Released in 1988, the Yamaha DD-10 was aimed at those who wished to annoy the hell out of their neighbours at 2am. The machine featured 8-bit sounds, with some sounds reused at a different pitch, two-level velocity sensing pads and 26 drum, percussion and sound effect samples. MIDI In also features, so you can trigger drum sounds with an external device.
Found this recently at a local boot fair. Fiver. Contained my excitement so the seller didn’t put the price up. Boxed with polys and foamy wrapper. No manual, strap or foot pedals sadly, but hey – what do you want for a fiver?
Another dream item for circuit-bending, as digital delay, resonant filters and other such larky modifications can be added if you know what you’re doing. Inputs and outputs include External Power Source, Aux Out (L&R/L), Aux Out R, Headphones, Foot Pedal Jack and MIDI In.
98 Auto Rhythms, Power Switch, Volume, Tempo, MIDI Mode, Metronome, Roll, Restart, Stop, Intro/Fill, Manual Tempo. A small keypad is used to enter numerical data for drum patterns, which is displayed on a 2-digit large LED display.