Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
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Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm

DR-880 Dr. Rhythm, Drum Machine from Boss in the DR series.

All user reviews for the Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 44 reviews )
 18 reviews41 %
 17 reviews39 %
 4 reviews9 %
 2 reviews5 %
Value For Money : Excellent
studio2records02/10/2012

studio2records's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The most comprehensive of its kind"

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
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Large effect section for the guitarist ...

UTILIZATION

Setup is simple enough for those who already practice this kind of material.
The manual is very comprehensive and well designed.
I managed to program patterns without opening the manual ...

SOUNDS

Great sound, the batteries are really bluffing and groovy pattern ...
The pads are comfortable to use.

OVERALL OPINION

I have tried a lot of drum machines before buying it ... this is the one that convinced me the most (sounds, number pattern, number of user memories ....).
Is a little expensive though to buy new but quite affordable used.
Very good value for money (because it is a multi effect guitar, a drum machine, sequencer, ...).
02/05/2012

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Well"

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
Comprehensive unit. Drum sounds, bass (midi controllable or played on the pads) and a simulation of effects and amps.
4 assignable individual outputs, MIDI IN OUT
Operates pattern.On creates parts and then assembles them.
Sounds very réalistes.Je uses only the sounds of acoustic drums.

There are some creation "semi automatic" pattern that I do not use.

UTILIZATION

The use requires a little time if you want to use it in details.
For basic, it's pretty intuitive, but I use BAR for many years.

SOUNDS

The sounds are good but lack or quality, they are already crushed (comp and eq).
They are very realistic with good expressiveness.

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using 3/4 ans.De Occasionally I take him in concert (petits!). There is a low set, a batterie.Il no more than add a guitar, singing and it does.
Like any material, it pleases where it meets these besoins.Moi I prefer to schedule a BAR with pads rather than making patterns in cubase! Once programmed my bar, I sync with cubase and I make recordings on four separate outputs for audio and midi.C 'is a bit sucks, but here we never change.
Maybe a bit expensive. There are ways to find "bar" in the app that do well to see less cher.A
papyrus902/01/2012

papyrus9's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" And to think I almost sold! ..."

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
Midi has connections, RCA, TRS, USB;
Also has an EQ and reverb, and extended programming features --- but I use very little - out of laziness.

I bought especially for the "grooves" or "beats" (500 samples) that help me a lot to practice my instrument (keyboard) but introduced me to almost all styles of music.

The high quality of the box = sounds! ... actually sounding like real acoustic drums. In addition, you can choose from forty "kits" battery. In other words, you can hear what sounds on a beat kits rock, jazz, house, techno, r & b, hip-hop, brush, vintage, etc., etc.. Level "sound", I think she has no equivalent among the drum.
The samples contain samples of just about every style of rock, Latin music, and many other styles like hip-hop, jazz and "fusion", etc..

UTILIZATION

Operation is simple, but the programming to create your own beats is not as easy as using a program like Logic or other drum machines, as Jomox - unless it directly records by playing the pads.

SOUNDS

As mentioned above the sounds are very realistic, though mixed and compressed.
For me the point is to use this box in conjunction with other sources rhythm. synchronized noon. Aside from the beats that contain sounds of "charlie", all the sounds I like a lot, compared to the sounds of metal hyper-current machines oriented music "club".

OVERALL OPINION

Apart from the aspect of "programming" that has always put off, I love this machine! She really knows how to highlight the particularity of the rhythmic sounds of each style of beat in it.
I re-would that choice without hesitation.
gavotte09/23/2011

gavotte's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" guitar amp simulation and effects excellent"

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
9
I put 9 for amp simulations and effects guitar and bass are excellent and the number of rhythm patterns

UTILIZATION

5
Personally I find the configuration complicated, I never managed to program a song with my own arrangements.
I also have a DR5 and I had the same problem ... not very good at programming, no doubt!

SOUNDS

9
all sounds are great, super effect, there is something for everyone, oriented contemporary music.

OVERALL OPINION

7
I use it really for 1 year, I had put away as a drum machine (which was the purpose of the purchase anyway), I use it to plug guitars and electric bass and electro .
With a little patience for programming, the BAR must do wonders!
Raymond BARRE08/26/2011

Raymond BARRE's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Sounds like love ..."

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
Me, it goes without problem, I think it's complete for audio, midi home studio using mainly
See product manufacturer for more details

UTILIZATION

You should be set for sure, but it quickly becomes a reflex to navigate and quickly program even if access to certain menus may be easier (the knob and the screen is not what better, but then it's more expensive!)

SOUNDS

To give you an idea I only work with it for my or my remix compos

and best of all, I use (almost) as a MIDI keyboard to play live with my plug-ins and virtual instruments, I love it.

https://soundcloud.com/search?q [fulltext] = regenerated

OVERALL OPINION

Pus of one year and I get tired
I had an old DR 5 and was looking something similar but more powerful, it's done.
It has some flaws, but it's a great tool I found for the price.
mytilus08/04/2011

mytilus's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very useful"

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
Connections (MIDI I / O, USB, SPDIF, pedal control, audio x4) are enough for me even though sometimes I have more audio outputs. Note the section effects guitar / bass (average but good) which makes for a great metronome to work.

