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Korg DDD-1

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The Korg DDD-1 drum machine released in 1986. This unit was the flagship rhythm unit from Korg at the time, which could be expanded with up to 4 ROM cards of additional sounds, as well as a functioning sampler with an added RAM card. This machine features basic drum sounds that can be tuned, and assigned to any of the 6 extra outputs. Additionally, the DDD-1 has full MIDI capabilities, tape in/out for saving, metronome, and clock outputs. The Korg DDD-1 was a monumental drum synth in it's day and is still highly regarded for it's sounds and sequencer.


Type: Digital
Sound Engine: ROM, Sampling
Pattern Notes:
+100 patterns
+10 Songs
Sounds Per Pad
Sounds Per Pad: 1
Sources: ROM
Sampling: 12 bit, One Shot (Phrase)
Sampling Notes: +Samplig option allows for 13,6 / 23,1 Khz for a max time of 3.2 seconds if DSB-1 sampling board installed
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 18
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Polyphonic
Patterns User: 100
Songs User: 10
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, Tape
Case: Desktop
Controls: Buttons, Pads, Start / Stop Pedal, Sliders
Display Type: LCD, Backlit
Display Count H: 16
Display Count V: 2
Dimensions (WxDxH): 411 x 263 x 65 mm
Weight: 3.2 kg
MIDI / Sync / Trigger
Audio Outputs: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 10
Inputs: 1 x1/4" Input
CV Ports: Trigger Out
Power: 7 w
Used: $65-$249
Released: 1986
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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

I bought one of these when they came out. My friends thought I was crazy to spend so much money on a machine, when I could have bought a real drum kit for the money. I bought some cards for it too. I remember getting the Bass Card. It didn't sound that good really.

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