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Yamaha | A3000


The A3000 professional sampler is an ideal break-beat machine and phrase sampler for a wide variety of recording and performance applications.

Excellent Effects System

The A3000’s triple-block effect system lets you set upas many as three independent effects. Select from a wide range of built-in effects — including original effects custom-designed to heighten the performance qualities of phrase and break-beat play. You can also apply
effects to incoming signals as you record them, and to analog input that you feed through the A3000 for realtime output.

Easy to Use

The A3000 presents its editing and control capabilities in an easy-to-use three-level arrangement. All operations are handled using front-panel mode buttons, function keys, and knobs. You can access and edit any setting by selecting the mode, then selecting the function,
and then turning the knobs directly under the screen. It is also possible to use knobs and function keys to control realtime playback.

Performance-Enhancing Options

Installation of the optional I/O expansion board (AIEB1 board) adds digital I/O capability plus six additional assignable-output pairs to your A3000. The A3000 also accepts up to 128MB of expansion memory.
Engine TypeDigital
Voices (max)64
LFO4 Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Delay, Key Sync
Sampler16 bit, 18 bit, 5.5 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 44.1 kHz, Beat Slicing, Gated, Loop, One Shot (Phrase), Multi-Sample. 2MB RAM expandable to 128MB
Filter (VCF)1 12dB Slope (2-pole), Band Pass, Band Reject, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Envelope (VCA)3 Initional Level, Attack, Rate 1, Level 1, Rate 2, Level 2, Rate 3, Level 3, Rate 4, Level 4
Key typeN/A
AudioStereo I-O
Extra infoSCSI. Optional: AIEB1 board adds digital I/O capability plus six additional assignable-output
Produced:1997 - 1998
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.


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