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Yamaha VSS-100

 

 

 

Yamaha Vss100

info Country: Japan
Weight: 2,5 Kg
Dimensions: na
audio demo trend price : 100€
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Yamaha Portasound VSS-100
Digital Voice Sampler

 

Portable keyboard based on FM synthesis and lo-fidelity sampling.
Like SK from CASIO, VSS series is a cult for lofidelity toys addicted.

portasound
sampling

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

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


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




edit VOICE the VSS-100 is able to mix 2 syntheses:
- orchestra mode: 9 digital voices based on a FM chip (1).
- sampling mode: single PCM voice at 8 bits (2)

 

sample finger




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

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 synth slapsynth

 



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SAMPLER up to 8 seconds in FULL mode which is the lowest quality: 12 combinations between quality sample rate and sampling time.
EDIT sample edit is limited to a pitch tuning function and each press changes 7 cents.


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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



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

drum machine


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

drum machine





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.

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demo

demo demo


 

 

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 Corp.
Model: VSS100
Class: Toy sampler
keyboard: 49 keys
Dates: 1987
Price: 100€
Synthesis: sampler + FM
Resolution: 8 bits
Polyphony: 4 (sam)+9 (FM)
Memory: 8 s.
LFO: 1
Demo: 5

 

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MANUAL
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-SERVICE
- USER MANUAL
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voice sampler full sampling microphone

Keyboard: 32 minikeys
Dates: 1987
Price: 100€
Synthesis: sampler + 2OP FM
Resolution: 8 bits
Polyphony: 4 (sample) + 9 (FM)
Memory: 8 s.
LFO: 1


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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
   

 

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yamaha vss100 3 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. price €50