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Yamaha Loop Factory AN200 Desktop Control Synthesizer

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    Description
    Underneath the hood of the AN200 is an analog physical modeling synthesizer that's capable of producing the incredibly fat resonant sounds of those enormous analog synthesizers of the 70's and early 80's. It provides all the essential sound building components, including 2 VCO's, 6 filter types, frequency modulation, pitch sync, VCO sync, filter EG, LFO and more! Plus it gives you a full 5 notes of polyphony (unlike the 2 notes found in most other physical modeling synthesizers), so you can play ultra thick chords by connecting it to a MIDI keyboard. Like the DX200, it's also equipped with over one hundred rhythm sounds and a 16-step analog-style sequencer for creating your own original dance tracks.

    Great Features

    Pumping bass lines, deep tribal rhythms, and liquid leads – it all comes together at the Loopfactory – AN200, SU200, and DX200.

    Here you'll find some of the most potent sound sources available for making slammin' dance tracks.

    Choose your weapon: wicked phrase-based sampling, hard and punchy FM synthesis, or thick and powerful analog physical modeling.

    In addition to their cutting-edge sound, these units are packed with intuitive sequencing functions, powerful effects processing and extensive realtime control capabilities for both live performance and music production.

    So go ahead, produce the wild, the bizarre – the Loopfactory will keep it under total control.
    AN200

    Don't be fooled by its size. Underneath the hood of the AN200 is an analog physical modeling synthesizer that's capable of producing the incredibly fat resonant sounds of those enormous analog synthesizers of the 70's and early 80's. It provides all the essential sound building components, including 2 VCO's, 6 filter types, frequency modulation, pitch sync, VCO sync, filter EEG, LFO and more! Plus it gives you a full 5 notes of polyphony (unlike the 2 notes found in most other physical modeling synthesizers), so you can play ultra thick chords by connecting it to a MIDI keyboard. Like the DX200, it's also equipped with over one hundred rhythm sounds and a 16-step analog-style sequencer for creating your own original dance tracks.

    Analog-Style Sequencer — Each step of a pattern can be precisely controlled with the turn of a knob. Change the pitch; gate time or velocity of any synth or drum note - on the fly!

    Realtime Morphing — Tweak your sound just the way you want and store it as a "Scene." You can create and use two different Scenes within a single pattern. The Scene knob lets you "morph" between the two sounds in realtime.

    Record Your Knob Tweaks — Free EG tracks let you record knob changes into your pattern. Using the bundled software editor, you can hand draw the shape of the EG on your PC screen.

    LFO — You can modulate the pitch of the filter with any one of the 21 different LFO waveforms. Use this knob to adjust the LFO speed.

    EG (Envelope Generator) — This group of knobs lets you set the attack, decay, sustain and release of the amplifier envelope (AEG) and filter envelope (FEG). You can control these envelopes independently or at the same time.

    Distortion — In addition to the four effect types common to all tracks, the Synth track has a dedicated distortion effect for creating hardcore synth leads.

    3 Rhythm Tracks — Three tracks are provided for you to build rhythm patterns using the 120 built-in drum, bass and percussive synth sounds.

    Portamento — Portamento makes the notes of the Synth track glide from one pitch to another.

    FM Depth —Tweaking this knob produces interesting variations in timbre ranging from subtle harmonics to harsh metallic sounds.

    Noise Level — As the name indicates, this knob adds noise to the synthesizer voice. Great for making percussive sounds.

    6 Filter Types!!! — A total of 6 different types are available, including 24 dB, 18 dB, 12 dB, band pass, high pass and band eliminate. You can apply the filter to both the synth track and rhythm tracks, and change the filter type during playback.

    LIVE PERFORMANCE — AN200 or DX200

    Take Control of the Floor

    No matter which one you choose to use the AN200 or the DX200 pack plenty of punch to keep the dance floor moving.

    One unit alone gives you everything you need to create original tracks for your next live venue, including a powerful polyphonic synthesizer and speaker-thumping drum and bass sounds.

