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A fast and easy solution for fantastic rhythm tracks.

The Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-3 will add incredible-sounding drums to your music! Dr. Rhythm's loaded with acoustic and electronic drum kits, as well as 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. The Total Sound Control (TSC) feature allows you to tweak your kits to perfection.

The Rhythm Progressions feature lets you choose from 100 preset styles and use the 8 panel buttons to switch between different sections of your song. Up to 3 variations can be selected for each Intro, Verse, Fill, and Ending.

TSC lets you change the sound of a drum kit with specialized effects. The Sound Shape function can be used to adjust the 3-band compression and 3-band parametric EQ, or add some spaciousness with the Ambiance 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.

Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-3 Features:

  • Affordable drum machine for jamming or practice
    Realistic drum, percussion, and bass sounds with velocity-sensitive pads
    Programmable rhythm progressions with 3 variations each for Intro, Verse, Fill, and Ending
    Total Sound Control with Sound Shape function and Ambiance 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


Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-3 Specifications:

  • 8-7/16"W x 2-1/8"H x 7-5/16"D
    1 lb. 10 oz.
    12-voice polyphony
    120 drum and percussion sounds
    12 bass sounds
    20 - 260BPM
    Realtime or step recording
    13 velocity-sensitive pads
    Backlit LCD (16 characters x 2 lines)
    I/O: L, R (RCA), L, R (1/4"), footswitch jack (stereo 1/4"), MIDI in, DC in (AC adapter jack)
    Power Supply DC9V: dry battery (R6/LR6 (AA) type) x 6, AC Adapter (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 Adapter: PSA Series, Foot Switch: FS-5U, Foot Switch Cable: Roland PCS-31

    The specifications are subject to change without notice.


Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-3

Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
90 day labor warranty.
1 year warranty - Multitracks, Jamstations, etc.
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  • An excellent addition to ANY studio.

    As reviewed by Dr. Groove on 5/22/2008

    I have owned my DR-3 for 2 years now, and might I say, if you plan on purchasing ANY electronic piece of equipment, you should also plan on reading at least a few pages of the manual and spending some time with the device to learn how to operate it. It won't take a week to learn how to use it if you spend your time wisely. Every thing is layed out logically, with easy access to pretty much everything. As far as the sound and tone quality, when properly mixed, CAN sound like a live kit. I personally like using the user programable patterns, I can make it sound like anything I want. In conclusion, I would recommend the DR-3 to anyone looking for a reasonably priced, good quality drum machine.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • Read the manual. Be happy

    As reviewed by rdjones on 3/14/2008

    I think its a great little machine. Its very programmable and configurable. You don't generally get this kind of adaptability without making some effort to learn about how to use it. Run it through a decent sound system. I have heard a decent PA system works great. I run mine through and old Magnatone 240SV (its and old 240 watt SS amp with 15" speakers built around 1968 or so. My parents bought it when it was brand new for me with an accordion). and it sounds great through that. Don't like the way the bass sounds? Well, read the manual and you can change that. Like Slap bass? You can make it do that too.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Save your money

    As reviewed by Holland on 4/9/2007

    Save your money!! This is not worth the $179.00 dollars it is sold for. The drums sound like something out of my daughter?s cheap casio keyboard. The base over powers the drums and they also sound not so believable. I am sure that there is a way to lower the base on this thing but I also do not have a week to study the manual. This drum machine is not the best thing on the market so save your money for something better. And yes it is hard to use if you want to make your own music.

    21 of 32 people found this review helpful.
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