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Casio CZ-1000


MIDI-interface: 0
MIDI-channel: 1
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 32,

Casio CZ-1000



Specifications:
Polyphony - 8 notes (8 oscillators)
Oscillators - Digital Phase Distortion Synthesis (sine, saw, square, pulse, resonance, double-sine, saw-pulse)
#Instruments - 4 part multitimbral
DCW - 8-stage envelope generators with level and rate controls with Key Follow (Adjusts Phase Angle)
DCA - 8-stage envelope generators with level and rate controls with Key Follow (Adjusts Volume)
Keyboard - 49 keys
Memory - 16 preset, 16 internal and 16 cartridge patches
Control - YES
Date Produced - 1985

 
Casio FZ-1


MIDI-interface: 2
MIDI-channel: 16
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Jasper 3
Audio channels: ,

Casio FZ-1



Specifications:
Polyphony - 8 voices
Sampler - 16-bit, 9kHz - 36kHz variable sample rate; Sample-time: 58 seconds max. at 9kHz, 14.5 seconds at 36kHz
Effects - None
Filter - DCF 8-stage Filter
Keyboard - 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch
Memory - 1MB internal, 3.5"HD
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1987

 
Casio VZ-1


MIDI-interface: 3
MIDI-channel: 7
MIDI-OUT channel: 7
Placement: Jasper 3
Audio channels: ,

Casio VZ-1



Specifications:
Polyphony - 16 voices
Multitimbral - 8 parts duo-phonic
Oscillators - 8 iPD Modules across 4 Pairs
Waveforms - 1 sine, 5 saw, 1 noise, 1 noise + sine
LFO - 2 LFO generators for Tremelo and Pitch
Filter - No Filter
Envelope - 9x 8-stage envelopes (8 amp, 1 global pitch)
Arpeg/Seq - None
Keyboard - 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch, 3 wheels
Memory - 64 preset patches, 64 user patches, 64 patch external cartridge (via RC-100 ROM card)
Control - MIDI In, Out and Thru
Date Produced - 1988 - 1991

 
DSI Poly Evolver


MIDI-interface: 3
MIDI-channel: 12
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Jasper 2
Audio channels: 37, 38

DSI Poly Evolver



Specifications:
Polyphony - 4 voices
Oscillators - 16 (4 per voice):
2 digitally controlled analog oscillators (DCOs) with selectable sawtooth, triangle, saw/triangle mix, and pulse waves (with pulse-width modulation), and hard sync;

2 digital wavetable oscillators with Prophet VS waves and wave sequencing capability, FM and ring modulation.

White noise generator.
LFO - 16 total:
4 LFOs per voice, with sawtooth, triangle, ramp, pulse, and random waves. Each LFO can be routed to any destination in the matrix. Can sync to MIDI clock.
Filter - 2 Low-pass filters per voice: 1 analog Curtis filter per channel, selectable 2- and 4-pole operation (self-resonating in 4-pole mode) and ADSR envelope generator.

2 digital 4-pole Highpass filters per voice.
VCA - 1 analog VCA per voice with ADSR envelope generator
Arpeg/Seq - Four 16 x 4 analog-style step sequencers that syncs to MIDI clock.
Keyboard - 5-octave, semi-weighted action keyboard with velocity and aftertouch.
Effects - Digital delays: 3 separate, syncable, stereo delay lines.

Dual (left and right channel) tunable feedback loops with "Grunge": use feedback as a pitched sound source.

Distortion! Digital, one for each channel, can be placed before or after analog electronics; and "Output Hack."

Separate Glide per oscillator.
Memory - 512 fully editable Programs (4 banks of 128) and 384 Combos (3 banks of 128).
Control - MIDI In, Out, and Thru; Poly Chain; Pedal/CV1 and Pedal/CV2 inputs: responds to expression pedals or control voltages ranging from 0 to 5 VDC
Date Produced - 2005

 
E-MU XK-6


MIDI-interface: 3
MIDI-channel: 13
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Jasper 3
Audio channels: 33, 34

E-MU XK-6



Specifications:
Polyphony - 64 voices
Oscillators - 32 MB "X-Lead" techno Sound Set ROM (expandable to 128 MB), four 24-bit DACs
LFO - 2 per voice
Filter - 50 types of 6th- and 12th-order Z-plane filters
Effects - 24-bit dual stereo-effects processor with 29 reverbs types, 15 delay types, 8 chorus types, 7 flange types, 5 distortion types
Keyboard - 61 keys (velocity and aftertouch)
Memory - 1152 Presets (640 ROM, 512 RAM)
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 2001

 
Ensoniq EPS


MIDI-interface: 3
MIDI-channel: 1
MIDI-OUT channel: 2
Placement: Jasper 1
Audio channels: 27, 28

Ensoniq EPS

The best feature on this sampler is the possibility to use "Synthesized loop" which is a mathematical calculation creating a smooth looping of a sound. When applied to irregular sounds the end-result can create exciting sounds.

