Synth Site: Boss: DR-5 drum machine: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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Norm McCabe a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
The boss dr-5 is the first &quot;synth&quot; type device I have owned. Right out of

the box it was very easy to use. With step and real time writing ability

it is very easy to take sheet music and input it directly to the machine.

There are a few drawbacks with this machine. There are only 2 crash cymbals.

I don't get it 40 bass drums, another 40 snares and only 2 crashes 1 splash

and 2 rides? I don't get it. I suppose it is because cymbals take up more

rom than drum sounds. The high hat sounds are very good. The acoustic guitar

is awesome however since this is supposed to be aimed at guitar players for

a rythm section I don't fully understand why it is there. Also it says you

can store 200 patterns. Hah. My music that I am inputting is very full lots

of things happeneing. The unit can only hold 5000 notes in those 200 patterns

so I fill the memory at around 120. And if you want more you have to do a midid

dump to a computer or roland sequencer. The guitar input is very cool. I have

people on the net hacking it before. They either can't read a manual or get

it through their heads that YOU CAN ONLY PLAY ONE NOTE AT A TIME! If your

guitar is in tune and you only play one note at a time this can be an excellent

way to record your bass lines. The automated chord function is awesome. Hit

the note you want to be the root and hit the chord type. DONE. The have 6

programed chord types and three user for each Chord! (YEs even m7flat5) All

in all I am happy with my machine. It is great for 4 tracking. However a

little more memory, crashes, and touch sensitive buttons would have made

this good unit a great one.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:35
Matt Hayford a hobbyist user from USA writes:
just love the thing... got mine about a week ago

and really enjoy the sound quality and what I can do

with it... I'm a &quot;beginning&quot; DJ in the works and trying

to put together original stuff this thing is a great

beginning for what it offers

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:35
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