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Yamaha | AN200


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.

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!

Engine TypeDigital
Voices (max)5/32
LFO1 LFO modulates Pitch or Filter with up to 21 waveforms (5 sine, 5 triangle, 3 square, 4 saw, 4 sample-and-hold)
Engine DetailedTone Generator: 2 VCO (sawtooth, variable pulse, mix, multi-saw, OSC Sync, FM); White Noise; Sub Synthesizer: AWM2 (120 Drum and Rhythm Sounds). 5 voices (synth); 32 voices (AWM2).
Filter (VCF)FEG - Resonant multimode filter for synth (12-, 18-, 24dB/oct lowpass, 12dB/oct highpass, bandpass, band-reject), 1 resonant lowpass filter for each AWM2.
Envelope (VCA)AEG - 2 ADSR amp envelopes; PEG - 1 AD pitch envelope
FX13 types (delay, flanger, phaser, overdrive/amp simulator, distortion, EQ), Ring Mod, Portamento
Sequencer16 steps x 4 parts per pattern; 1 track for Synth, 3 tracks for AWM2 drum sounds. 256 Preset Patterns, 128 User Patterns; 2 Scene Memories per Pattern.
Recording10 Songs (Pattern based)
Key typePads
Produced:2001 - 2001
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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