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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Monday, May 28, 2007

Yamaha MOTIF ES7 76-Key Music Production Synthesizer

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Save $1,099.01 On MOTIF ES7 - Now $1,899.99

List: $2,999.00
Our Price: $2,499.99
Sale Price: $1,899.99

Unprecedented performance and expressive control.

The Yamaha MOTIF ES7 76-Key Music Production Synthesizer features the largest wave ROM of any workstation keyboard: 175MB! An enhanced soundset of 1,859 waveforms provides the foundation for the Motif's 1024 voices plus 65 drum kits. A newly designed tone generator chip offers true 128-note polyphony, and a newly developed synth engine provides new parameters and faster, more precise envelope control. An enhanced effects system includes 20 reverb types and 49 chorus/delay types, 8 types of mastering effects including multiband compression, and a 5-band master EQ. It houses an advanced Phrase Factory arpeggiator with realtime loop remix capability plus parameters such as Swing, Velocity, and Quantize so you can easily modify preset arps. Overall expressiveness of the instrument has been expanded with the new "Mega Voice system, a technology that makes it possible to include all the nuances of an instrument in the sample. Motif ES integrates seamlessly with DAWs via its USB connection to function as a control surface. It also has a USB To Device port for connection to USB storage devices.

Yamaha MOTIF ES7 76-Key Music Production Synthesizer Features:

* 76 keys
* Largest wave ROM of any workstation keyboard (175MB)
* Enhanced soundset of 1,859 waveforms
* 1,024 voices plus 65 drum kits
* 128-note polyphony
* Newly developed synth engine provides new parameters and faster, more precise envelope control
* 20 reverb types and 49 chorus/delay types
* 8 types of mastering effects including multiband compression
* 5-band master EQ
* Advanced Phrase Factory arpeggiator
* New "Mega Voice system for samples that include all of the subtle nuances of an instrument

Yamaha MOTIF ES7 76-Key Music Production Synthesizer Specifications:

* Keyboard:
* 76 keys, FS Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)

Tone Generator:
* AWM2 (complying with the Modular Synthesis Plug-in System)

Polyphony:
* 128 notes + the polyphony of the Plug-in Board (if installed)

Multi Timbral Capacity:
* 16 parts (internal) + 3 or more Plug-in Board parts (1 for each Single Plug-in Board; 16 for Multi Plug-in Board), Audio Input parts (A/D, AIEB2, mLAN*) * 4 stereo parts

Wave:
* 175MB (when converted to 16- bit linear format), 1859 waveforms

Voices:
* Preset: 768 normal voices + 64 drum kits
* GM: 128 normal voices + 1 drum kit
* User: 128 x 2 (Bank 1: Original, Bank 2: Picked up from Preset) normal voice + 32 drum kits
* Plug-in Preset: PLG150-AN/DX/PF/DR/PC: 64, PLG150-VL: 192
* Plug-in User: 64 for each Plug-in slot

Plug-in Voices:
* Preset for the PLG150-AN/DX/PF/DR/PC: 64
* Preset for the PLG150-VL: 192
* User: 64 for each Plug-in slot

Performances:
* 128 User (up to 4 parts)

Filter:
* 18 types

Effect System:
* Reverb: 20 types
* Chorus: 49 types
* Insertion: (A,B) x 116 types x 8 blocks
* Master Effect: 8 types
* Master Equalizer: 5 bands
* Part EQ: 3 bands, stereo
* Plug-in Insertion: Available when the PLG100-VH has been installed into slot 1

Expandability:
* 3 slots for Modular Synthesis Plug-in Boards

Samples:
* Up to 1024 Waveforms (Multi Samples)
* Up to 128 Key Banks per Waveform
* Up to 4096 Key Banks

Sampling Sources:
* Analog input L/R
* Stereo output (Resampling)
* Digital/Optical (available when the AIEB2 has been installed)
* mLAN (available when the mLAN16E has been installed)

A/D Conversion:
* 20 bit, 64 x oversampling

D/A Conversion:
* 24 bit, 128 x oversampling

Sampling Data Bits:
* 16

Sampling Frequencies:
* 44.1kHz, 22.05kHz, 11.025kHz, 5.5125kHz (Stereo/Mono)
* * Sampling frequencies of 48kHz, 44.1kHz, and 32kHz can be input digitally when the AIEB2 is installed.
* * Sampling frequencies of 44.1kHz (fixed) can be input digitally when the mLAN16E is installed.