Specifications:
Polyphony - 12 voices at 52 kHz.
16 voices at 39 kHz.
20 voices at 31.2 kHz.
Multitimbral - 8 parts.
Sampler - Mono 13-Bit A/D input, 16-bit D/A stereo output. Variable sample rates from 52kHz to 6.25kHz; Sample-time: 5 seconds (52kHz) to 41 seconds (6.25kHz).
Filter - Independent dynamic digital filter per wavesample, multi-mode digital low pass or variable-width band-pass with many slopes
VCA - 6-stage envelope including envelope preset templates
Sequencer - 8 tracks with separate instrument, volume, and MIDI channel. 80,000 notes limit.
Keyboard - 61 keys (velocity and aftertouch)
Memory - 512 Kb (480 Kb to be exact) internal (expandable to 896 Kb w/ 2x expander, 2.1 Mb w/ 4x expander)
Control - MIDI, Disk Drive (800K double-sided 3.5" micro-floppy), SCSI (w/ 4x+SCSI expander)
Weight - 29 pounds (13 kilograms)
Date Produced - 1988

 
Ensoniq SQ1+


MIDI-interface: 3
MIDI-channel: 10
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Jasper 2
Audio channels: 37, 38

Ensoniq SQ1+



Specifications:
Aftertouch: Channel or polyphonic (via MIDI) routed to mod matrix (pitch, filter, volume, LFO depth, wave select/delay) Only responds via MIDI (keyboard does not support aftertouch)
Architecture Class: subtractive
Audio IO: headphone and stereo outputs
Audio Source: 167 (168 for KS-32) samples (16 bit) can be layered 3 deep. Wavetables can be played and modulated
Communication Interface: MIDI In, Out, Thru
Effects: 24bit dual multieffects processors (ESP chip, EPS-16 Plus algorithms), featuring reverb, chorus, flange, delay, rotating speaker, distortion, phasor. Effects can be modulated by performance controls (aftertouch, velocity, key, mod wheel, CV/switch pedals, MIDI CC)
EG: Dedicated 4 stage (4 levels, 4 rates) pitch, filter, and amplitude envelopes (with loop). Pitch and filter envelopes are also matrix mod sources (see aftertouch)
Expansion: patch memory card (SC and ISC series ROM or MC-32 RAM), SQX-70-S sequencer memory expander (58k notes)
Filter: Serial low pass and multimode (low or high pass) filters share 4 poles (i.e. 2+2 or 3+1)
Form Factor: 61 keys
Key Scaling: Routed to envelope time scaling, filters, mod matrix (see aftertouch)
LFO: Waveforms are triangle, sine, sine/triangle, positive triangle, positive sine, up saw, or square with delay. LFO can be a mod matrix source (see aftertouch)
Memory:
Multi Memory: Patch memory supports up to 3 sounds (multisounds) each
Patch Memory: 100 preset, 80 user, 160 cartridge
PCM Memory: 3MB (including 1MB piano)
Sample Memory: N/A
Sequencer Memory: 9k notes
Multitimbral: 16
Pedal Inputs: assignable CV (volume/mod) sustain and aux (sequencer start/stop, sostenuto) switch (TRS)
Performance Control: assignable pitch and mod wheels (see aftertouch), portamento
Polyphony: 32
Power: AC
Released: 1990
Sequencer: 8 track + 8 track song real or step time
Signal Class: digital
Velocity: Routed to envelope attack/level and mod matrix (see aftertouch) with 4 response curves

 
Korg MS2000B


MIDI-interface: 1
MIDI-channel: 1
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Jasper 3
Audio channels: 22,

Korg MS2000B



Specifications:
Polyphony - 4 voices
Oscillators - Analog Modeling Synthesis System: 2 osc. plus 1 noise generator (8 waveforms: sine, tri, saw, pulse, human voice and 64 DWGS waves)
LFO - 2 LFOs with sample and hold
Filter - High and band-pass (12dB), low-pass (12 or 24dB) with resonance and ADSR
Effects - 3 types modulation, 3 types delay, EQ, vocoder, 6 pattern arpeggiator
Keyboard - 44 keys with velocity (rack has 16 emulated keys, no velocity)
Memory - 128 programs
Control - MIDI (2-parts)
Date Produced - 2000

