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Pearl SC-20 Programmable Percussion Synthesizer

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    The Pearl SC-20 Programmable Percussion Synthesizer is an 8 channel programmable drum synthesizer. It creates a wide variety of sounds from typical 1980s Simmons sounds to very strange electronic noises. The instrument features Pearl's DWAP Synthesis technology which stands for Digital Wave Analog Process. The SC-20 offer's 32 waveforms that can be further enhanced with analog processing.

    It is a hybrid sample based drum module with analog processing. There are 32 preset program drum kits available and can be overwritten for your own custom kit creations. The unit features 10 trigger inputs and can also be played over MIDI.

    It also features stereo outputs and 8 additional outputs as well as stereo headphone output from the front panel. The unit was designed to offer a drum module for Pearl's drum pads and percussion controllers but alternatively can be used with a user's choice of controllers and synthesizer and sequencer hardware.
    Type: Analog, Digital
    Synthesis: ROM, Subtractive
    Sounds Per Pad
    Sounds Per Pad: 2
    Sources: ROM
    Filters: High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 2
    Timbrality: 2
    Modes: Polyphonic
    Patterns User: 128
    Patterns Preset: 128
    Drum Kits User: 32
    Storage: Internal, Tape
    External Storage: MIDI
    Case: Synth Rack Module, 19" Rack
    Trigger Pads : 8 pads
    Rack Size: 19", 2U, Full
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Modulation 1/4" Jacks
    Display Type: Numeric
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 19 x 1 7 x 3-7/10 in.
    Weight: 15 lbs.
    MIDI / Sync / Trigger
    Audio Outputs: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 12
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    CV Ports: Trigger In
    Used: $122-$650
    Released: 1986
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