Yamaha AN200

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The AN200 is a compact table-top physical modeling analog synthesizer and sequencer. The AN200 has sounds like the AN1x keyboard. The sounds are pretty phat, from punchy analog bass to squelchy distorted 303-lines. It models two analog VCO oscillators with sawtooth, variable pulse, mix, multi-saw, OSC Sync, FM, resonant multimode filters and 5 voices of polyphony. To accompany this beastly little synth engine is a 32-voice AWM2 section with about 120 drum and rhythm sounds for creating complete dance grooves, patterns and songs!

The AN200 features a 16 step pattern sequencer with one track for FM sounds and three tracks for AWM2 rhythm sounds. It's simple to use and is suited for hands-on and easy pattern making. Create your patterns in step-mode, in real-time, or record it using an external MIDI keyboard. The sequencer is Analog-Style, each step of a pattern can be tweaked by the turn of a knob, affecting the pitch, gate time or velocity of any synth or drum note. Parts can be dropped out and brought back in on the fly, along with any tweaks and pattern changes for interactive live performances! The "Swing" function can funk up the groove of your patterns for better or worse. There's also Tap Tempo for DJs to match up to their beats! Editing sounds is also fairly easy and hands-on. There are 15 quick access knobs for various common tweakable parameters like the LFO, amp envelopes, filters, effects section and osc. sections. That's way more knobs than the competition (Korg ElecTribe/M and Roland MC-series)! Further in-depth editing can be achieved with the bundled software editor for Mac/PC.

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Yamaha's "Scene Memory" function is also on-board, providing two "Scene" memory snapshots and real-time morphing between scene memories. All knob tweaks can also be recorded into your patterns via the Free EG for motion and evolving effects. There are quality on-board multi-effects (delay, flanger, phaser, overdrive/amp simulator, distortion, EQ) to sweeten your tracks! The DX-200 is just like the AN200 except that it is based around FM synthesis, reviving the sound of Yamaha's classic DX synthesizers. Like the DX-200, the AN200 makes an excellent groove machine. It's suited perfectly for use by DJs, live on stage, and in the studio as a sound module or as a groovin' analog loop factory for professional and beginning electronic musicians alike!

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25 Visitor comments
Rob Lee
May 10, 2014 @ 4:02 pm
Just won a Yamaha AN200 on Ebay in mint condition however i downloaded some editor from Yamaha and it gives me the message

"You can’t open the application “%@” because it may be damaged or incomplete"

Is there a problem with the editor on Mavericks? Anyone know how i can get it running?

Cheers

Rob
teceem
January 16, 2014 @ 1:49 pm
@m1ckdelta: Install XG Works version 3.0.7E, that's all!
steve o
December 2, 2013 @ 9:35 pm
This is a really great sounding little synth, awesome engine inside. It can sound like 303 and has the same feel. Great for bass and synth riffs, drums are ok, too. Synth engine really shines in this one, nice addition to any studio. 9/10
m1ckDELTA
November 12, 2013 @ 2:57 am
@teceem How is it possible you have XGWorks running on Win7 x64?
psiklon
September 29, 2013 @ 9:28 pm
This is a surprising machine, built like a good toy and it sounds like an interesting synthesizer. If you only have a small keyboard and this you could do electronic music easily. If you have great synths and samplers this is still a great addition. I gave mine away to relative and got it back asap....I missed it, there is a grungy and distorted feel to some of the settings and you know your not playing a modified GM analog wannabe. If this is all you have, well good luck, no way you could entertain cub scouts with this, even they know better. I give it a 5 for unique sounds and use.
 
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  • Demos & Media
  • Audio Clip 1 - Here's a rude demo of the AN200 showing off its phat and funky sounds, deep bass, hard-core grooves, distorted analog synth lines, and a little ethnic dub at the end!

  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 5 voices (synth); 32 voices (AWM2)
  • Oscillators - Analog Modeling - Tone Generator: 2 VCO (sawtooth, variable pulse, mix, multi-saw, OSC Sync, FM); White Noise; Sub Synthesizer: AWM2 (120 Drum and Rhythm Sounds)
  • LFO - 1 LFO modulates Pitch or Filter with up to 21 waveforms (5 sine, 5 triangle, 3 square, 4 saw, 4 sample-and-hold)
  • Filter - FEG - Resonant multimode filter for synth (12-, 18-, 24dB/oct lowpass, 12dB/oct highpass, bandpass, band-reject), 1 resonant lowpass filter for each AWM2.
  • VCA - AEG - 2 ADSR amp envelopes; PEG - 1 AD pitch envelope
  • Keyboard - 16 rubber pads (not velocity sensitive)
  • Effects - 13 types (delay, flanger, phaser, overdrive/amp simulator, distortion, EQ), Ring Mod, Portamento
  • Sequencer - 16 steps x 4 parts per pattern; 1 track for Synth, 3 tracks for AWM2 drum sounds; 10 songs capacity
  • Memory - 256 Preset Patterns, 128 User Patterns; 10 Songs; 2 Scene Memories per Pattern
  • Control - MIDI IN/OUT(Int/Ext Clock)
  • Date Produced - 2001
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