 
Korg Wavestation EX


MIDI-interface: 1
MIDI-channel: 3
MIDI-OUT channel: 8
Placement: Jasper 2
Audio channels: 25, 26

Korg Wavestation EX



Specifications:
Polyphony - Up to 32 Voices
Oscillators - Digital synth with 2MB ROM samples, Vector Synthesis, Wave Sequencing
Multitimbral - 16 parts
Filter - 1 LowPass filter per voice
Memory - 150 patches
Keyboard - 61 keys (velocity / aftertouch)
Effects - 2 onboard effects
Control - MIDI (up to 8 channels at a time)
Date Produced - 1990-94

 
Korg Z1


MIDI-interface: 2
MIDI-channel: 3
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Stand Mixer
Audio channels: 45, 46

Korg Z1



Specifications:
Polyphony - 12 voices
Oscillators - 13 synthesis types, Multi-Oscillator Synthesis System (MOSS) tone generator found in the Korg Prophecy.

Standard Oscillator
A standard virtual analog oscillator, this oscillator generates the standard waveforms typically used by an analog synthesizer such as sawtooth waveforms, pulse waveforms, and triangle waveforms. Wave shaping is available to add various harmonic characteristics to the generated sound.

Comb Filter
This oscillator creates pitched sound from noise or an impulse. It can create a wide variety of sounds—not only noisy sounds, but also sounds ranging from synth-bass to strings.

VPM (Variable Phase Modulation)
Korg's own first version of phase modulation synthesis, producing digital timbres similar to the phase modulation synthesis (marketed as frequency modulation synthesis) made famous by Yamaha's DX line, Synclavier, and their successors.

Ring Modulation
This oscillator simulates ring modulation, a popular feature of analog synthesizers

Cross Modulation
Modeling frequency modulation (FM) between two analog oscillators. See also VPM above.

Oscillator Sync
This oscillator simulates hard oscillator sync, a popular feature of analog synthesizers.

Organ Model
A drawbar organ emulation with 3 stops per oscillator, yielding 6 stops using both oscillators.

Resonance
Noise is filtered through multiple notch filters to produce noisy organ-like timbres.

Electric Piano Model
This oscillator is a physical model of an electric piano such as the Fender Rhodes piano. Programmable parameters for the hammer include hammer force, hammer width, and hammer noise. For the tone generator, programmable parameters include decay time, release time, overtone level, overtone frequency, and overtone decay. For the electronic pickup, programmable parameters include pickup position in relation to the tone generator (such as a tine).

Brass Model
This oscillator is a physical model of a lip-reed instrument such as a trombone, trumpet, or tuba. Programmable parameters include Inst, which selects a previously modeled instrument to specify the length and shape of an instrument, Pressure, which changes the force of air being blown into the instrument, Lip, which replicates the tonality changes caused by the shape and tension of the player's lips, and Bell, which modifies the shape of the instrument's bell and creates the relevant tonal changes.

Reed/Wind Model
The reed model is a physical model of a woodwind reed instrument. Programmable parameters include Inst Type (giving you the choice of various physically modeled instruments: HardSax 1, HardSax 2, HardSax 3, SoftSax 1, SoftSax 2, DoubleReed 1, DoubleReed2, Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute 1, Flute 2, PanFlute, Ocarina, Shakuhachi, Harmonica 1, Harmonica 2, and Reed Synth) and programmable reed characteristics.

Plucked String Model
This oscillator is a physical model of a plucked string instrument such as a violin being played pizzicato or a guitar. Programmable parameters include adjustable attack parameters, damping parameters, decay parameters, string parameters such as string position, string dispersion, harmonics parameters, and various pickup parameters similar to those on the Electric Piano oscillator.

Bowed String Model
The bowed string model is a physical model of the scraping of a bow across a string on a stringed instrument such as the cello. Programmable parameters include bow speed and bow pressure. The bowed string model emulates various elements of a bowed string sound, such as attack harmonics, providing a more detailed sound than a typical sample-based synthesizer would normally be capable of.


