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Yamaha PortaSound VSS-200

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The VSS-200 is one of three sampling keyboards in the PortaSound series, along with the VSS-30 and the VSS-100. It uses FM Synthesis to generate sounds and contained 100 presets. It can also record short samples using the built-in microphone, or via a line in on the rear of the unit. It is also possible to sample the internal sounds in order to process them with the DSP effects. Samples can be assigned to the melody (default setting), bass, and chord sections, allowing them to be used as part of the auto accompaniment modes. The VSS-200 has become a popular keyboard for circuit bending in recent years.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Sampling
Oscillators: 1
Waveforms: Sine
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Oscillator
Oscillator Notes:
+ FM preset sounds
+ Sample sounds
+ Re-sampling of FM sounds
Sampling: 8 bit
Sampling Notes:
+ 1.9 seconds sample time
+ 16 kHz sample rate
Envelopes: 1
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 6
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 1
Patches ROM: 100
+ Single Finger A.B.C., Auto Bass, Auto Bass Chord
+ Loop, U-Turn, Reverse, Echo, Fuzz, FM, AM, Level, Pitch
+ 10 rhythm patterns: 8 Beat, 16 Beat, Rock-A-Ballad, Samba, Bossa Nova, Tango, Swing, Disco, Waltz, March[
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 49 keys, Mini-Keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Buttons, Sliders, Arpeggiator
Display Type: LED
Weight: 5.94 lbs / 2.7 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
Inputs: 1 x RCA
DAC Bits: 8
DAC Frequency Rate: 16 kHz
Power: 9v DC / 6 x C batteries
Year Released: 1988
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Used Price: $75 - $175 - convert
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