Donner D1 Drum Machine debuts at 2023 NAMM Show

At The 2023 NAMM Show, held April 13-15 in Anaheim, CA, Donner – makers of the B1 Analog Bassline Synth – introduced the Essential D1 Drum Machine, a 12-channel sample-based drum machine.

Donner D1 is a simplified drum machine designed for first-time beatmakers, a 12-channel sample-based box is said to put the focus on ease of use.

They say that it’s aimed at the entry-level market, “offering a simplified, yet inspiring user interface” and offers both real-time recording and step sequencing workflows.


  • Two workflows into one box
  • Color Coded UI Design
  • Vivid Graphical User Interface
  • Touch Knobs to Read Parameters
  • Versatile Sound Capabilities
  • Import your own samples

A show floor overview from Sonic State:

The D1 is expected to be released by the end of May 2023, priced at $249.

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