Date Produced - 1997

 
Novation Supernova II


MIDI-interface: 1
MIDI-channel: 9
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Jasper 1
Audio channels: 5, 6

Novation Supernova II



Specifications:
Polyphony - SuperNova: 20 voices, expandable to 32

SuperNova II: 24-, 36-, 48-voice models plus additional 12- or 24-voice expansion boards
Oscillators - 3 (sqaure, saw, variable width pulse) and noise
LFO - 2 with control of VCA, VCF & pitch; saw, square, tri, sample/hold
Filter - Hi/Low/Band pass, 12/18/24 dB/oct ranges, resonant self-oscillating filter with overdrive
Effects - Distortion, reverb, chorus, flange, phaser, delay, pan, tremolo, 2-band EQ, comb filtering
Keyboard - 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch (keyboard models only)
Memory - 512 expandable to 1,024 patches; 256 performances
Control - MIDI (8 parts)
Date Produced - 1998 - 2000

 
Oberheim Matrix-6


MIDI-interface: 3
MIDI-channel: 11
MIDI-OUT channel: 1
Placement: Jasper 1
Audio channels: 7,

Oberheim Matrix-6

The old road warrior. The best feature with the Matrix-6 is the virtual matrix, creating possibilities which normally a modular synthesizer has. Connect almost any parameter to another parameter creates good opportunities for creating great sounds. This one also has Frequency Modulation, which for analogue sounding synthesizers is not so common.

Specifications:
Polyphony - 6 voices
Oscillators - 12 DCO's at 2 per voice
Layers - Single / Split / 2-part Multitimbral
Memory - 100 patches, 50 splits
Filter - 1 lowpass resonant filter
VCA - 2 VCA + 3 Multimode Envelopes
LFO - 2 (plus 1 for vibrato effect)
Keyboard - 61 keys (w/ velocity and aftertouch)
Arpeg/Seq - None
Control - MIDI In/OUT/THRU
Date Produced - 1986 - 1988

 
Oberheim OB-12


MIDI-interface: 3
MIDI-channel: 10
MIDI-OUT channel: 3
Placement: Jasper 1
Audio channels: 3, 4

Oberheim OB-12



Specifications:
Polyphony - 12 voices (Dynamic allocation + User Voice reserve)
Oscillators - 2 per voice w/ noise & ring modulator (Sawtooth, Triangle & Square w/ WaveMix and FM)
LFO - Sawtooth, Triangle, Square, S&H noise
Filter - 2 multimode filters with Lowpass, Hipass, Bandpass, and Flat with serial/parallel configurations and up to 24 dB/octave slope.
Effects - Overdrive, Chorus, Delay, Reverb
Keyboard - 49 Keys (Velocity and aftertouch)
Memory - 256 user programs, 256 user timbres
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 2000

 
Roland Boutique A-01


MIDI-interface: 2
MIDI-channel: 1
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 50, 50

Roland Boutique A-01



Specifications:


Ultra-compact controller and sound generator
Highly portable for mobile music making
High-quality construction with metal front panel
Dual assignable ribbon controls for pitch bend, modulation, sound preview, CC, and more
MIDI over Bluetooth®
CV/GATE outputs for legacy analog/modular synthesizers
Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB bus-powered
192x40 graphic LCD screen
Built-in 0.5 W mini-speaker for real-time sounds
Compatible with optional Roland K-25m mini-keyboard
Bundled package with K-25m keyboard dock (A-01K) is also available

 
Roland Boutique D-05


MIDI-interface: 8
MIDI-channel: 1
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 0, 0

Roland Boutique D-05



Specifications:


 
Roland Boutique JP-08


MIDI-interface: 2
MIDI-channel: 5
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 16, 16

Roland Boutique JP-08



Specifications:
Compact recreation of the iconic Jupiter-8 synthesizer
Retains the feel, sound, character and user interface of the original
36 of the original synth parameters controllable from the front panel
Adds several additions not found on the original Jupiter-8, including extra waveforms, expanded VCO range
Chain mode allows two JP-08 to function as one 8-voice module
Highly portable for mobile music making
High-quality construction with metal front panel
Dual ribbon controllers for pitch bend, modulation, and sound preview
Battery-operated (4xAA) or USB powered
24 bit/ 44.1 kHz stereo IN/OUT USB audio interface
Built-in 0.5W mini-speaker for instant enjoyment
Compatible with optional K-25m keyboard unit

 
Roland Boutique SH-01A


MIDI-interface: 0
MIDI-channel: 2
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 17, 17

