Korg Z3 Guitar Synthesizer

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    In 1989 Korg relased the Z3 Guitar Synthesizer. It consisted of a 19 inch 1U rack coupled with their 24 pin Z3D guitar synthesizer driver for connecting to a guitar of the player's choosing. The synthesizer can also be used as a standalone multitimbral synthesizer. Its synth engine is an FM based unit that is also on the Korg's DS8 and 707 synthesizers as well as the Yamaha DX11 and TX81Z synthesizers.

    The Z3 has two operating modes. Mode A is a simple plug and play the sounds mode, while Mode B offers more advanced programming and editing of the sound engine and how the guitar controller controls external MIDI synths and other MIDI gear. The unit can also act as a multimbral sound module with the play back of 6 sounds.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Frequency Modulation
    Oscillators: 4
    Waveforms: Sine
    Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, LFO, Pedal
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: Initional Level, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Hold, Release
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 6
    Timbrality: 6
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
    Patches RAM: 128
    Patches ROM: 128
    Storage: Internal
    Case: Rack
    Rack Size: 19", 1U, Full
    Controls: Buttons, Mod - Wheel 2, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Pedal - Control
    Display Type: LED, Numeric, Backlit
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 482 x 332.5 x 44 mm
    Weight: 4.5 kg
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 5
    Inputs: 1 x 1/4"
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
    CV Ports: DIN
    Control Features: FC-6 Optional Foot Controller
    Power: 24 w
    Year Released: 1989
    Manuals & Documents
    Used Price: $174-$299 - convert
    YouTube Videos
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