Boss DR. Rhythm DR-55 (1980)
The first instrument in BOSS' successful Dr. Rhythm Series, the DR-55 was small, inexpensive and easy to use and became a huge success among guitarists and other musicians looking for basic drum accompaniment. The DR-55 could store up to six 16-step drum patterns plus an additional two 12-step patterns. There were only four sounds in the DR-55 which included Snare Drum, Kick Drum, Rim Shot and Hi-Hat. This lovely little machine was used by New Order, The Cure, Sisters of Mercy and Soft Cell.