Roland Boutique SH-01A



Specifications:
Sounds of the classic SH-101 synthesizer via ACB tech, including bass, lead, noise, and sound effects
New Unison, Chord, and four-voice Polyphonic modes expand on the original’s iconic sound palette
Built-in sequencer with 64 patterns available to save and recall
Easy performance arpeggiator with three playback modes, note hold, and three-way transpose switch
CV/Gate output for controlling modular or vintage gear
Multiple sync options including internal and external MIDI, MIDI via USB, LFO clock, and trigger input
64 writeable preset patches for increased performance capabilities
Selectable advanced LFO with new waveforms and extended range of clock rate
Sends and receives MIDI control change messages via traditional MIDI jacks or USB
High-quality construction with metal front panel
Highly portable for mobile music making
Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB powered
Compatible with the K-25m Keyboard Unit and other optional Roland Boutique accessories

 
Roland Boutique TB-03


MIDI-interface: 8
MIDI-channel: 1
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 23, 23

Roland Boutique TB-03



Specifications:
Realistic recreation of the iconic TB-303 Bass Line synth
Retains the sound, character, and user interface of the original TB-303
Hands-on control over expressive parameters, including cutoff, resonance, envelope mod, decay, and accent
New features not found on the original TB-303, including four-digit LED display, overdrive and delay effects, MIDI, fine tempo control, and additional functions for pattern creation
Programmable via classic Pitch, Time, and Step write modes
Continue playing a sequence even while switching between write and play modes
CV/Gate outputs for controlling vintage analog gear and modular synthesizers
Dedicated trigger input to drive the internal sequencer
Highly portable for mobile music making
High-quality construction with metal front panel
Battery-operated (4 x AA) or USB powered
Control information can be sent and received via MIDI and USB
Built-in powered mini-speaker for instant enjoyment
Compatible with optional K-25m Keyboard Unit

 
Roland JD-800


MIDI-interface: 1
MIDI-channel: 2
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Jasper 3
Audio channels: 41, 42

Roland JD-800



Specifications:
Polyphony - 24 voices
Oscillators - ROM based digital synthesizer
#Instruments - 6 part multitimbral
Keyboard - 61 key keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
Arpeg/Seq - NO
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1991-93

 
Roland V-Synth


MIDI-interface: 4
MIDI-channel: 1
MIDI-OUT channel: 5
Placement: Jasper 2
Audio channels: 9, 10

Roland V-Synth



Specifications:
Polyphony - Up to 24 voices (depends on CPU load); 16-part multitimbral (12 when using arhythm kit)
Oscillators - Dual Oscillators: Three types:
1: Analog modeling (14 waves: SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SINE, RAMP, JUNO, HQ-SAW, HQ-SQUARE, NOISE, LA-SAW, LA-SQUARE, SUPER-SAW, FEEDBACK-OSC, X-MOD-OSC)
2: PCM/Variphrase (Preset waveforms + Sampling waveforms)
3: External Audio.
Sampler - Yes, make your own PCM samples. Sampling Frequency Internal: 44.1 kHz; Digital Audio IN/OUT: 96, 48, 44.1 kHz
Effects - MFX (Multi-effects): 41 sets; Chorus: 8 sets; Reverb: 10 sets; EQ; COSM: 16 types (OD/DS, W-SHAPE, AMP, SPEAKER, RESONATOR, SBF1, SBF2, COMB, DUAL, TVF, DYN-TVF, COMP, LIMITER, F-SHIFT, LO-FI, TB-FILTER).
Memory - 1 Project; 512 Patches; 999 Waves, Wave memory (RAM): 50 MB (When the unit ships from the factory, 32 MB of this is taken up by the preset waves.); PC CARD slot (Microdrive, SmartMedia or CompactFlash can be used with PC card adaptor.)
Keyboard - 61 keys (with velocity and channel aftertouch)
Control - MIDI In/Out/Thru; USB
Date Produced -
V-Synth: 2003
V-Synth XT: 2005
V-Synth GT: 2007

 
Roland V-Synth GT


MIDI-interface: 3
MIDI-channel: 6
MIDI-OUT channel: 0
Placement: Jasper 1
Audio channels: 1, 2

Roland V-Synth GT

A favourite synthesizer, althoug it´s intended to be a better version of the older Roland V-Synth, I still prefer the old one. It´s really nice to be able to take any wav-sample and convert it into a PCM wave-form and then apply all available filters. Time-stretching and formant-filtering by tweaking on the knobs can create previously unheard sounds.

