MATRIXSYNTH: GEM WK2 (1990) Vintage Expander Synth & Polyphonic Rhythm Module & Sequencer

Saturday, July 10, 2021

GEM WK2 (1990) Vintage Expander Synth & Polyphonic Rhythm Module & Sequencer

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"The GEM WK2 is a polyphonic rhythm module and sequencer really cool. A brilliant piece of equipment also for vintage drum machine sounds. A glance at the control panel is enough to tell you that the GEM WK2 is an instrument alone in it's class: the clear and simple panel layout consisting of direct access buttons and controls, the large backlit coloured display which keeps you in control, the modern, captivating look are just a few of the ingredients that make the WK2 a singularly unique instrument.


· Polyphony: 32 notes max

· Sounds: 444 PCM sounds, 17 drum kits

· Performances: 63 real-time editable

· Effects: 22 riverbs + 22 effects

· Modes: 3 real-time sections (Lower, Upper1, Upper2); Single, Split (progr.), Layer

· Controls: Volume, transpose, tuning, metronome, dial, +/- buttons, keypad song - style/sound, 16 direct style/sound memory

· Display: LCD multifunction, coloured and backlit

· Styles: 96 styles x 4 variations, 5 tracks (drums, bass, acc 1, acc 2, acc 3), 8 user styles

· Styles controls: Start/stop, intro, ending, 3 fill buttons (tap tempo), key start/continue, fade in/out, var. 1-2-3-4, arrange on/off, arrange memory, lower memory, bass to lowest, style/tempo lock, chord lock

· Harmony: 8 types

· Single Touch Play: 10 per style

· Sequencer: 7 song style, 8 tracks: upper1/upper2/lower/5 tracks styles, 7 user songs, 16 tracks player

· Compatibility: Standard MIDI files (0, 1, 1+lyrics), GMX, WK2, WK3, PK7, CD, RASS

· Connections: Stereo outputs, damper, pedal, pedale volume, computer host (PC1, PC2, Mac), MIDI in/out/thru, audio interface, video out (RGB / S-VHS), 2 headphones

· Dimensions (W x H x D): 270 x 95 x 250 mm / 10,6" x 3,7" x 9,8"

· Weight: 3,5 kg / 7,7 lbs"

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