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Con Brio | ADS 200-R


In 1982 Con Brio released the ADS 200-R, a 32 voice version (expandable to 64) featuring a 16-track polyphonic sequencer with 80,000 note storage capability and editing functions available from the scoring screen. The dual-manual keyboard was replaced by 1 or 2 single manual of 61 keys. Pricing was also reduced to about $20,000, but only one of these models was ever built.

Although Con Brio considered retooling it into a sampling workstation similar to the Fairlight CMI, the cost of their operation and pressure from cheaper synthesizers (like the much cheaper Yamaha DX synths) and larger manufacturers forced the company to go out of business later that year before their vision was able to be realized.


BrandCon Brio
ModelADS 200-R
Engine TypeDigital
EngineFM, PD
Voices (max)32
Engine Detailed32 Oscillators, Sine, square, triangle, pulse.
Envelope (VCA)2 16 stage envelope
Memory32 patches ; 32 performances
ArpeggiatorVarious arpeggiators.
Recording16 track polyphonic sequencer (80,000 notes)
Key typeKeys
Extra infoVoices Expandable to 64. Only 1 made. 2x61 keys was optional
Produced:1982 - 1982
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

Manuals, patches etc.


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