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Boss DR-202


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Boss DR-202

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Added: 05-Jul-02  |  Author: admin

New price: discontinued (£299 List)  |   S/H price: Not listed

Boss DR-202

BOSS DR202 Drumcomputer - The DR-202 Dr. Groove takes BOSS popular programmable drum machine concept into the Groove Zone. This block-rockin' beat machine features 256 drum and bass sounds exclusively developed for groove music production—from hip-hop to jungle, drum 'n' bass, trip hop, house, Latin and more.

  • Compact, easy-to-use BOSS rhythm machine developed exclusively for groove/dance music production: Hip-hop, techno, jungle, drum 'n' bass, trip hop, Latin and more

  • Features 24-voice polyphony, 256 drum and bass sounds, 128 Preset drum kits, 400 Preset patterns, 64 User drum kits, 100 User patterns

  • Onboard sounds include classic TR-808, TR-909 and TB-303 sounds, vinyl sounds, Lo-Fi drum samples, various synth basses, sound effects and more

  • Authentic groove music patterns can be used "as is" or broken down and incorporated into User patterns

  • User-friendly design incorporates intuitive 3-track sequencer: rhythm track, bass track, external source track for sampler or other MIDI device

  • Rhythm Mute function allows easy break-downs and drop-outs of any instrument

  • Reverb/Delay and Flanger knobs for realtime effects control

  • Cutoff, Resonance and Decay knobs allow for instant tweaking of individual instrument sounds

  • Tap Tempo control for realtime BPM adjustment, built-in Low Boost/Low Cut control

  • Roll button allows users to select from 68 different drum roll types--very helpful for Drum 'n' Bass programming

  • Control changes can be output via MIDI

  • Can also be used as 24-voice MIDI sound module

This compact rhythm composer features 256 drum, percussion and bass sounds exclusively developed for groove music production--from Hip-Hop to Jungle, Drum 'n' Bass, Trip Hop, House, Latin and more. An intuitive onboard sequencer and realtime sound-shaping controls let groove musicians, remixers and DJ's create unique sounds and rhythms quickly and easily, while 400 Preset rhythm patterns gives them the grooves they need to get started.

The DR-202's massive waveform memory incorporates 24-voice polyphony, with its 207 drum and 49 bass samples arranged into 128 Preset drum kits. This collection ranges from classic Roland analog drum sounds like the TR-808 and TR-909 and Lo-Fi drum samples to squealing synths, vinyl sounds and phat synth basses, plus all the sound effects an aspiring Hip-Hop or Techno guru could ever want.

Alongside these fresh rhythm sounds reside more than 400 Preset patterns ready for instant triggering or for turning into new User patterns. From Hip-Hop and Drum & Bass to Acid Jazz and Latin, practically every genre of Groove music is represented in these Preset patterns--all with street-level authenticity thanks to their legitimate DJ and dance music programmers. The Hip-hop patterns alone, for example, include subdivisions like "Old School," "Slow Tempo," "Medium Tempo," "New Jack," "Trip Hop," "Jazzy," "Abstract," "East Coast," and "West Coast"--each with many variations.

With the user-friendly DR-202, putting the sounds together into new User patterns and songs couldn't be easier. Users can select the individual sounds or Preset drum kit and either record in realtime or via step sequencing. The DR-202's big pads make this easy, and a variety of quantization options--including (post) Groove quantize--help users add just the right rhythmic feel to their original patterns and breakbeats.

All rhythm sequencing is accomplished via the DR-202's built-in 3-track sequencer, which offers a 13-part drum track, a dedicated bass track, and an external source track for triggering external MIDI gear like samplers and other instruments (perfect for connecting to the affordable SP-202 Dr. Sample). Up to 20 complete songs can be stored in the DR-202's internal memory--more than enough memory for the typical DJ set.

The DR-202 includes a variety of realtime control knobs and features that make it great for on-the-spot sound tweaking and live performance applications as well. Cutoff, Resonance and Decay knobs can be used to shape global or individual drum and bass sounds as desired, while dedicated Reverb/Delay and Flanger knobs permit realtime effects control. A Rhythm Mute function allows for energy-building breaks and individual instrument drop outs, giving DJ's and live performers a great tool for dynamic rhythms.

The Tap Tempo control lets users tap along to the beat of records or live music and have the DR-202 instantly match the tapped tempo, while its Low Boost/Cut control allows for dialing-in just the right amount of floor-pounding low-end. The DR-202 also offers a helpful Roll button for triggering one of 68 pre-programmed drum rolls--great for Drum & Bass programming.

Other helpful extras include the ability to use the DR-202 as a dedicated battery-powered 24-voice MIDI sound module and the ability to send DR-202 control changes via MIDI. In all, these features make the DR-202 Dr. Groove the perfect compact drum machine for defining a unique vision of groove music.

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