RE: MKS-20

From mikekent
Sent Wed, Aug 21st 1996, 23:21

>1: Why does it say "DIGITAL PIANO" on the front panel? is it NOT analogue?
>   is it based on samples like newer digital stuff?

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.

>2: What kind of cartridges does it Use?... M-64C ?

I forget, probably M-16C

>3: How good is the MIDI on it?

Good enough. The MKS-20 clearly doesn't require extensive MIDI
implementation. So it is limited, but I can't fault it in any way.

>4: Is Mks-20 the "PLANET P" or is that Mks-10 ?

The MKS-10 was the Planet-P. The MKS-10 was analog.

Regards,
Mike.

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