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Alesis DG8 64 Voice Expandable Digital Grand Piano

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Alesis' new DG8 64 Voice Expandable Digital Grand Piano combines Alesis' renowned synthesizer technology with the great sound of our award-winning studio monitor speakers and amplification tools. The result is a powerful, all-in-one keyboard performance machine that's perfect for everyone from beginning pianists to professional performers. The stars of the DG8's sound set are its excellent true stereo piano varieties - it is the first instrument to contain 3 different high quality stereo 48kHz linear piano samples. Within its 88 preset programs are everything from dark-toned classical grands to bright pianos for rock, jazz and pop. You'll also find a wide selection of electric and pipe organs, electric pianos, synthesizers and other keyboard instrument sounds for every application. A collection of other instrument sounds, like strings and choirs, are provided to round-out your new compositions. A grand total of 24 megabytes of sound ROM are found onboard...much more than most other digital pianos and synthesizers. Plus, its true 64 voice polyphony ensures that you won't lose voices when voicing thick chords or sustained phrases. The DG8 is tri-timbral, so you can split the keyboard (i.e., play a bass line with your left hand while performing an organ solo with the right), or create and use layered sounds, like stacking a piano and a string sound on the same note. The DG8 also provides built-in effects like reverb, chorus and rotary speaker simulation.

The DG8's 88-key, fully-weighted, hammer-action keyboard is an advanced design that offers the feel of a finely-crafted acoustic grand piano. Every time you hit a note, a mechanism beneath the keys makes contact with the bottom of the key, just like a piano. Adding to its piano realism are three pedal inputs for sustain, sostenuto and soft pedal control, plus a separate input for a volume/modulation pedal. The DG8 also offers an expansion slot, allowing you to add new sounds to those provided in the DG8's internal memory using existing Alesis QCards. The DG8's built-in speakers and amplifier provide a blistering 100 watts per channel in discrete bi-amplified stereo. Together, the DG8's monitoring system sounds great and is more than loud enough for performing in small venues without additional amplification. It also features stereo inputs for monitoring external signals. For home and studio use, the DG8 has an optional attractive black-lacquer wood stand with built-in pedals (GS1 - $499)

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM, Subtractive
Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: ROM
ROM Size: 24
ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 48 kHz
Osc Modulation: After Touch, Continuous Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento
Oscillator Notes:
+ 32 MB PCMCIA ROM and RAM cards
Envelopes: 3
Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Envelope Notes::
pitch, filter and amp.
Filters: 1
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), Low Pass
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel
LFO: 3
LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Delay, Key Sync
LFO Notes::
pitch, filter and amp
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 64
Timbrality: 3
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Polyphonic, Split, Unison
Patches RAM: 88
Patches ROM: 88
Storage: Internal, PCMCIA
Editing: MIDI
Reverb, chorus and rotary speaker simulation.
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 88 keys, Weighted, Hammer Action, Plastic
Controls: Aftertouch, Faders, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Velocity - Release, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 16
Display Count V: 2
Dimensions (WxDxH): 54" x 5.25" x 18.5" / 1370mm x 133mm x 471mm
Weight: 80 lbs. / 36.3 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 4
Inputs: 2 balanced 1/4” TRS
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 48
Power: 110-220 VAC
Year Released: 1999
Manuals & Documents
MSRP List Price: $2,499 - convert
Retail Street Price: $2,299 - convert
Used Price: $750 - $1,200 - convert

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