MATRIXSYNTH: Sakata DPM48

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Sakata DPM48


Shots and details pulled from this auction.

"Very nice condition cool sounding 80's drum machine with volume sliders, lots of knobs and individual outputs. It comes with its original box. A rare item, it sounds retro and dirty...looks oldschool, it has no optical damage whatsoever. The sequence module is included with this auction. Sync this to a analog synth and you are in electro heaven"
If anyone knows more about this drum machine, please post in the comments. This one in via Rasmus A. Nyaaker.

Update via Roberto in the comments: More on the Sakata DPM48.


Update via hinotori mortal in the comments:

"hi
i am the proud owner of 2 of the DPM-48 drum machines.
they were originally made by SAKATA a company which, to my knowledge, only ever produced this machine. . . its design and name were then bought out by HAMMOND, and hammond produced this machine for a short time. . . before they decided their leap into the world of drummachines was a waste. . .largely due to the painfully high price that hammond were marketing them at.... . the machine was then marketed by JUGGBOX.
they are EPROM based drum machines and are incredibly incredibly difficult to use without a manual .
i have a copy of the manual in japanese. . and this helps a little. . but if anyone has the manual in english please let me know . . . :)

the only person i have heard of using this machine was prince .

it has an amazing sound to it, if you love the LINNDRUM / DMX / DRUMULATOR . .
very punchy lo resolution hip hop sounds .

i have another version of this machine loaded with the "electronic drum set"

as there is little information about this machine anywhere, im unsure as to wether the "electronic" version was actually produced by JUGGBOX or by yet another company . .

it is easily synced to my tr606, having a din sync in and out i chain them together in serial .

there is currently a midified version of this machine on an auction site in japan going for around 500 GBP.

!!!!!!!

i will put images of my DPM48s onto my flickr account for those whoare interested.

if you want the DPM sounds without the hardware then they are included in NOSTALGIA . in the "rare beat boxes" section . . . of course ;) "

8 comments:

  1. hinotori mortal7/20/06, 6:43 PM

    hi
    i am the proud owner of 2 of the DPM-48 drum machines.
    they were originally made by SAKATA a company which, to my knowledge, only ever produced this machine. . . its design and name were then bought out by HAMMOND, and hammond produced this machine for a short time. . . before they decided their leap into the world of drummachines was a waste. . .largely due to the painfully high price that hammond were marketing them at.... . the machine was then marketed by JUGGBOX.
    they are EPROM based drum machines and are incredibly incredibly difficult to use without a manual .
    i have a copy of the manual in japanese. . and this helps a little. . but if anyone has the manual in english please let me know . . . :)

    the only person i have heard of using this machine was prince .

    it has an amazing sound to it, if you love the LINNDRUM / DMX / DRUMULATOR . .
    very punchy lo resolution hip hop sounds .

    i have another version of this machine loaded with the "electronic drum set"

    as there is little information about this machine anywhere, im unsure as to wether the "electronic" version was actually produced by JUGGBOX or by yet another company . .

    it is easily synced to my tr606, having a din sync in and out i chain them together in serial .

    there is currently a midified version of this machine on an auction site in japan going for around 500 GBP.

    !!!!!!!

    i will put images of my DPM48s onto my flickr account for those whoare interested.

    if you want the DPM sounds without the hardware then they are included in NOSTALGIA . in the "rare beat boxes" section . . . of course ;)

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  2. http://www.hollowsun.com/donations/sakata/index.html

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  3. I tested it about 20 years ago... very good sounding DM (at least, for its times).

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  4. I have one of these and an English manual. I will scan the manual and make it available for free PDF. My dad bought it when it was new. He chose it over a Roland TR-909 because the Sakata had more realistic sounds. It does, but to bad he didn't buy the 909 ;) I used this drum machine for many years in my first band and a few other bands. It's still in very good condition because I always treated it with care. It's all I had. It is kind of odd to program, but with the manual, it's not to bad. I will post the location after I get it scanned.

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  5. I like this drum sound but I don't have manual

    How "insert" works...?
    So I want a scanned PDF,too

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  6. How to insert works..


    insert only use song mode.

    if you want insert address"04",

    choose number04 and push insert button.

    next put in Pattern number.

    At the end push ">" button.


    sorry about cheap english..:)

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  7. ENJOY!
    http://www.hammond-organ.com/_vti_bin/shtml.dll/product_support/DPM-48.htm

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  8. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131091697432?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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