Korg Ddd-1

Korg Ddd-1

  • Like
  • Tweet
  • Pin it
  • Submit

Ddd-1, Drum Machine from Korg in the DDD series.

5 user reviews

Korg Ddd-1 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Korg
  • Model: Ddd-1
  • Series: DDD
  • Category: Drum Machines
  • Added in our database on: 06/11/2002

We have no technical specifications for this product
but your help will be much welcomed


Korg Ddd-1 user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 5 reviews )
 2 reviews40 %
 2 reviews40 %
Value For Money :

michel_olivier's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Ddd-1
Bone BAR not well known with cool features:
_ 100 paterns
_ Sequencing real time or step
_ Four slot sounds kits expansion cards
_ Possibility of a card for sampler (but not found, I want a !!)
_ Decay setting and volume output
_ 7 separate outputs
Twelve o'clock _ In & OUT
_ Tap tempo
_ Trig out


Simple and effective.
Manual available on the forum


Although old school 12-bit
It's old-fashioned, but nice for electro with lots of possibilities with additional cards.
I have not the "electronic kit", but it seems that although tape (if someone wants to give me)


Good Bar, beefy and "fairly pro" provided with enough features (many outings, noon, settings ...) and that sounds good to electro.
She quotes a little because it is not widespread, but it is a good BAR (my rating is high, but I only compare to other BAR of the time and not a current analog BAR).

efranq's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Ddd-1
midi in, midi out, CV, headphone, hand L and R, 6 assignable outputs (luxurious), tap tempo pedal and I think it is
no effect
Hyper intuitive sequencer in tap, in this step is more complicated two lines on the screen ... but it can correct stuff


System matrix found on electribe (horizontal, vertical column, you ca crosses and choise)

I put 9 for step not very practical

Clear manual


So it is in the same range as a TR-626 (which I own too), tom tom can be a better can, and electro kick, but then the clap is not a clap, which makes d even more interesting is a rare "sound" between the clap, the cabasa of 626.

Finally it is globablement fairly neutral, with a little eq and some effects measured, ca sends really not bad.


Four months that I have, I love these separate outputs, its simple assembly system hyper pattern, unlike the TR 626.

never seen cards for this machine, I know they are remanufactured by some aficionados, 100 euros all cards ... if I have a lot of money one day.

Finally a simple, fast, efficient machine, is not wasting his time and s fun live, if you are tired you save and come back the next day and they're gone, then when it is ready no longer played by the sequence of live and press rec.

nobazz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A former."

Korg Ddd-1
Line out
6 separate outlets (this is significant)
a line / entry trig which also serves if we have the sampling option.
a trigger output.
midi in and out.

What is full.


Simple to use with this system menu breasted table. It was all under the nose ... Some menu changes are neutralized during recording or playback, it is a shame since being positioned forward in the menu, you can freely change the settings ...

It is direct and intuitive, it is not lost in the sub menu ... Backups are done in real time. Once the habit is happiness.

The manual is clear, yes, although it is not necessary.


Okay here is the heart of the debate ...

It has 16 sounds in the machine, and Roma cards are expensive (in addition to being quite rare) to add some one more. Count large minimum 50 € for some samples, it makes money. With (more found) sampling card, one can certainly play. The original kit-the only one I have so-is very correct. The editing functions expand the panel, but it is not at all in the synthesis, care :) Pitch envelope, period. Personally, I think that sounds bananent well, for those who like a little grain 12 bit;

I also use it to trigger a TAMA (techstar ts-204) + claps kick analog module. And, it gets interesting. Outputs and therefore separate trigger binge effects by isolating the instruments, there's way to laugh :)

Then the sequencer of DDD1 also allows me to make quick loops with other BAR hardware or my VSTi in Ableton. Why? because it is super flexible and easy to program, and you can hit like a mule on the pads! Yeah, the one is not a Lauchpad or moldy keyboard of a volcanic beat the DDD1 is a tank that seems able to eat punches. I love it.


It's been a few days that I have. I like the object, its massive old school side.

There's only a few sounds in, and add costs a blind, but beyond that ... As sequencer and extra controller, if you added all feasible thanks to trig and separate outputs bullshit, it gives a sturdy and fun toy. At a time when the app is able to do almost everything and or hardware becomes affordable through a fragile medium and finishes, it's good for a chopper box for cheap that transcends time without flinching.

It reassures me. A former anything.

Repeat this choice? I keep it so.

cmdm's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Vintage Sacred amazing and scalable"

Korg Ddd-1
- No effects section but some sounds are sampled with effects (such as the series of gated snare for example).
- No styles because it's not really a BAR presets (like DDD5 her younger sister who was released after)
- Everything is editable
- Sequencer: 255 parts
- Tempo: 40 to 250 BPM
- Slots for expansion cards and sound card RAM
- Option card sampling




Vintage sounds, but not too much, extension cards are more successful than the factory sounds.


Super BAR especially if coupled with the sequencer SQD1 (same look) and 2.8 "disks.

Korg Ddd-1 images

  • Korg Ddd-1
  • Korg Ddd-1
  • Korg Ddd-1
  • Korg Ddd-1

Korg Ddd-1 manuals and other files

Discover other products!

Other names: ddd 1, ddd1

Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more.