Specifications:
Polyphony - Up to 24 voices (depends on CPU load); 16-part multitimbral (12 when using arhythm kit)
Oscillators - Dual Oscillators: Three types:
1: Analog modeling (14 waves: SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SINE, RAMP, JUNO, HQ-SAW, HQ-SQUARE, NOISE, LA-SAW, LA-SQUARE, SUPER-SAW, FEEDBACK-OSC, X-MOD-OSC)
2: PCM/Variphrase (Preset waveforms + Sampling waveforms)
3: External Audio.
Sampler - Yes, make your own PCM samples. Sampling Frequency Internal: 44.1 kHz; Digital Audio IN/OUT: 96, 48, 44.1 kHz
Effects - MFX (Multi-effects): 41 sets; Chorus: 8 sets; Reverb: 10 sets; EQ; COSM: 16 types (OD/DS, W-SHAPE, AMP, SPEAKER, RESONATOR, SBF1, SBF2, COMB, DUAL, TVF, DYN-TVF, COMP, LIMITER, F-SHIFT, LO-FI, TB-FILTER).
Memory - 1 Project; 512 Patches; 999 Waves, Wave memory (RAM): 50 MB (When the unit ships from the factory, 32 MB of this is taken up by the preset waves.); PC CARD slot (Microdrive, SmartMedia or CompactFlash can be used with PC card adaptor.)
Keyboard - 61 keys (with velocity and channel aftertouch)
Control - MIDI In/Out/Thru; USB
Date Produced -
V-Synth: 2003
V-Synth XT: 2005
V-Synth GT: 2007

 
Yamaha CS15


MIDI-interface:
MIDI-channel:
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Jasper 1
Audio channels: ,

Yamaha CS15

The only pure analogue synth. In the beginning I just found this synth to be a little bit too lame, but I have come to love the fact that it has bandpass/lopass and hi-pass filters which is really a nice feature. Unfortunately the resonance cannot be turned into self oscillation, but there still comes a lot of nice lead sounds out of this little beast. It plays an important role in the track "Love Insurance" on the album "Freedom of choice".

Specifications:
Polyphony - Monophonic / Duophonic
Oscillators - 2 VCOs
LFO - One with triangle, saw and S&H waveforms
Filter - Two multimode (LP/BP/HP). Controlled by either or both ADSRs.
Effects - None
Keyboard - 37 keys
Memory - None
Control - Dual CV/Gate
Date Produced - 1978 - early '80s

 
Yamaha CS2-x


MIDI-interface: 1
MIDI-channel: 5
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Jasper 2
Audio channels: 29, 30

Yamaha CS2-x



Specifications:
Polyphony - 64 notes
Oscillators - AWM2 (Wave ROM 16 MB; 779 normal voices and 30 drum kits
Effects - 3 independent digital effects (12 Reverbs, 14 Choruses, 62 Variations)
Filter - 64 resonant 24 dB filters; hi pass and low pass
Arpeg/Seq - Arpeggiator: 40 patterns
Keyboard - 61 keys with Initial Touch
Memory - 256 preset, 256 user
Control - MIDI, TO-HOST computer interface
Date Produced - 1999

 
Yamaha CS6x


MIDI-interface: 2
MIDI-channel: 15
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Jasper 3
Audio channels: 11, 12

Yamaha CS6x



Specifications:
Polyphony - 64 voices
Oscillators - 4 osc: 16 MB AWM2, 479 waveforms; Multitimbrality 16 + 1(A/D) + 1(Phrase Clip) + 2(Plug-in)
LFO - 2 with saw, square, tri, sample & hold
Filter - 13 different filters and EQ: 4,3,2 Pole, Band-Pass (6 and 12dB), Hi-pass (12,24dB), Low pass (6,18,24dB), BPF wide, BEF 6.
Effects - Reverb: 12, Chorus: 23, Insertion Effects: 93, Insertion Effects for Plug-in Boards: 24, Master Equalizer: 4
Keyboard - 61 notes with aftertouch & velocity
Memory - 256 preset patches, 8 preset drum kits, 128 internal user patches, 2 internal user drum kits, 128 external user patches, 2 external user drum kits, 128 internal Performance banks, 64 external Performance banks
Control - MIDI (20 Parts: 16 parts + 2 Plug-ins + 1 A/D + 1 Phrase Clip)
Date Produced - 1999

 
Yamaha DX-7


MIDI-interface: 1
MIDI-channel: 12
MIDI-OUT channel: 6
Placement: Jasper 2
Audio channels: 31,

Yamaha DX-7



Specifications:
Polyphony - 16 Voices
Oscillators - 16 bit Digital 6 operator FM.
#Instruments - (1) Monotimbral
LFO - Sine/Square/Tri/SAW up/SAW Down/Random
VCA - 6 Envelope generators 8 parameters each
Keyboard - 61 keys (w/ velocity and aftertouch)
Memory - 32 Patches
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1983-87