Memory:
* Optionally installed, expandable to 512MB (256MB DIMM x 2 slots)

Sample Lengths:
* Mono: 32 MB, Stereo: 64MB

Sampling Time:
* 44.1kHz: 6 min. 20 sec.
* 22.05kHz: 12 min. 40 sec.
* 11.025kHz: 25 min. 20 sec.
* 5.0125kHz: 55 min. 40 sec.

* Mono/Stereo

Sample Formats:
* Original format
* WAV
* AIFF
* A3000/4000/5000/SU700 format (loadable only)
* AKAI S1000/S3000 format (loadable only)

Sequencer Block
* Note Capacity:
* Approximately 226,000 notes

Note Resolution:
* 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)

Maximum Polyphony:
* 124 notes

Tracks:
* Pattern Mode: 16 phrase tracks
* Pattern Chain Mode: Pattern track, Tempo track, Scene track
* Song Mode: 16 sequence tracks (Loop on/off can be set for each track), Tempo track, Scene track

Patterns:
* 64 patterns (x 16 sections)
* Measures: 256 maximum

Phrases:
* Preset: 687
* User: 256 per pattern

Songs:
* 64 songs

Arpeggio:
* Preset: 1787 types
* User: 256 types

* MIDI Sync, MIDI transmit/receive channel, Velocity Limit, and Note Limit can be set.

Sequence Format:
* Original format, SMF format 0, 1 (Format 1 load only)
* Others
* Master:
* User: 128

* 4 Zones (Master keyboard settings), Assignable Knob/Slider settings, Program Change Table

Software:
* Sequence Software compatible with the Remote Control function
* * For Windows
* SQ01 V2, Cubase SX, SONAR 2.0, Multi Part Editor for MOTIF-RACK, Multi Part Editor for MOTIF ES
* * For Macintosh
* Logic 5.5, Digital Performance 3.1

Controllers:
* Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Ribbon Controller, Assignable Control Sliders (4), Assignable Knobs (4), Data dial

Display:
* 240 x 64 dot graphic backlit LCD

External Memory:
* SmartMedia (3.3V)

Connectors:
* OUTPUT L/MONO, R (standard phone jack)
* ASSIGNABLE OUTPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
* AD INPUT L, R (standard phone jack)
* PHONES (standard stereo phone jack)
* FOOTCONTROLLER 1/ 2
* FOOTSWITCH x 2 (SUSTAIN, ASSIGNABLE)
* BREATH
* MIDI IN/OUT/THRU
* USB (TO HOST, TO DEVICE)
* AC INLET

Power Consumption:
* 38W

Dimensions:
* 49-3/8 (W) x 15-1/2 (D) x 5-3/8 (H) inches

Weight:
* 42.3 lbs.

It's killer and you can't really live without it. Order today.

Save $160 On MF 60W Keyboard Amp - Only $99.99

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A capable, economical little performer.

A workhorse in the garage band and an affordable solution for keyboardists, it pumps a solid 60W RMS into a 12" woofer and 2" tweeter. Sound shaping is precisely accomplished with a 4-band EQ with parametric mids and 2 channels with independent levels. Dual 1/4" and XLR inputs. 1/4" output.

Musician's Friend 60W Keyboard Amp/PA Features:

* 60W RMS
* 12" woofer and 2" tweeter
* 4-band EQ with parametric mids
* 2 channels with independent levels
* Dual 1/4" and XLR inputs
* 1/4" output

Musician's Friend 60W Keyboard Amp/PA Specifications:

* 21"W x 24"H x 14-1/2"D
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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Roland FP-4 Digital Piano

Roland FP-4 Digital Piano White



Roland FP-4 Digital Piano White



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Sleek and stylish concert piano with a slim profile to fit in small spaces.

Featuring the same authentic piano sound and design as Roland's flagship FP-7, the FP-4 is a more affordable and streamlined version. It delivers concert piano sounds with the intricate details of an acoustic piano. You get touches like hammer and damper noise and string and key-off resonance, all delivered with a powerful 88-key multi-sampled piano sound engine. These authentic piano sounds are matched by the play of the Progressive Hammer Action II keyboard. It has a 128-voice polyphony, delivers rich sound through the integrated speaker system, and comes with a large variety of Session Partner accompaniment patterns (each with two variations) for full-band accompaniment.

Roland FP-4 Digital Piano Features:

* 88 key multi-sampled piano sound engine
* 128 voice polyphony
* PHA alpha II hammer action keyboard
* Rich, sparkling sound from internal speakers
* Session Partner accompaniment patterns with two variations

Kawai EP2 Portable Digital Piano

Kawai EP2 Portable Digital Piano



Kawai EP2 Portable Digital Piano



Kawai EP2 Portable Digital Piano

SAVE $199.01 (15%) When You Buy Today!
List: $1,299.00
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A powerful sound system, acclaimed keyboard action, remarkable instrument sound and professional features make the Kawai EP2 an ideal portable digital piano for home, studio or stage.

