‘What a cool old dirty drum machine!’– Me about the Yamaha DD-10 when I first saw it some years ago.
This is really a charming lo-fi low cost 8-bit drum machine released in 1988 aimed at the home market and I really love it. I’m writing in first person because I wanted to get really personal about this one. This is one of my all time favorites and it’s the sample pack I use the most when it comes to drum machines.
For those who know me, it was pretty obvious that I’d pass it through a tape recorder and store the sounds on my HDD. They didn’t thought I’d experiment with each and every sound of this awesome piece of gear and a whole bunch of cassette and reel-to-reel tape recorders. That’s what I did and this is what I’ve got.
You guys know that you can pass the same sound through the same tape machine a hundred times and the sound you’ll achieve each time is a little different from the other ones, right? We wanted to make sure you can achieve this too, so we made three round robins for each drum piece.
Tape DD-10 consists of:
75 Samples(three round robins on each drum)
1 Kontakt instrument
44.1kHz/24 bit .wav format
All recorded through tape
And a little bonus: 17 of our personal impulse responses to make your sound even more unique. One of them was even recorded through tape too.