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Yamaha | SU200


The SU200 is a budget desktop sampler suited for DJs and entry-level musicians. The aim of the SU200 is Groove Sampling and Remixing. Variable sampling rates from 5 to 44.1 kHz offer a range of 333 to 21 seconds in stereo or mono. Samples are assigned to the pads. Looping, loop muting, slicing, filtering, distortion, effects and more are available on the fly. A ribbon controller will 'scratch' the samples like a record on a turntable. There are two real time control knobs assignable to the Loop Remix, Slice, Tech Mod (LFO), Distortion/Lo-Fi, Delay, and Filter effects. Loop Remix is a function that slices up a loop and allows you to effect the slices to create a whole new variation of that loop.

A nice feature is a Resampling function which allows you to re-sample your loops or performances with any effects you may have applied. Sampled loops are also beat-matched to the tempo automatically using the Loop-Track Play feature, so you can be sure your loops will play in time with each other. Sync the SU200 to a tempo via MIDI or use the Tap Tempo key (essential for live DJ use). The SU200 also features Line and Mic inputs, MIDI IN (supports bulk dump of SU10 samples) and SmartMedia Memory Card storage. It can be battery powered and it ships with a CD to get you started sampling drum loops and synth loops. More professional features can be found in the SU700. But for DJs, the SU200 provides an affordable loop and groove performance tool to liven' up your sets!

Engine TypeDigital
Voices (max)6
Sampler896 KB Memory; Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 22.05kHz, 11.025kHz, 5.5125kHz (approx. 42, 84, 168, 333 seconds sample times in mono, respectively); Stereo or Mono modes
Filter (VCF)Low pass resonant filter in Effects section
FXLoop Remix, Slice, distortion/lo-fi (distortion with lo-pass filter), Delay, Tech Mod (LFO)
MemoryHolds up to 24 samples; Flash RAM and SmartMedia 3.3v offline storage
Key typePads
Produced:2000 - 2000
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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