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Roland Boss DR-880 Preset Data List

Roland Boss DR-880 Preset Data List

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on August 2nd, 2009 @ 23:52:31 , using 210 words,
Posted in Music related

As a start point towards beginning to create a fully specified Roland Boss DR-880 .ins file for Cakewalk Sonar, I've created an Excel spreadsheet containing the preset data from the DR-880 manual - this has taken a good few hours of my time and is supplied here without any form of warranty that it is 100% accurate or of any use to anyone, but I can personally promise that it's damned close! If you want to download a copy, then you may feel free, but this little exercise is far from complete and the next step is to try and map all of the instrument and bass tones across to the kits (6,100 mappings by my reckoning), and in doing so ensuring that the appropriate midi note numbers are assigned to them. On the off chance that I go completely mad, I may even try to map out the various settings of each instrument in each kit, but that's only if I can work out whether that has any form of usable value to it. Anyway, here's the file and feel free to let me know if you spot any errors along the way.

File Can Now Be Found Here

PS. This is not getting me any further practice with the guitar


Comment from: t045t [Visitor]  

have you finished the ins def for the dr-880 yet?

28 Nov 2009 @ 04:21
Comment from: Chris of Arabia [Member]

Not yet unfortunately. I’ve been somewhat sidetracked of late, but it’s definitely on my ‘to do’ list.

28 Nov 2009 @ 08:45
Comment from: t045t [Visitor]

Welp, I found one that worked (somewhat) but recently formatted my computer and didnt think about backing it up…. Now I can’t find anything… You finish it yet, lol? if not do you have one that would basically work? Email me if you do… or msg back on here…. im going nuts trying to find it…

13 Jun 2010 @ 23:53
Comment from: Chris of Arabia [Member]

A guy called Marc Batchelor recently completed an ins file for the DR-880. His work can be found via http://forum.cakewalk.com/fb.ashx?m=2024909

16 Jun 2010 @ 20:42
Comment from: Peter Millington [Visitor]
Peter Millington

I have recently completed the writing of the Instrument definitions for the Boss DR-880 Pre-set Kits and the User Kits in Sonar.
Have tested them and all work fine. You are welcome to them if you mail me.

30 Oct 2010 @ 17:49

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