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"Welcome to the New Age in Music Workstations"

In 1995: Technics proudly introduced the new line of Professional Products - the sx-WSA1 Acoustic Modeling Synthesizer, and the sx-WSA1R Acoustic Modeling Synthesizer Module. Decades ahead of their time, 64 note polyphony, flexible control and 16 track sequencer (WSA1 only)!

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What is Acoustic Modelling Synthesis?

Putting theory into practice is Technics' latest breakthrough in synthesis technology - Acoustic Modelling Synthesis. While retaining the much-coveted qualities of conventional PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) subtractive sound reproduction, Acoustic Modelling Synthesis combines PCM waveform drivers with custom DSP (Digital Signal Processing) Modelling resonators.

By first extensively analyzing the nature of acoustic sound, Acoustic Modelling Synthesis then digitizes the physical process recreating it. This technology ideally simulates the sound-emulating process of acoustic instruments.

Nearly all modelling parameters can be accessed in real-time by using various on-board controllers and key touch. Additionally, by manipulating the Realtime Creator / Controller along the X-Y axis, the user can control up to six parameter sets registered for each sound.

This flexibility allows the control, for example, of where you strike the surface of a drum or of the mouthpiece angle on a flute.

 
 

SX-WSA1

  • Acoustic Modeling Synthesis (PCM waveform driver with DSP Modeling resonator)
  • 64-Note Polyphony
  • Large graphic display (320 x240 dot)
  • Drum kit edit by Acoustic Modeling Synthesis
  • Controllers: Realtime Controller, Realtime Creator, Pitch Bend Wheel, 
  • Modulation Wheel 1 and 2 for realtime editing
  • Preset sounds: 256 sounds, 128 combinations
  • User sounds: 256 sounds, 128 combinations
  • Remap function
  • Digital drawbars
  • Pitch, filter, amplitude with individual envelope and LFOs
  • DSP effects: 3 blocks, 43 algorithms (plus 12 algorithms in REV block)
  • 16-track, 47,000-note capacity professional standard sequencer (for sx-WSA1 only)
  • 2 sets of MIDI terminals
  • GM compatibility
  • SMF direct play

SX-WSA1R

  • Acoustic Modeling Synthesis (PCM waveform driver with DSP Modeling resonator)
  • 64-Note Polyphony
  • Large graphic display (320 x240 dot)
  • Drum kit edit by Acoustic Modeling Synthesis
  • Controller: Realtime Creator
  • Preset sounds: 256 sounds, 128 combinations
  • User sounds: 256 sounds, 128 combinations
  • Remap function
  • Digital drawbars
  • Pitch, filter, amplitude with individual envelope and LFOs
  • DSP effects: 3 blocks, 43 algorithms (plus 12 algorithms in REV block)
  • 2 sets of MIDI terminals
  • GM compatibility
  • SMF direct play