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  • Korg DSS-1 upgrade finished - 16MB RAM, 1.44 MB FD, USB, & more

    complete details:

    http://web.me.com/tomvirostek/DSS-1/DSS1.html

    Some of the new features include:
    -16MB of memory (64 banks)
    -USB file storage with subdirectories (FAT file system for easy PC transfer)
    -more comprehensive diagnostics
    -ability to assign sliders to program parameters
    -ability to have all 4 systems from floppy (A-D) in memory at once
    -up to 64 multisounds at once (instead of 16)
    -128 programs at once (instead of 32)


    Future planned software improvements include portamento, OS updating from USB flash drive, WAV file import and more. Stay tuned....


    If you have a DSS-1, this is a no brainer IMHO.

    -Mc
    <b>Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. while I'll never buy from AMS again):</b><br><br><blockquote><hr>Footfall wrote:<br><p>What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally &quot;overpacking&quot; this product.</p><br><hr></blockquote><br><font size="1"><i><b>Current Korg Gear:</b> KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2</i></font>

  • #2
    Wow! I *do* have a DSS-1, it's propped up against my bedroom wall. This mod is expensive, but the sound of the DSS-1 is actually great and the inability to easily move sounds around is its fatal flaw.

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    • #3
      Fantastic

      Worth the effort imo.
      <div class="signaturecontainer"><i>Vive La Synthesizer!</i></div>

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      • #4
        This could be interesting read for EP
        <div class="signaturecontainer">If you need a KSP script, <a href="mailto:mario.kruselj@gmail.com">e-mail me!</a> Depending on amount of work, the price can be arranged!<br />
        <br />
        <b>Folio:</b> <font color="red">Zero-G</font> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/256tqrq" target="_blank">Animato</a> | <font color="red">Sonokinetic</font> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/3actc67" target="_blank">Tigris &amp; Euphrates</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/37c2t4m" target="_blank">Desert Voice</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/3afz55y" target="_blank">Carousel</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/38mhgup" target="_blank">Toccata</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/2va268k" target="_blank">Voices Of Israel</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/67lxs68" target="_blank">EMP</a> - <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/tinyurl.com/7eo9mjy" target="_blank">FE</a> | <font color="red">Hollow Sun</font> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/35luzhl" target="_blank">HSDV Drum Synthesiser</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/64ohzpe" target="_blank">Music Laboratory Machines Series</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/3elhopd" target="_blank">RMI Electrapiano</a></div>

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        • #5
          I never saw the attraction of this board, can someone enlighten me?
          <div class="signaturecontainer">Moe<br><br>---<br><br>It puts the SINES in the basket, or else it gets the hose again.<br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.hotrodmotm.com">http://www.hotrodmotm.com</a></div>

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          • #6
            1. waveform drawing
            2. additive synthesis
            3. analog filters

            Justifies it enough for me
            <div class="signaturecontainer">If you need a KSP script, <a href="mailto:mario.kruselj@gmail.com">e-mail me!</a> Depending on amount of work, the price can be arranged!<br />
            <br />
            <b>Folio:</b> <font color="red">Zero-G</font> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/256tqrq" target="_blank">Animato</a> | <font color="red">Sonokinetic</font> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/3actc67" target="_blank">Tigris &amp; Euphrates</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/37c2t4m" target="_blank">Desert Voice</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/3afz55y" target="_blank">Carousel</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/38mhgup" target="_blank">Toccata</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/2va268k" target="_blank">Voices Of Israel</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/67lxs68" target="_blank">EMP</a> - <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/tinyurl.com/7eo9mjy" target="_blank">FE</a> | <font color="red">Hollow Sun</font> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/35luzhl" target="_blank">HSDV Drum Synthesiser</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/64ohzpe" target="_blank">Music Laboratory Machines Series</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/3elhopd" target="_blank">RMI Electrapiano</a></div>

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            • #7
              I never saw the attraction of this board, can someone enlighten me?


