DPM3 SE

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    Description
    The Peavey DPM3 SE is a 61 key, 16 voice multitimbral, velocity and pressure sensitivity, sample based synthesizer. It has a resonant low pass digital filter, 2 LFOs, a four envelopes and extensive modulation capabilities.

    It has 100 program memories and a 24 bit dual stereo effects processor on board. Additionally a 9 track real or step time sequencer.

    It has MIDI IN/OUT/THRU connectors and can load samples through MIDI Sample Dump Standard. Additionally it has a floppy disk drive and ram and rom card interface.



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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM, Sampling
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: ROM
    ROM Size: 4 MB
    ROM Resolution: 16 bit
    Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Pitch Wheel, Sequencer, Velocity
    Sampling: 16 bit
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 4
    Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Rate 1, Level 1, Rate 2, Level 2, Rate 3, Level 3, Rate 4, Level 4
    Filters
    Filters: 1
    Types: Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Pitch Wheel, Sequencer, Velocity
    LFO
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 16
    Timbrality: 16
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 100
    Patches ROM: 100
    Multipatches RAM: 4
    Multipatches ROM: 4
    Storage: Floppy, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
    Editing: MIDI
    Effects
    + Dual 24 Bit effects processors
    + 39 Algorithms
    Sequencer
    + 9 Tracks
    + Automation
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Metal
    Controls: Aftertouch, Velocity, Buttons, Sliders, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Pedal - Control, Sequencer
    Display Type: LCD, Backlit
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 4
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Pricing
    Used: $125
    Production
    Released: 1991
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Deepwatermusic

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The Peavey DPM3 was Peavey's first foray into making synthesizers. Depending on who you ask, it was either overrated or underrated. For the time the sounds were decent, but unexciting. Editing patches was straightforward but a bit tedious due to the lack of knobs and faders, but this was the bane of just about all synths at the time. 

I was excited about the news of this being released and was one of the first dealers to stock them. Hartley Peavey had promised the end of obsolescence. Hardly. But if you can find a working unit in good shape, they are an excellent buy.  

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