Cheetah MS800 Digital Wave Synthesizer

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    Description
    The Cheetah MS800 Digital Wave Synthesizer was a digital rack mountable synthesizer module from UK company Cheetah released in 1989. Considered a very affordable synthesizer sound module, the unit offered 4 oscillators per voice with 256 factory preset sounds using a a variety of on board samples.Unfortunately for the user the interface made the unit difficult to program from the front panel. The savvy user would do well with a software editor or sysex box.Another feature the MS800 offered was a primitive way of doing wave sequencing similar to the Korg Wavestation but more so like the commodore 64 method from the late 1980's.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM, Wave Table
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 4
    Waveforms: ROM, Wave Table
    ROM Resolution: 12 bit
    Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Pitch Wheel, Velocity
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 15
    Timbrality: 16
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 99
    Patches ROM: 99
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    Case
    Case: Desktop, Rack
    Rack Size: 19", 2U, Half
    Controls: Buttons
    Display Type: LED
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack
    Audio Output Count: 2
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Pricing
    Used: 1.25
    Production
    Released: 1989
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