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Yamaha SY35 Vector Synthesizer

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Vector Synthesis Controls Dual Tone Extraordinary Expressive Power


Dual Synthesis Systems

It incorporates two essentially different synthesis systems: AWM and FM. AWM- "Advanced Wave Memory"- is a sampling technology that allows high-fidelity reproduction of digitally recorded "live" sound. FM is Yamaha's proven Frequency Modulation synthesis technology which is capable of creating extraordinarily warm, vibrant simulations of actual instruments.

Multi-Element Vector Voices

Either a 2-element or 4-element configuration. Each "element" is actually an independent sound or "waveform". A 2-element voice combines one AWM and one FM waveform, while a 4-element voice combines two waveforms of each type. Vector control allows the 2 or 4 different waveforms in a voice to be blended and detuned in a variety of ways- manually or automatically.
Vectors Control Level or Detune

The SY35 vector control can be used to control either level or detune along the vertical axis if a 2-element voice is selected, or along both the vertical and horizontal axes if a 4-element voice is selected.

In-depth or Instant Voice Editing

Program complex amplitude envelopes for each element from scratch, choose from a range of preset generic envelopes that can later be edited for fine control, or simply use the original envelopes that are included with each of the SY35's 384 internal waveforms. A range of other voice editing parameters give you extensive control if you want to get serious about programming.

Dynamic Vectors

Real-time manual vector control means unprecedented expressive freedom, while dynamic vectors that play automatically whenever you play a note on the keyboard.

128 Ready-to-play Voices

Although programming your own vector voices isn't difficult, Yamaha has provided a range of 128 superb preset voices that you can play right away with no programming.

Multi-timbre Mode and Built-in Drums

A Multi mode can be used to play several voices simultaneously via the SY35 keyboard, or create a range of exotic split keyboard effects. The Multi mode is also ideal if you want to control the SY35 from an external MIDI sequencer, since 8 different voices can be assigned to 8 different MIDI channels.

Stereo Output

Since each element in any voice can be panned to any position in the stereo sound field, you can create true stereo voices that will add a new dimension to your sound.

Built-in Effects Add Essential Ambience

16 effect programs including reverb, delay, early reflection, and distortion.

Large, bright 7-segment LED

Voice/multi number display is easy to read even in low stage or studio lighting.

16-character x 2-line backlit LCD

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, ROM, Vector synthesis
Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: ROM, Sine
ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
Osc Modulation: After Touch, Breath Controller, Envelope, Fader, Glide / Portamento, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Sync Hard
Oscillator Notes:
Vector Synthsis
FM and AWM voices
Built-in Drums
Envelopes: 4
Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Release
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Delay
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 32
Timbrality: 8
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches RAM: 64 voice / 16 multi
Patches ROM: 128 AWM / 256 FM
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
16 effect programs including reverb, delay, early reflection, and distortion.
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Aftertouch, Velocity, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Joy Stick, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, LED, Numeric, Backlit
Display Count H: 16
Display Count V: 2
Dimensions (WxDxH): 976 x 285 x 93 mm (3' 2-3/8" x 11-1/4" x 3-5/8")
Weight: 6.8 kg /15 lbs
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 4
DAC Bits: 16
Power: PA3: DC 10-12V 7W
Year Released: 1991
Manuals & Documents
MSRP List Price: $1295 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1150 - convert
Used Price: $200 - $300 - convert

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