MATRIXSYNTH: WERSI EX10R Synthesizer Expander with 8-bit drums 1985 | HD DEMO | SAMPLE PACK

Monday, June 13, 2016

WERSI EX10R Synthesizer Expander with 8-bit drums 1985 | HD DEMO | SAMPLE PACK


Published on Jun 13, 2016 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2016 by AnalogAudio1

Wersi EX10R is a programmable synthesizer module / accompaniment from Germany.

It has digital and analog circuits. It has digital waveforms and sampled waveforms. Resonant VCF (lowpass filter). The modulation effects are fully analog: chorus and ensemble. It has great 8-bit drum samples! It also produces great string ensemble strings, thanks to its "ensemble" effect. Great organs (hey, it's a Wersi!) It also has a programmable accompaniment section. MIDI. Little fluorescent display. The programming is quite complicated.

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"WERSI EX10R" SAMPLE PACK

Do you like the crispy, analog drums of the Wersi EX10R? You can buy them as 'SAMPLE PACK' for 4,99 Euros. All drum sounds of the machine are included (16 bit / 44,1 kHz wav samples).

Recording was made in high quality using RME studio equipment. All original pure sound directly from the machine's output, without any treatments.

After payment through PayPal you will get the sample pack via email.

If you want to buy the sample pack, send a message to ceramic-man@gmx.de (and check your spam folder, I answer quickly)."

Update via swissdoc in the comments:

"The Wersi EX10 is the rack version of their Omega DX10 organ. They use the DMS tone generation, which is featured in devices like Condor DX100, Alpha DX300/350, Beta DX400, Gamma DX500S, Delta DX500T, Prisma DX5, Omega DX10, Stage Performer MK1, EX10R and EX20.

Only the Stage Performer MK1 and the rack version of it, the EX20 are programmable.

The EX10R can not be programmed, as in creation of a sound from scratch, it can be used to layer presets and to modify filter settings (switched cap filter or SSM 2044 in later models) or settings of the Wersivoice String-Ensemble. The drum part allows for user pattern creation.

DMS stands for Digital Multi-Sound and is in fact based on a Z8 CPU driven voice card for 2 voices, which is based on fading between additive created waveshapes. There is no sampling involved, even so the sounds are pretty "realistic".

Some presets utilize a special programming of the voicecards, one for instance cycles through the vovels A-E-I-O-U per keypress, another one play a little arpeggio. Those cannot be programmed on the Performer MK1 or the EX20, only a special computer system at Wersi could do this.

The EX10R could be equipped with reverb (DH10, DH11 or DH100) all similar, using different bit depths, sample rate and number of algorithms. Sound quality of the DH10 is quite low-fi and calculation is based on 6809 processor.

The Spectra from the CD Series later had an enhaced version of the DMS system, where much more harmonics have been available.

Wersi later developed advanced concepts for digital pianos by using transputers and data compression, called WERSI-Digitalpiano CT 1 or CG 1 based on D-Art-Klangerzeugungs-System mit ASIC-Transputer-DSP Technologie."

3 comments:

  1. The Wersi EX10 is the rack version of their Omega DX10 organ. They use the DMS tone generation, which is featured in devices like Condor DX100, Alpha DX300/350, Beta DX400, Gamma DX500S, Delta DX500T, Prisma DX5, Omega DX10, Stage Performer MK1, EX10R and EX20.

    Only the Stage Performer MK1 and the rack version of it, the EX20 are programmable.

    The EX10R can not be programmed, as in creation of a sound from scratch, it can be used to layer presets and to modify filter settings (switched cap filter or SSM 2044 in later models) or settings of the Wersivoice String-Ensemble. The drum part allows for user pattern creation.

    DMS stands for Digital Multi-Sound and is in fact based on a Z8 CPU driven voice card for 2 voices, which is based on fading between additive created waveshapes. There is no sampling involved, even so the sounds are pretty "realistic".

    Some presets utilize a special programming of the voicecards, one for instance cycles through the vovels A-E-I-O-U per keypress, another one play a little arpeggio. Those cannot be programmed on the Performer MK1 or the EX20, only a special computer system at Wersi could do this.

    The EX10R could be equipped with reverb (DH10, DH11 or DH100) all similar, using different bit depths, sample rate and number of algorithms. Sound quality of the DH10 is quite low-fi and calculation is based on 6809 processor.

    The Spectra from the CD Series later had an enhaced version of the DMS system, where much more harmonics have been available.

    Wersi later developed advanced concepts for digital pianos by using transputers and data compression, called WERSI-Digitalpiano CT 1 or CG 1 based on D-Art-Klangerzeugungs-System mit ASIC-Transputer-DSP Technologie.

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  2. I have a brochure from back in the day that has this being edited with a commodore 64 pc -the editing software was included with the package. At the same time Kurzweil came out with the K150, which was very close to this except it was a full blown additive synth with 64 partials with individual envelopes per voice (16 voices) controlled by 68010 cpu (10 mhz). They had their own editor that ran on an apple II. So i decided to buy that one instead. it was more than twice as expensive as the wersi. But the piano sound was superior to any synth or samplers at the time.

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    1. If you ever scan that brochure let us know! Even a digital pic of it would be useful, just make sure location services are off for privacy if that concerns you. :)

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