Edirol CG-8
Visual Synthesizer
produces moving 3D images from still images , all controllable in real-time.

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euro 4.290,00

A sampling synthesizer takes audio in or regenerates it from a wave generator and then modulates it with filters and amplifiers before outputting the sound. In a similar fashion the CG-8 can take in still images, create motion pictures from these and then modulate them with Modifiers and Fade Controller. Starting with picture files (JPEG’s) as the prime source, overlay files (PNG) used for overlays and built in Computer Graphics, all stored on the internal hard drive, the CG-8 can add any of more than 200 Photo effects and then from more than 60 Overlay effects before finally passing the output to the image modifiers which let you add further motion along X/Y/Z axes and control background colour/hue shifting. This final modulation can be set for rate, depth and waveform just like the LFO in an audio synth.

More than 200 Photo effects and more than 60 Overlay effects .

16 trigger pads, a twin D-Beam controller, an assignable X-Y pad, control knobs or an optional foot switch.

Adjustable frequency and peak detection provides graphic modulation based on the incoming audio.

VGA, S-video or composite video (NTSC or PAL) output.

MIDI compatibility with support for V-LINK enabled instruments.

Variety of effects and parameters
Features more than 260 effects. In combination with these effects and a variety of parameters, like X/Y/Z axis control, Color, or Speed, create amazing moving images from stills easily and quickly.

Up to 128 patches in a project
Save all the picture elements and effects associated with a single image in a patch for instant recall during the performance.

Overlay of moving and title images
Enables 2 layers of moving images with 3D motion images and title images.

Tactile control surface for real-time performance
Equipped with 16 pads to trigger visuals instantly plus twin infra-red D-Beams, XY pad and foot switch (optional) to give you hands-on control.

Synchronization with audio input
Enables the visuals to be controlled and synchronized with an audio source. Frequency and peak detection allow the graphic to animate itself to the incoming beat.

MIDI and V-LINK connection
With MIDI and V-LINK capability, the CG-8 can be externally controlled by any musician-friendly device such as keyboard controllers, V-Synth or V-Drums.


Video Format VGA 640 x 480

Supported TV System NTSC and PAL

Number of colors 16.7 million colors (24bit full color) (value is approximate)

RGB output HD DB-15 type

Video output
S-Video output 4-pin mini DIN type (Y: 1.0Vp-p, C:0.286Vp-p, 75ohm), Composite RCA phono type (1.0Vp-p, 75ohm)

Number of Effects
Photo: over 200 types, Overlay: over 60 types

Number of Patches
up to 128 patches per project

Number of Photos
up to 48 JPEG files (512 x 384)

Number of Stamps
Stamp: up tp 16 PNG files (512 x 256)

Storage Device
Internal Hard Disk Drive (for system program and data storage)

5-pin DIN type (In, Out/Thru)

Foot switch
1/4 inch phone type

Line input
1/4 inch phono type (L,R)

Power Supply
AC 117V, AC 230V, AC 240V (50/60Hz), AC 220V (60Hz)

Power Consumption : 80W

Card reader, AC cable, Owner's manual

Edirol PCR series, Roland V-Synth, Roland V-Drums series, Roland PM-128-CF (CompactFlash)

Size and Weight

Width 453 mm (17-7/8 inches)
Depth 323 mm (12-3/4 inches)
Height 108 mm (4-1/4 inches)
Weight 5.8 kg (12 lbs. 13 oz.)


Head Office
EDIROL Europe,
Studio 3.4, 114 Power Road,
London W4 5PY
tel: 0870 350 1515 , Fax:0845 117 2002
(Charged at local rate throughout the UK)
tel:+44 20 8747 5949
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20020 Arese (MI)
Tel : 02 93778344 , Fax: 02 93581882

advanced technologic sound magazine
2005 September issue 141

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