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JoMox AirBase99

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Description
The JoMoX AiRBase99 is not a dedicated vintage drum machine but a powerful, modern sound tool that features absolute authentic true analog sound in a state-of-the-art package. The AiRBase99 is a 19" rack mount (1 RU) drum module that offers all needed features of midi equipment and especially meets the sonic performance that you would expect from such a machine.

The sound generation is based on the JoMoX XBase09 which has become some kind of #+*#cult#+*# in recent years.
The AiRBase99 is able to produce 9 drum- and percussion sounds simultaneously. Actually, the AiRBase99 is an analog synthesizer! All parameters have a wide range, so that it is possible to create sounds effects, far ahead from usual drum sounds.

* Bass Drum

The bass drum is completely true analog generated. Featuring 10 parameters, most powerful killer-bass drums, ultralow subbasses down to 25 Hz, or tonal sounds like walking-bass-like sequences are right on your fingertips.

* Snare Drum

The true analog snare offers 7 parameters to create everything from nasally noisy character up to cutting-the-edge bangs.

* Hi Tom / Low Tom

To expand the range of sound again, there are two independent true analog tom toms with fat and powerful sound in the AiRBase99.

* HiHat and Percussion Section

The hi hat and the percussion section incl. clap, rim, crash and ride, is based on original vintage 6-bit resolution samples with true analog sound processing. This means powerful and cutting electronic percussion instead of polished hifi sound. Every instrument features four samples plus an additional analog noise generator: TR909, TR808, CR78, and the JoMoX natural sample. To create a wide range of unique sounds, the samples can be reversed and processed in various ways by a superfast true analog three stage envelope and a true analog resonant 2 pole filter.

* LFOs

The AiRBase99 features two LFOs with flexible routing capabilities to every important sound parameter. The LFOs can be synced. Add subtle sound nuances or drastic modulations to your drum and percussion tracks.

* User Interface

The AiRBase99's clearly arranged front panel has three lighted menu and two cursor buttons for easy and fast parameter access. The AiRBase99 can be completely controlled via midi. All parameter values can be sent and received as midi controller. To make editing the AiRBase99 really easy, mixermaps for the most important software sequencers are included. Besides that, there is an application for Emagic's universal editor software 'SoundDiver' available.

* Sound Storage

The AiRBase99 internal memory keeps 256 RAM and 100 preprogrammed ROM sounds for each of the 9 instruments plus the LFO settings. Makes a total amount of 3204 different instrument settings. These instrument sounds can be arranged in 1024 different drumkits, 256 of them in the ROM.

* Connections

There is a stereo output and a separately adjustable headphone output on the AiRBase99. Besides that, you have ten individual outputs, one for each instrument separately, including open and closed hi hat. So you have all possibilities for expert sound finishing in your studio.



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Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: ROM, Subtractive
Oscillators: 1
Waveforms: ROM
Osc Modulation: Envelope, LFO
Envelopes
Envelopes: 1
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Release
Filters: 1
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Knob, LFO
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 9
Timbrality: 9
Tuning: Micro, Standard
Patches
Patches RAM: 768
Patches ROM: 256
Storage: Internal
Editing: MIDI
Case
Case: Module, Rack
Rack Size: 19", 1U
Controls: Buttons, Knobs
Display Type: LCD, Backlit
Display Count H: 2
Display Count V: 16
Dimensions (WxDxH): 483 mm x 45 mm x 250 mm
Weight: 4 kg
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 13
Audio Output Notes: 1
MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
Power: 12V AC/AC
Production
Year Released: 1998
Year Discontinued: 2004
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.jomox.com
Pricing
Used Price: 560-888.30 - convert
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