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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erikb
October 14, 2009 @ 12:14 am
Don't get me wrong they don't compare to my old roland jx-3p or jx- 8p, or my broken down polymoog but for the$$ they're not bad sounding analog modeling synths.
erikb
October 13, 2009 @ 2:24 pm
I purchased my first cs1x about 8 years ago because I thought it had decent late 70's early 80's analog brasses, strings, leads ect....for the money. 3 years later I got the cs2x for $30 and recently got the an1x because I'm familiar with programming them. I used them on my first two solo albums along with some old roland jx's and a polymoog. If anybody wants to hear them used exclusively check out www.myspace.com/erikbaumann8
Neven Dayvid
October 8, 2009 @ 8:43 pm
Owning and playing Jupiters, Junos, CS-60 etc, i have to attest this machine true class. Don´t be put off by it´s appearance. This is a B_E_A_U_T_I_F_U_L sounding analogue synth, oops what did I just say ...?
Juan Andres
October 7, 2009 @ 9:40 am
The AN1x is amazing! One of the powerful seq I have ever had, and the "morph" function between sounds scenes is a very interesting tool to create strange atmospheres. Definitively: I'm so happy to get one :)
Juan Andres
October 4, 2009 @ 10:34 am
I just bought one and will pick-up on monday. I'm a Korg's fan and have a Poly800, DW-8000, X3 and a beautifull MS2000B. I love real analogue synths but VA as well and I think it's a great synth along with MS2000 and Roland JP8000, all three beasts from late '90s and early 2k. I will tell you when I put my hands on this jem, I can't wait !!!

PS: Sorry about my so bad english :)
 
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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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