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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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a hobbyist user from USA writes:
this is my first drum machine ever and i still have it. coolest feature: when you enter a closed hat on top of a open one it will play half-open and will save into the pattern. this unit is monophonic, noisey, and can not be synced. you CAN program an accent track and use the out to trigger another device(never tried it) but when you turn up the accent volume it starts affecting the drum pattern causing non-musical inflections. as a toy, i give it a 5. see below for professional rating.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:35
Alex Baumann a hobbyist user from New Hope (the gay town) writes:
Its great, got it for free from neighbor. even good for $100 or less just for the OH, CH, and CY. i would love it to have tuning and decays for sounds al la the 808, but you cant have everything. maybe i can put separate outs for each sound though. the coolest part is that you can bounce the hats. with most sample based machines you cant put the OH and CH on top of each other and get a different sound, this gives you a great mix of the two which makes it even more like the 808. if you could just sync, and it had a 606 or 808 layout it would be worth much more, and easer to program in my mind. other great thing is the use of only a few batteries and you take it with you. you can even fit it in your pocket (if you don't have small pockets) the snare is also great, but it has no snappy alas, so it is always the same. i love the accent on the hats and snare though. BD is kinda weak, but nothing a few effects won't fix. (incidently if you listen to the ACC trigger out, which you can use to trigger a synth or analog drum circuit, it sounds about the same as the BD) handclap--i wonder what circuit they used to make this, it sounds underwater or something, but it is great because i have heard nothing like it. i wonder if anyone famous used one of these. if you find one cheap, get it, and if you find some way to modify this tell me.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:35
Leviathant (again) from Shrewsbury, PA writes:
Well, the foolish folks at Roland forgot to document in the manual that if you want to retain your drum machine's memory, all you have to do is put a set of batteries in your battery compartment. That's it.

And you can DIN SYNC this item with a little MOD I now have up at my DR-110 site ( but if your the DIY kinda fella and wanna take it a step further to slave it to a MIDI clock, you can get a chip for $16 at with converts DIN SYNC to MIDI. Of course you could either make this into a box of it's own, or if you're good at working in limited space, just add a few steps to the DIN SYNC mod and make your DR-110 MIDI syncable.

So, anyone have any broken or really poor condition DR-110s I can sacrafice for others' modding pleasure? :) Enjoy

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-29-1998 at 23:24
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