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
Resty06/13/2009

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

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
CONNECTIONS ULTRA COMPLETE: HEADPHONE JACK, USB, MIDI IN OUT, RCA, 6.5 ...
SUPPLIED ADAPTER.
500 PREPROGRAMMs SONS, NOT ALWAYS THE RHYTHMS PROPOSS WHICH ENHANCE OR THE NAMES ADEQUATES.MAIS CAN CREATE AND SAVE BY CHANGING THE SONS 500 TEMPOS A VOLONT AND SHOULD TEST KITS BATTERIE.IL. ECOUTER.A TAKES TIME ... EXCELLENT RESULT.
YOU CAN ALSO CREATE ITS OWN RHYTHMS PLAYING ON PADS AND SAVE.
NOT ENOUGH RHYTHMS AND METAL NOT ENOUGH BREAKS THE METAL CAN .but CRER.1 WEIRD THING WHEN YOU WANT TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MEASURES PASSSER 2 TO 4 FOR EXAMPLE 2 LAST MEASUREMENTS ARE SILENT ...
FINALLY, AS BAR C QE IS WHAT I HAVE SEEN BETTER. MULTI-LEVEL EFFECTS ... TAXI IS NOTHING TO DO ... UNLESS THE SOUNDS LIKE LINE OF crappy 6 ZOOM BOSS ME 30 ME OR ESPECIALLY 50.ET SATURATION, C REALLY HYPER NUL. (ALSO THE REST) SO WOULD PASS ON THE MULTI EFFECTS BASS / GUITAR NULLOS 'ESPECIALLY IF THE PRICE WAS LESS THEN LEV.

USE

+ GREAT THE OTHER BOXES, D SCREEN OR MORE READABLE. + NEED MAGNIFIER.
THE ISSUE IS RELATIVELY EASY. THE MANUAL IS CLEAR EXCEPT FILLS.IL MUST READ AND REVIEWING AND TEST AT THE SAME TIME. (REN 100 THERE BY RATE, A TAKES TIME TO STUDY)
FOR ITS OWN TITLE SHOULD KNOW THE MESURES.A NOT TAKE TOO BAD TIME, ESPECIALLY FOR UNDERSTANDING REACHED ON NOVICES.MAIS, C WELL explained. THE REST ON THE DEVINE IN OR HALF DAY ... CHERCHANT.UNE WEEKS?

SONORITS

I USED TO THE METAL. SOUNDS ARE EXCELLENT AND REALISTES.IL Y CHOIX.MAIS HAS STILL NOT ENOUGH.
FOR MULTI EFFFETSGUITARE / BASS AMP C AND D MODLISATION VOID CARREMENT.

NOTICE GLOBAL

ESSAY I HAVE ALL THE BOXES RHYTHMS LESS CHRES. THE BOSS DR 880 IS THE BEST. (L ALESIS SR 18 OFFERING LESS SONS METAL).
IN NEAR FUTURE A BAR WITH SUCH + SOUNDS AND BREAKS METAL, NOT MULTI EFFECTS GUITAR / BASS AND STILL LESS OF MODELLING AMPLI.A 300 EUROS WOULD NOT YOU EVIL.
benrzone03/20/2009

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

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
I batteur.donc we'll go easier.
CHARACTERISTICS accessible all, I will not repeat it.
Simply that the output spares (4) are trs recording practices, and all custom settings for their management are ditables.
TOC BATTERY:
The sounds are good bases, but the potential is not l.il is in the edition of these same sounds.
for the settings of VLOC typing, sounds of drums are parameter.
Frankly, this is the limit too.
Time to go round the presets will give you an ide dja monstrous possibilities.
COT AND GUITAR MULTI EFFECT.
of pure happiness. nothing but the multi effect you avoid buying a hundred pedals of the same brand, and frankly it's standard, and alone justifies the price.
pero, I do not like line6, too cold, the crunch is a crunch one, and a noise gate, cutting noise as a noise gate.

HiZ guitar input too early, farewell DI box ...

not used the sequencer ... I direct output to logic.

