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Kurzweil VA1 -Virtual Analog synth
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:20 pm    Post subject: Kurzweil VA1 -Virtual Analog synth Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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New Products - VA1

Developed using Kurzweil's newest proprietary DSP technology, the 61 note VA1 is the ultimate high-performance analog modeling synth. Continuing Kurzweil's tradition of excellence and innovation in synthesis, the VA1 employs patented "Power Shaped Oscillators" to generate classic analog-style waveforms which can be smoothly "shaped" from one into another, without the use of cross-fades. Presets include everything from classic analog emulations to sounds which are truly ground-breaking. The VA1 combines a vast array of real-time DSP processing with flexible FM and sync capabilities, providing a wide spectrum of sonic possibilities. Dual multi-mode 4-pole resonant filters, 3 LFOs, 2 ASRs, and 2 extremely fast ADSR envelopes are just a few of the sound-sculpting tools available. The VA1 offers 16 voices of polyphony, 7 simultaneous sound-sources per voice, and 4 part multitimbral capability. Each multitimbral part has its own effects (based on our acclaimed KDFX and KSP8 processors) and its own
independent arpeggiator.

With 59 knobs, and 108 buttons, the VA1's user interface is both precise and intuitive, providing instant access to nearly all synth parameters. The VA1 offers an unprecedented amount of performance control as well, with pitchwheel, modwheel, joystick, and inputs for 4 switch pedals, 2 CC pedals, breath controller and Kurzweil's exclusive ribbon controller, all of which are assignable in the VA1's 6x46 modulation matrix. The LFOs, arpeggiators, portamento and effects can all be easily synced to MIDI clock and/or each other.

External signals can be processed in the VA1’s oscillator and filter sections, or through its built-in 48-band vocoder. Stereo inputs with Neutrik “combo jacks”, and a stereo mic pre-amp with phantom power give the VA1 a unique edge in both live performance and studio settings, allowing quick “1-step” vocal processing with superb sound quality. The audio outputs are equally impressive, with 4 1/4" balanced analog outs employing Kurzweil's patented circuitry, standard headphone jack (with independent headphone monitoring), and an optical port with up to 8 channels of 24-bit digital audio.

The VA1 is the only synth, “virtual analog” or otherwise, to offer such a comprehensive set of highly sought-after features, and truly follows in the footsteps of Kurzweil’s renowned K Series synthesizers. With an elegant voice design, abundant DSP power, a sleek interface, and striking sound quality, the VA1 delivers the future of synthesis. It’s been done before. Now it’s been done right.

http://www.kurzweilmusicsystems.com/whats-new.html?Id=1542
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Vocoder: The 48 band vocoder can use external inputs for both carrier and modulator in addition to the VA1's internally generated sound sources.


SMART!

I did not find any price for this one? Any idea? 99 USD and a free hamburger?

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