Hardware

Most equipment data courtesy of Vintage Synth Explorer

 

Novation Nova

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  • Polyphony – 12 voices (expandable to 24, 36 and 48)
  • Oscillators – 3 osc per voice (saw and variable pulse width) plus noise
  • LFO – 2 LFOs: saw, tri square sample/hold
  • Filter – Resonant Low-pass, Hi-pass, band-pass; 12, 18 and 24 dB/Oct slopes and overdrive
  • Envelopes – 1 ADSR for the amp, 2 DADSRs
  • Effects – Distortion, comb filtering, EQ, reverb, chorus, flange, phaser, delay, panning, 40-band vocoder
  • Keyboard – Keyboard model: 49 or 61 notes
  • Memory – 256 programs, 128 performances
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Korg MS-2000R

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  • 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) [/twothirds]

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Access Virus Ti

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  • Polyphony – Over 80 voices
  • Multitimbral – 16 parts
  • Oscillators – 3 osc + subosc + noise, FM, Sync
  • Waveforms – Sine / pulse / saw / supersaw / wavetable / granular / formant
  • Filter – dual LP/HP/BP/BR with envelopes and addtional multi-pole analog emulations (includes Minimoog 4-pole emulation)
  • LFO – 3 LFOs, multiple options plus mod matrix 18 slots
  • Envelope – Amp / Filter / ‘LFO as envelope’ option
  • Sequencer – none onboard
  • Arpeggiator – Up / Down / Random / Chord / Multiple additions, editable in software to any variation
  • Effects – Reverbs, Delays, EQs with Q and freq control, Tape Delays, Distortions (multiple), Phasers, Flangers, Chorus, Analog EQs, Vocoder.
  • Keyboard – 3-oct (37 key) or 5-oct (61 key) models
  • Memory – 128 patches in each of 30 banks plus USB storage / Librarian with additional free patchbanks provided regularly by Access
  • Control – MIDI, USB, 16-part multitimbral in Multi or sequencer modes

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Clavia Nord Rack 2X

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  • Polyphony – 20 Voices
  • Oscillators – 2 VSM oscillators: sine, triangle, sawtooth, pulse and noise
  • LFO – 2 LFO’s (triangle, sawtooth, random) control OSC 1 or 2, filter, pulse-width, ADSR envelope
  • Filter – 12 dB/oct 2-pole lowpass, 24dB/oct 4-pole lowpass / bandpass / highpass (both with cutoff, resonance, env amount, env velocity, key tracking, ADSR envelope)
  • VCA – ADSR envelope and Amplifier Gain control
  • Memory – 990 patches (594 preset, 396 user), 400 performances, 10 drum kits
  • Control – MIDI (4 parts), and all knobs and controls are MIDI!

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Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

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  • Polyphony – 8 voices
  • Oscillators – 16 Oscillators at 2 per voice!
  • Memory – 64 single, 64 combination
  • Filter – Low pass filter w/ ADSR, Hi pass filter
  • VCA – Standard ADSR
  • Arpeg/Seq – None
  • Keyboard – None
  • Control – MIDI

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Access Virus Classic

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  • Oscillators – 3 Osc per voice plus 1 Sub-Osc: Sawtooth, variable pulse, sine, triangle, oscillator sync. 5 FM Modes: 64 digital FM spectral waveforms. (Rack version has just 2 Osc. plus 1 Sub-Osc.)
  • LFO – 3 LFOs with 68 waveforms
  • Filter – 2 independent resonant filters; lowpass, hipass, bandpass, band reject, parallel, split & 2 serial modes with up to 36dB/voice (6-poles), overdrive/saturation.
  • VCA – 2 ADSTR envelopes
  • ModMatrix – 3 Sources, 6 Destinations
  • Effects – 82 simultaneous effects (34 to 66 in Rack version): 16 Phasers, 16 Choruses, 16 Distortions, 16 Ring Modulators, Delay, 32-Band Vocoder, Surround Sound (not available in Rack version).
  • Memory – 1024 programs (256 User / 768 ROM / 128 Multi)
  • Control – MIDI (16 multitimbral parts) [/twothirds]

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E-MU XL-1 Turbo

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  • Polyphony – 128 voices
  • Oscillators – 32MB Sound ROM
  • Arpeg/Seq – Rhythmic Pattern Generator/Arpeggiator: 16 arpeggiators (1 per MIDI channel); SuperBEATS Mode
  • Filter – 12-Pole Digital Filters
  • Effects – 24-bit dual stereo-effects processor
  • Memory – 512 ROM & 512 User Presets; 3 additional internal ROM expansion slot  for Proteus libraries or create your own custom ROMs using E-mu’s E4 Ultra samplers
  • Control – MIDI (32-parts)

