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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127 Visitor comments
December 18, 2012 @ 9:38 pm
only the real pro programmers will know that the AN1x is even better sounding then Virus TI...period. it maybe in a cheap case..but the sound is a TANK! it can do anything..and anything better then the rest!
November 7, 2012 @ 3:50 pm
very powerful capable of any analog sounds possible and much better the the plg card for the cs6x as the plg card have only 5 note poly, when you know how to program properly like me you would know that this synth is the ultimate beast just super fat, don't let one pass because in the future it will be near impossible to get your hands on one. I own 5 of them and my music get top ratings on music sites.
September 28, 2012 @ 12:15 pm
The only thing that I like about AN1x that it has a nice keys, the cheapest plastic keys yes but they works great as a Master midi Keyboard.
As for the sound, I recommend the JP-8000!Not only does it sound better"If you know how to program", it even has a much higher quality parts and superior hardware compared to the cheap (AN1x)!
If someone has a Yamaha CS6, it is better to upgrade AN1x PLG expansion board because it sounds much better than the original and it's much cheaper!
September 27, 2012 @ 4:42 pm
lovely synth but.......... had more use and fun with my JD-800! While that wasn't a VA it had a more meaty foot print, amazing build quality and FULL hands on. Having said this, the AN1x is still one of my favourite of the vintage VAs.
September 17, 2012 @ 7:45 am
@key People are totally ignorant these days. Kids are complaing that Krome doesn't have 2.8GB piano, who would even bother looking at filter slopes? Sine, sawtooth, square, white noise, waveform harmonic properties? Not sure if people are even aware of harmonic series these days, never mind filter slopes.
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  • 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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