MATRIXSYNTH: YAMAHA AN1x Analog Physical Modeling Synthesizer

Sunday, February 16, 2020

YAMAHA AN1x Analog Physical Modeling Synthesizer

via this auction

Kind of interesting side note is the AN1X was branded as an Analog Physical Modeling Synthesizer. You can see it on the top right. However, it did not feature physical modeling as the KORG Z1, Prophecy, Technics WSA1, and Yamaha's own VL synths. Back when physical modeling and virtual analog synths were new they were often referred to either physical or analog modeling synths. Somehow Yamaha mixed the two in the AN1X.

As for the oscilator modelling on the AN1X it featured 2 oscillators per voice: square/ sawtooth/ pulse width/ ring modulation/ noise/ FM/ variable wave-shapes (Edge - sine/triangle)/ Saw2/ Inner1-3/ slave(sub) osc on osc1

You'll notice the lack of any modeling of real world instruments - brass, bowed strings, plucked strings, etc... It is a great sounding synth and offers a bit more in the oscillator section than many other virtual analog synths.

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