portatone Arranger (1998)
KEYBOARD five-octave keyboard (C-C) sensitive to velocity and aftertouch, 2 bass reflex loudspeakers (with Bass Reflex), the PSR-8000 is also equipped with two knobs (pitch bend and modulation), a floppy disk drive, an output headphones and a microphone / line audio input. All is edited on a large backlit LCD screen of 320 x 240.
SYNTHESIS 741 AWM tones at 16 bits rompler (which is 12 MB of samples in ROM) organized by genre (piano, strings, percussion ...) with a specific XG bank with 480 tones.
SAMPLING sample engine at 44.1 kH /16 bits (microphone or line) or WAV/AIFF sample import from diskettes or HD (optional) .
Delivered as standard with 1 MB of RAM expandable up to 33 MB with PC SIMM with pair (4, 8 or 16 MB), have an access time of at least 70 nanoseconds (or faster). Samples have some minimal edit such as resampling, the position of a loop point, normalization and of course erasing a portion of a sample.
STORAGE internal HD floppy disk or you can mount an optional 2.5 "IDE hard drive of 780 MB placed on the back of the keyboard, inside a small hatch that appears ,piece of cake for installation.
EFFECTS A multi-processor system is integrated and provides up to seven independent digital DSPs, in addition to the voice harmonizer and the five-band master equalizer, we have: Reverb, chorus, delay, flanger, distortion and others are therefore on the program, with of course the possibility of setting your own and storing them. In total,24 reverberations,20 choruses, 19 types of treatments and 27 insertion effects
• Keyboard : 61 keys (velocity + aftertouch)
• Polyphony : 64 voices
• Screen : backlit LCD (240 x 320)
• Wheels : Pitch Bend and modulation
• Sounds : 741 (12 MB of samples)
• Arrangements : 214 styles + 16 users
• Pads : 4 (50 preset banks + 10 users)
• Memory registrations : 8 x 16
• Mixing console : yes
• Equalizer : 29 parts and 5-band master equalizer
• Sequencer : 16 tracks / 60,000 events, Lyrics function for karaoke
• Floppy drive : 3 "1/2 (2HD / 5DD), optional 780 MB hard drive
• Compatibility : GM / XG / XF
• Memory sampling : 1 MB (expandable to 33 MB)
• Multi-effects : 24 reverbs, 20 chorus, 98 DSP, 2 dynamic filters
• Audio output : stereo in 6.35 jacks
• Audio input : line / microphone in 6.35 jack
• Auxiliary audio input : 6.35mm stereo jack
• Pedals : three sockets for switches
• To Host socket : yes (PC or Mac)
• Speakers : 2 x 16 cm and 2 x 5 cm
• Amplification power : 2 x 20 W
• MIDI : In, Out and Thru
• Dimensions : 105.8 x 44.6 x 17.6 cm
• Weight : 16 kg