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Yamaha V50 Digital Synthesizer

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The Yamaha V50 Digital Synthesizer is a MIDI equipped synthesizer utilizing FM tone generation. In addition to its synthesizer functions, the V50 features a built-in sequencer and rhythm machine, and can act as an all-in-one music production system.


FM Tone Generation

Sound is produced using FM Tone Generation technology (4 operator, 8 algorithm). One of 8 waveforms can be selected for the output of each operator, producing a wide variety of sounds.

16-Note, 8 Timbre Simultaneous Notes

In Single Play mode, a single voice can be played with up to 16 simultaneous notes. In Performance Play mode, the 16 notes can be distributed among up to eight different voices. In addition, DVA (Dynamic Voice Allocation) mode will automatically determine the maximum number of simultaneous notes for each voice.

100 Preset Voices and Performances

100 voices and 100 performances are built into permanent memory, covering a wide variety of sounds from piano to brass to special effects.

100 Voice and Performance Memories

100 voice and 100 performance memories are provided to store original creations.

8-Track 16,000-Note Sequencer

In addition to rhythm tracks, an 8-track sequencer is built into the V50. By recording musical parts track by track, an ensemble of up to 8 instruments can be built. Up to 8 songs (within a total of approximately 16,000 notes) can occupy memory and be played back in succession.

Rhythm Machine with PCM-Recorded Sounds

A Rhythm Machine with 61 PCM-recorded sounds is built into the V50. In addition to traditional drum kit instruments, the 61 sounds include ethnic instruments and synthesized percussion. These sounds can be used in synchronization with the sequencer playback.

Card Slot - Disk Drive

Voice and performance data, and data from the sequencer and rhythm machine can be stored on card or floppy disk. An MDR function is provided allowing system exclusive data to be stored from external MIDI devices on a V50 disk.

Micro Tuning

Tunings other than the conventional equal temperament can be used. Tunings such as Werkmeister and 1/4 tone are built in, and the pitch of each key can be programmed to create individually unique tunings.

Performance Effects

Three performance effects are built into the V50 - delay, pan, and chord. Four settings of each effect can be memorized.

Digital Effects

A digital effects unit is built in, providing effects such as digital reverb and digital delay. An effect can be specified for each voice or performance, allowing the user to use a digital effect as part of the voice or performance data.
User-Editable Power-On Character Display

A user specified greeting message can be selected to be displayed whenever the V50's power is turned on.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Frequency Modulation
Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: Sine, Wave Table
Oscillator Notes:
4 Operator FM
8 Algorithms
8 Selectable waveforms
61 PCM drum samples
Envelopes: 4
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Release
Filters: 0
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Delay, Key Sync
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 16
Timbrality: 8
Patches RAM: 100
Patches ROM: 100
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
32 types including reverb, delay, chorus, early reflection, panning, filtering, distortion, and combinations
16,000 notes
8 Tracks
8 Songs
Case: Keyboard
Case Details: 61 non-weighted keys
Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Notes: LCD: 40 x 2, Backlit
Dimensions (WxDxH): 1002(w) x 98(h) x 326(d) mm (39-1/2 x 36-7/8 12-7/8 inches)
Weight: 11.2 kg (24 lbs 11 oz)
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 48
Power: 120 / 220-240 V 50Hz AC
Year Released: 1989
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] usa.yamaha.com
MSRP List Price: $1200 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1100 - convert
Used Price: $150 - $300 - convert

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