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Korg DSS-1 Digital Sampling Synthesizer

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In 1986 Korg introduced the DSS-1 Sampling Synthesizer as their first venture into digital sampling. The DSS-1 went further than just a sampler.

As a sampler it was 12-bit sampler with fixed sampling rates of 16, 24, 32 and 48kHz. the maximum sample times went from 16 seconds down to 5.5 seconds at a rate of 48kHz.Also feature an auto-loop function with crossfade and back-and-forth looping.

While still a synthesizer that retained much of the architecture of the DW synths previously seen, The DSS-1 also had onboard Additive Synthesis with 128 sine waves and also user created wave forms using the DSS-1 data sliders.

The DSS-1 had a floppy disk drive for storage and MIDI IN/OUT/THRU. You could also play live audio through it's sampling audio input and process it through the filter and onboard stereo digital delay.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Additive, Sampling
Oscillators: 2
Oscillator Notes:
12 bit samples and additive waves
Envelope Notes::
1 ABSSR envelope
Filter Notes:
12db or 24db VCF filter
LFO Notes::
1 LFO for modulation
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 8
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Paraphonic
Patches RAM: 32
Storage: Tape, Internal
Editing: MIDI
digital delay
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Buttons, Joy Stick
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 16
Display Count V: 2
Dimensions (WxDxH): 1171 x 436 x 123
Weight: 18.5kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
Inputs: 1 mono audio in
DAC Bits: 12
Year Released: 1986
Year Discontinued: 1989
Used By
Michael Crito, Jean Michel Jarre, Joe Zawinul,Paul Nagle, Steve Winwood, Jon Johnson
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.korg.co.jp
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MSRP List Price: $2,599 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1,999 - convert
Used Price: $100-500 - convert

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