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Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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Ghettoraid a professional user writes:
Hs nice drum sounds for dance music, wouldn't use it for anything non-electronic. I take mine to DJ gigs and hook it up to play along with turntables. The RCA jacks are actually handy for dumping into a DJ mixer. The thing runs on batteries so I can lay up beats in the car using headphones, too.

Me and a friend actually knoched out a house track on the way to a gig using this and the 202 sampler that goes with it.

Only drawback is trying to get stuff of of this machine and into the computer. It gets a 4 for that

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-25-2000 at 07:23
Ghettoraid a professional user writes:
Hs nice drum sounds for dance music, wouldn't use it for anything non-electronic. I take mine to DJ gigs and hook it up to play along with turntables. The RCA jacks are actually handy for dumping into a DJ mixer. The thing runs on batteries so I can lay up beats in the car using headphones, too.

Me and a friend actually knoched out a house track on the way to a gig using this and the 202 sampler that goes with it.

Only drawback is trying to get stuff of of this machine and into the computer. It gets a 4 for that

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-25-2000 at 07:23
b-psycho writes:
It does okay, but there are a bunch of snags:

-Noisy

-Pads aren't velocity-sensitive

-Odd little background effect when using the resonance throws off thought process

-After awhile the bass bleeds through on some drumkits

It's average: not as crappy as the MC-303, but not flexible or reliable enough to use as your sole drum machine. If Roland would take this thing back to the lab, improve the effects, figure out how to stop that bleed-through, and maybe throw in 15seconds of sampling (after my experience with drum machines, I think this should really be considered a standard for it to be a serious tool) and rename it the DR-909 then it would be perfect for it's role. Until then....

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-09-2000 at 22:29
patrick cicero a part-time user from us writes:
At first this machine seems great for the money because of the recognizable sounds and the effects. (reverb, delay, flange, etc) But, after using it a while i found i could'nt find sounds i really dug. the internal song creation is kind of weak. The window display of the patterns is very basic. My old yamaha rx17 i bought in '88 had an easier display to work with. i primarily used the machine for midi and found a problem with the snare drum 1 and 2 response. i could not have two independant sounds. this units ok for maybe a live performance, but for recording it's weak. i don't mean to completely knock this unit because it has a lot of sounds that may suite you. But worst of all i found it to be very noizy. if you add any kind of the internal effects you get terrible hisses. you'll really hear it when you have a break in a beat. although the sounds are better than most d. machines. For recording you'll need top step up. peace!

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-03-2000 at 14:15
Terry H. a part-time user from USA writes:
The DR-202 contains lots of good drum sounds for hip-hop and electronic music. Probably a tad too muddy for realistic sounding acoustic drums though. The knobs are easy to use. Drawbacks: it seems a little quiet when run through my mixer with other things, it has a lot of quirks and the manual isn't too helpful, but you once you figure out the 202's weird way of doing things, it becomes a very nice little box for the price.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jul-30-2000 at 20:44
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