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Yamaha DD-5

 

 

 

yamaha dd5

infoCountry: JAPAN
Weight: 2,4 Kg
Dimensions: 380 (w) x 272 (h) x 81 (d) mm
audio demo trend price : 40€
manual samples demo video comments

Yamaha DD-5
Digital Drums (1990)

 

Budget rompler drum pad with basic functions, rhythm patterns and a Midi output feature.

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functions panel

info DRUM PAD internal 2W speaker.
The main panel features 4 sensible pads, 13 buttons for edit functions and 2 red sticks into the apposite latch.


Rear panel terminal connectors:
- Midi out
- signal out (it disables internal speakers).


ac Power supply
external 9V DC +)- polarity or 6 X 1.5V batteries.



edit VOICE a 4 voices polyphony system based on low-fidelity samplers (companded 8 bits?).
Just 12 PCM sounds onboard: kick, snare, tom (x3), ride, handclap, cowbell, rimshot, hihat, conga* (*only accessible only preset patterns)


sample

demo Listen
ALL sounds onboard






edit
MEMORY up to 30 patterns presets split into 6 banks: rock, salsa, march, country, dixie, pop, waltz, shuffle, afro, rhumba, disco, pola, chacha, ballads and ondo.... eh ondo??



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edit SEQUENCER no possible edit but some little variation using the INTRO and FILL functions.
Internal tempo range from 32 to 280 BPM and no possible external clock.



patterns


editMIDI
the pads output 16 levels of velocity, the implementation is really limited, do not expect a sophisticated Midi controller.

 

modifications




edit MODIFICATION

modifications

DD5 CIRCUIT BENDING
like many cheap drum toys, the DD5 is one of the most appreciated victim for circuit bending.
Seems that PCM are stored in a IC XE312A0 if you want to try out (at your own risk!)

left pic: Battered BENT DD5

 

demo AUDIO DEMO

demo DD5 megamix with synth ROLAND Juno60
demo internal patterns demo1
demo internal patterns demo2



videoVIDEO SELECTION

video 1 video2 video3
demo1 demo2 circuit bent

 


sample
digital drums

Company: Yamaha
Model: DD-5
Class: Drum Machine
Dates: 1990
Price: 100€
Synthesis: PCM rompler
N. Samples: 12 PCM
Polyphony: 4
Memory: 30 patterns.
Demo: 5

 

manual
MANUAL

 

manual
-SERVICE MANUAL
-OS EPROM DUMP

 

edit

Download FREE SAMPLEPACK

modifications
Sample pack DD5 KIT

 

 

 


DD5- FOR SALE

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awardSPECIAL AWARDS:
solid
solid
embarassing sounds Meat for Bending



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REVIEW: "Simple and cheap Midi controller, now bargain prices! sounds and presets are not so memorable. Useful for bending if you care about it."

manual manual
- cheap - limited
-Midi out

- sound :(
  - No Midi input

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Yamaha DD5 1 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. price €30