'm not very technical, I prefer not to answer these questions ... Moreover, everything is very well explained in the manual ... There is even a discussion forum


General configuration quite simple ... The manual provides sufficient explanation ... For editing sounds, I have not tested this use.


There is a little too hip-hop and techno for my use ... I would have preferred more years retro rhythms and music for social dancing ... on the other hand, there are quite everything we need to force the board 99 pre-recorded effects on the product ...


A little over two years ... trio (piano, guitar and bass) ... it replaces the "drummer" that we do not have ... I've used a Boss DR-110, which works fine but less sophisticated "sound-talking" that the new model used ... Pretty simple to use ... Not very expensive ... the price indicated in is relative in reality the price was 250 U.S. (drum machine, footswitch, AC adapter and shipping) from NY State, USA to the province of Quebec, Canada. sorry for the very time before answering ... a change of computer and recovery of my favorites and passwords has proven quite difficult!
soul cleaner05/05/2013

soul cleaner's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" "Mmmmmouais""

Boss DR-3 Dr. Rhythm
Boite a programmable rate, supply not included (buy in an otherwise hello consolidated unnecessary battery) output jack, RCA, noon, no xlr ...
Monochrome LCD to the old but effective.


Full of sound and parts are already registered, but I personally do not care what it was I wanted to create my own.
Ability to work sounds pads or create a soundscape, or a form of sound (sound shape), but not in direct (diffcult to judge the effect before saving ...
Ability to edit the drums, but also: big brainer, no "delete all" we must return to any point by point, the ability to copy songs over, but not just copy a "couplet" or "refrain" etc. in the interior of the piece, so if you want to add just a touch of a part (eg a shot charlet open instead of closed) must redo the entire game!! Stuffing! There is the possibility of "mute" certain groups of sounds (remove the bass, cymbals etc ...) but difficult to recall what has been prepared, when etc., especially when you have to manage a record or play along.


The sounds are good, sensitive pads so we can create good shades!
The rhythm is accurate with opportunities to create music alive and syncopated rhythms!


Musically it are not bad, we arrive at a result that sounds good, that groove!
Technically it is not very developed, difficult to use, super tedious! We lose too much time.
Anyway nice to create simple parts to learn the accompaniment, except for complex parts for models etc. take the model above (MAYBE?) By putting the price or you'll pull your hair !
Not the slightest interest for fans of electronic music!
Despite the quality of the results obtained is not worth 175 € because of its difficulty of use.
I wanted to introduce me to the BAR, the effect is crippling limit!

Madmark5555's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" My worst purchase"

Boss DR-3 Dr. Rhythm
- No Midi out ... WTF!!
- No power supply .... WTFingF!


- If you have X mine and you are ready to spend hours tearing your hair (for those who do), you have a chance to understand how this thing works, if not go your way.

- Brief addresses a very targeted audience, the engineers hairy. I lied?


Again no midi out, so its okay if we agree to have everything on a stereo track. Not suitable for use computer music, you rather turn to a VSTI, it's easy, it works, it sounds good but it is another use.

This thing is so complex to use that every time I lit and I wanted to remove the bass, had to refer to the manual (very badly gaulée more) ... A nightmare.


The folks at boss should follow a training ergonomics. With this product, they take us back to the age of the caves.
At the age of caves at least it was simple, a rate of = boulders and some skins.

My worst purchase computer music all my life. Since then, I take the time to start Cubase + Battery3 and I can play with rhythms. In short, thing not suitable for my use and not recommended for all people who make the computer music and seeking simplicity have forgotten to inquire.

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