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Yamaha AN1X

 

 

 

Yamaha An1x synthesizer

audio demo Country: Japan
Weight: 8 kg
Dimensions: 986 x 285 x 103 mm
audio demo trend price : 300€
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YAMAHA AN1X (1997)
Control synthesizer
Analog Physical Modeling


Digital synthesizer based on DSP synthesis Analog Physical Modeling.

An1x is one of the first and most interesting virtual analog synthesizer ever produced.


technical data
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info KEYBOARD 61 velocity keys with aftertouch. Main panel features a 15-characters display, 28 buttons, 8 knobs and a switch selector. On left side there are 2 wheels for pitch bending and modulation plus a ribbon controller.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- Midi interface
- main out
- headphones
- 3 assignable footswitch inputs.

ac Power supply external PSU Yamaha 12V DC +)- Yamaha PA-3b.

 


edit TECH CPU HD6413002FP16 CPU manages 10 voices polyphony based on analog modeling APM subtractive synthesis .

STRUCTURE: a basic AN1X patch is composed by:
- 2 digital oscillators "VCO "
- 1 white noise (also digital).




structure


edit FM
a frequency modulation can be applied to the VCO1 to change its frequency, in which case the output of the oscillator will become the carrier.
VCO1 is modulated by VCO2 following 4 algorithms with variable FM depth:
- only FM
- sync + FM both: sync mode FM applied to master and slave oscillator
- sync + FM master: sync mode FM applied to master oscillator
- sync + FM slave: sync mode FM applied to slave oscillator.
TIP: Slave oscillator's pitch can be tuned.

  VCO1 VCO2
Waveforms saw / saw + pulse /
pulse / pulse +saw
saw / saw+ pulse /
pulse / pulse + saw
Edge smooth yes, up to sinewave yes, up to sinewave
Inner waves 3 in sync mode none
Rect.width yes yes
Detune yes yes
Ringmodulator yes yes
Mix volume yes yes
VCO sync yes, VCO1 > VCO2 yes, VCO2 > VCO1



edit PERFORMANCE the 10 V.A voices polyphony can be played in 8 modes:
- standard play
- monophonic :1 voice with legato and portamento time
- unison stack all voices
- dual voices: 5 x 2 voices (assignable to 2 Midi channels)
- stack voices
- dual scenes
- split zone (assignable to 2 Midi channels)
- split unison (assignable to 2 Midi channels).
The special ribbon con be assigned to filter cutoff/resonance, modulation and pan motion.
The 2 scenes buttons get values snapshots for each oscillator then CC#1 interpolates intermediate values for a morphing effect.

yamaha an1x tech

 

cv LFO up to 2 delayed modulators (5 shapes: sinewave, square, triangle, saw and sample-hold + a mix of combinations) with variable depth and 5 destinations:
- VCO pitch
- VCF cutfoff
- VCA amplitude
- LFO FM depth (slave or master)
- pulse width VCO PWM.

LFO

 

edit ENVELOPE up to 2 EGs:
- EG1 FEG VCF filter: 4 segments ADSR
- EG2 VCA amplitude: 4 segments ADSR
Both EG are also assignable to other parameters including VCO pulse width and VCO pitch.




filter FILTER
digital resonant filter multimode -12/ 18/ 24 dB/ oct slope:
- LPF lowpass
- HPF highpass
- BPF banpass
- BEF band eliminate.
The Key Track setting determines the key tracking of the VCF, changing the cutoff point in accordance with the notes played on the keyboard.


FM VCO



filter EFFECT
digital DSP section features 3 algorithms categories:
- FX A: 8 reverbs models like hall, stage, room and more
- FX B: 5 kind of delays with stereo panning motion
- FX C: 14 insert effects like distortion, pitch, 3-band EQ, phaser, autopan, rotary, wahwah ....




filter SEQUENCER
notes entry is directly programmed using the 8 real-time knobs (switch between 1-8 and 9-16 steps) inspired from analog sequencers Korg SQ-10.
Special performance FREE VOICE EG records knobs movement in 4 different tracks.


an1x FREE VOICE EG



filter ARPEGGIATOR
features 30 patterns arpeggiators with 9 subdivide modes and 16 steps programmable sequencer with velocity / gate / swing rate/ latch mode.
SYNC internal clock from 40 to 240 BPM and both arpeggiator and sequencer are syncable to external Midi clock.