              Its all in dem filters son!
              <div class="signaturecontainer"><i>Vive La Synthesizer!</i></div>

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              • #8
                I never saw the attraction of this board, can someone enlighten me?


                It's a great board that was built to a high standard of quality, as it was a very professional instrument in its day. Analog VCFs per voice, a dual digital delay on the output, a flexible, synth-like voice architecture, etc. It has very good sound quality for a 12-bit sampler, actually some people looking for a very "grungy" sound might be disappointed in how clean it sounds for most applications. It's very good for pads, textural sounds, etc. and might be a good instrument looking for something that is sort of midway between a polysynth and a sampler.

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                • #9
                  This could be interesting read for EP

                  Daaaaang. That's some hardcore geekery right there, man! :thu: Makes me wish I had a DSS-1 to upgrade!
                  <div class="signaturecontainer"><div align="right">Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.</div></div>

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                  • #10
                    What did I tell you peeps, eh? :cop:


                    Puppy, :wave:
                    <div class="signaturecontainer">If you need a KSP script, <a href="mailto:mario.kruselj@gmail.com">e-mail me!</a> Depending on amount of work, the price can be arranged!<br />
                    <br />
                    <b>Folio:</b> <font color="red">Zero-G</font> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/256tqrq" target="_blank">Animato</a> | <font color="red">Sonokinetic</font> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/3actc67" target="_blank">Tigris &amp; Euphrates</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/37c2t4m" target="_blank">Desert Voice</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/3afz55y" target="_blank">Carousel</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/38mhgup" target="_blank">Toccata</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/2va268k" target="_blank">Voices Of Israel</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/67lxs68" target="_blank">EMP</a> - <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/tinyurl.com/7eo9mjy" target="_blank">FE</a> | <font color="red">Hollow Sun</font> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/35luzhl" target="_blank">HSDV Drum Synthesiser</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/64ohzpe" target="_blank">Music Laboratory Machines Series</a> - <a href="http://tinyurl.com/3elhopd" target="_blank">RMI Electrapiano</a></div>

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                    • #11
                      :wave:
                      <div class="signaturecontainer"><div align="right">Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.</div></div>

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                      • #12
                        I can not begin to say how awesome this is. NOW i have my reason to make space for one of these beasts!
                        <div class="signaturecontainer">Live for Nothing, or Die For Something - John Rambo</div>

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                        • #13
                          I never saw the attraction of this board, can someone enlighten me?


                          It's the big daddy of the Korg DW8000, which is a kick ass synth in its own right.
                          <div class="signaturecontainer">Live for Nothing, or Die For Something - John Rambo</div>

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                          • #14
                            I never saw the attraction of this board, can someone enlighten me?


                            yep, the sound is just beautiful - rich, analog, and the dual DDLs are the cherry on top. You have to hear how it sounds... as it's very 1980s nostalgic, but being a sampling synthesizer, you can create your own samples and make it more modern-sounding

                            Some time ago, I spent many, many evenings recording audio examples from this fantastic, yet a bit quirky, keyboard. Yep, the filters are phenomenal, and I suggest to listen to the audio examples for the synth/reso diskettes, but also all the other sounds are very good imho. The classic M1 draws from several of those samples
                            <div class="signaturecontainer"><b><a href="http://www.synthmania.com" target="_blank"><font size="2"><b><font color="red">Synth</font><font color="orange">Mania</font><font color="gray"><font size="1">.com</font></font></b></font></a><br />
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                            • #15
                              Think of the DDS-1 as a hybrid analog synth but instead of simple VCOs it uses 12 bit samples.

                              This is what makes it special. Even if it had just standard saw, square, etc wave it would be a great analog. (It does all those too.) Given that its goes so much further with samples, waveform drawing, switchable 12db/24db low pass analog filter, twin digital delay effects it really is an unusual gem.

                              Its shortcomings are its size/weight and DD floppy drive/ format.

                              I've written a lot about the might DSS-1 as its still one of my all time favs. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the first company that softs it accurately gets my money.

                              Look how popular the ImpOSCar is and that was far more obscure than the DSS-1. It

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