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Yamaha SY99 Multitimbral Music Workstation

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Description
The Yamaha SY99 combines frequency modulation synthesis and sample-based synthesis with a 76 keyboard, sequencing, dual SPX900 effects processors, and many other enhanced functions. The ability to mix two FM elements with two AWM elements has created one of Yamaha's most powerful synthesizers ever.

Features

AWM2 second generation 16-bit Advanced Wave Memory

Its equipped with an expanded ROM, offering 267 waveform presets for unmatched sample playback quality.

Expandable sample RAM

It allows samples to be received via MIDI Sample Dump transfer, loaded from disk, or loaded from wave cards.

AFM (Advanced Frequency Modulation)

It provides a dramatic boost in FM sound quality and programming versatility.

RCM (Realtime Convolution and Modulation)

It achieves a new fusion of sample realism and the expressive power of FM.

Versatile 1,2,3, or 4-element voice architecture

In addition it is equipped with complex envelope generators for extensive sample layering capability.

Advanced digital filters

The filters are for dynamic timbre control.

Generators

Multiple complex programmable envelope generators.

Dynamic panning

This is for enhanced sonic animation.

Programmable aftertouch

Plus assignable controllers.

Two internal digital signal processors

They provide 63 top-quality effects.

Sophisticated master MIDI controller capabilities.

Zoned aftertouch

It enhances expressive control.

Comprehensive display and data entry controls

The controls are for intuitive programming.

A multi-timbre mode

10-song 16 track sequencer with 27,000-note capacity, and built-in drums provide powerful production capabilities.

Dual assignable stereo outputs

External storage

Using 3.5" floppy drive and data cards.

Complete MIDI implementation

Accessories

XI693A000 - Chick Corea Demo Disk
SYEMB05 - Expansion Memory Board
MCD64 - data cards
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Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, ROM, Sampling, Subtractive
Oscillators: 14
Waveforms: Pulse, ROM, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Triangle, Wave Table, White Noise
Oscillator Notes:
12 FM Oscillators
2 AWM2 Oscillators
16 FM Waveforms
8MB AWM ROM
Envelopes: 20
Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Rate 1, Level 1, Rate 2, Level 2, Rate 3, Level 3, Rate 4, Looping
Envelope Notes::
12 FM
2 FM Global
2 FM Filter
2 AWM
2 AWM Filter
Filters: 8
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Notes:
2 Filters Element
Multi-stage
time-variant
self-oscillation
LFO: 6
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Delay, Freerun, Key Sync
LFO Notes::
4 FM
2 AWM
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 32
Timbrality: 16
Patches
Patches RAM: 64 voices, 16 multis
Patches ROM: 128 voice, 16 Multis
Storage: Tape, Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
Effects
2 SPX900 effects processors
63 types of effects
Sequencer
16 tracks
27,000 note capacity
99 patterns
10 songs
Chips and Operating System
v1.57 Final Firmware
Case
Case: Keyboard
Case Details: 73 semi-weighted keys
Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Velocity, Mod - Wheel, Mod - Wheel 2, Pitch -Wheel, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Pedal - Sustain, Pedal - Volume
Display Notes: LCD: 240x64 pixels, backlight,
Dimensions (WxDxH): 1254 (W) x 407 (D) x 120 (H) mm (4'1-3/8" x 1'4" x 4-3/8")
Weight: 19.6 kg (43 lbs 3 oz)
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Notes: Output 1 L/R 1/4" TR, Output 2 L/R 1/4" TR, Headphones 1/4" TRS
MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 48
Power: 120 V AC IEC Connector 3W / 220V
Production
Year Released: 1991
Used By
Chick Corea, Toto, Vangelis,
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] usa.yamaha.com
Pricing
MSRP List Price: $3,995 - convert
Retail Street Price: $3,800 - convert
Used Price: $500 - $800 - convert
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