filter
MIDI full implementation of CC# and Sysex exclusives.
Both sequencer and arpeggiator output Midi notes to other external devices.

an1x FREE VOICE EG




filter MEMORY
:
- 128 RAM patches.
No ROM sounds, factory set can be recalled anytime.
Battery replacement is quite easy and not soldered to the mainboard.

battery replacement




filter EDITOR Yamaha provides a free computer-based editor for patches named Yamaha an1x editor
It is still available on the official website.


an1x editor

 

 

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effet VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there are NO VST or plugins available on the market- here some free samples sets:

  name price demo
EFM Oddse

Free

wave samples

just some basic samples. Input An1x as query.
n/a
EFM Oddse

FREE

polynominal.com

We'd like to share some Kontakt samples from AN1x.

Enjoy a string pad (19 mb)
n/a

 

 

demoAUDIO DEMO

demo factory demo
demo favourite: brass pad
demo favourite: arp mod
demo favourite: blade R brass
demo favourite: drop
demo favourite: texture
demo favourite: sweep
demo favourite: sync FM
demo favourite: modulation
demo favourite: melody
demo rhodes: noisy
demo rhodes: wurli?
demo organ: click
demo organ: lounge
demo vintage: lucky moog 55
demo vintage: minimoog festa
demo vintage: Emerson
demo vintage: obx brass
demo synth: lead DELTA
demo synth: auto-bahn
demo synth: lead metal
demo synth: digital bells
demo synth: 90'
demo synth: rave
demo synth: aphex
demo synth: poor PPG
demo synth: distorted lead
demo synth: square reverb
demo synth: metallic pluck
demo arpeggio: classic
demo arpeggio: Jarre
demo arpeggio: Blade R
demo arpeggio: with split
demo pad: filter LFO
demo pad: muffled
demo pad: with synth
demo pad: sad string
demo pad: chill out
demo pad: drama
demo pad: a bit metallic
demo pad: modulated
demo pad: backward
demo complex: FM
demo complex: fm sequence
demo complex: glide
demo complex: charriot of sync
demo complex: ambient
demo complex: industrial seq
demo complex: exponential
demo complex: bounce
demo bass: tb303
demo bass: vintage
demo bass: EBM -NOT- EDM!
demo bass: funky rogue
demo bass: rave sequence
demo drum: metal percussions
demo drum: metal percussion 2
demo FX: ringmod
demo FX: ship command
demo FX: flat Eric
demo FX: FM mod
demo FX: more noises
demo FX: robot speaking


 

video VIDEO SELECTION

JayB Sound Set Vintage 90s Relaxing ambient
JayB Sound Set Vintage 90s DEMO




an1x inside
Mimì the synthcat!

Company: Yamaha Corp.
Model: AN1X
Class: Synthesizer
Keys: 61
Dates: 1997
Price: 250€
Synthesis: Virtual Analog
Oscillator: 2
Polyphony: 10
Filter: LPF HPF BPF BEF
LFO: 2
Effects: 3 algorithms
Sync: Midi
Memory: 128 slots
Demo: 68

 

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manual
MANUAL

manual
SERVICE MANUAL

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AN1x Factory sounds reset Press and hold the [7], [8] and [9] buttons down while turning ON the power until a dialog box appears on the screen displaying, 'Factory Set? press Y

CHECK OUT OS PROCEDURE switch on holding the zero, plus and minus symbols.
Latest should be 1.04


 

 

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an1x custom module
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an1x girl
manual manual.. custom?

 

an1x minimoog solo
video solo
on starship trooper
by YES (at 9:14)

 

 

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awardSPECIAL AWARDS:

solid solid
Underrated Classic Digital

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REVIEW "highly programmable An1x shines for uncommon pads or metallic sounds FM. Too bad for poor interface and plastic-like."

manual manual
-VA with flexible edit -cheap finish
-affordable
- hard to understand
- Knob sequencer -display /edit

"The classic analog synth sound is back with a vengeance and more popular than ever" Yamaha Manual

 

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Yamaha an1x 3.5 out of 5 based on 93 ratings. price €300