DR-550, DR-550MKII: Creating a Pattern in Realtime

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As is the case with most drum machines, the Boss DR-550/MKII allows patterns to be recorded in realtime by playing the pads along with a metronome. Use the
following procedure to record patterns in realtime:

1. Hold SHIFT and press PAD 6 [PATTERN EDIT].

2. Use the numeric pads to select the desired pattern.

3. Hold SHIFT and press numeric pad 3 [CLEAR] and ACC [ENTER]. This will clear the pattern and erase any pattern that may previously exist.

4. Press START.

5. Play the pads along with the metronome.

6. When finished recording, press STOP/CONT.