 
Yamaha EX5


MIDI-interface: 2
MIDI-channel: 2
MIDI-OUT channel: 4
Placement: Stand Mixer
Audio channels: 18, 19

Yamaha EX5



Specifications:
Polyphony - 128 voices maximum
Oscillators - AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory) Synthesis, AN (Analog Physical Modeling) Synthesis, FDSP (Formulated Digital Sound Processing) Synthesis, Virtual Acoustic (VL) Synthesis
Sampler - 1 MB, expandable to 65 MB using SIMMs; optional EXFML1 Flash Memory Boards(4 megabyte each) add additional 8 MB; Mic or Line input
Arpeg/Seq - 16-Track Sequencer, 8-Track Pattern Sequencer; 30,000 note memory; MIDI clock sync, MTC (Midi Time Code)

4-Track Arpeggiator with 50 preset and user patterns
Effects - System - Reverb (12 different reverb-related effects) and Chorus (17 effects including flanging, phasing, symphonic, and others)

Insertion Effects - 79 additional effects like chorus, distortion and overdrive, amp simulation, auto wah, equalization, delay, reverb, and other effects via two independent effects units
Keyboard - 76 keys with 16 assignable zones, EX Key Mapping, initial and aftertouch response
Memory - 512 preset voices (256 preset+256 internal); 128 performance setups
Control - 2 MIDI IN, 2 MIDI OUT, 1 MIDI Thru; each 16-parts multitimbral
Date Produced - 1998 - 2000

 
Behringer Model D


MIDI-interface: 2
MIDI-channel: 2
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 13, 0

Behringer Model D



Specifications:


 
E-MU E5000 Ultra


MIDI-interface: 7
MIDI-channel: 1
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 35, 36

E-MU E5000 Ultra

Fitted with a Aztecmonster SCSI-CF-card adapter, with no need for any old crappy harddrive and no noise, and also being able to handle regular Windows FAT32 and reading wav-files makes this a perfect fit in the studio. It´s really easy to just move the CF-card beteen the synth and the PC and copy whatever samples needed on there without having to go through some slow transfer process which kills off the current inspiration.

Specifications:
Number of Voices: 64
Sound Memory: 16 MB standard, expandable to 128 MB
Output Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Main Outputs: 2 balanced 1/4” stereo jacks, TRS
Submix Outputs: 2 balanced 1/4" stereo jacks, (expandable to 10
outputs)
Output Level: 0 dBV nominal unbalanced, +6 dBV balanced
Output Impedance: 600?
Analog Inputs: 2 balanced 1/4" jacks, TRS
Input Impedance: 10K?
Input Gain Scaling: -16 to +30 dB
Data Encoding: Input: 16-bit, ??, 128x oversampling
Output: 20-bits
Digital I/O: AES/EBU, XLR connectors, (optional)
ASCII Keyboard: ASCII keyboard connector (optional)
MIDI: In, Out, Thru (optional 32 MIDI channels)
SCSI: 50-pin connector, active termination
Sample Rates: Analog: 48, 44.1, 24, 22.05 kHz;
Digital: 48, 44.1, 32 kHz.
Pitch Shift Range: +4/-6 octaves, constant sample rate technology
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +1/-1 dB
Dynamic Range: >100 dB
Signal/Quiescent
Noise:
>95 dB
THD: 0.02% (1 kHz sine wave, A-weighting)
Stereo Phase: Phase Coherent ±1° at 1 kHz
Weight: 17.75 pounds (8 kg)
Dimensions: W - 17.125" (43.5 cm)
H - 5.25" (13.3 cm)
L - 13.25" (33.6 cm)
Power: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, auto-select, < 50 watts
Date produced - 1999

 
E-MU Emax SE


MIDI-interface: 0
MIDI-channel: 16
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 20,

E-MU Emax SE



Specifications:
Polyphony - 8 voices (32 channels configured as 16 stereo voices or 16 mono voices w/ stereo chorus in the Emax II)
Sampler - Emax HD/SE: 12-bit, 10kHz to 42kHz variable (52 seconds at 10kHz);
Emax II: 16-bit
Memory - Emax HD/SE: 512K memory;
Emax II: 1MB (expandable to 8MB)
LFO - Yes
Arpeg/Seq - 16-track sequencer; arpeggiator
Keyboard - 61 notes (with velocity and poly pressure messages)
Effects - Chorus
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - Emax: 1986, Emax II: 1989

