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.