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Yamaha SU-10

Experimental Hybrid Synth (2019)

Yamaha Su10

Portable sampler from yamaha anticipating the Korg Volca Sample with some tricks like external filtering and special "scratch mode"

Overview and synthesis

OVERVIEW Portable Plastic case with LCD display with no backlight, a bit cheap made. The sampler includes 12 rubber pads for samples, 16 buttons for edit and sequencing and a ribbon pad for performance.   This ribbon, a sort of flat and linear pitch bend, will allow you real-time physical access to the sound. Simply move your finger over it to apply a scratch or filter effect.
The machine can work either with batteries or DC PSU (+12V positive center)

SAMPLING Each sample can be assigned to a pad into 4 banks A B C D (so 12 x 4 = 48 locations). When the pad is selected, the maximum available recording time appears at the bottom of the (dark)screen which depends on the memory already used by the other pads, as well as the settings selected for the recording parameters, e.g the sampling resolution (11.64 - 22.05 - 32 and 44 , 1 kHz), pitch (between -20% and 10%) and format (either mono or stereo). The control of the input gain can be refined more or less strong (from 1 to 16), with the visualization of a clipping threshold. The recording can be triggered manually by pressing the Play button or by a "trigger" function, sensitive to a determined threshold.

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Sampling and sequencing

MEMORY  Uo to 19 seconds in higher resolution, 27 seconds in standard resolution, 38seconds in long resolution or finally 54 seconds in ultra-long resolution. Device keeps samples and songs in memory after switching off (solid state memory) and it cannot be expanded.
You cannot import sample which are not saved by PROPRIETARY yamaha Su10 bulk sysex.

it is also possible to create four songs in one of the available locations. The SU10 has eight KB, or approximately 1,000 triggering / releasing of pads and keys, knowing that the polyphony is four samples. It should be noted that the device keeps samples and songs in memory after switching off, so no need, as on traditional samplers, to reload its work.

 is possible to modify the start and end point, create a complete loop, partial or inverted, and determines the volume of the pad assigned to the sample. Also classic array such as copying, moving, separating, deleting and reducing samples, reverse.  Other more advanced functions such as "pitch", "filter" or "scratch" will use the control ribbon on the front of the panel. 
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Yamaha Su-10 Technical Data

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Sampling

Sampling: 16 bit, 11.025 kHz, 44.1 kHz
384 KB RAM
Rates 11.64 to 44.1kHz
Max 48 samples
Sampling Times
19 sec. (High)
27 sec. (Standard)
38 sec. (Long)
54 sec. (Extra Long)

Filters: 1
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance

Polyphony: 1
Timbrality: 4

Patches RAM: 48

Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
Inputs: 1/8" Line & Mic inputs
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1 kHz
Power: Yamaha PA-3B or PA-1B adaptor, 6 x 1.5V AA Batteries

Case: Desktop, Module
Controls: Buttons, Pads, Mod - Ribbon
Display Type: LCD, LED
Dimensions (WxDxH): 168 × 104 × 32.2 (mm) [6.61 × 4.09 × 1.27 (inches)]
Weight: 0.4kg (0.88lb.)

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Audio demo and video 

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