The S08 features an 88-key balanced hammer design with Initial Touch (similar to that of the Motif 8 Synthesizer), plus full 64-note polyphony. Yamaha's AWM2 tone generation, over 749 sounding voices and 31 drum kits, full XG and GM2 compatibility, stereo sampled pianos and drums, many of which are identical to those found on higher-end synthesizer products in Yamaha's S-series, provide building blocks for song production and performance. Users can create their own sounds and store them in any of 128 user-voice memory locations. Onboard effects include chorus, reverb and variations.
Panel switches, a large LCD display and controllers that include pitch bend, a mod wheel and a numeric keypad, provide full control and quick access to all functions. Connections include MIDI IN/OUT/THRU, stereo headphone out, foot switch, and foot controller. A SmartMedia card slot allows the introduction of new sounds and the direct playback of SMF sequence files.
Compatible with USB-equipped Windows PC platforms (Windows 98 or higher), the S08 opens a whole world of musical, educational and creative possibilities to musicians with personal computers. An application CD-ROM contains Voice Editor, Sequencer and Card Filer software.
The S08 will be available in April.
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