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Waldorf Micro Q

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  • Polyphony – 25 voices, expandable up to 75 voices
  • Oscillators – 5 oscillators per voice (Pulse with Pulse Width Modulation, Sawtooth, Triangle, Sine, 2 wavetables with 128 waves each and sub-oscillator per alt-wave); Noise generator
  • Memory – 300 single programs, 100 multi programs, 20 drum-maps
  • Filter – 2 Filters (including FM and distortion): Low Pass (12dB/24dB), Band Pass (12dB/24dB), High Pass (12dB/24dB), Notch (12dB/24dB), Comb Filter (positive/negative feedback)
  • VCA – 4 envelopes, enhanced ADSR configuration with loop and one shot function, bipolar; different trigger modes for each envelope, poly, mono, dual, unison, manual trigger etc.
  • Modulation – 3 LFOs up to audio range; Modulation Matrix with 16 slots, freely routable, pre-routed modulation destinations, sources selectable
  • Effects – 2 effects per program, up to 5 effects in Multimode (Effects: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Distortion, Delay, 5 FX, Vocoder)
  • Keyboard – 37 keys (Keyboard model)
  • Arpeg/Seq – Arpeggiator with 16 preset plus 1 user pattern, including accents, timing information, swing, glide, chords and more
  • Control – MIDI In/Out/Thru (16 parts)

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Quasimidi Quasar

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  • Polyphony – 24 voices
  • Oscillators – 4 osc: M.A.S.S. (8 MB Samples-In-Memory)
  • Filter – One filter section
  • VCA – ADSR Envelope
  • Effects – 2 effects units including reverb
  • Arp
  • Keyboard – 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch
  • Memory – 512 patches, 100 performances
  • Control – MIDI (16-parts)

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Oberheim Matrix 6

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  • 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

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Novation Super Bass Station

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  • Polyphony – Monophonic
  • Oscillators – 1 sub-osc, 2 oscillators with Pulse and Sawtooth waveforms. Can be modulated by ENV2, LFO. PWM source modulated by ENV2, manually, or by an internal LFO.
  • LFO – 2 LFO’s with random, triangle, and sawtooth waveforms
  • Filter – 12dB / 24dB switchable resonant low-pass with cutoff, resonance, env mod, key follow
  • VCA – 2 ADSR envelopes with velocity depth and auto-glide, single- or multi-triggering
  • Keyboard – None
  • Memory – 50 presets, 150 user program
  • Control – MIDI and CV/GATE in/out; Arpeggio clock out

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Roland SPD-20

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  • Polyphony – 14 voices
  • Instruments – 700
  • Memory – 99 Patches, 8 Patch Chains
  • Sound Parameters – Instrument, Level, Pitch, Decay, Pan, Curve, Effect Send Level
  • Effects – Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flanger
  • Pads – 8
  • Control – Midi In/Out

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E-MU XL-7

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  • Polyphony – 128 voices
  • Oscillators – 32 MB “Pure Phatt” Hop soundset (expandable to 128 MB via 3 additional ROM expansion slots), Sample-Playback with 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
  • Filter – 50 types of 6th- and 12th-order Z-plane filters
  • Arpeg/Seq – Sequencer: 16 tracks, 1024 patterns (up to 32 bars each); 512 songs; 300,000 note capacity; 384 ppqn resolution
    Arpeggiator: 32 Simultaneously available arpeggiators with up, down, up/down, forward assignable, backward assignable, forward/backward, random, 200 preset patterns, 100 user patterns
  • Keyboard – 13 velocity and aftertouch sensitive pads
  • Memory – 512 ROM, 512 user
  • Control – MIDI IN/OUT/THRU (32 channels); Import/Export Standard MIDI File Type 0 and Type 1; USB port

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Yamaha TX-7

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  • Polyphony – 16 voices
  • Oscillators – 6 FM operators and 32 algorithms
  • #Instruments – (1) Monotimbral
  • LFO – triangle / saw / square / sine / random
  • VCA – 6 Envelope generators 8 parameters each
  • Keyboard – none
  • Memory – 32 patches
  • Control – MIDI

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Korg EX-800

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  • Polyphony – 8 voices (4 when doubled)
  • Oscillators – 2 DCO’s
  • LFO – Sine wave only w/ speed & delay and route to osc. or filter
  • Filter – One VCF
  • VCA – 3 ADBSSR Digital Envelope Generators
  • Memory – 64 patches
  • Control – MIDI IN/OUT/THRU

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Roland Juno 106

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  • Polyphony – 6 voices
  • Oscillators – 1 DCO per voice: pulse, saw, and square
  • LFO – 1 with Rate and Delay
  • Filter – non-resonant high pass and resonant low pass (24 dB/oct)
  • VCA – ADSR, level and gate
  • Keyboard – 61 keys
  • Arpeg/Seq – None
  • Memory – 128 patches
  • Control – MIDI (In/Out/Thru)

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Novation Drum Station

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  • Polyphony – 5 Voice
  • Oscillators – Digital Analog Sound Modeling of authentic TR-808 and TR-909 drum sounds (available simultaneously)
  • real-time Controls – Level, Tune, Attack, Decay, tone, snap
  • Outputs – Main Stereo And 6 Assignable Individual
  • Effects – Distortion Effect For Each Drum Sound, Front Cut Edit Feature
  • Keyboard – none
  • Memory – 20 Factory And 20 User Program
  • Control – MIDI + DIN Sync Trigger Output

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