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Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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Rob a part-time user from CA writes:
I gotta give this a 5 just for the quality sounds in this module. It may be a simple unit, but man does it have some great ingredients for HOT tracks. I love it. Get one if you can--they are going for less than $200 used. What a deal!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Apr-21-2001 at 19:58
David a part-time user from Australia writes:
It's a great lil unit for starting up a groove, have a good variety of drum sets & all the basses you could ask for. Being a rompler of session musicians it sounds great, for all it's worth the price of this thing is what makes it great, so if you're wanting to add to your groove pallete then this is a good cheap way of doing so, it is a professional to say the least. I wish Roland would have spend a lil more time on the A/D convertor on this thing, it ruined this unit to my mind, because it leaks so much. This unit could've been something really wonderful if Roland bothered to spend more time on it. So the bottom line is, if you're after a something budget to ahve more sounds to pull up grooves, this unit is well worth it, if you're a hardcore pro & can stand cheap A/D convertor this unit isn't bad.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Saturday-Apr-21-2001 at 16:22
Ed Averill a part-time user from USA writes:
I must not have bought the same module as the original reviewer! It says M-BD1 but it's not the dreckheim item that was mentioned. It's not all that straightforward to use, but ten minutes with the manual and I was sequencing away - good drums, worthwhile basses, and at the price I paid ($199) I've gotten more than my moneys worth out of this box. I've got it racked up, I punch the buttons without worrying about how hard, and I have yet to have it glitch up or choke on me. The only complaint, if you call it that, is having to interpret the tres-typical awful Roland manuals (I've got a U20 and a D110 as well so I've had practice, that may make a difference).

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Dec-17-1999 at 18:22
tony shayne a professional user from USA writes:
Kenny must have been having a very bad day when he "wrote" his review, or the nut house better do a bed check!! This unit sounds fantastic!!!!! I must admit you do need to spend a little time with it, but like anything in life, once you get used to the operations of the unit, it's easy! Very real Drums, and way cool basses!! 4.5

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-13-1999 at 23:47
jaime a part-timer user from socal writes:
good sounds. pretty straight forward menu. it isn't as easy to use as an alesis d4,dm5, but the sounds are actual samples from studio musicians! it shouldn't take more than an hour or so to figure out how to use it. it is a good buy at $200. the sounds are VERY good! c'mon! Abraham Laboriel Sr.&Jr, and Marcus Miller are sampled on this thing! more outputs would have be cooler, but nothing is EVER perfect...

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Apr-26-1999 at 17:46
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