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Bob O'Job ( writes:
The Roland digital drums system consists of the DDR-30 digital drums module and two kinds of dynamic pads.

Basic sounds of the DDR30 are PCM recorded bass, snare and 4 toms (each with 4 different PCM digital sounds). Up to 8 kinds of modified preset sounds per voice can be stored in internal memory and 64 more on ram cartridge. Midi in, out & thru connectors are provided as well as individual and mix outputs.

The DDR30 is incredibly versatile, the samples are a great blend of purely acoustic and electronic (there is an electronic kick that can be modified to be anything from a cheesy simmons thing to a deep 808). It’s also great for recording percussion, hook up a pad (in fact a microphone will do) and beat the hell out of it. Record the MIDI out in to your sequencer and admire your work! It beats the hell out of trying to do fills tapping those little crappy buttons on a drum machine, or a keyboard. This module has some character and enough processing options to get fresh (sorry phresh) sounds out of it.

Comments About the Sounds:
Crunchy, grainy 12 bit samples with aggresive dynamics

(Thanks to Bob O'Job for this info.)
and Robert Frost for the pic

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