VOICE main core based on MSM6283 manages 4 voices polyphony and 3 kinds of syntheses:
- sampling process
- additive synthesis.
- PCM play
SAMPLING internal engine records at 8 bits resolution, 9,35 kHz frequency for about 1,4 second sampling time; once recorded the samples is transposed to the whole keyboard. Only automatic record mode with signal threshold and not much else except a LOOP function.
ADDITIVE push the special SYNTHESIZING button.
To create a sound, just press one of the key corresponding a to sinewave harmonic (16', 8', 5 1/3', 4', 2 2/3', 2', 1 3/5', 1 1/3' and 1'). Like a organ drawbars it is also possible to set the harmonics intensity levels in a 1-14 scale range.
corresponding audio file is in the demo section below
WAVETABLE internal 256 Kb ROM (PD23C246EAC-011) contains 8 presets:piano, trumpet, human voice, pipe organ, jazz organ, brass, flute and synth drums.
DRUM the drum section kit cannot be played by keyboard, instead it features 11 preset pattern rhythms with FILL-IN function: disco, rock, march, samba, bossanova, rhumba, 4 beats, swing, slow rock and waltz.
- single finger chord mode
- portamento mode
- 2 solo modes
- chord mode
(presets: M, m, m7, M7, M7+, m7+, dim, M5+, M6, m6 and m7/5).
ENVELOPE 13 type-presets EG ready to go for all syntheses.
Each preset features different settings of Attack, Sustain and Release combination.
LFO simple pitch modulation with fixed frequency rate, which is pretty slow.
SEQUENCER an internal 3 tracks engine records in up to 400 events.
- 2 recording modes: real time or step by step.
- 2 sequencer modes: 1 melodic line + 2 mono (MULTI MEMORY MODE) or 4 melodic lines.
8 preset sounds
- 11 drum patterns
- 1 sample slot
- 1 additive slot
- 400 steps sequencer
TECH: memory is volatile.
MODIFICATION there are 2 common SK1 modifications :
- third-part Midi interface
- Circuit bending bent points are activated by levers or by matrix- If you like stretched glitches sounds this could be a nice job for your machine! check out vid Sk1 CIRCUIT BENT below:
VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there are some free and commercial samples set:
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