That’s right – I’m selling one of my SR-99 drum machines.
This one is fully working and tested.
It comes with original box (worn), Operating Instructions, and Rhythm Patterns.
Believe me, you NEED the Instructions.
I’m even including a new set of batteries!
Here’s a Youtube video of another EDC SR-99 IN action:
My machine is in far better condition!
The auction starts at 9PM on Friday 6th May, and runs for 7 Days. Don’t miss out!
Full working order. Excellent Condition.Complete with:
Original Box (Worse for wear)
Original Battery Compartment door!
New set of batteries!
Shipped in secure packaging from an experienced UK seller.
Here’s what Vintagesynth says about the DR-55:
The DR-55 Dr. Rhythm was released in 1980 and was one of the first step-write-style drum machines, and it was the first rhythm machine in BOSS’ successful Dr. Rhythm Series. It was small, inexpensive and easy to use – perfect for musicians at any level. Incredibly basic controls and sounds made this drum machine an instant hit among guitarists and other musicians looking for drum accompaniment to practice along with and even record into their home recordings.
The DR-55 could store up to six 16-step drum patterns plus an additional two 12-step patterns. The 12-step patterns allowed for 3/4 and 6/8 rhythms. A variation switch allowed you to, on-the-fly, alter the pattern playing. There were only four sounds in the DR-55 which included Snare Drum, Kick Drum, Rim Shot and Hi-Hat. The sounds are comparable to Roland’s CR-series of rhythm machines as well as some of Roland’s cheaper TR-machines (like the TR-505, TR-606). You can globally adjust the Volume, Tempo, Tone and Accent for the drum sounds.
Step-Mode programming was accomplished in a fairly basic manner: Switch the DR-55 into Write Mode and select a sound from the Sound switch, and use the Start button to place the sound and the Stop button to step through the 16 (or 12) beat pattern. Only Kick, Snare, Rim Shot and Accent could be placed in a pattern in step mode–the Hi-Hats could only be programmed as either Off, 8ths, 12ths or 16ths via the Hi-Hat switch. Primitive programming for sure, but very simple and effective.
This is the “Little brother” of the humungous R8.
Here’s what Sonic State had to say about the R5:
This drum machine pretty much does it all. It should be considered as a Pro-unit.
There are 5 Pad Banks (kits) for a total of 80 sounds accessible (out of 94 max). The Pads (keys)are preset but can be user defined. A Performance Bank is also available, which stretches the pitch a single sample across all 16 pads. This to can be user defined + or – 4 octaves in 10 cent increments.. 32 Preset Patterns 100 Programmable Patterns with 99 measures. max per pattern and up to 2600 notes total. Memory does run out quickly so it’s a good idea to get rid of unwanted Patterns. clock is 1/96 ppq. 6 songs w/ max 999 measures per song. (use repeats and loops) but still there’s almost always plenty of song memory left.
Feel Patches are about the coolest thing with the R-5. Roland calls this drum machine a “HUMAN RHYTHM COMPOSER” and for the most part it does. With feel you can create timing inaccuracies, nuance changes and stick placements. Add groove and swing, then randomize. Groove is super important for the High Hats.
Excellent Midi Implementation. Transmits each instrument separately on any channel you wish, or set all instruments to a global setting.
Another important necessity for “home studios” is that there are six 1/4″ outs (one stereo pair and 4 individual). A must when you need a dry kick and a wet snare.
There are no built in effects, although some sounds were sampled with reverb.
Buy one. You won’t be disappointed unless you want hip/hop and rap samples–there aren’t any.
Comments About the Sounds:
There’s 68 of ’em. and 26 user defined instruments (Copy an existing sample and tweak it, then save it.) Has a decent copy of the TR-808 clap.
Full Working Order. Complete with Original Manual and UK Power Supply Unit.
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This thing is awesome. Created a by a mad genius (Mike Walters), from a Tascam 4-track, he’s built a programmable drum machine that’s capable of gating external inputs as well. Check out his website, too..