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360 systems Midi Bass

Digital Audio bass sounds (1986)

360 systems

"Vintage sample player from California, based on EPROM focused on 80' bass sounds. 360 systems is also famous for their 360 Systems Digital Keyboard. Still in Business today :)  "

 Main Data 

Midi bass

Company: Steelphon 
Country: United States 
Weight: /
Dimensions: / mm
trend price : 200€

Keyboard: none
Dates: 1986
Display: none
Synthesis: digital sampler player 
Polyphony: 1 voice
Multitimbric: 1 part
Oscillator: 1 PCM
Waveform: EPROM 
Noise generator: none
LFO: none 
Envelope: none 
Midi: yes
CV: none
CPU:     
IC: CEM 3320




Quite simple sturdy sound module, 5 buttons and 2 selectors. Also a RED version outfit.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- Main signal out 
- Midi input (channel can be set from 1 to 14...odd)
- Midi thru

Nothing... yet!


Have some sounds or demo  want to share? 

- owner's manual

- No service manual

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 In details 

Midi bass



SAMPLE PLAYER Midi Bass i sbased on a single Intel p8031AH CPU. It is able to play 1 sample at the time sampled at a audio bandwidth of 16 Hz to 16,000 Hz. Each of the 4 front pads are assigned to a sample stored on EPROM.

1 PCM voice

- polyphony 1 sample per time
- up to 4 samples are available


16 Hz to 16,000 Hz
Bandwidth

-frequency

EPROM

4 eproms Ziff socket

Midi Bass

PERFORMANCE

MIDI

MIDI

Implementation is quite simple with classic note on/off, velocity and pitch bender. Also program change to switch internal sounds. Channel can selected from frontal switch from 1 to 14 only.

keyboard

Key Limit

You can easily define the Midi Bass Low and High range on you keyboard for split. Just use the "key priority switch"

priority

Priority

By setting the key priority switch properly, it is possible to have 3 settings:
- Last note
- Lower note
- Higher note


"Welcome to the world of sampled bass sounds. You have just
purchased an instrument of unusual and exciting capability-- for this
one can reproduce ANY SOUND that is stored on its digital memory
chips"

EPROM MEMORY

209 PCM

Sounds can be changed swapping the eprom, some Bass Midi seemed to be directly modified with ZIFF sockets for easy swap.


41,7 kHz rate

Original libraries included: funk and popped bass, flat picked, Pbass, acoustic bass, standup, bowed bass, Yamaha DX7, Moog Minimoog.

EPROM

Our Verdict 

" Old.. rompler, very limited but sounds good thanks to CEM filter"

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Overall

CONS

-  limited edit

PROS

-rare
- CEM filter
- nice design

Are you aMIDI BASS  fan? how do you use it? You do not agree with our review?  Let us know in the comment field just below 

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Did you know? 

The bass intro from the 1989 American sitcom "seinfeld" is actually from the Midi bass modules :)