Boss DR-55 Dr. Rhythm

Boss DR-55 Dr. Rhythm

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DR-55 Dr. Rhythm, Drum Machine from Boss in the DR series.

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Boss DR-55 Dr. Rhythm tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Boss
  • Model: DR-55 Dr. Rhythm
  • Series: DR
  • Category: Drum Machines
  • Added in our database on: 03/11/2004

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Boss DR-55 Dr. Rhythm user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" whouaahhh"

Boss DR-55 Dr. Rhythm
4 sounds
it's pretty basic


a little boring but good programming is a bit dated


I am a fan I bought it because it's the bar Visors carnage of a cure and mix it well pte it right!


Apart from the great prog but good

nicohmstudio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss DR-55 Dr. Rhythm
4 sounds (kick, snare, rhythmshot, hihat, although it is not programmable ...)
8 programmable pattern (6 times in 16 / 2 times 12) divided into 2 parts (A / B)
output "sync" with the usable material vieu Roland / Boss (in fact I connect the sync between my Korg Poly61 and also works.)
Mono output, of course ...
Pottard a "Tone" that sounds like a low pass filter
The sounds are super powerful!
It's old but beautiful trs


It's not very complicated there are 2 buttons (play / stop), and a big pottard to change the pattern.

Programming not - not without LCD screen is a little harder, but since there only 16 steps in the pattern it's OK.

It is also difficult to calibrate the tempo without "TapTempo".

The manual is pretty, it gives examples of rhythms same program.


The bass drum and rhythmshot are over-powerful.
The snare a little less, the only HiHat closed.
It is analog and is charming. Some dusts in pottards, and it sounds more like. With batteries almost empty sound is nice, too.


There are one or two things you can do with our era, but frankly sampler as its sounds, it will be more convenient.
To a collector it's a great MODEL in trs beautiful black metal, and the original look of Premire "Dr.Rhythm".
I paid a few years ago the Swiss quivallent thirty Euros, but I put the double for this fine object dcoration!

Polyconnect's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss DR-55 Dr. Rhythm
4 + accent sounds.
three sounds are programmages BD, SD and SR. The hats are "activated" all the time or a time of 4.
sequencer easily accessible, you just as much in his mind when planning its own pace. But sometimes errors give a pace that kills!


Simplicity itself.


Rhaa. Not bad for a small box. Very, very analog. to compress to death behind but it looks good. I changed mine to be able to control certain parameters of the sounds and there, it laughs more. It is the little sister of the 808 (and look) ...


It sounds great, but should be modified to enjoy the sounds configured. if you know electronics, it is also possible to sync, midi.

sinkmusic's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss DR-55 Dr. Rhythm
- Mono output
- DBS and CSQ output to synchronize with some material pre-noon.

4 sounds: snare, kick, rimshot, closed hat. They are not editable, except to use the button "tone", which cuts the high frequencies gradually

The sequencer is typical and intuitive: we program the kick, snare and rimshot step by step, and then we can put all HiHat 1 / 2 or 1 / 4 time (or not!).


general configuration super simple
sounds are not editable


The sounds are really Typical analog feedback, with HiHat very resonant, and a rather "cheesy" ...
The drum machine was used by Depeche Mode "Speak and Spell," by Berurier Black, etc.
It was often said that it sounded like a 808, let's not exaggerate anyway ... <img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="" /> (This might be closer to Minipop?)
Of course, the synthetic sounds are great!


I use it for some months and has other analog BAR.
I love its look, its compactness, the sequencer single, intuitive, simple and fast to use, and bein heard, especially: the SOUNDS!
What I love most, well, the object in itself with its restrictions, killer design, sound, sound, sound <img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_lol.gif" alt="" />

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