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Yamaha SU200

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Presenting the SU200. The most power-packed phrase sampler in its class.Once you get your hands on its intuitive sampling interface, awesome effects, impressive remixing functions and realtime controllers, you'll be creating and mixing loops in no time - even if you've never owned a sampler before. That's because the SU200 is loaded with an outstanding array of features that make it easier than ever to create killer dance tracks. its amazing "LOOP REMIX" function lets you change the groove of your loops as you play them - ON THE FLY. And by simply pressing the "LOOP TR PLAY" button, your sample loops will instantly play back in perfect sync - regardless of their original BPM! if you've been wanting to lay down your own sample-based grooves, check out the SU200 and you'll agree - it's one HOT box!

Loop Track Play (Internal BPM Sync)

Only the SU200 allows you to synchronize playback of sample loops that are sampled at different speeds. Press this button and you'll be able to make the perfect mix just by muting and unmuting sample pads.

MIDI Clock Sync

Another SU200 exclusive! Connect the unit to an external MIDI clock source (such as Yamaha's RM1x music sequencer or CS6x synthesizer) and your sample loops will play back seamlessly with your sequenced tracks or argeggiated rhythms.

Loop Remix & Slice

Creating slammin rhythm loops has never been easier! Loop Remix lets you instantly create hot new variations of your sample loops, while Slice lets you spontaneously alter the groove of your loop. Best of all, both of these effects can be applied as the loop is playing, allowing you to "improve the groove" on the fly. Never before has a phrase sampler offered such impressive realtime groove control.

Fat Resonant Filter

The SU200 features one of the fattest resonant filters you've ever heard. Assign a sample to this effect, tweak the frequency and cutoff knobs and make it scream!

44.1 kHs Sampling

The SU200 is the ONLY sampler in its class that gives you CD quality sampling-up to 40 seconds. If you need more sampling time than that, or if you're looking for that lo-fi underground sound, you can record at a lower sampling rate: 22kHz...11kHz...or all the way down to a grungy 6 kHz for a massive 333 seconds of sampling time.

Audio In

Not just a sampler, the SU200 makes a way cool effects box, too. Just plug an external audio source, such as a microphone, synthesizer or turntable, into the SU200 and assign the signal to one of its digital effects, or even the filter. Then use the Audio In pad to bring the external sound in and out of the mix.

Operation Made Easy

Unlike phrase samplers with LED displays (which show just a few characters of information at a time), the SU200 has a backlit LCD that displays all your essential information at once. At a glance, you'll know your current pad status, BPM, beat count and more. Plus the SU200's bright, red-blinking buttons cut through the darkest of club environments to let you know exactly which pads and functions are currently selected.

Teach Mod

Similar to ring modulation, Tech Mod adds a metallic synthesizer-like effect to a sample.


This button lets you set each sample pad to play back as either a gate or a trigger. Gate plays back a sample only while the pad is held down. Trigger plays back a sample continuously until the pad is pressed again.

Ribbon Controller & Scratch

The Ribbon Controller gives you realtime control over the currently selected effect. By pressing the SCRATCH button, you?ll be able to play a sample back and forth on the ribbon as if you were scratching a record.


Press this button to play a sample backwards. You can toggle between Normal and Reverse playback even while a sample is looping! Great for an on-the-fly remix effect.

Sample Editing Buttons

...start point, end point, point clear and delete extract... These buttons allow you to edit the length of your samples quickly and easily. As a sample plays back, simply press [START POINT] at the point you want the sample to begin, and [END POINT] at the point you want the sample to end. You can also enter in the point values using the data entry knob (Effect Control 1).

Resampling Function

This incredible function lets you mix together multiple samples into a single new sample. Acting essentially as a digital multitrack recorder, the Resampling function records all of your pad taps, knob tweaks and sample scratches as you play them. You can then play back your newly created sample and "overdub" more samples and effects on top of it by repeating the Resampling process.

Audio Sampling CD Included!

The SU200 is bundled with an audio CD loaded with cutting-edge beat phrases, drum sounds and bass lines. All the sounds essential for creating fresh techno and hip-hop tracks are packed into this one CD.

Control Knobs

Use these knobs to tweak the parameters of any effect you select in realtime.


This effect adds distortion to a lo-fi feel to produce a hardcore sound.

Tap Pad

Tap this button to conveniently set the playback tempo of any sample.


Use this effect to add echo to a sample. Delay time and the number of repeats can be selected using the control knobs.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Sampling
Oscillators: 1
Osc Modulation: Ribbon
Sampling: 16 bit, 5.5 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 44.1 kHz, Beat Slicing, Gated, Loop, One Shot (Phrase)
Sampling Notes:
896 KB RAM
5.5125 kHz, mono: 5 min. 33 sec.
44.1 kHz, mono: 42 sec.
44.1 kHz, stereo: 21 sec.
Envelopes: 0
Filters: 1
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Ribbon
LFO: 0
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 6
Timbrality: 6
Tuning: Standard
Patches RAM: 24
Multipatches RAM: 8
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
LOOP REMIX, SLICE, TECHMOD (Tech Modulation), DIST/LO-FI (Distortion with low-pass filter), DELAY, FILTER (Low-pass filter with resonance), SCRATCH, TIME
Case: Desktop, Module
Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Mod - Ribbon
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Dimensions (WxDxH): Width257mm (10 1/4") Height62mm (2 1/2") Depth210mm (8 1/4")
Weight: 8.0kg (1.76 lbs.)
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
Year Released: 2000
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] usa.yamaha.com
MSRP List Price: $599 - convert
Retail Street Price: $499 - convert
Used Price: $125 - $200 - convert

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