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Technics SX-WSA1R

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    Description
    The Technics SX-WSA1R puts you at the controls. Nearly all modeling parameters can be accessed in realtime by using various easy-to-operate controllers such as the Pitchbend and Modulation wheels, Realtime Controller, Realtime Creator, Key Touch and more. The Realtime Creator and Realtime Controller each allow you to control 2 parameters at one time (X-Y axes). The Realtime Creator knob maintains the last set position, while the Realtime Controller returns to its neutral position. In addition, up to six sets of parameters can be stored for each sound, allowing rapid assignment to the Realtime Creator or Realtime Controller! This makes it possible to control, for example, where you strike the drum surface, the mouthpiece angle on a flute, or the embouchure of a trumpet. These controllers give you the freedom to fully express yourself in your music. At last, your creativity is limited only by the imagination.

    Sounds that are out of this world:

    The Technics SX-WSA1R also gives you the power to create a virtually unlimited range of instrument sounds. For the first time, you're no longer restricted by the sound sets in your instrument. Imagine, you now have full control over the parameters for the driver and resonator. This lets you form unique combination sounds like a tom-tom "fusing" into a chopper bass, or a guitar with a flute resonator. Sounds can be "crossfaded" by key or velocity. Even more astonishing, you can construct virtual instruments that cannot be built in reality. Now, that's really out of this world!

    With all these creative possibilities offered by the WSA-1R:

    It would be a shame not to have sufficient polyphony. That's why this synthesizer features not one, but 64-note polyphony—the culmination of Technics' outstanding achievements in advanced LSI research. With 64-note polyphony, you have all you need fully orchestrate your music.

    More outstanding features:

    The Technics WSA-1R features a large graphic LCD screen which makes its operation both intuitive and extremely user-friendly. The 16-track, 47,000 note Sequencer includes some graphical editing capability. There are two MIDI ports (IN/OUT/THRU) to allow you to make the most of the 32 MIDI parts available (32-part multi-timbral), and there are four line-level outputs (two stereo pairs) to get it all to tape or the PA. If all that isn't enough, there is an optional Output Expansion Board which provides four additional line-level outputs and an S/PDIF digital coaxial output. An optional Wave Expansion Board will provide you with access to even more driver sources. Acoustic Modeling, Real-time control, and 64-note polyphony, a 16-track Sequencer with enough MIDI parts and outputs to make the most of it. A large, graphical LCD screen to tie it all together in one powerful, easy to use package, Technics is all you need.

    SX-WSA1R:

    Acoustic Modeling Synthesis (PCM waveform driver with DSP Modeling resonator)

    64-Note Polyphony

    Large graphic display (320 x240 dot)

    Drum kit edit by Acoustic Modeling Synthesis

    Controller: Realtime Creator

    Preset sounds: 256 sounds, 128 combinations

    User sounds: 256 sounds, 128 combinations
    Remap function

    Digital Drawbars

    Pitch, filter, amplitude with individual envelope and LFOs

    DSP effects: 3 blocks, 43 algorithms (plus 12 algorithms in REV block)

    2 sets of MIDI terminals

    GM compatibility

    SMF direct play


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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Resonators, ROM
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 4
    Waveforms: ROM
    Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, LFO, Velocity
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters
    Filters: 1
    Types: Comb, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, LFO
    LFO
    LFO: 1
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 64
    Timbrality: 8
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 256
    Patches ROM: 256
    Multipatches RAM: 128
    Multipatches ROM: 128
    Storage: Tape, Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    Effects
    + DSP effects: 3 blocks,
    +43 algorithms (plus 12 algorithms in REV block)
    Sequencer
    +SMF Playback from floppy disk only
    Case
    Case: Rack
    Rack Size: 19", 4U, Full
    Controls: Buttons, Joy Stick
    Display Type: LCD, Backlit
    Display Count H: 320
    Display Count V: 240
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 6
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    General MIDI: GM - General MIDI
    Production
    Year Released: 1995
    Year Discontinued: 1997
    Manuals & Documents
    Pricing
    Used Price: $299-$1549 - convert
    Shopping
    YouTube Videos
    References & Sources
    Related Synthesizers
    SX-WSA1 (1995)


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