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Yamaha A3000

(image courtesy of Yamaha)

Released: 1997

MSRP: Y179,000


Updated sampler. Architecture Class: Sampler.

Ebay Description:

The Yamaha A3000 is a (velocity and aftertouch) sensitive 2U rack (64 voice multitimbral) 16 bit sampler, featuring stereo|mono sampling (5.5125|11.025|22.05|44.1kHz), multimode (notch or low, high, or band pass) filter, dedicated (pitch, filter, and amp) 3 stage EGs, an LFO (saw, square, triangle, random waveforms), 3 effects processors, 3-band EQ, stereo sample inputs, dual stereo outputs, DSHD floppy drive, SCSI (internal and external HD support), MIDI, and 128 presets. Sample editing includes loop crossfade, normalize, time-stretch, pitch-conversion, reverse, trim, and fade.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
2U rack W:483mm(19in) D:403mm(15.83in) H:90mm(3.5in) 6.9kg(15.1875lbs) sample:stereo stereo:2 optional:S/PDIF(RCA/optical AIEB1) optional:stereo:3(AIEB1) MIDI MIDI MIDI no AC


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
A3000 import: A7000 TX16W AIF WAV no 128 disk:DSHD(3.5") SCSI (partion-size:512MB partitions:8) MIDI mode based buttons LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
16 64 no Sample->DCF


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
processors:3 (presets:54) EQ:4-band aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend AEG LFO MIDI-CC7 velocity aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A single track (SMF Type 0) sample RAM? no MIDI-CC5 MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC10 MIDI-CC0-120 no


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
channel yes MIDI:IN/OUT/THRU MIDI yes 1


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
yes 16 bit 5.5125|11.025|22.05|44.1kHz 2MB (max:128MB via 72 pin 70ns SIMM) no memory-limited audio crossfade normalize time-stretch pitch-conversion fade reverse trim


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Sample digital sample - no no LFO PEG aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
DSP digital ? yes low:2 or high:2 pass or band pass|notch key FEG LFO velocity aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend velocity no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
AEG sustain attack decay release no no key no key velocity aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend
FEG initial attack sustain release attack decay release no no key velocity key velocity aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend
PEG initial attack sustain release attack decay release no no key velocity key velocity aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO saw square triangle random yes invert key aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend
Sampler Models
TX16W A3000 A3000V2 A4000 A5000