Powerful speaker system
The EP2 features a unique sound system that delivers surprising power and fidelity in a portable digital piano. Specially designed speaker enclosures deliver a rich, full bass and a clear, bright treble.

The true touch of a piano
The EP2 features Kawai's acclaimed AHAIV keyboard action. This action utilizes hammers whose weights have been graded to match the feel of Kawai's acoustic pianos. The action delivers an ultra-responsive feel certain to satisfy the demands of even the most discerning player.

Exceptional sound
The key to the EP2's exceptional sound is Kawai's acclaimed Harmonic Imaging Technology, capable of recreating the rich, vibrant sound of their 9-foot EX Concert Piano. From thunderous fortissimos to the most delicate pianissimos, this piano an an exceptional playable dynamic range. This revolutionary process gives the CE200 a remarkable recreation of Kawai's concert grand but many other instruments as well.

At home, on the road
The EP2 is full of powerful, professional features. An optional soft case makes it an ideal instrument for the musician on-the-go, while an avaialbe matching designer stand creates an elegant look suitable for any home decor.

Kawai EP2 Portable Digital Piano Features:

* Harmonic imaging sound source
* 88 key, graded-hammer action
* 96-note polyphony
* 17 sounds
* 6 types reverb, chorus, delay, tremolo, rotary
* Dual and split keyboard modes
* 6 x 5cm speaker system w/bass-reflection system
* 26w power (13w x 2)
* Headphone (2), pedal line-in (L/R), line-out (L/Mono), MIDI (in/out/thru), USB connections

Dimensions: 53.5"W x 12.5"D x 5.5"H
* Weight: 45.5lbs

CME UF8 88 Key MIDI Controller & UF-400e FireWire Card Package

CME UF8 88 Key MIDI Controller & UF-400e FireWire Card Package



CME UF8 88 Key MIDI Controller & UF-400e FireWire Card Package



This package combines the power of CME's UF8 88 key MIDI controller an the UF-400e firewire card to create an audio powerhouse.

UF8 88-Key MIDI Controller
The CME UF8 88-Key MIDI Controller brings together quality components with topnotch performance. You'll have professional control over all your soft synths and synth modules. The blue-tint aluminum body is durable and sleek, offering a stylish housing for the 88 hammer-action, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch.

It also houses pitch and modulation wheels; 8 assignable knobs and 9 assignable sliders that also have preset functions; an LED display; and DAW transport controls. I/O includes a breath controller port, MIDI out and a USB port. The USB connection works as a USB/MIDI port and supplies power for the keyboard controller.

The UF8 electronic piano's best feature is hidden away under it's rugged aluminum case and beautiful 88-key board: its action. The smooth, consistent action feels absolutely perfect from C to C, modeled carefully after a real grand piano and eliminating the awkward on/off aftertouch found on most controllers.

UF400e FireWire Audio Expansion Board
Delivers 24-bit/192kHz A/D/A conversion on 2 - 1/4" line inputs, 2 - 1/4" line outputs, and a mic input with preamp. Also has a FireWire port, S/PDIF digital I/O, Dual headphone jacks with volume control, and MIDI I/O/Thru.

CME UF8 88 Key MIDI Controller & UF-400e FireWire Card Package Features:

* UF8 88-Key MIDI Controller
* 88 hammer-action, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch
* Durable aluminum body
* Pitch and modulation wheels
* 8 assignable knobs with preset functions: cutoff, resonance, attack, release, pan, reverb, chorus, tempo
* 9 assignable sliders with preset functions: volume for 1-16 channels, master volume, drawbar
* LED display
* Dedicated play, stop, record, forward, and reverse transport controls
* Breath controller port
* MIDI out
* USB/MIDI port

55-3/8"W x 6"H x 14-1/2"D
* 51-3/4 lbs.

UF400e FireWire Audio Expansion Board
* 24-bit/192kHz A/D/A conversion
* 2 - 1/4" line inputs
* 2 - 1/4" line outputs
* Mic input with preamp
* IEEE1394/FireWire port
* S/PDIF digital I/O
* Dual headphone jacks with volume control
* MIDI I/O/Thru

Kawai CE200 Digital Piano

Kawai CE200 Digital Piano



Kawai CE200 Digital Piano



SAVE $299.01 (14%) When You Buy Today!
List: $1,999.00
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Award-winning piano action and sound to match!

