Yamaha AN1x

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The AN1x is a powerful retro-analog synth with a really cool new feature that lets you record real-time editing and filtering and be able to store it as part of the sound! A major contender in the new wave of analog-digital synths using DSP modeling of analog waveforms to recreate the coveted sounds of analog synths with modern digital specifications. It offers truly traditional yet modern methods of analog synthesizing, 10 notes of polyphony, 8 knobs for tweaking, and an arpeggiator with dozens of inspiring patterns!

Although the AN1x is not a follow-up to the CS1x (which has since been followed by the CS2x and the CS6x) it has borrowed many functions and technologies from the CS1x synth. First, it's built in an almost identical case with the same layout of buttons and knobs as the CS1x. However the function of every knob and button has been greatly expanded. The AN1x also has 2 Scene memories for instant recall of any envelope and filter settings and the mod-wheel can be used to morph between the two scenes. On-board effects and a state-of-the-art arpeggiator section also are on-board for giving your sounds life and motion.

The AN1x adds a new Ribbon controller for increased real-time control. It also includes pulse width modulation, ring modulation and oscillator syncing. The AN1x may not be the next evolution of the CS1x but it is basically a more advanced synth capable of increased sound potential and quality. It has a better feeling keyboard than the CS1x as well assuming that the AN1x is for those looking for something more professional than the CS1x. The AN1x is already being used by several artists, film and TV composers world-wide, including Nitin Sawnhey, the Faint, Igor Khoroshev, Yes, Little Tragedies and Phish.

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128 Visitor comments
J cast
December 19, 2011 @ 4:12 pm
I'm selling my an1x, posting it on eBay tomorrow or tonight... It's in excellent condition.
There are not too many left from what I understand. I will be pricing it modestly at 380.00 and shipping at 50.00
December 3, 2011 @ 11:46 am
just got this synth a couple days ago and i'm already amazed at how many awesome sounds i've gotten out of it. it's my first real synth, so i was looking for something pretty versatile, and this seems to be ticket.

think whether or not you like the control system has alot to do with personal preference, but i'm actually a huge fan. puts a ton of parameters at your fingertips in a way that's easy to understand.
November 29, 2011 @ 10:13 am
Piano Patch.

oc1, pw 31 edge,93 pulse lvl 111

oc2 pw 31 edge , 73 pulse lvl 33, pitch +24

ringmod , 3

feedback 64

lpf12 67, feg depth 34 , key track -20
set ur own vel sens

amp adsr 0, 87,20, 50

filter adsr 0, 69, 64, 85

hpf 19

aural exciter , drive 24, level 25, 2.0khz

(ps) Can someone please listen to the song "kim and jessie " by m83 and give me an idea of how to emulate that patch with an1x
November 28, 2011 @ 2:37 am
@ extra. Very easy mate. Remove all the screws underneath, and then the base panel. You will see a round battery in a holder on the PCB. Just pop the battery out and a new one back in. It's a CR2450.
November 27, 2011 @ 6:57 am
I'm getting the "Low battery" message on the LCD display.
Is the battery difficult to change?
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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Demos & Media
  • Audio Clip 1 - Stock presets - first one is a Prophet 5 emulation, second one is a panning pad, third one is a flying saucer, and fourth one is a mellow pad (courtesy of OOBE Out Of Body Experience).

    Audio Clip 2 - More demo patches from the Future Music CD, issue 59.

    Manual - Download the original owner's manual here.

  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 10 notes
  • Oscillators - 2 osc: saw, variable width pulse, FM
  • Effects - Reverb, delay, 3-band EQ, chorus, flanger, phaser, enhancer, compressor, distortion, overdrive, amp simulator.
  • Filter - Resonant 12/18/24dB/oct low/band/hi pass filter + 1 more hi pass
  • Arpeg/Seq - Arpeg: 1 mon/poly, up, down, up/down, random; MIDI-capable. Seq: 16 steps, 1 track
  • Keyboard - 61 keys (with velocity and aftertouch)
  • Memory - 128 patches
  • Control - MIDI (2 parts)
  • Date Produced - 1997

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