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E-mu Systems Audity 2000 Synthesizer Module

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Aloha! And congratulations on your purchase of the E-mu Audity 2000. Audity 2000 is a new synthesizer/sound module with an array of new dynamic and rhythmic features not found in any other instrument. Audity 2000 was designed for live performance, so make sure to try out all the controller knobs on each preset. And as you’ll soon discover, Audity 2000 is a total kick to play.

Audity 2000’s sound set consists primarily of analog, noise and modern synthesizer waveforms. These sounds are rich in harmonic texture and are perfectly matched to Audity’s powerful filters.

Audity 2000 contains 640 ROM presets, 256 user presets and gives you the power to synthesize an almost infinite number of your own sounds. Audity’s flexible yet straightforward 4-layer synthesizer voices create sounds of amazing depth and power. Layers can be switched or crossfaded using key position, velocity, real-time controllers or any modulation source. Audity 2000 also contains 50 different, 12th order resonant & modeling filters which are used to shape and modify over 200 waveforms contained in 16 megabytes (MB) of ROM. Another 16MB of ROM sounds can be added by simply plugging in a second internal SIMM card.

64 modulation sources include three multistage envelopes and two LFOs per layer, as well as full MIDI control over virtually every parameter. The digital patch bay, with 24 cords per layer, lets you connect modulation sources to 64 destinations in any imaginable way. The patch bay also contains a set of arithmetic modifiers, letting you create complex synthesis models.

Audity’s revolutionary Rhythmic Pattern Generator/Arpeggiator can play up to 16 synchronized arpeggiator patterns at once using a different sound for each! Patterns can be edited using pattern flow commands such as: delay for 2 bars, play for 4 bars, hold for 2 beats and repeat. You can program or download 100 user patterns in addition to the 200 factory patterns.

Unique to Audity is its ability to control synth parameters as well as arpeggiator tempos from its internal clock (or an external MIDI clock). Up to 8 LFOs and 12 envelopes can be perfectly synchronized at different rates! Four front panel real-time controllers give you control over 8 user-selectable parameters as well as four arpeggiator functions. The real-time knobs can adjust multiple synthesizer functions at once allowing complex levels of control. Virtually every synth parameter in the Audity 2000 is controllable using the real-time knobs or by any internal or external control source. Six 18-bit analog outputs let you process separate sounds and integral effect sends externally. Returns allow the addition of external effects units without the need for a separate mixer.

Once you have created your preset, you can add richness to your sound using Audity 2000’s 24-bit stereo effects. You can choose a different effects setup for each preset from over 60 algorithms. Audity’s effects section is actually two separate effects processors with control over each wet/dry mix level. Effects Processor “A” contains primarily ambiance algorithms like reverb and delays, while effects processor “B” contains primarily spectral algorithms such as chorus, flange, phase, distortion, and delay. Effects can be linked to each preset or used globally to further enhance your sound. The S/PDIF digital stereo output lets you connect to other digital equipment, such as digital mixers or external effects devices.

Other features include multiple solo, voice assignment and performance modes for expressive control, user-definable alternate tuning, an extremely easy to use interface and, of course, an extensive MIDI implementation

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: ROM
ROM Size: 32
ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
Osc Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Sync Hard, Velocity
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Release
Filters: 1
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), 36dB Slope, Band Pass, Band Reject, Formant, Resonance, Parametric, Z-Plane
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Velocity
Filter Notes:
12th Order
50 different types
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Delay
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 32
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches RAM: 128
Patches ROM: 320
Multipatches RAM: 128
Multipatches ROM: 320
Storage: Internal
Editing: MIDI
Arpeggiator Patterns: 100 user patterns (32 steps each)
200 factory patterns, up, down,
up/down, fwd assign, bkwd assign,
fwd/bkwd assign, random.
Case: Rack
Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
Controls: Knobs
Display Type: LCD, Backlit
Display Count H: 24
Display Count V: 2
Dimensions (WxDxH): H: 1.75 inches W: 19 inches L: 8.5 inches
Weight: 6 lb., 14 oz. / 3.1 Kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo 3
Audio Output Count: 6
Inputs: 4 Submix, S/PDIF stereo (AES-pro compatible)
DAC Bits: 18
DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
Power: 90VAC-260VAC 50Hz-60Hz 25 Watch
Year Released: 1998
Manuals & Documents
MSRP List Price: $1,395 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1,300 - convert
Used Price: $150 - $250 - convert

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