Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
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 %
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 4 reviews9 %
 2 reviews5 %
Value For Money : Excellent

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

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
There is, even a guitar multi-effect (useful for vacations). Against missing by a software publisher to enter the fast prhistorique interface of the machine.


Reading the posts DIFFERENT I think we all just prs same ears, because this actually sounds bote trs good, but not at all the same design of the ergonomics. I personally find the ergonomics of this machine is terrible.
Conditions: buttons edition trs are in the wrong place, hands confused, is gnent, or only the left hand works by jumping from a button on the other while the other does nothing. Let's go.
The worst is the usability. I'm not talking loading times worthy of an Amiga cartridge but the machine Manir which prevents us to compose a song. In Song mode, you select a good pattern: when not to enter a chord! We must edit DIFFERENT fifteen patterns if the fifteen pieces harmony parts, or to a standard pattern that contains a song. It's stupid and profondment anti-musical. By comparison, Band in a Box is infinitely more simple and logical.


Excellent 90%.


Frankly, I do not know if I'll keep a long time the toy. It could be replaced by an old PC ...

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

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
NICKEL Hotline! Hats off.


Especially complex for the transfer of SMF as the document is not clear and trs is not really Ralite.


Of Trs!


Excellent product.

The only regret is the overall memory device that TRANSFR broadly-speaking, 15 20 complete songs.

Finally this dpend also use that one in fact.

The biggest complaint is that the record is not, but not at all clear on the manipulation of SMF.

Trs a good point for the hotline tlphonique (Belgium!) Because they take your n and remind you to make a note tlphonique avoid too dirty. The service is nickel and the technician matter.

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

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
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The general use is very easy and intuitive. The system bus is fast enough.

The backlit display is very useful on stage.

The chord "ez compoz" does not grids interesting for my taste (lots of blues) can be put against by the agreements sound choices and even compose an entire song (song mode). Well of course the machine is not really made for that so usability suffers, but taking the time we get out.

Shortcuts are easily paramettrables (20 banks of four sounds assignable trigger and push). I does not edit the sounds as those proposed suit me just fine, so I can not say anything about it.

The manual is very ehxaustif.

Also new from the DR 770: tap tempo: and it is also very practical

There, I put 9 because there are little things that bother me: in edit mode, if I rajoutte measures the battery goes! And that's very strange. I am compelled to cheat. Bug youth? Design error?


Sounds are monstrous !!!!! But also, and perhaps most important: the grooves. The truth is not hard to sample a battery ... but to make it groove, that's another matter.

Hey there, hat. I had 770 before the dr (I sell for that matter), and I can see that the grooves have evolved damn. Not impossible to find a pattern that matches a piece or component. The highlight is the binary (really bad) and the weak point is jazz and tangos / passos. The blues shuffle them are really well (after all Bécanne is thought to scratch and it shows, especially in the tones available from office).

I have not heard of jazz that I really do kiffer (perhaps Ketron SD-1?) Anyway.

The bass sounds are very good and they are really drum grooves. Ideal for working turn your funk / soul.


I bought it a few days ago and I have gifts for the New Year's Eve gig. It was great, I enjoyed myself so much and my bass player did not (too) suffer playing with a box, which is very good sign. I almost fully control.

What I like most: the grooves and ergonomics.
The least: you can not add fill-in real-time pattern of the factory. (On the 770 can!)
The price / quality ratio is good in my opinion. Paid € 449. I probably do it again this election but I confess I do not know the products from the competition (there are there only one?).

I will update.

January 30, 2005

Already one month of intensive use on stage and programming. It really is a fabulous Bécanne. Access to the program allows a great ease of use. On reflection, it's a shame there is not a small EQ (3 bands) internally.

Otherwise the sounds rock and funk / soul are monstrous. The patterns used jazz (passables. .. except for jazz brushes are nice, kind Fever.), But really below the rest.
One last really great stuff, the choice of kit. The same groove with a rhythmic "studio" or "funk" exchange completely. It's so easy to create a patern and find a kit that sounds.
I have no regrets, it's a really good buy if you are looking for effective groove.

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

Boss DR-880 Dr. Rhythm
449 euros in the music action Toulouse rve ....... .... I did not know was could be so ... see the card manufacturer for the record ..... technik that for now, the manual is in English .... cosmetic effects, etc etc, by taking phones, the sound of hell .....( no monitors .... lol


I have since yesterday, it's tip top .... I even not opened the manual, dj and lots of things to do ... (my real bar Premire ) .. I'm waiting for one in French criticism of the manual ....


The sounds seem nickels, EVERYTHING is Settings, the tars from the prog will rgaler, and novices (like me), aussi.5OO factory patterns ..... I thought the machine DCON .....


2 days of util, q / p with no problem, I Rasht on my R8 KO ...... ...... bass sounds are also well trs .. .. I put on my demo song composed in the months prochan ....( that would be not to have opinions on its components ..... lol) I rvise opinion within 1 month .. ...