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Features Two Synths in One The SY 22 incorporates two synthesis systems: AWM and FM. AWM "Advanced Wave Memory" is sophisticated sampling technology that allows high-fidelity reproduction of digitally recorded "live" sound. FM is Yamaha's proven Frequency Modulation synthesis technology that is capable of creating extraordinarily warm, vibrant simulations of actual instruments, as well as an infinite variety of orginal sounds. The vector synthesis system brings these two tone generation systems together. Sonic "Building Blocks" With 128 preset AWM waveforms and 256 preset FM waveforms the SY22 provides an extensive library of sonic "building blocks" from which to create new voices. Vector Control Vector Control can be used to control either level or detune along a vertical axis if a 2-element voice is selected, or along both the vertical and horizontal axis if a 4-element voice is selected. Moving the control towards one element increases the pitch of that element while decreasing the pitch others. This helps produce a broad range of expressive effects. Dynamic Vectors Dynamic level and detune vectors can be recorded easily in real-time. Indepth or Instant Voice Editing A wide range of programming parameters allows you to shape the individual elements in a voice to match your musical requirements. This enables you to program complex amplitude envelopes for each element from scratch, choose from a range of preset generic envelopes that can be edited later for fine control, or simply use the original envelopes that are included with the SY22's internal waveforms. Ready-to-Play Preset Voices 64 superb preset voices can be played right away without programming or altered and modified through the SY22 vector control functions if one wants to inject their own original expression into their music Overlapping Voice Selection If you select a new voice while holding notes on the keyboard, the held notes will continue playing the previous voice while subsequently played notes will use the new voice. This provides smooth switching between voices without unnatural sound cutoff or gaps, and makes it possible to play several voices at once by holding a note or two, selecting a new voice, holding a couple more notes, selecting a second voice, and so on. Multi-timbre Mode In addition to normal voice play mode, the SY22 features a multi-play mode in which up to 8-part multi-play mode perfect for sequencer driven applications and layered multi-voice performance. Built-in Drums The SY22 supplies a complete drum and percussion kit in the form of a single voice making an extra drum machine unneccessary. Built-in Effects The SY22 provides direct access to 16 effect programs including reverb, delay, early reflection, and distortion. Complete MIDI Implementation The SY22 has a complete set of MIDI parameters for maximum compatibility and versatility. Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels. Stereo Output SY22's stereo outputs enable a variety of stereo effects since each element in any voice can be panned to any position in the stereo sound field. LED Display A large, bright 7-segment LED voice/multi number display is easy to read even in low stage or studio lighting. LCD Display 16-character x 2-line backlit LCD is easier on the eyes. Master Volume Control and Headphone Jack Master volume control and headphone jack. Built-in Demo Playback This feature enables the SY22 to playback demos. Velocity and After-Touch Keyboard Velocity and After-Touch Keyboard.

Discussions

Yamaha SY-22 worth getting?

150 Euro sounds too much to me, around 80-100 Euros would be a fair price, given that a SY55 can be had for 150 and a SY77 for 200 Euros. When it came out, the SY22 was an entry level synth, far cheaper than a SY77.

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Gear Porn thread - pics of your slutty setups

here my basement :) There is also a waldorf pulse, tx81z, tx7, mono/poly, esq-1, normodular 1 + g2, integra, tg77, an1x, sy 22 but they didnt make it on the pictures it seems :)

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Why there's so little interest around here in keyboards?

...sure what you're on about man, anyways, are we allowed to like both? i love my moog grandmother and yamaha sy22 (has good enough piano sounds for me, so does it get to count?) and other keyboards with synthesis built in from the front page, here are threads about keyboards, most of which are also...

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