The CE200 features Kawai's award-winning AWA PRO II keyboard action. Utilizing long wooden keys, this action recreates both the weight and movement of their grand piano actions for an amazingly authentic piano feel and one of the finest digital piano actions available.

Exceptional Sound
The key to the CE200's exceptional sound is Kawai's acclaimed Harmonic Imaging Technology, capable of recreating the rich, vibrant sound of their 9-foot EX Concert Piano. From thunderous fortissimos to the most delicate pianissimos, this piano an an exceptional playable dynamic range. This revolutionary process gives the CE200 a remarkable recreation of Kawai's concert grand but many other instruments as well.

Powerful Features
The CE200 is packed with dozens of features. For starters, any two sounds can be played together in a layered or split keyboard. Virtual Voicing and Brilliance control allow you to mold the sound to your personal taste. User Touch can tailer the keyboard's feel to your unique playing style. Damper Effect, String Resonance and Half-Damper all add to an instruments realism. There's even built-in classical piano music (with songbook) for your listening and learning pleasure.

Kawai CE200 Digital Piano Features:

* Harmonic imaging sound source
* Wooden-key, graded-hammer action
* 96-note polyphony
* 20 sounds
* 5 types reverb, chorus, delay, tremolo, rotary
* Dual and split keyboard modes
* Panel slider balance control
* 2 track, 3 song recorder
* 3-character LED display
* 12cm x 2 speaker system
* 40w power
* Damper, sostenuto and soft pedal
* Headphone (2), line-in (L/R), line-out (L/Mono), MIDI (in/out/thru), USB connections

Dimensions: 54"W x 20"D x 35"H
* Weight: 137lbs

Monday, May 07, 2007

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Saturday, May 05, 2007

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Yamaha MOTIF ES7 76-Key Music

Yamaha MOTIF ES7 76-Key Music Production Synthesizer



Yamaha MOTIF ES7 76-Key Music Production Synthesizer



SAVE $1,099.01 (36%) When You Buy Today!
List: $2,999.00
Our Price: $2,499.99
Sale Price: $1,899.99

Unprecedented performance and expressive control.

The Yamaha MOTIF ES7 76-Key Music Production Synthesizer features the largest wave ROM of any workstation keyboard: 175MB! An enhanced soundset of 1,859 waveforms provides the foundation for the Motif's 1024 voices plus 65 drum kits. A newly designed tone generator chip offers true 128-note polyphony, and a newly developed synth engine provides new parameters and faster, more precise envelope control. An enhanced effects system includes 20 reverb types and 49 chorus/delay types, 8 types of mastering effects including multiband compression, and a 5-band master EQ. It houses an advanced Phrase Factory arpeggiator with realtime loop remix capability plus parameters such as Swing, Velocity, and Quantize so you can easily modify preset arps. Overall expressiveness of the instrument has been expanded with the new "Mega Voice system, a technology that makes it possible to include all the nuances of an instrument in the sample. Motif ES integrates seamlessly with DAWs via its USB connection to function as a control surface. It also has a USB To Device port for connection to USB storage devices.

Yamaha MOTIF ES7 76-Key Music Production Synthesizer Features:

* 76 keys
* Largest wave ROM of any workstation keyboard (175MB)
* Enhanced soundset of 1,859 waveforms
* 1,024 voices plus 65 drum kits
* 128-note polyphony
* Newly developed synth engine provides new parameters and faster, more precise envelope control
* 20 reverb types and 49 chorus/delay types
* 8 types of mastering effects including multiband compression
* 5-band master EQ
* Advanced Phrase Factory arpeggiator
* New "Mega Voice system for samples that include all of the subtle nuances of an instrument

Yamaha MOTIF ES7 76-Key Music Production Synthesizer Specifications:

* Keyboard:
* 76 keys, FS Keyboard (Initial Touch/Aftertouch)

Tone Generator:
* AWM2 (complying with the Modular Synthesis Plug-in System)

Polyphony:
* 128 notes + the polyphony of the Plug-in Board (if installed)

Multi Timbral Capacity:
* 16 parts (internal) + 3 or more Plug-in Board parts (1 for each Single Plug-in Board; 16 for Multi Plug-in Board), Audio Input parts (A/D, AIEB2, mLAN*) * 4 stereo parts

