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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hohner HS1 Sampler Synthesizer

via this auction

"Up For Grabs Fully working rare vintage Hohner HS1 Sampling synthesizer with original manuals, made in 1987 identical to the Casio FZ1 except it’s a lighter colour these are very hard to find. Includes sample library of 33 floppy discs  This sampler features. Classic 16-bit sampling, ,analog filters, additive synth built in, draw your own waveforms!.

Surprisingly the FZ-1 also has a built-in synthesizer section. It uses digital synthesis employing both harmonic additive synthesis and waveform drawing. Basic waveforms available include sawtooth, square, pulse, double sine, saw/pulse, random waves and 48 harmonics.

Basic waveforms are available to put into the memory - these are basic analogue shapes that can be subject to filtering and amplitude modulation under envelope control - making the FZ sound like an old analogue machine even if you do not sample anything..."

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