MATRIXSYNTH: New Aphex Twin Cheetah EP a Nod to the Cheetah MS800

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

New Aphex Twin Cheetah EP a Nod to the Cheetah MS800


How's that for pretty cool. The wording follows and matches the Cheetah MS800 manual. You can see an image of one here (there are only a handful of references to the MS800 on the site). This is one rare synth.

"The Aphex Twin Cheetah EP uses digital sound generation techniques combined with wave sequencing technology to bring you sounds with movement and depth rarely found on records today.

To assure you that your Cheetah EP will give you many years of enjoyment, please be sure to read the owners manual carefully before attempting to operate the Cheetah EP.

If you wish to experiment and create some sounds of your own, first try editing some sounds we’ve already made for you, before attempting to create a patch from scratch.

We sincerely hope that having battled through the programming of the Cheetah EP, you have not become familiar with the exceptional potential of this record.

Have fun programming, and if you create any superb patches and tones which you feel deserve to be appreciated by other Cheetah EP buyers, send a MIDI System Dump of them, on a disc to us at WARP and if we also think they are superb, you could be rewarded for your efforts. Try us!”

Features:

Digital Wave Sequencing Synthesizer
Sounds programmed to sequence through changing waveforms as the note plays, giving exceptional movement and character to the music
15 note polyphonic
Velocity Sensitive
Multi-Timbral
Stereo Output
Fully programmable from the front panel
LED display"


Update: Cheetah Sweet Talker cassette pic in via Luan Correa.

What the?...

See video below. Curious if he has one and if it will be featured...


Note this is the first post out of currently 139,421 to feature the Cheetah Sweet Talker, and thus gets the illusive exclusive label. You think you've seen it all and then this. Thanks to Luan for sharing!


BBC Micro Speech Synthesis Published on Nov 24, 2012

"I found a speech synthesis chip for the BBC Micro, so I had to try it out! :L This is just running the demo program. The chip was a Cheetah 'Sweet Talker' extension pack. Sorry about the poor visuals; I would have re-recorded it but the power supply blew up shortly after this video.

For any of my subscribers wondering about the lack of Tiny Tim updates, an awful lot has been happening on the design side of things, and I'm doing regular updates on the website (http://www.northdownfarm.co.uk/rory/tim/). However as not much more has been done on the hardware side, there hasn't been anything to film yet. I will hopefully get a new vid up about memory in the next to weeks."

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