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Strider Systems DCS II Polyphonic Synthesizer

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The DCS II - Get ready to change what you think about polyphonic synthesizers

Look again at the photograph. You're viewing a new generation of synthesizers. The DCS II employs advanced digital technology to bring you (1) advanced digital control matrix (2) an astounding variety of functions unmatched in any other comparable synthesizer (3) complete memory of all functions and (4) single button recall of all programs. Remarkably, it costs less than any other synthesizer that even comes close to its capabilities.

First, notice the differences you see. No knobs. No sliders. Just a com-pact instrument with a clean, perfectly arranged control panel of push buttons.

These buttons put your fingertips in touch with an amazing variety of functions. The more you know about synthesizers, the more amazed you'll be with the versatility of the DCS II.

Imagine yourself with the DCS II at home or in rehearsal. Let your creativity soar as you command its unmatched versatility and flexibility. Explore the widest range of features built into any competitive instrument. When you find the sound you want, program ALL THE FUNCTIONS used in creating that sound with the touch of a single button.

Later, in the studio or on the stage, you can summon your creation instantly with the flick of a finger. A single button will activate both voices, the memory sequencer and the multiple function joystick.

Incredible? You bet it is. The DCS II packs more features into a com-pact instrument that is easier to use for both the beginner and the advanced synthesist. And it's all done through advanced digital techno-logy.

Here is a brief look at the most important features of the DCS II:

• Two polyphonic voices which can drive up to eight notes each, commanding a separate synthesizer module on each note.

• Each separate synthesizer module has three oscillators with mixable waveforms and modes such as ring, FM, noise source, multi-mode state variable filter, separate ADSR and modulation for oscillator, VCA and filter sections. • Single button, instant access to 48 voice patches. Sixteen are permanent presets and 32 are variable voice patches.

• A 256 note memory sequencer which drives one synthesizer mod-ule in either voice and has 16 memory banks. • A totally programmable joy-stick that can vary and set or just vary almost any combination of functions in real time.

• Single and/or multi-trigger key-board that will drive Voice I only, Voice II only, Voice I and II high/ low split at middle C, and a unison mode.

• Unlimited storage of memory on cassettes, with built-in interface. Compare these features with those found on any other synthesizer.You can come to only one conclusion. There is no comparison!

Strider SYSTEMS, INC. P. 0. Box 2934 Norman, Oklahoma 73070 (405) 360-5413

CalZone "Strongarm" Flight Cases are available to fit the DCS II

Technical Specifications
Type: Analog, Digital
Synthesis: Subtractive
Oscillators: 3
Waveforms: Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Square, Triangle, White Noise
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Glide / Portamento, Keyboard, LFO, Oscillator, Ring Modulation
Envelopes: 3
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters: 1
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, LFO
LFO: 4
LFO Parameters: Saw Down, Sine, Square
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 6
Timbrality: 2
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches RAM: 32
Patches ROM: 16
Storage: Internal, Tape
256 Notes
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 49 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Buttons, Joy Stick, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Pedal - Filter, Pedal - Volume, Sequencer
Display Type: LED
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 4
Inputs: External Sync Input
Power: 117-220V AC 75 Watts
Year Released: 1979
Year Discontinued: 1984
Units Made: 6
MSRP List Price: $2,495 - $4,995 - convert
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