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Yamaha VSS-100

 

 

 

Yamaha Vss100

info Country: Japan
Weight: 2,4 Kg
Dimensions: 628 (w) x 229 (h) x 56,6 (d)
audio demo trend price : 100€
manual demo video comments

Yamaha Portasound VSS-100
Digital Voice Sampler

 

Portable keyboard based on FM synthesis + lo-fidelity sampling.

Like SK from CASIO, VSS series is a cult amongst sampling- toys addicted.

portasound
sampling

info TOY KEYBOARD 49 minikeys (C1-C5) and internal speakers (2W).
Main panel features 5 switch tabs, 5 slider potentiometers and 48 push buttons; on the right side a detachable microphone located in a specific hatch.

Rear terminal connectors:
- sampling line input
- line signal out
- headphones

ac Power supply
is a common 9V external PSU +)- polarity.




edit VOICE the VSS-100 engine is able to mix 2 kind of syntheses:

sample finger - Orchestra mode: 9 digital voices based on a FM chip
- Sampling mode: single PCM voice at 8 bits (Main IC: YM2416)





edit
FM the VSS contains 21 presets with no possible edit but a simple EG for sustain + 1 FM drum kit. Following Patch list:

fm
jazz organ pipe organ clarinet
violin flute trumpet
horn sax oboe
accordion music box piano
electric piano harpsichord koto
eletric guitar vibes cosmic
popsynth funk synthdemo slapsynthdemo

 



edit
SAMPLER up to 8 seconds in FULL mode which is the lowest quality: 12 combinations between quality sample rate and sampling time.

spec


VSS sample edit functions are really limited to a simple pitch tuning function and each press changes 7 cents. Strange enoough for that kind of machine, the VSS100 lacks sample loop options.

demo HEAR sample tuning

 




editPERFORMANCE
Special "part mode" manage up to 4 samples at the same time (1/2 sec. per part) each assigned to a fixed keyboard zone.

sample part





edit
DRUM some basic rhythmic patterns with fm percussion:

drum machine

PRESET LIST: Pops, Disco, 16 Beat, Rock'n'Roll, Country, Samba, Bossanova, Reggae, Big Band, Slow Rock, March-Polka and Waltz.

demo HEAR FM drum patterns




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LFO a simple vibrato mode modulation with fixed frequency and depth.

drum machine

demo HEAR LFO vibrato






edit ARRANGER
classic toy-arranger functions:
- auto-accompaniment
- 1 finger bass
- auto-chords
- drum start syncro



edit RELATED FAMILY:

yamaha vss30 VSS-30 most famous of the series and the cutest! top sought-after.

Yamaha vss200

VSS-200 biggest of the series :49 keys, and 2 seconds of sampling and 9 effects. Special internal resample mode.


 

effet VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION some free samplesresources but no official PLUGIN versions of VSS100 sampler.

808 / 909 FREE VSS KIT

Processed and recorder with a VSS30.

demo


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A little gift from us !Roland TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines

free donation
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demo AUDIO DEMO

demo sample pad with FM drums
demo sample pitch tuning
demo vibrato
demo sampled speech
demo FM rhythm patterns


 

video VIDEO SELECTION

YAMAHA VSS 100 SAMPLING KEYBOARD YAMAHA PortaSound VSS-100
demo1 YAMAHA PortaSound

 

vss100 sampler



Company: Yamaha
Model: VSS-100
Class: Toy sampler
keyboard: 49 keys
Amplifier: 1 X 2W.
Dates: 1987
Synthesis: Sampler + FM
Resolution: 8 bits
Polyphony: 4 (sam)+9 (FM)
Performance: 4 parts
sampling time: 8 seconds
LFO: 1 modulator
Sampling IC: YM2416
Arranger: 12 styles
Sync: none
Midi: none
Memory: 21 presets
PSU: 9VDC
Demo: 5

 

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MANUAL
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-SCHEMATICS
-SERVICE
- USER MANUAL
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VSS100

(pic from ebay)

 

 

 

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REVIEW "IHMO the vss100 is the less interesting member of the VSS family: no more cool effects and just a single channel for the sampler... anyway low sampling is still a must if you like those kind of sounds. Worth a try anyway if you like LOFI stuff at fair price."

manual manual
-lofi -lacks VSS30 effect
-arpeggiator
-single sampling channel
-portable - no loop

 

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