MATRIXSYNTH: Technics sx-WSA1R demo - that other acoustic modeling synth from the 90s

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Technics sx-WSA1R demo - that other acoustic modeling synth from the 90s

Published on Jun 22, 2019 Floyd Steinberg

"Technics sx-WSA1R - that other acoustic modeling synth from the 90s. (Table of contents below!) In this video, I'm playing a short demo with custom sounds and a number of presets. The Technics WSA1 is a 64 voice polyphony, 32 part multitimbral modeling synth from 1995 with some unique features. According to Wikipedia, only 300 of the rack mounted version shown in this video exist. I will have an in - depth look at the synth engine next week. (Subscribe if you want a notification on that).

00:00 short demo showing of the filters. Each voice can have 4 "oscillators" and each "oscillator" can have it's own filter, LFO and envelopes.
01:50 hello
02:16 Presets: WSA Piano
02:52 Piano
03:35 E-Piano 2
04:29 Modern E.P. 1
05:11 Harp
03:35 Spanish Guitar
06:00 12 String Guitar
06:22 Synth Strings 2
06:55 Stereo Vocal Ah
07:14 Vocal Daa
07:34 Drawbar Organ (with drawbars, you guessed it)
08:13 Synth Brass 1
08:32 Warm Synth Pad
08:58 Sweep Pad
09:46 Goblins
10:35 Windy Sweep
11:29 a very subtle hint that subscribing doesn't hurt you and is good for my motivation to post videos"


  1. I try to manage playlist of the most WSA1 videos... here you are:


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