February 10, 2023 I Anniversary

Ddrum Shares Statement on its 40th Anniversary

Ddrum is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023. In honor of the anniversary, the company released a statement thanking its drumming community for four decades of success.

The statement said its team “draws inspiration from its creative community as it looks toward an exciting future. At its core, Ddrum is a company of drummers for drummers.”

Ddrum began in 1983 as Clavia Digital Musical Instruments, which later became Nord Keyboards. Co-founders Hans Nordelius and Mikael Carlsson worked in the basement of their home to create the Digital Percussion Plate 1, the world’s first digital drum allowing for dynamic playing using sampled sounds. A year later, the duo launched an improved version of Plate 1 under ddrum alongside the logo’s signature red coloring and capability to play four sounds from an EPROM (erasable programmable read-only memory). What began as a basement project in the early 1980s has evolved into a full-line drum company

In 2005, Clavia sold Ddrum to Armadillo Enterprises. Since then, Ddrum’s collaborations with its sister brand, Dean Guitars, has allowed Ddrum to enhance the creativity in its USA Custom Shop with its customizable shell dimensions, finish and hardware options.

The company statement wrapped by saying, “Ddrum extends its heartfelt thanks to its community of loyal fans and followers over the past 40 years.”


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