The Boss DR-880 is a rhythm-programming powerhouse and guitar effects processor loaded with world-class drum, percussion, and bass sounds from Roland's famous SRX library (finally!).
The DR-880 also includes a stunning collection of original waveforms, great effects (3 inserts) and studio-like ambient parameters. The large display, while impressive, is still standard fare until you see that the DR-880 offers the first new method of pattern creation in a long time. It’s a great step forward. Instead of starting from presets or from scratch, you actually layer the drum set instruments, choosing from different templates. For example, if you are looking for a 16th note feel on the high-hat, you start out with several variations of that groove first. Then you add other layers. You quickly can customize your pattern easily without note-by-note programming hassles. At last you do not need to be a programming guru to come up with original, realistic grooves.
Even more realistic programming comes fast with the Groove Modify feature, where various groove and triplet feels can be applied. Ghost notes, subtle accenting and fills can also be added automatically.
Guitar and bass players can join the action by plugging directly to the DR-880’s Guitar/Bass Input jack, and playing through the built-in COSM Drive/Amp models and multi-effects. Don’t underestimate the sound quality here - it’s a GT6! Anyone who has bought one of the most popular Boss multi-fx ever (for $500) will appreciate how happening these amp models are. With the digital output, you can use the DR-880 as the front end for all your guitar sounds.
Enter your chord changes so the bass lines follow your songs and just play along.
You get 20 velocity sensitive pads, 400 sounds, 100 kits, 1000 patterns, four assignable footswitch and expression-pedal inputs, two individual outs and digital outputs (finally again!). USB connectivity allows you to archive your work readily to your computer.
Boss DR-880 Features
Boss DR-880 Specifications
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.