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ASM Hydrasynth Deluxe Keyboard Synth
Boss SY-200 Synthesizer Pedal

ASM Hydrasynth Deluxe Keyboard Synth

Ashun Sound Machines ( ASM ) has introduced the Hydrasynth Deluxe keyboard synth .
A 73-note , 16-voice version of the previouslyreleased Hydrasynth keyboard , complete with proprietary ASM Polytouch technology to provide responsive velocity and expressive phonic aftertouch over each note , the Hydrasynth Deluxe additionally features dual stereo outputs . On top of that , there are also split and polylayering functions for its 16 voices powered by two separate Hydrasynth voice engines — analog modeling ( OSC 1-3 ) and WaveScan synthesis ( OSC 1 + 2 ) — allowing for full bi-timbral control . An accessory shelf that mounts on the back of the right side of Hydrasynth Deluxe extends the top panel-available area so diverse devices such as sound modules , mixers , laptops , and drum machines can comfortably be accommodated atop . A user-assignable four-octave ribbon controller and ergonomically-designed pitch and modulation wheels add to its performance capabilities , complemented by a Sustain and Expression pedal inputs , MIDI , and a comprehensive CV / Gate section ( for playing nicely with the Eurorack modular world , vintage synthesizers , and more ).
For more information , contact B & J Music : 800-268-8147 , www . bjmusiconline . com .

Boss SY-200 Synthesizer Pedal

Boss has added the SY-200 Synthesizer to its 200 Series pedal lineup . The SY-200 delivers a very large library of expressive synthesizer sounds for guitar and bass , onboard memories for storing sounds , and numerous options for real-time control .
Offering a universe of analog-inspired polyphonic tones in a small footprint , the SY-200 is designed to make it simpler for players to add Boss ’ s expressive guitar and bass synth technology into their musical creations . Building on the instant-gratification experience of the SY-1 Synthesizer , the SY-200 features an expanded sound set , more tone-shaping possibilities , and 128 memories for storing sonic creations . Two footswitches are available for real-time performance control , and users can take things further with external footswitches , an expression pedal , and MIDI .
The SY-200 provides 171 total sounds organized in 12 intuitive categories and adjustable parameters for customizing the tone and response . The SY-200 can be used with any guitar or bass via a standard 1 / 4-in . cable , and selectable modes are available to optimize the synth engine for either instrument type .
For more information , contact Roland Canada : 647-361-2080 , www . roland . com / ca .
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