heavyweight champ of rhythm programming has arrived. The DR-880 is a new-school
powerhouse that’s loaded with world-class sounds from Roland’s famous SRX
library, plus a stunning collection of original waveforms. The DR-880’s drum,
percussion, and bass sounds can be played and programmed as is, or customized
with powerful tools such as independent compressors and EQs for the kick and
snare, and a compressor and selection of COSM® amp models for the bass.
world-class drum and percussion sounds, 40 bass sounds with COSM bass-amp
independent insert effects (EQ and compression), TSC (Total Sound Control)
featuring 3-band EQ and high-quality ambience
patterns (500 preset, 500 user); easily add fills, ghost notes, chord
progressions, and more
input, plus multi-effects and COSM amp models
patches (50 Preset, 50 User) for electric, acoustic, and bass guitars
assignable footswitch and expression-pedal inputs
individual outputs; USB port for importing SMFs
new collection of top-quality, custom sounds was created for the DR-880. But we
didn’t stop there; some of the most famous sounds from our renowned SRX library
were added to the DR-880’s sound-set, as well as electric and synth bass
sounds. From rich, sparkling studio drums and deep-dish electronic kits to
standard and exotic percussion instruments, a world of rhythm and groove is at
bass players can join the action by plugging directly into the DR-880’s
Guitar/Bass Input jack. Guitarists can play through the built-in COSM Drive/Amp
models, and multi-effects such as chorus/flanger/phaser, delay, and reverb. For
acoustic guitar, the DR-880 offers an Acoustic Processor, chorus, and reverb.
For bass players, the compressor/limiter, chorus/flanger/phaser, delay, and
COSM® bass amp models will help you cook up extra-tasty bass lines.
You can get
microscopic with the DR-880, but you also have the option of taking the simple
route with its three EZ Compose buttons on the front panel, which allow
original patterns to be constructed without note-by-note programming hassles.
Using the Pattern mode, you can select and combine pre-programmed phrase
combinations to create new patterns. Press the Chord Progression button to
select chord-progression templates. With the Fill-In button, you can select
phrases from the Fill-In library, and insert them into the pattern. The library
contains a variety of phrases, ranging from simple fills to bombastic breaks.
headphones or route your signal from the DR-880 directly to your choice of
recording input or amplification, including outboard guitar amps. Quick output
adjustments can be made in the Output Select mode to facilitate proper
connection to the outside world. Two individual Outs allow independent output
of backing tracks and guitars, or independent output of kick and snare. The
DR-880 has two stereo footswitch/controller inputs; a maximum of four
footswitches can be connected using stereo 1/4" cables (sold separately).
One of the footswitch/controller jacks supports expression pedal input, so you
can connect an EV-5 (sold separately) to control guitar volume, or play wah
effects. The DR-880 also has a S/PDIF digital out and a USB port for MIDI interfacing and SMF Data import.
grooves even deeper with the Groove Modify feature, which applies various
groove and triplet feels to your patterns. Simply select the templates that are
included, and inject realistic feels to static patterns. Ghost notes can also
be added automatically by selecting the ghost-note phrases that are preset in