Re: MKS-20

From mikekent
Sent Thu, Aug 22nd 1996, 03:13

>Hmmm, can you actually program it? or is it presets only?
>
>> No, it is digital, but not sampling. It uses SAS, "Structured Adaptive
>> Synthesis. This is a Roland developed resynthesis technology based on
>> additive synthesis. Most additive synthesis uses sine waves, SAS uses
>> complex waveforms that are specifically modelled for the resynthesis of the
>> piano sound.

Presets only (at least the SA synthesis portion is preset only). If I
remember the numbers correctly, just the _parameter_values_ for 8 preset
sounds take up about 3 Mb! You can program the MKS-20 effects section but I
don't think that's what you are asking.

Sorry to AH, we're really non-analog now that MKS-10 is no longer in the
discussion. But he asked and I thought maybe others wanted to know. Further
info by private email only...
Mike.


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