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New England Digital Synclavier PSMT

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    A faster ABLE Model C processor based system, with a new 'Multi-Channel-Distribution' real-time digital controlled analog signal routing technology, and 16bit RAM based stereo sampling subsystem. The monaural FM voice card was doubled up and enabling software panning for stereo output was introduced.

    Velocity/Pressure Keyboard (VPK, c.1984): a weighted velocity/after-pressure sensitive musical keyboard controller, was introduced. This had a black piano lacquer finished chassis, a larger display, additional buttons and a silver control wheel.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Additive, Frequency Modulation, Resynthesis, Sampling, Wave Table
    Oscillators: *
    Waveforms: Additive, Sine, User Drawn
    Sampling: 16 bit, Gated, Loop, One Shot (Phrase), Multi-Sample
    Sampling Notes:
    Direct to Disc Variable 1 kHz - 50 kHz Sampling
    Envelopes: *
    Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Sustain Level, Release
    Filters: 1
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Portamento, Sequencer, Velocity
    LFO: 4
    LFO Parameters: Noise, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Key Sync, Phase
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 64
    Timbrality: 64
    Tuning: Atonal, Micro, Standard
    Modes: Polyphonic, Split, Unison
    Multipatches RAM: *
    Storage: Tape, Hard Drive, Internal
    Editing: MIDI, SCSI
    Case: Keyboard, Rack
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Weighted, Wood
    Rack Size: 19", Full
    Controls: Aftertouch, Modulation - Audio Input, Buttons, Pedal - Filter, Knobs, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Mod - Ribbon, Sequencer, Pedal - Sustain, Switches, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Numeric, Backlit
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, XLR, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo 3, Stereo 4
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
    DAC Bits: 16
    DAC Frequency Rate: 50 kHz
    Year Released: 1984
    Year Discontinued: 1993
    Design Notes:

    The original design and development of the Synclavier prototype occurred at Dartmouth College with the collaboration of Professor Jon Appleton, Professor of Digital Electronics, Sydney A. Alonso, and Cameron Jones, a software programmer and student at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering.
    Manuals & Documents
    MSRP List Price: $300,000 - convert
    Used Price: $5000 - $15,000 - convert
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