 
E-MU ESI-32


MIDI-interface: 0
MIDI-channel: 13
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 39, 40

E-MU ESI-32



Specifications:
Polyphony - 32 voices
Sampler - 16-Bit, 22 to 44.1 kHz sample rates in stereo
Memory - 2 MB expandable to 32 MB
Filter - Turbo Kit: 4 & 6 pole lowpass E3x lowpass, various hi-pass and band-pass, phaser, flanger and more
Effects - Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flange, Distortion and Vibrato
Keyboard - None
Options - Turbo Expansion Kit and 8 outputs, Internal SCSI Zip or Hard drive, Digital I/O card, external SCSI interface
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1994/95

 
E-MU Proteus 2000


MIDI-interface: 2
MIDI-channel: 5
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 43, 44

E-MU Proteus 2000



Specifications:
Polyphony - 128 voices
Oscillators - 32 MB "Composer" Sound Set ROM (expandable to 128 MB), four 16-bit DACs
LFO - 256 (2 per voice)
Filter - 128 (multiple types with resonance, including Z-Plane filters)
Effects - dual stereo-effects processor with 29 reverbs types, 15 delay types, 8 chorus types, 7 flange types, 5 distortion types
Keyboard - None
Memory - 1536 Presets (1024 ROM, 512 RAM)
Control - MIDI (32 multitimbral parts)
Date Produced - 1999

 
Kawai K3


MIDI-interface: 0
MIDI-channel: 14
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 13,

Kawai K3



Specifications:
Polyphony - 6 voices
Oscillators - 32 digital waveforms
LFO - YES
Filter - Low pass resonant filter, high pass filter
VCA - ADSR
Keyboard - 61 note (velocity + aftertouch)
Memory - 50 patches
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1986

 
Kawai K4r


MIDI-interface: 0
MIDI-channel: 15
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 18, 19

Kawai K4r

A golden nugget for a lot of pads on the album "Sea Of Life".

Specifications:
Polyphony - 16-voices, 8-part multitimbral
Oscillators - 16-Bit PCM digital synthesizer
Filter - Digital Dynamic Filter
Effects - Yes
Keyboard - 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1989

 
Yamaha CS6R


MIDI-interface: 1
MIDI-channel: 15
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 11, 12

Yamaha CS6R



Specifications:
Polyphony - 64 voices
Oscillators - 4 osc: 16 MB AWM2, 479 waveforms; Multitimbrality 16 + 1(A/D) + 1(Phrase Clip) + 2(Plug-in)
LFO - 2 with saw, square, tri, sample & hold
Filter - 13 different filters and EQ: 4,3,2 Pole, Band-Pass (6 and 12dB), Hi-pass (12,24dB), Low pass (6,18,24dB), BPF wide, BEF 6.
Effects - Reverb: 12, Chorus: 23, Insertion Effects: 93, Insertion Effects for Plug-in Boards: 24, Master Equalizer: 4
Keyboard - 61 notes with aftertouch & velocity
Memory - 256 preset patches, 8 preset drum kits, 128 internal user patches, 2 internal user drum kits, 128 external user patches, 2 external user drum kits, 128 internal Performance banks, 64 external Performance banks
Control - MIDI (20 Parts: 16 parts + 2 Plug-ins + 1 A/D + 1 Phrase Clip)
Date Produced - 1999

 
Yamaha TQ5


MIDI-interface: 0
MIDI-channel: 16
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: 47, 48

Yamaha TQ5

Old fashioned FM-synthesis at its best. This synth as well as the bigger brother YS-200 was used a lot on the album "The Countless Galaxies".

Specifications:
Polyphony - 8 voices
Oscillators - 4 FM operators with 8 waveforms
Effects - reverb, chorus, echo, distortion
LFO - One LFO
Filter - No filter
Envelopes - ADSR envelopes
Arpeg/Seq - Arpeggiator: None; Sequencer: 8-track, 8 Songs
Keyboard - None
Memory - 100 preset, 100 user patches, external memory card
Control - MIDI (8-parts)
Date Produced - 1988 - 1991

 
Roland TR-505


MIDI-interface:
MIDI-channel:
MIDI-OUT channel:
Placement: Table
Audio channels: ,

Roland TR-505



Specifications:
Polyphony - 8 Voices
Oscillators - Uses Samples
Tones - 16 drum tones: Kick, snare, open/closed hat, hi/mid/low tom, hi/low cowbell, conga, timbale, etc...
Patterns - 48 user, 48 preset
Songs - 6
Arpeg/Seq - Sequencer
Keyboard - none
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1986

 


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