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360 systems Digital Keyboard

Digital Audio synthesizer  (1982)

360 systems

"A quite rare synthesizer from California, a few 200 models have been made. This was one of the first keyboard based on PCM samples. Not much information about this one. "

 Main Data 

digital keyboard

Company: 360 systems
Country: United States 
Weight: /
Dimensions: / mm
trend price : 2000€

Keyboard: 49 keys
Dates: 1982
Display: none
Synthesis: digital sampler player 
Polyphony: 8 voices 
Multitimbric: 2 part
Oscillator: 1 PCM
Waveform: EPROM 
Noise generator: none
LFO: 1 
Midi: yes
CV: none
CPU:     
IC: CEM 3320?




49 keys, Buttons, Knobs for neat cutoff VCF,  sound balancing, Mod - Wheel Pitch -Wheel for Modulation LFO 

Back panel terminal connectors:
- stereo audio out
- Midi interface
- computer interface (?)
- 2 pedals input (VCF and SUSTAIN)

Nothing... yet!


Have some sounds or demo  want to share? 

- No owner 's manual

- No service manual

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 In details 

Midi bass



SAMPLE PLAYER The keyboard plays samples stored on a huge amount of EPROMS banks (really expensive at the time). Up to 8 voices polyphony with a layer of 2 sounds with volume balancing. Presets cannot be changed much but filter cutoff and pitch adjustment.

8 PCM voices

- 2 timbres at the time maxium


16 Presets

-Including samples from Bosendorfer Grand piano, strings, vibraphone,  guitars, fretless bass, slap bass, various brass and woodwinds like trumpet, saxophone, bassoon and clarinet

EPROM

 eproms stored

keyboard

PERFORMANCE

Synthesizer
.

"New digital keyboard from 360 systems with real acoustic instrument sounds"

MIDI

MIDI

Implementation is quite simple with classic note on/off, velocity, mod wheel and pitch bender. 

keyboard

Key Limit

Sounds can be set to lower and higher limites splits, layer swap, transpose.

 EG, LFO and Envelope 

Filter

FILTER 

analog low pass 

LFo

LFO

1 single modulator for vibrato, frequency can be set

Envelope

Envelope

Basic EG

Our Verdict 

" Rare! but not tested... yet so few information around. Write us if you have some material"

Sound 
quality

Interface

Build
 quality

Rarity

Quality / 
price

Overall

CONS

-  rompler?

PROS

-rare
- VCF


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