UTILIZATION

Good call a spade a spade is a factory gas.
By macgyver at the same time, we do not string a jeep.
the manual is very well done, and indispensable.
So, good accessories edit in perspective.

SOUNDS

Exras sounds, trsralistes for natural sets by careful against the presets are widely dja compresssion, reverbrs, egaliss etc ... so must seek the potential for no pr Listen to sound "dry"

effects excellent, natural and easy paramtrables (drums and guitar)

OVERALL OPINION

Used for 3 years on all the titles I do, or the battery cot or the multi guitar but not bass integrated.
sounds good or good trs, guitar multi standard menus a bit complex but in fact long since assimilated quickly.
Accessible to beginners through presets, programming and drummer ... or record live.
impressive quality price ratio.

just the top.
jeffboss0203/12/2009

jeffboss02's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
The USB connector is a magic to switch on the MIDI br.
The sounds are really good compared to most br.Mais then forgets the memory if you want to do live. After 10 pieces of 3 / 4 minutes the memory is full! Really has to o my bill.

UTILIZATION

Easy to use

SOUNDS

The sounds are really good compared to most br

OVERALL OPINION

As I said, I am of the memory, the br is not suitable to store over 10 complete songs. Not be used on e point.
Pat Vurden05/08/2008

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

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
See below ...

UTILIZATION

The handling is quick trs, in a week I walks in the menus without problem ...
The edition is a breeze and there are many possibilities.
The manual is clear trs.

SOUNDS

The drum and bass are poustouflants ism of ...
I possd a DR-5, I programmed on my multitrack Zoom Mrs 1044, but what I have always regretted the lack of c'tait ism of the simulation of low , and the lack of fill-in that made me whenever default.
I developed the roll of drums and my basic pieces lacked dynamic ...
Volumes in group I, now alone on j'volue scne with a rhythmic program, and with the DR-880, j'prouve the same sensations with my group both the rhythmic and dynamic practitioner.
I play in a Rock style, I cr my drum kit, my nice round bass sound, and rock sounds with no problem.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a month and a half.
I took the option rgler all my patterns in C, and schedule all my parts as low DIFFERENT arrangements of my songs. I put about 2 hours to program a song, and song patterns.
What I like most are the parties and song patterns, which are exactly what I expect from this type of device.
What I like least, what are the effects of guitars. It's nasal, too distorted, dsagrable to my ears ...
But hey, that's not why I bought this machine.
I possd a Boss DR-5, and a Zoom MRS 1044, there's no photo, DR-880 is a bomb cot the other 2 ...
The report price is good quality saw the possibilities of the craft.

I would do without this choice hsiter a second.
razorstyle02/01/2007

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

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
BOSS DR-880
Drum machine-presets 500 machines, 500 user presets.
-Features a multi-effects guitar (and bass) Intgr.
Connection, MIDI, USB, and audio output

UTILIZATION

The setup is simple even if the beginners it is a bit droutc'tait Premire my drum machine) as there are everywhere button, read the manual a bit, at least See "Overview of dr 880", the manual is also clear trs (be a little bit pais but at least we pay for).

Pass this Premire tapes have fun Aralis of paterns (rhythms with drum + bass) songs that we know, and we start to play it and a multi-effects Triffouille Intgr .

Then gradually a measure of the sessions, one stumbles on something, hop you open the manual, this is how we come across a used pottentiel of the craft and really s'clater above.

SOUNDS

Sounds are Nickel, everything is customizable and paramtrable, it's madness! can rgl are each drum and bass, CRER its own kit, and then it sounds yammer Anbiez, genres "small pices, concert hall, stadium, etc ...
There is also a multi purpose or one CRER own sounds and everything is saved on the hard drive.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had four months and I love it. Since I have really progress because it Aprende a play in rhythm, it can also work its range and in addition, it gives pleasure to play and motivation.
I would do without this choice hsiter.
08/06/2006

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

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
- Large display (it crashed on the eyes)
- Input jack 6.35 front for guitar / bass
- Headphone jack 6.35 in facade
- 6.35 jack and RCA outputs, MIDI in and out, SPDIF output
- Potentiometers level for guitar / bass / drums
- Big buttons, scroll wheel to navigate through menus easily.
- 500 + 500 factory patterns patterns users (whew!)
- Section effective guitar / bass, TSC (Total Sound Control): reverb type effects

UTILIZATION

VERY easy to use, it sounds right away.

