Thursday, June 25, 2009

YAMAHA SY-35 vector synth

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"YAMAHA SY 35 Digital Vector Synth plus a very rare 64k RAM Card (new internal card battery installed), the original power supply, and a sound editor disk (for PC and Mac / a $29.95 value)

Dual Synthesis Systems
It incorporates two essentially different synthesis systems: AWM and FM. AWM- "Advanced Wave Memory"- is a sampling technology that allows high-fidelity reproduction of digitally recorded "live" sound. FM is Yamaha's proven Frequency Modulation synthesis technology which is capable of creating extraordinarily warm, vibrant simulations of actual instruments.

Multi-Element Vector Voices
Either a 2-element or 4-element configuration. Each "element" is actually an independent sound or "waveform". A 2-element voice combines one AWM and one FM waveform, while a 4-element voice combines two waveforms of each type. Vector control allows the 2 or 4 different waveforms in a voice to be blended and detuned in a variety of ways- manually or automatically.

Vectors Control Level or Detune
The SY35 vector control can be used to control either level or detune along the vertical axis if a 2-element voice is selected, or along both the vertical and horizontal axes if a 4-element voice is selected.

In-depth or Instant Voice Editing
Program complex amplitude envelopes for each element from scratch, choose from a range of preset generic envelopes that can later be edited for fine control, or simply use the original envelopes that are included with each of the SY35's 384 internal waveforms. A range of other voice editing parameters give you extensive control if you want to get serious about programming.

Dynamic Vectors
Real-time manual vector control means unprecedented expressive freedom, while dynamic vectors that play automatically whenever you play a note on the keyboard.

128 Ready-to-play Voices
Although programming your own vector voices isn't difficult, Yamaha has provided a range of 128 superb preset voices that you can play right away with no programming.

Multi-timbre Mode and Built-in Drums
A Multi mode can be used to play several voices simultaneously via the SY35 keyboard, or create a range of exotic split keyboard effects. The Multi mode is also ideal if you want to control the SY35 from an external MIDI sequencer, since 8 different voices can be assigned to 8 different MIDI channels.

Stereo Output
Since each element in any voice can be panned to any position in the stereo sound field, you can create true stereo voices that will add a new dimension to your sound.

Built-in Effects Add Essential Ambience
16 effect programs including reverb, delay, early reflection, and distortion.

Large, bright 7-segment LED
Voice/multi number display is easy to read even in low stage or studio lighting.
16-character x 2-line backlit LCD
The display is easy on the eyes.
MIDI Connectors In, Out, Thru.
Keyboard 61 keys, initial and after touch response
Tone Generators AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) and FM (Frequency Modulation)
Internal Memory Wave ROM: 128 preset AWM and 256 preset FM waveforms Preset Voice ROM: 64 preset voices Internal Voice RAM: 64 user voices Preset Multi ROM: 16 Multi setups Internal Multi RAM: 16 Multi setups
External Memory Voice and Multi data: MCD64 or MCD32 memory cards- write and read
Play Modes Voice, Multi
DSP Effects 16 effect types
Displays 16-character x 2-line backlit LCD 7-segment 2-digit LED display
Controls Volume, Vector Control, Pitch Bend, Modulation
Keys and Switches Power: Vector Play On/Off, Level/ Detune; Page (Left Arrow) and (Right Arrow); Mode Voice and Multi; -1/ No and +1/Yes; Edit/ Utility/ Compare; Store; Internal, Card, Preset; Bank 1-8 (Voice Common and Vector; Element Tone and Envelope; Multi; Utility Recall, Setup and MIDI); Number/ Multi Part Select 1-8 (Element Select A-D, Element On/ Off A-D).
Connectors DC 10V-12V In; Phones; Output L/Mono and R, Foot Volume, Sustain.
Power Requirements/ Consumption DC 10-12V/7W (with PA3 AC adaptor)
Dimensions W/D/H 976 x 285 x 93 mm (3' 2-3/8" x 11-1/4" x 3-5/8")
Weight 6.8 kg (15 lbs)

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Winning bid: US $72.76