Korg DS1H - Piano Half Damper Switch

Korg DS1H - Piano Half Damper Switch

Korg DS1H - Piano Half Damper Switch

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Korg DS1H - Piano Half Damper Switch

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This piano style, professional grade damper (Sustain) pedal offers half-damper action when used with keyboards that support half-damper control messages; those without half-damper support will receive standard, full Sustain from the pedal.

UPC: 603384015204
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Korg DS1H specs

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Package Weight 1.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 4.0 x 3.3"

Korg DS1H reviews

DS1H - Piano Half Damper Switch is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One excellent pedal!!! I have a korg Kronos 88 weighted keyboard. I had a cheap 5 dollar pedal that was very unreliable. Sometimes it would work, sometimes not. Long story short, i decided to spend the money on this korg DS1H -Piano half damper switch. I absolutely love it. It is tough and sensitive. a great tool in molding the sounds i can get out of my Korg kronos. very reliable. It is a bit big, and i can move around a bit, but there are many ways to set it on the floor so it doesn't slide. Velcro comes to mind. Like i use to make my guitar pedal board. The pros out weigh the cons. If you are looking for a pedal you can rely on for consistency and accuracy, this pedal does it. I highly recommend it .
Date published: 2012-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good pedal for Korg workstation The product is a potentiometer driven device which allows it to do half damper. I haven't had it long enough to know how long it will last. Seems to be well built, so I suspect it will last a long time. It has a nice long cord which makes it good for stacked equipment. Most other products have short cords, which means they don't reach. ...If you don't like it they are quick to give an RMA - no questions asked.
Date published: 2008-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best pedal for Korgs Very sturdy pedal, good weight for staying put, good feel, and has the half-damper capability that Korg can use. Worth the extra money over inexpensive pedals. One design improvement I would like to see is a jack for attaching the cable instead of a hard-wired cable. Then a simple cable replacement can be done when the original cable flexes to the point of going bad.
Date published: 2011-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent damper pedal-go beyond ON/OFF! If you have a Korg keyboard, you want this damper pedal. I have a Korg Triton Extreme, and it and any of the Triton line, and any Korg of a more recent vintage, up to and including the Kronos X, can use this half damper pedal. The pedal is heavy and well built and of just the right size. The bottom is covered with a thick layer of grippy rubber and pretty much stays put. If the floor is unlevel and only parts of the rubber are making contact, it can move a bit, but otherwise, I have had no issues with it moving about. The travel and height of the pedal is just right and it's a joy to use. And, more importantly, you definitely have more than ON and OFF states in programs where the damper pedal is set as an alternate modulation source (AMS). Any program with the piano body / damper effect in it (which digitally simulates the resonances from the piano strings when other notes are struck) will clearly exhibit a range of effect of the damper pedal. On the other hand, an organ or synth program will not--at least not by default. Despite the pedal sending back a range of values from 0 to 127, the sustain will turn on at 64 and turn off at 63. Period. There is nothing stopping you from editing a program or combi and putting the damper value in in some way or another in order to bring in more expression. In any case, don't expect to notice the half damper effect in any but piano or piano-like keyboard programs! The polarity of the damper pedal should be set to - (KORG standard), and it is important to calibrate the half damper pedal. In the Triton, this is a page menu command on the main Global page. You calibrate by choosing this command, pressing down fully on the pedal, releasing, and then saying OK. Finally, I will say that my first DS-1H went bad--or really, was bad from the beginning. In hindsight, I should have been suspicious when the max value shown on the calibration bar was different from calibration to calibration, and that it would jump erratically even when I pressed slowly and smoothly on the pedal. Or more fundamentally I should have been suspicious when it required another calibration in the first place. So, if when you get your DS-1H and calibrate it you notice that it doesn't reliably and REPEATEDLY start sustaining notes at half way, then you should send it back while it is still under warrantee and get a new one. The warrantee is only three months long, not a year, so make sure yours is good right away. If you don't notice any half damper effect even on piano patches, then be suspicious. Granted the effect is subtle, but it's definitely there and you should notice it when you listen carefully to the sustain as you gradually press down (or release) the pedal. Anyway, bottom line, this is a very nice damper pedal and is highly recommended if you own a Korg keyboard. Double check your manual to be sure it will accept a DS-1H, but it's very likely it will unless it is very old.
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exactly what it's supposed to. Since Korg keyboards like my Triton Extreme require a negative polarity pedal, I finally broke down and bought this one. What a difference! Not only no need to switch the polarity every time I plug in the damper, but this is much better quality than Yamaha's FC-4; heavier, smoother, and better non-skid on the base. Should have done it long ago!
Date published: 2010-03-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from There are Better Pedals This pedal works fine, but I was not impressed by it. It's variable range is limited, meaning the space between the on and off is small compared to other half damper pedals. I have a Roland and a Yamaha half damper pedal and both of them have a bigger variable range. Of those three, the Roland is the best.
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DS1H Damper Switch - Great Deal! I ordered this damper switch from B&H for my Korg Kronos and it works excellent. Works like a real piano damper pedal, gradual damping for variable sustain (as opposed to an 'off/on' switch). B&H shipped it quick, I got it within a couple of days. Best price I found online! Thanks B&H!
Date published: 2012-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best price on the web! The KORG DS1H Half Damper pedal, that I bought here @ B&H, is a perfect complement for my KORG XP10 keyboard. My order shipped quickly and was exceptionally packaged to avoid any damage. Very happy with my purchase from B&H - they had the best price on the web for this item!
Date published: 2016-08-12
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