DR-3

Dr. Rhythm

DR-3: Dr. Rhythm

A Fast and Easy Solution for Professional-Sounding Drums.

Features

Suggested Selling Price: $249

With the DR-3 Dr. Rhythm, guitarists and songwriters can add incredible-sounding drums to their music. This ultra-affordable drum machine includes some of BOSS’ best acoustic and electronic drum kits and a selection of bass sounds. Great for jamming, the DR-3’s Rhythm Progressions and multiple variations make it easy to create a realistic-sounding drum track for any style of music. And with Total Sound Control, you can tweak your kits to perfection.

  • BOSS’ most affordable drum machine for jamming or practice
  • Realistic drum, percussion and bass sounds with velocity-sensitive pads
  • New Rhythm Progressions with 3 variations each for Intro, Verse, Fill and Ending
  • New TSC with Sound Shape function and Ambience for professional drum sounds
  • 100 Preset Styles and 100 User styles programmable via realtime or step recording
  • Footswitch input for easy live control; runs on AC or battery power
New Rhythm Progressions for All-Out Jams
If you want to spend less time programming and more time jamming, you’ll love the DR-3’s Rhythm Progressions. Simply choose from 100 Preset styles and use the eight panel buttons to switch between different sections of your song. Up to three variations can be selected for each Intro, Verse, Fill and Ending, so your drum tracks won’t get monotonous.

Easy Sound Shaping and Footswitch Control
BOSS’ new TSC (Total Sound Control) lets you change the overall sound of a drum kit with specialized effects. Use the Sound Shape function to adjust the 3-band compression and parametric EQ, or add some spaciousness with the Ambience effect. An optional footswitch can be used to control anything from Intro/Start and Ending/Stop to Verse change, Variation On/Off, Loop On/Off and more. Battery power lets you take the DR-3 just about anywhere.

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Audio

Specs

Styles
User Style: 100, Preset Style: 100 * 11 patterns for a style
Songs
User: 100, Song Length: Max. 250 patterns for a song
TSC (Total Sound Control)
Preset Patch: 8, User Patch: 8 Preset Patch: 8, User Patch: 8
Max. Polyphony
12 voices
Instrument
Drum and perc: 120, Bass: 12
Resolution
96 per quater note
Tempo
20 to 260 bpm
Recording Method
Realtime/Step
Pads
13 (Velocity-sensitive)
Display
Backlit LCD (16 characters x 2 lines)
Connectors
Output Jack: L, R (RCA Phono type), L(PHONES), R(MONO) (1/4-inch phone type), Foot Switch Jack (Stereo 1/4-inch phone type), MIDI IN Connector, DC IN (AC Adaptor Jack)
Power Supply
DC9V: Dry Battery (R6/LR6 (AA) type) x 6, AC Adaptor (PSA-series)
Power Consumption
200 mA
* Expected battery life under continuous use: approx. 5 hours (This figure will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Accessories
Dry Battery (Alkaline LR6 (AA) type) x 6, Owner's Manual, Roland Service (Information Sheet)
Options
AC Adaptor: PSA Series, Foot Switch: FS-5U, Foot Switch Cable: Roland PCS-31
Size and Weight
Width
213 mm
8-7/16 inches
Depth
185 mm
7-5/16 inches
Height
53 mm
2-1/8 inches
Weight
0.7 kg
1 lbs. 10 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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