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Dr. Rhythm

Q.I’m not good at pattern programming using key pads. Is there another way that I can easily create original “hot” groove patterns on the DR-880?

A.The DR-880 incorporates many “hot” preset patterns.
These patterns contain phrases that were created by professional musicians,
and they use the many different built-in drum and bass sounds.

Using the DR-880’s EZ Compose function, you can combine the individual phrases
from many different patterns into a single pattern one by one.
This can be accomplished in real time, while the pattern is looping.
In this way, you can easily create your own professional quality original patterns
without complicated programming and editing.

There are three different EZ Compose functions, each with their own dedicated
front panel button for easy access:

  1. Pattern
    This allows you create your own original patterns by selecting and combining
    hi-hat, kick, snare, percussion, and bass phrases from other patterns.
  2. Chord Progression
    This allows you to select a chord progression template that will be used by the bass part.
  3. Fill In
    The DR-880 contains a variety of short and long fill-in patterns.
    The EZ Compose Fill In function allows you to easily paste any fill-in pattern
    you want into the desired rhythm pattern.


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