Boss DR-01s

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Virtual Percussionist

  • Rhythm accompanist especially for musicians with acoustic instruments
  • Built-in 4 "speaker
  • Tempo: 40-300 BPM
  • Time Signature: 3/4, 4/4, 6/8
  • 24 voices polyphonic
  • 50 memory slots for rhythm combinations
  • Instruments: Shaker, Maracas, Bell, Whistle, Tambourine, Pandeiro, Claves, Cowbell, Triangle, Bongo, Hand clap, Paila, Conga, Cajon, Drums, Metronomes, Sound effects
  • 7 segment display
  • 24 bit
  • 7 watts output power
  • Connections: AUX IN, LINE OUT, CTL 1.2, DC IN
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 210 x 143 x 127 mm
  • Weight (including battery): 900 g
  • Power adapter included / up to 10 hours of playing on battery power
  • Matching footswitch: Boss FS-5U / BOSS FS-6 / BOSS FS-7 (not included)
Available since November 2017
Item number 417980
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Sound Synthesis Digital
Pads 0
Effects No
Bass No
Display Yes
MIDI interface No
Number of analog outputs 1
Headphone Connector Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation Yes
Footswitch connection 2
Extras Loudspeakers
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Best drum machine
Tanel123 10.01.2022
Most natural sounding drum machine what i have trying so far. Yes its repeat over 2 measures as they allways but samples from natural instruments, beats, dynamic and overall groove is best.
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Practical accessory
AndiBass EST 30.03.2020
I needed easy-to operate drum machine to support practicing at home and to create backtracks to my band members. I plan to use the device some rare occasions when performing.

After couple of months I can say the device met my expectations. There are certain limitations but I was aware of them. Use of foot-switch eases to operate hands-on-the-instrument.

Pros:
- good price
- large variety of pre-programmed rhythm patterns
- easy to operate
- sounds are superb
Cons:
- lacks possibility to create and save A-B parts for one song
- lacks possibility to create custom rhythms from the scratch

Overall opinion. I strongly recommend the device if You need it for home practicing and if You are looking for simple addition to Your acoustic guitar or folk music playing.
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Exactly what I was looking for...
Roman Rajic 20.08.2021
The device is well made. It is easy to operate and sounds nice. I recommend buying one of the pedals for extra features.
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Nearly perfect
Edee 31.07.2023
I play acoustic guitar and ukulele, so didn't want a full drum-kit sound overwhelming my instruments and voice. This drum machine fits the bill perfectly with more suited to acoustic drum sounds.

What's good:
You can adjust the volume of each instrument within a created drum pattern so if you want the kick louder and the bongo lower on one particular pattern it's easily done.

The built-in speaker is nice and loud for home use.

There are more traditional drum-set patterns within the metronome setting and also some ambient sounds like the sea and birdsong.

It's easy enough to navigate the basics and save patterns.

I've used it in a live setting and it sounds great through a PA.

The bad:
I bought a separate Boss F5-6 footswitch and was looking forward to assigning e.g. a cymbal crash to a pedal for a saved pattern, and then e.g. a triangle to another pattern and so on, so that each drum pattern had its own extra sound, triggered by the footswitch.

BUT while you can save multiple drum patterns, you can only assign one footswitch-operated sound across all of the multiple patterns. It's not quick or intuitive to change this extra footswitch sound and you've to press lots of buttons to do so. So, this limitation was a big disappointment for me.

The cymbal sounds aren't great.

There's quite a lot of hidden functions by pressing two buttons at the same time and these are hard to remember if you want to save or change things when out playing live. If you want to change things while out and about, you'd need to bring the manual with you.

Conclusion:
When I first got the drum machine I was a little disappointed in it mainly because of the footswitch and I found it initially hard to grasp how to store patterns and edit them, but if you delve in and take the time to understand the machine and how to create, edit and store patterns as favourites it really comes into its own.

Apart from the limitation with the footswitch sound I'd recommend this to acoustic musicians.
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