    In addition to a wealth of realtime control knobs, these synths are loaded with a ton of features for the live performer. Slow it down, drop the bass, play it backwards, re-trigger the entire sequence as if it were a sample – mix your tracks any way you want.

    For even more variety, add the RM1x Sequence Remixer to your setup and you'll have 16 additional tracks of high-energy sounds and rhythms.

    An All-Out Assault — SU200 + AN200 + DX200

    Link together all the Loopfactory gear and you've got the ultimate live rig.

    Connect the units together via MIDI, using either the AN200 or the DX200 as the master sequencer. Whenever you start or stop the master sequencer, the other machines will follow in perfect sync.

    The AN200 and DX200 each give you over 380 patterns, which you can freely mix together without missing a beat. Add a turntable or CD player for some on-the-fly sampling with the SU200.

    Thanks to their small size and light weight, all the Loopfactory units can be easily placed into a padded shoulder bag and carried to the gig.

    Note: The SU200 does not have phono-level inputs. A preamp or turntable with line-level outputs is needed for the above connection.

    MUSIC PRODUCTION — High Quality Synth Module — AN200 or DX200

    Warning: These products are NOT toys!

    Inside each of these units is a full-blown professional synthesizer – a 5-note polyphonic analog physical modeling synthesizer equivalent to Yamaha's PLG150-AN plug-in board on the AN200, and a 16-note polyphony FM synthesizer identical to the legendary DX7 inside the DX200 (yes! A DX with knobs).

    When using either of these as part of a home studio setup, you'll definitely want to take full advantage of their powerful synthesis capabilities.

    If you are using a keyboard with a built-in PC serial interface, such as the CS6x, simply connect the DX200 or AN200 to the MIDI Thru port and use it as you would any standard synth module.

    Both units are bundled with exclusive editing software so you can edit the parameters in full detail right on your PC! What's more, you can use any of the voices from the growing AN1x sound library with the AN200 and any of the tens of thousands of DX7 voices available on the Internet for the DX200.

    A Kickin' Home Studio — SU200 + AN200 + DX200

    If you're serious about making dance tracks, seriously consider adding all the Loopfactory gear to your studio setup. After all, the secret to producing hot dance tracks – whether they be hip-hop, techno, trance, big beat or two-step – is being able to come up with wicked, ear-catching sounds that will cut through the mix. And with the phat analog sounds of the AN200, the punchy and twisted metallic sounds of the DX200, and the convenient loop mixing capabilities of the SU200, you'll have all the ingredients for a perfect dance mix right at your fingertips.

    Depending on your recording preference, you can compose patterns on each unit and synchronize their playback using an external sequencer such as the RM1x as the master MIDI clock, or you can record all parts directly into the RM1x using a MIDI keyboard at the top of the MIDI chain. With everything connected to a master mixing board, you'll be able to precisely adjust the volumes and EQ settings of each unit and record your final mix to a DAT.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, ROM, Subtractive, Virtual Analog
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Saw Up, Square, Triangle, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Ring Modulation, Sequencer, Sync Hard, Velocity
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Bi-Polar, Looping, Triggered
    Filters: 1
    Types: 6dB Slope, 12dB Slope (2-pole), 18dB Slope, 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Portamento, Sequencer
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked
    LFO Notes::
    + 21 waveforms
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 32
    Timbrality: 32
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 128
    Patches ROM: 256
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    Effects
    + 13 Effects: Reverb, Delay, Gate, Distorion, Ring Mod
    Percussion
    + 32 AWM Percussion
    Sequencer
    + 16 step sequencer
    + 4 parts per pattern
    + 256 Preset patterns
    + 128 User patterns
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Controls: Buttons, Pads, Knobs, Sequencer, Tempo Knob
    Display Type: LED, Numeric
    Display Count H: 3
    Display Count V: 1
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 338 (W) x 208.9 (D) x 51.7 (H) mm
    Weight: 1.6kg
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 4
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 16
    Power: DC PA-3B Adapter
    Production
    Year Released: 2001
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] usa.yamaha.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $595 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $495 - convert
    Used Price: $300 - $400 - convert
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