What Drum machines will it work in?
A. The Sound Chip and PCB Expansion card will
work with the DDD-1 and DDD-5
It has been fully tested with these machines
to make sure it is fully compatible.
It has not been tested in the
DRM-1 (rack mounted korg machine), but in theory ,it should
work with that too.
The Sound Chip and PCB Expansion
card will NOT work with any other drum machine or
any other Korg
WHAT IS THE ROM SOUND CHIP AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
A. ROM stands for "READ ONLY MEMORY"
The Sound Chip can hold up to 8 sampled sounds(
depending on the length of the sampled sounds) and
is recognised by
the DDD-1/5 as a ROM sound card,
All the sounds can be tuned and
the decay times altered, assigned to pads/ outputs
etc just like the internal
sounds, they are polyphonic too
(like internal or card sounds) and can be layered etc.
The rom chip is a standard size
DIL (dual inline package) and plugs into the add on PCB.
Can I overwite the sounds on the chip with my own samples?
A. Sorry,no,it is a Read Only Chip(ROM)
you need to change the sound chip itself for
another pre programmed sound chip
to get new sounds.Different sound chips will be available soon.
Is it similar to the KORG SAMPLE EXPANSION BOARD,Can you Sample your
own sounds with it?
A. No, You cannot overwrite the samples on the
chip with your own,
it is not a
sampling expansion board option for the DDD-1.
Does it UPGRADE or add any new functions to the DDD-1/5 operating
A. No, the expansion card does not change or
add any functions to the operating system
inside the DDD-1 /5 machines and it does not change the way
you program rhythmns
or anything like that,it is not
an " O/S " (operating system) upgrade.
The card simply adds NEW sounds to your machine , to expand
the sounds on your
DDD-1/5.and they work in just the same way as the old ROM
The expansion card has just the same functionality
as the old ROM memory cards.
What is a PCB?
A. PCB stands for "Printed Circuit
The PCB Expansion card is required to hold
the Sound chip, so the sound chip can be used in the DDD-1/5
The Sound Chip is plugged into the
ROM sound card socket on the DDD-1 or DDD-5, just like the old ROM
cards from KORG.
The ROM chip is held in place by
a socket on the PCB expansion card.
This enables the user
to change the ROM Sound chip when required.
Q. Do I need to do
any modifications to the DDD-1/5, so I can
use the PCB Expansion card?
A. No, you just use it like a normal ROM card,
and no mods are needed internally on the machines.
For DDD-1 users it will mean that the "DOOR"
on the front of the DDD-1 will be unable to close, due to the
size of the
PCB and ROM chip. on some users machines ,
this may be missing anyway so its not a great problem
For DDD-5 owners its no problem as it plugs
in to the back card sockets (Piggy-back style)
PLEASE NOTE this PCB is currently under
development and the design may change from time to time.
We reserve the right to change the design
and appearance of the PCB Expansion Board and ROM sound chips without
PCB expansion card Version 1.0
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