Korg DDD-1

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DDD-1
ManufacturerKorg
Dates1986
Price£799 GBP[1]
Technical specifications
Polyphony18 voices[2]
FilterNone
Velocity expressionYes
Storage memory100 patterns
EffectsNone
Hardware78C10 Zilog
Input/output
Keyboard14 assignable buttons
External controlMIDI in, out

The DDD-1 (Dynamic Digital Drums)[3] is a sampling drum machine introduced in 1986 by Korg.[4] It offers more features than the DDD-5, and is highly regarded for its sounds and sequencer. The unit also features a limited sampling option, for adding sounds to the drum machine. It also has fully featured MIDI implementation, six assignable outputs, and a backlit LCD screen.

Sounds[edit]

Highly regarded for its sounds and sequencer, it features 18 on-board sounds. They include kicks, snares, toms, rimshot, closed hi-hats, open hi-hats, ride, crash, claps, cowbell, tambourine and cabasa. Parameters, such as decay and tuning, can be edited. Additional sounds can be added using the four ROM expansion slots.

Controls[edit]

Pitch, dynamics, decay, roll, and flam.

Sampling[edit]

The sample rates are: 13.6, 23.1 kHz. For a maximum time of 3.2 seconds the optional DSB-1 sampling board installed.

Options[edit]

  • Pedal switch (PS-1, PS-2)
  • Hard case
  • Memory card ROM
  • Memory card RAM
  • Sampling board
  • KH-100 Headphones

Sequencer[edit]

Sequencer patterns can be recorded in 2 modes

  • Real-time with metronome (quantisizer resolution from 1/4 to 1/96)
  • Step mode

Notable Users[edit]

Official brochure[edit]

http://www.korgforums.com/support/brochure/DDD-1_1986_Brochure.pdf

Further reading[edit]

https://www.korg.com/us/support/download/manual/1/345/3700/

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Korg DDD1 (MT Nov 86)". www.muzines.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  2. ^ "Korg DDD-1". Encyclotronic. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  3. ^ "Korg DDD1 (MT Nov 86)". www.muzines.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  4. ^ "The History Of Korg: Part 2". www.soundonsound.com. Retrieved 2018-09-26.