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Solton Programmer 24

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    Description
    The Solton Programmer 24 is a programmable drum machine with 8-bit samples. It features a sequencer, and uses analog sounds for the bass-line and the solo synth. It also has a polyphonic string-ensemble and polyphonic organ both using a 3 BBD chorus. It was produced in Italy by Ketron in 1985. Separate outputs for the drums and the other parts.

    Features

    15 PCM PERCUSSIVE INSTRUMENTS.

    Accent. 8 Percussive sections with 8 separate volume controls. General volume control.

    24 PRESET RHYTHMS.

    Preset Rhythm On/Off. Rhythm operating functions: Start/Stop, Touch Start, Stop Continue, Slow-Fast Tempo control.

    FILL IN

    24 pre-selected Fill In variations activated by manual (or pedal) switch.

    MANUAL DRUMS

    16 keys of the keyboard are provided for Drum programming and live playing.

    DISPLAY

    Digital indications of all the Programmer 24S functions: Tempo, Pattern, Song, Preset Rhythm, MIDI, Tape Interface.

    PATTERN

    Up to 64 Patterns available. Programming functions are: Clear, Time-Number of Bars, Record, Error Correct, Instrument Clear. Programming mode: Real Time Step by Step.

    SONG

    Up to 63 Songs (Chains of Patterns or Preset Rhythms). Up to 89 Patterns are assignable to each of the 63 Songs. Song functions: Record, Clear, Fill In Mode.

    SONG FILL IN MODE

    Up to 8 different Fill In measures assignable to a single Pattern or Preset Rhythm.

    ARRANGER

    48 Arrangements divided in 2 groups: A and B. Accompaniment sections: Piano, Guitar, Brass, Accordion, Banjo, Clarinet, Flute, Synt. Separate volume controls for each section. Auto Bass and Memory functions. BASS: Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Synt. Bass, Tuba. 3 operating functions: Auto Bass, Manual Bass, Pedal Bass. Sustain and volume controls.

    PATTERN SEQUENCER

    2 track monophonic Sequencer. Free programming of Bass and Piano (or Synt) solo lines. Up to 1200 notes (approx.) available on each track. Real Time or Step by Step programming.

    SONG CHORD SEQUENCER

    1 track polyphonic sequencer. Up to 4000 notes available. Chords or harmonies may be programmed in Real Time to form a complete Song. The Status of the various Accompaniment controls may be memorized together with the Chord sequence.

    ORGAN

    3 Flute voices: 8', 4', 2'. Volume control.

    STRINGS

    Cello, Violin. Volume control. TUNE: General Pitch control

    TRANSPOSER

    1 Octave key transposer for the who-le Automatic Accompaniment VOLUME PEDAL: General Volume control

    FOOTSWITCHES

    4 Switches on the Volume Pedal. Left switches: Minor and Minor 7th Chords; Right switches: 7th Chords and Start/Stop.

    TAPE INTERFACE

    Save. Load. Verify. ldentif Ica tion of the single Save operation.

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    Architecture
    Type: Analog, Digital
    Synthesis: Sampling, Subtractive
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 5
    Oscillator Notes:
    + Digital percussion
    + Analog poly strings
    + Analog poly organ
    + Mono analog bass
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 32
    Timbrality: 4
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 8
    Patches ROM: 15
    Storage: Internal, Tape
    Percussion
    Yes
    Sequencer
    Yes
    Chips and Operating System
    CEM3350, SSM204
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 32 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Sliders, Sequencer
    Display Type: LED, Numeric
    Display Count H: 3
    Display Count V: 1
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo 2, Stereo 3, Stereo 4
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
    DAC Bits: 8
    Production
    Year Released: 1985
    Manuals & Documents
    Pricing
    Used Price: $250 - $300 - convert
    Shopping
    YouTube Videos
    References & Sources
    Related Synthesizers
    SM-100 (1985)
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