Synth Site: Korg: DSS1 Sampler: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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Glen Stegner a professional user from USA writes:
Glad to see you are enjoying the the DSS-1. Yes, it was popular in early hip-hop, along with the SP-1200 and the Ensoniq ASR-10. You can use it as a drum machine and store some 30 drum samples across the keyboard (some factory disks have this already done). Then apply analog filtering to the drum sounds... cool.

BTW, I am the guy who runs that DSS-1 website where you got the manual. :-)

I have to add that I just got the floppy drive replaced on my DSS-1, and what an improvement... the new drive is QUIET as hell compared to the old, cranky, noisy sucker that was the original factory drive. It doesn't load samples any faster, but it is a lot quieter. Nice. I recommend any DSS-1 owner to get this procedure done, before your current drive craps out on you.

Oh, and I've made some progress on the Analog Monster Disk.... get the latest version from my DSS-1 web site. Systems A and B are complete, and System C is now showing off the "digital" side of the DSS-1, using some samples from the Roland D-50, Prophet-VS, and other digital synths. Some really cool, evolving digital pads are to be had there. System D will go back to analog sounds.

Ooooh, they're not allowing me to type in my web site link anymore.... well just scroll down a few reviews, and you'll see my web site link there.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-31-2006 at 14:06
JAMES NARED a part-time user from PENSACOLA FL. writes:
This message is for the hip hop heads that use the dss-1,yo the 12bit sampling is not that big of a deal to me,i was fasinated my self to find out that the legendary sp-1200 that predated the akai mpc60, sampled at the same rate!and the fact that the the dss-1 dont have a seqencer is no bother to me neither, because iv got a few skills playin keyboard any way. So hey if you got one ya best hold on to it caus its on its way to becomin a saught after classic, just like the lynn drum machin,and the sp-1200. My opinon is that alot of the synths and groove machines of today as far as the sounds go, are just digital remakes of the sounds that were hot back in the days.holla!

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Sunday-Aug-27-2006 at 12:12
JAMES NARED from pensacola fl. writes:
this message is for killa cuts, hey i went to a korg website escleusivly dedicated to the dss-1 and down loaded my manual think its like 300 pages long. I got to it through google, just typ in korg dss-1.I hope this will help out.By the way i use mine for killer bass lines and jazzy chords/organ sounds,not one scratch on it, and all it needed was a plug bought it off ebay brand new for 13bucks!

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Sunday-Aug-27-2006 at 11:46
JAMES NARED a part-time user from Pensacola fla. writes:
MINE WAS GIVEN TO ME BY A FAMILY MEMBER OF MINE WHO BOUGHT IT USED A FEW YEARS BACK, NEVER NEW HOW TO USE THE THING! SO HE GAVE IT TO ME. NOT ONE SCRATCH ON IT! DOWN LOADED A MANUAL, TOOK ME A COUPLE DAYS TO FIGURE IT OUT. EVERY THING WORKS! THE FAT SYNTH BASS SOUNDS ARE AWSOME FOR GOOD OL FASHION REAL HIP HOP!!!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Aug-27-2006 at 11:12
Jens Ingvordsen a hobbyist user from sweden writes:
I have to agree with Glen here.it does gorgeous strings and big synthsounds but it is difficult to sample sounds yourself and save it to disk .Also the biggest flaw is the missing portamento.very very sad .It would have turned this instrument to a supersynth and the worth of the synth 2 or 3 times higher.Any way to sample portamento? Anyway its filter is the best i´ll ever heard.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-May-26-2006 at 15:48
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