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Korg DSS-1 Digital Sampling Synthesizer

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    Description
    In 1986 Korg introduced the DSS-1 Sampling Synthesizer as their first venture into digital sampling. The DSS-1 went further than just a sampler.

    As a sampler it was 12-bit sampler with fixed sampling rates of 16, 24, 32 and 48kHz. the maximum sample times went from 16 seconds down to 5.5 seconds at a rate of 48kHz.Also feature an auto-loop function with crossfade and back-and-forth looping.

    While still a synthesizer that retained much of the architecture of the DW synths previously seen, The DSS-1 also had onboard Additive Synthesis with 128 sine waves and also user created wave forms using the DSS-1 data sliders.

    The DSS-1 had a floppy disk drive for storage and MIDI IN/OUT/THRU. You could also play live audio through it's sampling audio input and process it through the filter and onboard stereo digital delay.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Additive, Sampling
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 2
    Oscillator Notes:
    12 bit samples and additive waves
    Envelope Notes::
    1 ABSSR envelope
    Filter Notes:
    12db or 24db VCF filter
    LFO Notes::
    1 LFO for modulation
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 8
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Paraphonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 32
    Storage: Tape, Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    Effects
    digital delay
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Buttons, Joy Stick
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 16
    Display Count V: 2
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 1171 x 436 x 123
    Weight: 18.5kg
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
    Inputs: 1 mono audio in
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 12
    Production
    Year Released: 1986
    Year Discontinued: 1989
    Used By
    Michael Crito, Jean Michel Jarre, Joe Zawinul,Paul Nagle, Steve Winwood, Jon Johnson
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.korg.co.jp
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    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $2,599 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $1,999 - convert
    Used Price: $100-500 - convert
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