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Yamaha VL7 Virtual Acoustic Synthesis

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    Virtual Acoustic Synthesis

    It creates a computer physical model of an actual instrument inside the synthesizer. The VA instrument has a sound-producing device. This can be either a Pipe or a String. This is sounded by a driver: a pair of lips, a reed or a bow. The sound is then passed through modifiers before going to the internal effects. Both the instrument sound and the modifier parameters can be controlled by the Controller section.

    Control of the instrument

    A large number of factors can modify the sound-in the case of a wind instrument, the player's breath and mouth and lips (among others) affect the sound. In the case of a bowed string instrument, the player's arm movements, expressed in bow pressure and velocity, affect the sounds. With a VL synthesizer, the following parameters of an instrument can be changed: pressure, embouchure, pitch, vibrato, tonguing, amplitude, scream, breath noise, growl, throat format, dynamic filtering, Harmonic enhance, damping, and absorption.


    A high degree of control can be exercised over the final timbre by using the 5-section modifier block: Harmonic Enhancer, Dynamic Filter, Frequency Equalizer, Impulse Expander, Resonator.

    A synthesizer that doesn't sound like a synthesizer?

    Changing a controller while a note is playing actually changes the behavior of the "instrument" and the way it is played.

    An unparalleled degree of control

    In addition to the velocity, aftertouch-responsive keyboard, pitchbend and modulation wheels, the VL7 has an additional control wheel (MW2), two continuous sliders, connectors for two foot pedals, connectors for two foot controllers, and a connector for a BC-2 breath controller.

    Playing imaginary instruments

    The VL7 supplies you with voices such as a saxophone mouthpiece attached to a trumpet body. The joy of Virtual Acoustic Synthesis is that you can experience imaginary instruments of this type, and express what you want to say in a musical way.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Physical modelling
    Oscillators: 1
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Breath Controller, Keyboard, LFO
    Oscillator Notes:
    + Self-oscillating Virtual Acoustic Synthesis
    + Harmonic Enhancer,
    + Dynamic Filter
    + Impulse Expander
    + Resonator.
    Envelopes: 1
    Filters: 1
    LFO: 1
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches RAM: 64
    Storage: Tape, Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    + 32-bit digital signal processor
    + Moulation: flanger, pitch change, distortion
    + Feedback delay
    + Reverberation.
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 49 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Buttons, Faders, Mod - Wheel, Mod - Wheel 2, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 240
    Display Count V: 64
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 2
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 16
    DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
    Year Released: 1994
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] usa.yamaha.com
    MSRP List Price: $2999 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $2799 - convert
    Used Price: $1300 - $1600 - convert
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