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Mirage DMS-8

Ensoniq Mirage DMS-8

Mirage DMS-8.
Mirage DMS-8

Released: 1985

MSRP: $1395US


Rack DSK-8 Architecture Class: Sampler.

Ebay Description:

The Ensoniq Mirage DMS-8 is a velocity sensitive (pressure via MIDI) 2U rack (8 voice), 8 bit sampler, featuring 24dB low pass analog filter, dedicated APDSR filter and amp envelopes, vibrato, single track real-time sequencer, and MIDI. Sample memory (2x64kB) can contain up to 8 upper and 8 lower waveforms, recorded at 10-33kHz. Sample editing includes rotate (additional editing with MASOS disk). Samples can be stored via a 3.5" SSDD disk drive.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
2U rack W:19in H:3.5in D:12in ? sample mono MIDI: In Out Thru no no no AC


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
Mirage DSK-8 DMS-8 DMS-1 DSK-1 N/A upper:4 lower:4 3.5" SSDD floppy drive no menu based LED display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
split (upper/lower samples) 8 no DCO1+DCO2->DCA->VCF


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
chorus (actually detune) N/A VCF-EG no


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A real-time single track 1 sequence (333 notes) disk:8 sequences SXQ-1(expander cartridge): adds 1024 notes MIDI:clock/start/stop/continue pedal:start/stop MIDI-Bend MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC2 MIDI-CC4 MIDI-CC6 MIDI-CC7 MIDI


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
channel (MIDI RX only) no MASOS Sysex MIDI 1 1


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
no 8 bit 10-33kHz 2x64kB no upper:8 lower:8 threshold 1 rotate MASOS disk: fade, ramp, combine, invert, reverse, scale amplitude


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Sample digital upper:8 lower:8 - mix: Mod-Wheel velocity no LFO MIDI-Bend no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
VCF analog CEM3328 yes 24dB low pass key VCF-EG no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
VCF-EG attack sustain attack decay release no no no velocity key:decay velocity
VCA-EG attack sustain attack decay release no no no velocity key:decay velocity


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO triangle no no no no pressure MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC2 MIDI-CC4 MIDI-CC6 MIDI-CC7 no
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