It finds its fast and you find yourself trying to jam on the factory pattern

SOUNDS

The sounds are from Roland SRX Series I think: it's very compelling.

Even when I download MIDI files (exported from Guitar Pro) with bass and drums, I'm amazed that it sounds far better than from the PC. In addition, the "Groove Modify" allows to ensure that the velocity is changed at once to snare the next (for example) or to simulate the "ghost notes" a drummer who drags his chopsticks on the snare drum (it is also an example): it's very stunning and it helps to "humanize" the game machine

OVERALL OPINION

I've had two months.

When I went to the store to find a drum machine, I just watched with big eyes and told me that the hardware that BAR is gone, my little man, and the future are the BFD expansion or other Groove Agent. GA except that it is not ergonomic at all (I think), and lugging my PC, I do not like.

Here, camping, I take my guitar, a headset and my DR-880: That's it! With built-in effects (from the GT-6), drum kits and bass is every night concert in Palavas (Ooh that rhymes!)

In short go for it! (More in BAR is the only sound it seems ...)
lagartija nick03/28/2006

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

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
Accustomed Boss and Roland products, I have a few minutes with me dpatouiller BCAN.
Intuitiva and simplicity are the appointment of the guitarist I am.
Impressive sound and nickels (edit his own drum kit for example)

UTILIZATION

I had the manual in French with machine.Je have been really hands in 2 or 3 hours.

SOUNDS

Apart from the cymbals to be affine mritent (thank you's edition), the original sounds are different and neutral.
Often working in exprimental, you can change the sounds and finding leisure colors sound weird welcome.
I t surprised by the bottom, even if I prfre "real".

OVERALL OPINION

I got it last Saturday for 443 euros.Prise Quick start for some musicians allergic IT.
I was looking for a versatile and powerful BR models and for my solo work I've found.
In addition, she serves rpter and speed dial.
I would do this choice.
Régis01/25/2006

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

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
Trs connectors complete with solutions of routing audio trs INTERESTED.
See the chart to know the number of kit, but they are consquents.
And above excellent craftsmanship.
500 paterns damn well, and 500 sites users.
same as in songs.
possibility of insrer girls.
The audio from COSM guitar and bass are rather good quality. there's plenty DLIR. convenient for the guitarist or bassist to go on vacation. a good headphone, and his grate DR880 and hop it enough to spend a good time.
The conviavialit of all is correct. However, the machine being powerful in terms of possibility is far from a TR505 and TR808 other. There must be features that you will not find without going through the manual (very well done)
Practice as the choice of MIDI / USB

UTILIZATION

Quickly aprsdballage of the beast, you can have fun without reading the doc, as long as it gets used this kind of electronic gear.
we understand intuitively how to change kits, NGOs, the paterns.
Then you have to dive into the doc to take out the guts in it.

SOUNDS

The sample of the drums are really excellent, and widely enough to set up a project home studio.
the bass lines are correct. Roland's what. even if there's nothing like a real bass.

OVERALL OPINION

I possde 3 months, and really I do not regret my purchase. I was looking for a machine with good patterns, portable, with good samples of drums. and I have used.

What I like most the number and quality drum kits, the number of patterns impresionant quality. its connectivity.
I like the least, the plastic shell. She brushed alluminuim MRIT shell.
era pays 400 euros. c'tait 100euros less on average than anywhere. THE franais doc sent me t aprsrclamation.
hsiter no, I would do this purchase
Tophe201411/13/2005

Tophe2014's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
The DR 880 allows multiple connections, one input and a multitude of output jack or RCA that can be assigned, it There's even an optical output, a USB port for storage, midi in midi out for synchronization and others.

Dr. 880 has 20 pads, responding to velocity, the control pads different drum kits and basses.

The dr880 has an amp simulator for guitar (electric / acoustic) and bass and acoustic guitar simulation was the Boss.

