Synth Site: yamaha: DD-10 digital drum box: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.0 out of 5
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Jason Vine a part-time user from United Kingdom writes:
As with most of the Yamaha DD range, it does have some circuit bending potential.

I've only just started delving beneath the surface, but so far I've managed to add switches which...

Drop the pitch of the samples by half. Revoice the preset patterns. Layer voices so the samples cut-off abruptly. (As the polyphony gets used off... first note cutoff I think they call it.)

More importantly, I've also worked out a combination of switches which give grungy distorted glitch rhythms reminiscent of the Aphex Twin. (kind of)

Out of the box... crap. But get inside the box and you may be pleasantly surprised.

Got mine off ebay. They turn up on there daily, so I wouldn't expect to pay more than about £10 to £12.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Mar-24-2003 at 07:38
john mantere from hull writes:
is a great vintage drum and make my music so special with his sounds, i like the easy mode to programme the rhythm and the percussion are wonderfull

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jun-23-2002 at 15:15
Robin a hobbyist user from Holland writes:
I have one on my shelves too! When you find this machine for a few bucks (I mean a FEW) you defintely should buy it. Man, this thing really sounds awful!! It doesn't come close to a real drum-kit. But it's that bad that you might consider it as 'cult'. So just wait untill some techno guru uses it in a song and it will become a chemical sounding classic. But I have to admit that I had fun with this machine using it as a suporting instrument with a comic relief by a camp-fire. Considering the quality of sounds and options I'll give it a 2.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-May-23-2002 at 12:01
James Sibthorp a hobbyist user from UK writes:
I remember receiving my DD10 as a £60 present in the early nineties. Being a huge Adamski fan I was looking to recreate his success but found the machine surplus to requirements after it had proved useful only as a fart machine. The size of the machine was inconvenient to say the least and I have one in mint condition with Power lead, strap and floor pads which I am looking to offload. Bids to my e-mail address please. This is however, a classic piece of kit if you have a synthesiser.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-31-2002 at 18:03
chris patterson a hobbyist user from Harrow UK writes:
a Decent drum machine or......quality drugs...mmmm, which should I spend my money on? Tell you what, I'll get a cheap crap drumbox and some decent smoke. Then I can fool mysef that the DD10 is actually quite good and that Radioactive Sparrow might just have a future beyond their guitarists mum's spare room.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-18-2002 at 07:52
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