Early Specs of new Yamaha A-series samplers

US      09/12/99

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A4000 and A5000 Specifications ------------------------------ (Apply to both A4000 and A5000 except where noted) Display 320 x 80 LCD Knobs 5 Data Entry Memory 4 Megs standard (Uses standard PC SIMM Ram - 4 slots total, upgradeable to 128Megs) Flash Memory for OS upgrades [!!!] Max samples 960 samples (mono) [compared to 448 in the A3000] Max polyphony 126 voices [A5000], 64 vocies [A4000] Multitimbral 32 [A5000] 16 [A4000 - just like the A3000] Multi setup 1 Multi Setup available for both A4000 and A5000 Effects 6 blocks - A5000, 3 blocks A4000. 4 Band Total EQ [both] # Effects types 96 [A5000], 54 [A4000] Effects through Analog In 1 block of stereo or 2 blocks of mono (effects outputs are independently routable) MIDI sync LFO 1 LFO per Program with User-Programmable Wave [!!!] # Filter Types 16 EQ type per sample Peak/Dip, Low Shelving, High Shelving MIDI Control Assignment: 4 types per Program, 6 types per Sample Control functions: 128 types per Program, 36 types per Sample [A5000] 71 types per Program, 36 types per Sample [A4000] Loop Remix with User memory (store your favourite User Remix algorithms for further use) Loop Remix can now time-stretch by BPM. [!!!] Analog Outputs Same as the A3000 - 4 onboard, with 10 out with AIEB1 expansion board Digital I/O Same as the A3000 - AIEB1 expansion board (Firewire interface will be introduced for all A-series samplers in February.) SCSI Interface 1 IDE Interface 1 - put two internal IDE drives *INSIDE* the A4000/A5000, or replace the floppy drive with an internal IDE Zip disk Compatability AKAI S1000 - reads native S1000 disks Emu EIIIx - import FD's, HD's, and CD's. Roland S760 - import HD, CD-ROM. AIFF - Import from/Export to DOS HD, DOS FD. Import from DOS CD-ROM. WAV - Same as AIFF. EX - Read EX-series FD's/HD's. SU700 - Read SU700 FD's/HD's. TX16W - FD Import CD-R function Data Backup, Write output to Audio CD, create Native A-series Sample CD's. (When hooked up to Yamaha CD-R drive) Full Editors are bundled for Mac and PC, including TWE. Editors can access all sample parameters. MIDI i/o A5000 - 2 in, 2 out, 1 Thru (32 channels total) A4000 - 1 in, 1 out, 1 Thru (16 channels total) Both the A4000 and A5000 will be bundled with a 9-CD set of Sample CD's made by Yamaha called the Yamaha Professional Sound Library (PSL CD's). Each CD is themed - there is a guitar CD, a drumkit CD, a piano CD, etc. Also included is a CD containing the Software Editors for A4k/A5k for both Mac and PC platforms. It's *possible* though not *promised* that these CD's will also be made available for A3000 users, though we don't know exactly how just yet... more on that specific topic later. Submitted By Tom Finnegan
Yamaha Social

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