UTILIZATION

This document is probably not necessary (navigation menu) but it is better to read it to fully exploit the machine.

SOUNDS

The sounds are mostly oriented realistic. Avoid it, I think for the sound electro / techno / rap (but, perhaps, after all, I do not practice).

OVERALL OPINION

This machine is ideal for an amateur home studio. I use it at each session from two years to replace the drummer I'm not.
jptoo207/21/2011

jptoo2's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
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UTILIZATION

then I can be throw a cat among the pigeons but the programing is very simple use of bar j from 80 years and is very easy to use for those who can read a manual mode in easy mode I make a pattern in 5mns Ghost Notes and breaks included also possible in the programming step by step but often less convincing on the other hand ... if your signature is something other than 4 / 4 or 3 / 4 that s not is something I do not use the effects for guitar, bass the user manual is very clear as I was saying how easy is really easy the first night I made partterns who wanted the road now I programe a basic pattern for the intro and I COPIS 4 or 5 When I change the ghost notes and my song breaks are much less repetitive q basic by a bar against my song as I work on basic pattern and I reprogram my pattern with their variations and I return all my drum parts at the same time I have cubase on n no memory problems but for the scene it seem that the memory is very low

SOUNDS

drum sounds are realistic work can have the pitch is that kind of thing to have but so are electro expendeur to do better now that it's meu take it for what it is. a bar with realistic sounds of the best ratings I've seen in the hard ware. the difference in the velocity of sound is quite radical below 90 and above lack of suptilitées I think 2 or 3 level in more aurra was be welcomed but in a mix that is very realistic for the user against cubase.logic ... patterns in the dr880 cheeks once they return to the sequencer so that the cheeks have another go expendeur (even roland) are very Mechanical ghosts notes played too much but in all there have enough kits are differant to find happiness

OVERALL OPINION

I regret that roland n is not useful to find patterns named c is easy. c 8-bit pattern is just one or two 16bits1ou or 2ect .. ect ... c is neither breaks every time you have to type all it should at least be ordered by style (which restarts the song that the slowdown) or the c ghost notes but is a very good machine and I would do the buying firm eyes j waits for a Roland comes out with more sounds and especially more variation in the velocitees and if there are more and more variation in how easy a dream
Yanou_bursa07/16/2011

Yanou_bursa's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very nice sound, but very flexible"

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
Beautiful machine with many possibilities and great sound

UTILIZATION

Very difficult to program. When I have spent enough time to write the part that I want, I'm happy with the result but I rarely have time to do what I want. Noon to transfer from the PC is more convenient but it is still necessary to have the game or program on the PC.
This type of machine will become obsolete with a program on the PC, more flexible and simple, but you must have the tools to master and many (eg Reason)

SOUNDS

Yes, I love the sounds.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had a year and a half and I recommend this machine especially live in the studio because it has more possibilities with a PC.
socar05/13/2011

socar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Perfect for what I do"

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
See the manufacturer's website

UTILIZATION

Programming is very simple and complete.  I use the meter and tempo changes and it goes smoothly. The ghost function gives a human touch that I appreciate. I use it in rehearsals and on stage. The only downside, the bass programming is a bit long for my taste, but it does it anyway. You can really personalize its pieces and it's very significant, and for the stage, possibility of 4 outputs, in order to have a balanced facade (personally for me: an outlet for the GC, one for the bass B, and the rest , in stereo L & R).

SOUNDS

I do alternative rock, and the basic kit is perfect. The sounds are realistic enough for my taste (the bass a little too electronic but fine, for the drum part it is nice). We just set the velocity, note duration, very convenient for the bass. The drum part is still better than the bass part, in terms of sound quality.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 2 years already. I like its versatility and its ability to meet all styles of music, as twisted as they are. I don't appreciate too much the bass sounds, that I find a bit too cold for my taste. I have not tried other models because it is the only one I found with the same output in this price range.
I do not regret my purchase and I find the price / quality excellent, I will do it again this without hesitation. Well, there are two black points all the same: it cannot improvise, and does not catch up with the bread: o)
jmlesaux02/12/2011

jmlesaux's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Super machine that takes time to tame"

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
Extensive connections:
by Jack
in RCA
Separate outputs for the drums, bass, guitar.
MIDI
Headphone output ... etc.

UTILIZATION

Configuration requires some adaptation, but offers many possibilities.
I produced a whole album and I will add more pieces for the second ...
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The manual is clear and sufficient.

SOUNDS

Blown away, on a good sound system (Mackie RM450) one can believe it is a real drummer.

OVERALL OPINION

Since 2007 and I have not found anything better for the moment, and I am not ready to take a computer onstage, I troubleshoots all day ...

We must understand the significance of memory of 32000 notes to understand and not get the message "memory full"
I had to take back some chunks to optimize cutting some repetitive patterns and earn valuable notes!
For now, I have about 20 pieces inside.
I bought a second one for backup and to make another set of songs. Super