MATRIXSYNTH: Technics SX-WSA1 Acoustic Modeling Synthesizer with expansion ROM

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Technics SX-WSA1 Acoustic Modeling Synthesizer with expansion ROM



via this auction

"Technics SX-WSA1 Acoustic Modeling Synthesizer with the difficult to find expansion SY-EW1 Dance/Techno ROM expansion card

Fully Functional including aftertouch, realtime controllers and triple mod wheels, along with the disk drive.

A very rare bird as the story goes only 600 were made. Ther are some great you tube videos on this synth engine and the story of this synth.

Acoustic modeling emulates acoustic nuances and features resonators and drivers to allow many ways to craft custom sounds. Includes reprinted manual.


The Technics SX-WSA1 allows great live control in that the modeling parameters can be accessed in realtime by using various easy-to-operate controllers such as the Pitchbend and Modulation wheels, Realtime Controller, Realtime Creator, Key Touch and more.

The Realtime Creator and Realtime Controller each allow you to control 2 parameters at one time (X-Y axes). The Realtime Creator knob maintains the last set position, while the Realtime Controller returns to its neutral position. In addition, up to six sets of parameters can be stored for each sound, allowing rapid assignment to the Realtime Creator or Realtime Controller!

This makes it possible to control, for example, where you strike the drum surface, the mouthpiece angle on a flute, or the embouchure of a trumpet. These controllers give you the freedom to fully express yourself in your music. At last, your creativity is limited only by the imagination.

The Technics SX-WSA1 also gives you the power to create a virtually unlimited range of instrument sounds. For the first time, you're no longer restricted by the sound sets in your instrument. Imagine, you now have full control over the parameters for the driver and resonator. This lets you form unique combination sounds like a tom-tom "fusing" into a chopper bass, or a guitar with a flute resonator. Sounds can be "crossfaded" by key or velocity. Even more astonishing, you can construct virtual instruments that cannot be built in reality. Now, that's really out of this world!

64-note polyphony—the culmination of Technics' outstanding achievements in advanced LSI research. With 64-note polyphony, you have all you need fully orchestrate your music.

More outstanding features:

The Technics WSA1 features a large graphic LCD screen which makes its operation both intuitive and extremely user-friendly. The 16-track, 47,000 note Sequencer includes some graphical editing capability. There are two MIDI ports (IN/OUT/THRU) to allow you to make the most of the 32 MIDI parts available (32-part multi-timbral), and there are four line-level outputs (two stereo pairs) to get it all to tape or the PA."

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