UTILIZATION

The manual is good.
the edition of effects and presets is really simple, the wheel is really good and allows quick access.
the dr880 can create favorites sound / preset switch that allows his / sync rate way, just as if the wheel is used when changing presets, Dr. 880 performs the change at the end of the measures set

SOUNDS

The drum sounds are excellent, if you push in the rules can have results really amazing, amazing ... close to a drummer

The bass sounds are good. But a weakness is apparent when one wants to place notes too high, the sound becomes less natural (over MIDI)

The simulation of guitar amplifiers is rather a good general: JC120, Polytone, Twin, Bassman, Mesa Boogie MkIII, Vox, Matchless, Plexi 45, 100 Plexi, JCM 800, Rectifier, Soldano, 5150, Randall amps are roughly as can be selected ... comparable to the GT6, but without modeling pedals distortion, overdrive or otherwise. I have a very good set of pedals for distortion, so I do not need modeling pedals, but more that are original and modified pedals so my sound will be even better. Can be found as a fact, compressor, phaser, chorus, tremolo, pan (very good effect), the delay is really nice and reverbs (hall, Room, Plate) are very good ...
The big advantage and we can adjust the effects from delays to the tempo of preset select the note, the black third triplet etc ...
It only needs the opportunity to choose HP, such as POD XT and Tonelab, but it's going to, the amplifiers are cited up to much and keep their own characteristics.

I did not try modeling low ..

The DR880 plus be a very good and very very sequencer drum machine is a very good amp simulator.
It is also possible to connect all in a guitar amp, the output signal can be changed to line or amplifier, large as it will disable a DIbox, and changes the sound to prepare everything in an amp. I plug in the dr880 in a transistor amplifier, the sound coming out was really good, but be careful to adjust the output signal because when it is set to line / headphone, the sound lose so much momentum.

If one has a sound system, and a good guitar amp transistor can even plug the amp modeling amp and plug in a low signal / battery in PA, it should do ... for small representation.

To save the game and the headphone, there is no problem.

OVERALL OPINION

Super.

I buy this new, and I do not regret, I can m'excercer for hours without problems with a rhythm bass set the tone.
I might even try to record a song in my PC or on a digital recorder.

Important Note: If you are not familliariser with harmonization, Dr880 may be able to help you know a little more, but we took everything to have a good grounding in music, otherwise you get tired pretty quickly, not knowing what to do.

It is a very good tool.
purplebash11/01/2005

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

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
(For technical details see previous post) the big positive point and two separate outputs freely assignable, you can remove the example of the output KICK A, the bass line on the B and the rest of the mix on the stereo output ppal ... or the battery on the stereo, the bass line on the output A and B, you ("true") guitar! etc ... in addition, you can set each output to feed a PA or a guitar amp .. .
the weak point? memory capacity for those who use it on stage with a large directory ...

UTILIZATION

The manual (French) confuses some simple things to do (probably translation problems) ... otherwise, once digested the logic of the machine, no worries.
Missing comments / explanations on the (very) many presets, fills, effects, etc ... (you are condemned to listen to 500 presets in addition to rate "how it sounds", the harmonic progression, tempo, the number of measurement The presence of a fill etc ... after the 440 sounds, 100kits, 100 Fill in the effects ...)
Ergonomics is fine with me (more "musical instrument" as any PC!) Eg the mixer section Input Guitar / Drums / Bass / Master with "real" knobs!

SOUNDS

440 sounds ... Quality! ever you will not use everything, but everyone is up 2 or 3 kits that fit their tastes. the return of sound is generally very "studio" listen only instruments may seem less "natural" that the best samples of ordinary, but in the mix: it sounds without any correction!
And what a groove!
For other sounds: the bass is nice, but if you can, take your bass line and play yourself! it's great teaching, and there it sounds Huge! and more bass amp models are very good.
For cons, the only downside modeling guitars are bad compared to my POD XT.ceci said, the DR is a drum machine to start ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use a digital recorder for comping style blues / rock / funk.Par compared to the PC used before, integration is perfect sync, sound, ease, musicality ... in addition to my bass sounds better through DR: nice bonus!
In my case, it is the best choice.