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Average rating: 3.0 out of 5
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Lance Talstra a hobbyist user from New Zealand writes:
I picked it up for $180 NZD which now seems like exceptional value. The machine is reasonably easy to use if you are not a total troglodyte. The manual is not the best but it certainly isn't written in Sanskrit. I had mine for a few months and tinkered with it here and there gradually getting my head around the features which became more and more intuitive as I progressed. I think the main problem people have with this unit is (like just about everything else in this world) that they want instant gratification; You won't get that with the Dr 670 unless you have plenty of experience with something similar. The sounds are pretty sweet but the bass sounds are a little limited. This being said you can change the parameters of any sound which allows for almost endless possibilities (think reverse lasers and super deep kicks) Some users complain of not having a certain preset pattern available which seems weird as you can make any rhythym conceivable with this thing. I've started running it through a Korg Monotron with fricken fun results and am now trying to use the MIDI with my Korg ER1 (the dr670 kills the ER1 for drum sounds). All in all I think it's great.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jan-02-2011 at 07:41
Ted a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Granted I am a Moron. With that said... This is my 2nd day with the unit....Not enough time to be or sound profient I will review it again in two weeks.

So far... It's tuff! But it still could be from my lack of experience...Well see in two weeks!

Moron Ted

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-29-2005 at 19:37
Peter a part-time user from Australia writes:
I powered the DR670 accidently into the 240 volt Australian power outlet without a power converter (240v to 110 volts) and appears I may have blown something internally as all I get now when I boot up is scrambled text on the screen. Has anyone had a similar experience and what is the most economical solution. I thought the unit would have had an inbuilt protector circiut breaker but the repairer said that I would need to replace the board at $550 Australian (got to be kidding - I thought he was taking the soft option). Has anyone had any experience with this or where can I purchase a replacement board (not for $550)and how do I re-initiate the program? It's a great machine & feel useless without it. Your feed back would be appreciated.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-26-2005 at 04:51
Mike a hobbyist user from uk writes:
excellent value and well made, very compact and reasonably easy to use. Good sounds are easily available- the manual is daunting but easy to grasp once you get into it. There's a good range of drum kits and purcussion sounds- bass sounds are excellent but i'd have liked a better range. I've used it day after day for over a year now. You can compose your own tracks quickly and easily- composing, adding and deleting measures is no problem with a little practice. Take it with you anywhere with earphones, use it on the train, whatever, but it eats batteries, so keep the play back volume low. You can use 'real-time recording, or an in-built rythm adjustment facility (which seems a bit hit-and -miss). It has its limitations: the hi hat and cymbals lack balls, preset sounds lack a bit of sustain and so far i've found that the rythm tracks i recorded lack a bit of swing (it rocks but it doesn't roll) I guess you'd need a sequencer for better results. The maximum 2 measure function is a bit limiting. The display is not backlit. To beef up the bass and hi hat sounds, I'm going to try routing it through my work station to add a bit of light distortion and reverb. You can edit the preset measures. I use it primarily at home as a backing to guitar and keyboard/synth, for which i'd heartily recommend it. Okay, it costs the same as a cheap washing m/c and will probably be totally out of date in a year's time- but for me this works fine.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-23-2005 at 11:26
Big Ed a part-time user from Philly writes:
I absolutely love this machine. It took me a little while to learn all the ins & outs of the different menus & submenus, but once I got all that down everything else was cake! The bass drums & snares sound great, but the hi-hats could be better. The screen is a little hard to see in dark settings (I use it to play @ open mic nights at different bars all the time) because it's not backlit. The buttons are also pretty small. But despite these little things, the machine sounds great, even in a live setting. There are lots of different sounds & you can customize them in a lot of ways (pitch, decay, volume, map different sounds to different buttons, etc.) I've had mine for about 8 months and I've used it every day without any problems. It's definitely a fun little machine & worth checking out if you're in the market for a mid-range drum machine.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-16-2005 at 11:50
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