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Korg DDD-5

 

 

Korg DDD-5

info Country: Japan
Weight: 1,5 Kg
Dimensions: m/a
audio demo trend price : 80€
manual demo video comments

Korg DDD-5
Dynamic Digital Drums (1987)

 

Early digital drum machine with internal sequencer.

The DDD-5 is a budget version of the classic flagship Korg DDD-1 but it features some different sounds set and some ehancements.

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info DRUM MACHINE
Main panel features a 16 x 2 lines LCD display, 7 touch-sensitive pads, 32 push buttons and 2 sliders.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- Midi IN and OUT
- TAP tempo input
- 2 pedalswitch inputs for FILL-IN and start/stop function
- tape interface
- headphones out
- stereo out
- 2 card slots for memory and new PCM waveforms.

ac Power supply is a 9V external PSU with negative polarity in center


 

edit SYSTEM polyphony: 12 voices are available.
STRUCTURE: the first impact with the machine is disconcerting: in fact the DDD5 works into 2 modes called OPERATIONS:
- Programming sequencer
- Presets Rhythm playback.
Each section has different functions printed on the 2 interchangeable front panels.

 

oepration

tech2 ddd5




edit WAVETABLE
ROM contains 29 PCM sampled at 12 bits mainly classic percussions and a few bass sounds - each sample can be edited with pan position, pitch and played in MONO or POLYPHONIC mode.
EXPANSION the wavetable can be expanded using PCM cards memory card ROM also compatible with DDD-1 model.


Kick (3) snares (3) rimshot HH (2) ride
crash stick toms (3) conga (3) timbale
claps bongo (2) cowbell claves tambourine
cabasa agogo basses (2)    

 

 

edit ENVELOPE only the decay can be set for each percussion.
NOTE: Pads sensibilities can be also set from the edit interface.


decay



edit RHYTHMS there are 24 pre-programmed patterns inlcuding: rap, rock, metal, reggae, shuffle, waltz, foxtrot, samba, merengue, jazz, bossnova, country, funk, rnb and funk.


decay


 


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SEQUENCER patterns can be recorded in either:
- real-time with metronome
- step by step mode.
Roll, flames swing options are programmable.
SYNC internal tempo from 40 to 250 BPM (with possible speed variation) or sync to external Midi clock.


recording ddd5



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MIDI possible sound mapping, but no advanced exclusives management. Sounds can be triggered also by Midi velocity but no further special Control Change nor advanced functions.




edit MEMORY:
- 24 songs
- 4400 notes
- 100 patterns
- 24 ROM patterns presets.
.The Recorded sequences can be stored to: magnetic tapes, Midi exclusives and RAM card model MCR-02 (128kb) but also compatible with MCR-03 (256kb) widely used by workstation synthesizer Korg M1.
Battery replacement: the memory system works with a 3V CR-2032 soldered to the main board, a bit of skill is required


edit MODIFICATIONS common mods are:

korg ddd5 display modification Display backlit mod VIDEO
DDD-5 circuit bent Circuit bending modification VIDEO



edit RELATED FAMILY:

KORG DDD-1

KORG DDD-1- bigger brother with more analog outs, sampling option, more card slots.

KORG DRM-1

KORG DRM-1 rackmount version with analog trigger and Midi. There are 23 samples (different DDD1/DDD5 set) that can be phase-changed.
The DRM-1 needs a special remote control to be operated: do not buy one without or you won't be able to use it.

Blofeld attack expansion

Blofeld attack expansion : the new expansion for the Blofeld synthesizer includes samples from the DDD5 VIDEO

 

 

effet EDITOR not much around:
- Soundquest (PC/MAC $$$)
- DDD5 editor (Atari)

ddd5 editor atari st

 

 

effet VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there are some free and commercial samples set:

  name price link demo
FREE Martin 78 FREE
sample pack
free ddd5 samples n/a

 

demoSUPPORT POLYNOMINAL.COM

PCM MEMORY CARD FOR SALE
for DDD5/DDD5/DRM1

demo Inquiry / info

manual
Korg DDD 1/5/drm PCM snare drum1 ddc e03
40€
Korg DDD - 1/5/drm PCM rock1 ddc a01
40€
Korg DDD- 1/5/drm PCM variation1 ddc c02 40€
Korg DDD - 1/5/drm PCM fusion 1 ddc a04 40€
Korg DDD- 1/5/drm PCM brushing 1 ddc a07 40€
Korg DDD- 1/5/drm PCM cymbal 1 ddc d01 40€
KORG MCR03 256 kb RAM CARD 70€
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demo AUDIO DEMO

demo samba pattern
demo country pattern
demo heavy metal pattern
demo merengue pattern


effet Soundcloud

cloud1 cloud2 cloud2 with synth:
-Roland Alpha JUNO



video VIDEO CLIP SELECTION

demo 1 demo2 demo3
demo1 demo2 demo3

 

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DDD5- FACTORY RESET PROCEDURE


Switch ON holding (-1 NO)  + (0) keys for system reset

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manual
KORG DDD-5MANUAL (french)

 

 



manual
-SERVICE MANUAL
-USER MANUAL ENGLISH

 

 


PCM MEMORY CARD FOR SALE
for DDD5/DDD5/DRM1

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We have several cards for sale.
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Korg DDD-5 FOR SALE

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-internal waves
-obsolete

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REVIEW: "The DDD5 is now a bit old and forgotten. It is anyway a good source for lo-fi sounds and a nice and cheap Midi programmer/controller"

 
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