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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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b3tech a part-time user from USA writes:
don't you have to assign a certain sound to the individual outs for that feature to work? that's how it was on the 660. or are you doing that?

posted Monday-Jan-10-2000 at 13:36
adam a part-time user from indianapolis writes:
hey guys... i still love this machine for all it is in editability and the sequencer still rocks. im using it to trigger stuff off my akai and things are sounding wonderfully. however, i CANNOT get the individual output to work. anyone else had this problem? ive read the manual over and over again.... but no sound will come out of the indi-out. please help

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Jan-10-2000 at 12:58
Funcky a part-time user from US writes:
Got the DR770 from Zzounds for 359+shipping. I've been playing around with this for awhile in between chores for my wife and kids and this is my opinions:

The sound is great but nothing earth shattering that break new barrier for me. I went to all the drum kits and it sound great. Now for the important part where I will mix my first project involve the DR-770 on my VS-840.

I record the guitar and bass tracks and now for the drum tracks. I could not feel comfortable with the sound when it is in the mix. It does not sound bad just somehow bug me. May be I'm not use to the sound more than its quality.

Anyway, I started to use my Yamaha PSR keyboard, the one with XG sounds and built in speaker that I bought for my daughter to practice her piano on. Guess what, this thing sound great as compare to the DR-770 but I must admit by itself the Dr-770 kick ass. There was a open hi-hat sound on the cheap Yamaha that sound so good as compare to all the hi hats and ride in the DR-770.

As of now, I seems to think that which ever equipment you are use to will bring out the best in you. I'm a little bit disappointed but it could been that I'm not use to adapt the DR-770 to my mixing method.

Anyway, I will give it a few more months to see if there will be any change to my ears. Otherwise, Ebay will be its future.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Dec-10-1999 at 16:16
slim a hobbyist user writes:
OOOOPS i meant to say that i was adding Reverb to the cymbals. I had a lot of fun assigning the same sounds to different pads, then editing the reverb of them. Very humanized.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Sep-22-1999 at 11:48
slim a hobbyist user from the states writes:
buy this machine! at $400 you got some of THE best sampled drums i have heard. My favorite thing about the Dr770 is how you can build your own kits. As soon as i got it i spent 2 days sitting down and building my own kit. (and i think you can make up to 64 different kits of your own) You get the 16 pads and 3 banks of them. So i had 48 sounds to put in there and boy did i have fun. Editing the parameters of each sound. Making some niiiice cymbals and adding delay to some of them. Makin that 909 kick nice and beefy.

When i was done, it was just time to start pounding out rhythms. and Wow! 400 user patterns! i can program this until the cows come home. Adam was right, no indi-outs kinda sucks for a drum-machine. But this thing has such an extensive editing/FX section that i don't mind. Kinda free's up channels on my mixin' board really!

i absolutely love this thing. And people need to get off the Er-1 and take a look at the Dr770. They'll get MORE memory, less plastic sounds, and less gimmicks. This machine is straight forward in y0' face. I haven't even opened the MANUAL! People who are serious about their music will check these out. If you aren't - well then i guess the ER-1 is for you!

-slim

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Sep-22-1999 at 11:42
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