ORGANIC GROOVES FOR UNPLUGGED MUSICIANS
Introducing the DR-01S Rhythm Partner, the world’s first virtual percussionist designed specifically for acoustic musicians. Unlike the rhythm machines used by electronic musicians and DJs, the DR-01S is packed with organic percussion sounds and simple, versatile grooves that tastefully complement the unplugged experience. It’s an ideal companion for acoustic guitar and vocals, and just as powerful with ukulele, violin, piano, and other types of acoustic instruments.
The friendly interface on the DR-01S makes it easy to cater beats and variations to suit any style, while the onboard speaker provides high-quality sound that blends perfectly with acoustic instruments. And with battery-powered operation, you can take your rhythm partner everywhere you go.
The Perfect Rhythm Partner for Unplugged Music
One of the great joys of acoustic music is that it’s simple and uncomplicated—you just grab your instrument and start playing. The DR-01S flows seamlessly with that relaxed unplugged vibe, offering a friendly panel interface, all-in-one design, and tasteful, understated grooves that enhance any acoustic music style without getting in the way. Via dedicated buttons, you can call up all sorts of beats and variations, layer up to seven instruments together to create your own unique rhythms, and save up to 50 favorites for later recall.
Expressive Percussion Instruments and Grooves
The DR-01S takes full advantage of the acclaimed rhythm machine and sound development history of BOSS and its parent company Roland. A large variety of authentic acoustic percussion sounds are on board, including shakers, maracas, tambourines, congas, bongos, bells, cajon, and many more.
Impressive Sound in a Compact Design
With its integrated audio system, the DR-01S produces warm, full sound that blends right in with the natural tones of your acoustic instruments. BOSS’s advanced approach combines an innovative cabinet design, custom speaker, and a high-efficiency amplifier to deliver impressive sound in a highly portable package.
Hands-Free Control with Optional Footswitches
While you can access all DR-01S functions from the front panel, it’s often handy to perform some operations while keeping both hands on your instrument. And by connecting one or two optional footswitches, you can. There are a variety of assignable functions to choose from, including start/stop, tempo up/down, tap tempo, pattern variation, and many more.
- Great-sounding, easy-to-use rhythm box designed for acoustic musicians
- Filled with simple, tasteful grooves to support and enhance unplugged music styles
- Convenient all-in-one design with high-quality integrated sound system
- User-friendly interface for selecting instrument types and grooves, adjusting volume and tempo, and more
- Seven simultaneous instrument categories include everything from tambourines, shakers, and congas to full drum set, sound effects, standard metronome, and many other sounds
- Dedicated patterns in each instrument category, with the ability to layer patterns from all categories together in real time
- Save 50 favorite rhythm combinations for quick recall
- Control various functions and trigger sounds hands-free with optional footswitches
- Line out for connecting to an acoustic guitar amp or larger sound system
- Aux input enables use as a speaker for a smartphone or other audio player
- Powered by six AA-size batteries or included AC adapter
- Maximum Polyphony: 24 voices
- Tempo: Quarter note = 40--300
- Time Signature: 3/4, 4/4, 6/8
- Tones: Shaker, Maracas, Bell, Whistle, Tambourine, Pandeiro, Claves, Cowbell, Triangle, Guiro, Bongo, Hand clap, Paila, Conga, CajonDrums, Metronome, Sound effects
- Number of Favorite: 50
- Rated Power Output: 7 W
- Speaker: 10 cm (4 inches)
- Display: 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
- DA Conversion: 24 bits
- Nominal Input Level: AUX IN: -20 dBu
- Input Impedance: AUX IN: 22 k ohms
- Nominal Output Level: LINE OUT: -10 dBu
- Output Impedance: LINE OUT: 1 k ohm
- Recommended Load Impedance: LINE OUT: 10 k ohms or greater
- Connectors: AUX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type, LINE OUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type, CTL 1, 2 jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type, DC IN jack
- Power Supply: Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 6 (sold separately), AC adaptor
- Current Draw: 330 mA
- Expected battery life under continuous use: Alkaline: Approx. 10 hours, *These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
- Accessories: Owner's manual, Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY", AC adaptor (PSB-1U + AC Cord Set)
- Options (sold separately): Footswitch: FS-5U, Dual Footswitch: FS-6, FS-7, AC adaptor (PSB-1U), *When purchasing an AC adaptor, be sure to specify the adaptor (from the list that follows) that is designed for the region in which it will be used, and the voltage supplied there. (PSB-120/PSB-120TW/PSB-230EU/PSB-230UK/PSB-240A)
- Width: 210 mm, 8-5/16 inches
- Depth: 143 mm, 5-11/16 inches
- Height: 127 mm, 5 inches
- Weight: 900 g, 2 lbs