Yamaha DSR-500, which uses 4-operator FM synthesis, was launched in 1988 as a basic synthesizer for home use. At that moment, DSR-500 was an ‘ultra-modern keyboard designed with the latest digital technology’, now it only gives memories for me, and a big satisfaction for my little daughter. That’s why, I decided to sample it now, before its final scream.
I sampled the drum rhythms included (16 plus variations) then chopped the individual samples with an audio editor. Expect kicks, snares, hi hats/ open hats and lot of percussions. Also, don’t expect big fat banger drums 🙂 The samples are useful for minimal, electro etc.
- kicks: 18 samples
- snares: 10 samples
- hi hats/ open hats: 14 samples
- percussions: 31 samples
- Total of samples: 73
- raw without any compression or other effects
- 16 Bit WAV format
Yamaha DSR-500 Drum Kit is available at no cost. No registration required.
More info: Yamaha DSR-500 Free Drum Kit