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Boss DR-3 Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine

B&H # BODR3 MFR # DR-3
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You Pay: $189.00

The DR-3 Dr Rhythm Section is an innovative concept in rhythm composers. Designed with guitarists, songwriters and live performers in mind, it offers 100 programmable preset backing grooves with basses and drum sounds, both acoustic and electronic, gathered from a variety of genres and styles.

The DR-3's 13 input pads are velocity sensitive, and the TSC feature enables sound customizing with EQ's, Dynamics and Ambience effects processing. An optional footswitch is available that expands control of the machine, enabling remote control of the rhythm progressions while improvising or composing.

The DR-3 is a useful composing and practice tool for both professionals and beginners.

100 Preset Styles with 3 variations each for Intro, Verse, Fill and Ending
Velocity-Sensitive Pads for more realism and programming nuance and playback energy
Choice of 120 Drum and Percussion Sounds and 12 Bass Sounds
Ideal for live performance
Total Sound Control (TSC) controls overall sound of drum kit with dedicated EQ's and Dynamics and Ambience Effects processing
Battery Powered Portability
Optional footswitch available that can be used to control anything from Intro/Start and Ending/Stop to Verse change, Variation On/Off, Loop On/Off and more
Triggers 13 Velocity Sensitive Pads
Polyphony 12 Voices
Multitimbral 2-part, 1 Drum, 1 Bass
Presets 50 kits
100 Styles
120 Drum and Percussion
User Memory 50 Kits
100 Styles
100 Songs
Effects Sound Shape, Ambience
Sequencer 100 User Songs, 250 Patterns per Song
Expansion Slots No
Output RCA L, R Unbalanced
1/4" TRS L, R(Mono)TS Phone, Unbalanced
Inputs 1/4" TRS Footswitch In
Headphone Output Yes
External Storage No
Display Backlit LCD
Optional Accessories AC Adaptor: PSA Series, Foot Switch: FS-5U, Foot Switch Cable: Roland PCS-31
Dimensions (WxDxH) 8.4 x 7.3 x 2.1" (213 x 185 x 53mm)
Weight 1.10 lb (710 g)
Specialties TSC Sound Shaping
AA Battery Operation
Boss DR-3 Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine
  • 1 Year Warranty on Parts, 3 Months on Labor

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    BossDR-3 Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine

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    Difficult to work.

    By ablaz

    from Phila Pa

    About Me Novice

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      • Difficult to Use
      • No Speakers

      Best Uses

        Comments about Boss DR-3 Dr. Rhythm Drum Machine:

        I find the pre-programed rhythm patterns difficult to use when playing my piano.
        I have yet to figure out the bars in the tunes , even after calling for tech assistance.

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        Required item: Batteries or a Power Supply (not included) are required to power this device.

        Duracell -  AA 1.5v Alkaline Coppertop Battery (4-Pack)
        • You Pay: $2.79
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        • You Pay: $17.95
        Hosa Technology -  REAN 1/4" Pro Guitar Cable - 5'
        • You Pay: $4.41

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        Hosa Technology -  Midi to Midi (premium) Cable - 3 ft
        • You Pay: $7.23


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        You alone can hear the music with headphones, any time.

        Polsen -  HPC-A30 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
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