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The DDD-1 is a digital programmable drum machine from Korg from the mid-eighties. It offers 18 electronic drum sounds with a sound that is typical of this era. Basic kicks, snares, toms, rimshot, closed hi hats, open hi hats, ride, crash, claps, cowbell, tambourine and cabasa. Additional sounds can be added using ROM cards. The DDD-1 also featured a sampling option allowing very short and limited sampling for that extra edge of unique sounds to add to your drumkit. Drum sounds can be triggered from the 14 assignable velocity sensitive trigger-pads and there are some individual outputs. Programming the DDD-1 is straight forward. Memory holds 100 patterns which can be linked or chained to form songs, for which there are 10 song memory locations. The drum sounds have editable parameters such as decay and tuning. For added groove in your patterns there are Roll and Flam effects. The DDD-1 is equipped with full MIDI implementation making it an easy drum machine to use in any MIDI studio.


Which drum machines do you own?

Korg DDD-1 w/sampling and 14 cards Kawai R-100 with Electronic sound set Kawai R-100 with Rock sound set Roland R8 with Dance card Machine Drum UW CR-78 Yamaha RX5

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KORG ARP Odyssey synthesizer

... • 770 • 900PS Preset Synthesizer • DDD-1 • DDD-5 • DDM-110 • DDM-220 • Delta • DS-8 • DSS-1 • DVP-1 •...

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What synth present do I buy for my 50th birthday?

I think you need a Korg DSS-1. Or DDD-1 with sampling option. Or a KPR-77? What about a nice Roland SDX-330 for ensemble effects? or another Roland W-30?? ;)

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