Wave:
* 175MB (when converted to 16- bit linear format), 1859 waveforms

Voices:
* Preset: 768 normal voices + 64 drum kits
* GM: 128 normal voices + 1 drum kit
* User: 128 x 2 (Bank 1: Original, Bank 2: Picked up from Preset) normal voice + 32 drum kits
* Plug-in Preset: PLG150-AN/DX/PF/DR/PC: 64, PLG150-VL: 192
* Plug-in User: 64 for each Plug-in slot

Plug-in Voices:
* Preset for the PLG150-AN/DX/PF/DR/PC: 64
* Preset for the PLG150-VL: 192
* User: 64 for each Plug-in slot

Performances:
* 128 User (up to 4 parts)

Filter:
* 18 types

Effect System:
* Reverb: 20 types
* Chorus: 49 types
* Insertion: (A,B) x 116 types x 8 blocks
* Master Effect: 8 types
* Master Equalizer: 5 bands
* Part EQ: 3 bands, stereo
* Plug-in Insertion: Available when the PLG100-VH has been installed into slot 1

Expandability:
* 3 slots for Modular Synthesis Plug-in Boards

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

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Alesis Fusion 8HD 88-Note Keyboard Workstation

Alesis Fusion 8HD 88-Note Keyboard Workstation



Alesis Fusion 8HD 88-Note Keyboard Workstation



SAVE $1,499.01 (49%) When You Buy Today!
List: $2,999.00
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Good through 06/30/07
Purchase an Alesis 6HD or 8HD Workstation plus an Akai MPD16 and receive a $99 cash rebate via mail in coupon

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Professional feel and features combined in one powerful workstation.

The Alesis Fusion 8HD Keyboard Workstation boasts a revolutionary operating system, the Fusion OS, that is constantly being refined by Alesis and its developers to bring you the ultimate workstation available. It also brings together 4 different synthesis types with an 88-note fully weighted keyboard, 8-channel hard disk recording, sampling, effects, lots of expansion possibilities, and full-blown sequencing in one awe-inspiring machine.

At the heart of the Alesis Fusion 8HD is the Coldfire processor surrounded by 7 high-performance DSPs, giving you 4 synthesis types: sample playback, virtual analog, FM synthesis, and physical modeling. The sample playback synth type provides ultrarealistic play for instruments like grand pianos, drums, and guitars, etc. You can even make your own custom synth instruments by loading your own samples with the onboard sampler. The virtual analog synth brings you the sounds from the award-winning Ion and Micron virtual analog synths, as well as the actual-analog A6 Andromeda. FM synthesis gives you the ability to emulate many well known synthesizers of the 80s. For the physical modeling section Alesis uses the most advanced technology available today for synthesizing wind and reed instruments with incredible clarity.

The Fusion Keyboard is the only workstation of its kind that can save and load programs off of a hard disk (or the removable CompactFlash memory). By storing all your sounds on the internal disk you'll always have your programs available to you. You'll never have to load samples off a slow CD-ROM or floppy-disk.

You can also record up to 8 channels of 24-bit audio to the 40GB hard drive. The workstation's internal sequencer lets you edit your MIDI and multitrack recordings together just like on a computer. DSP effects can be applied to MIDI, audio, or both. You can transfer your mixdown to a computer via USB 2.0.

Upgradeability includes internal RAM (up to 192MB).

An incredible unit for professional recording studios, project or home studio, and even live keyboard players.

Latest Fusion update!

Fusion OS is a completely upgradeable platform that will continue to improve with each and every release. There are now hundreds of new program sounds, mixes, and arpeggiator patterns, with more free sounds available via download. This update as well as all future updates to the software and the sounds can be found at: http://www.alesis.com/index.php?id=58,59,0,0,1,0

Please contact your Alesis tech support representative with any questions about the Fusion 8HD Keyboard Workstation.

Alesis Fusion 8HD 88-Note Keyboard Workstation Features:

* Fusion OS workstation
* 88-note fully-weighted keyboard
* 4 integrated synthesis types: sample playback, virtual analog, FM, and physical modeling
* 8-track, 24-bit hard disk recording
* High-definition 24-bit sampler
* Comprehensive sample waveform editing
* 64MB sampler RAM (up to 192MB)
* 32-track MIDI sequencer
* Integrated multichannel digital audio playback
* Save and load programs off hard disk or Compact Flash
* Onboard grand piano based on acclaimed Holy Grail Piano by Q Up Arts
* Storage: 40GB hard drive, USB 2.0, CompactFlash, and the optional external Fusion drive CD-R, DVD storage, and/or external hard disk
* Assignable buttons and 360° knobs
* Programmable arpeggiator with standard, phrase, and drum machine playback
* Large 240x128 backlit LCD

Alesis Fusion 8HD 88-Note Keyboard Workstation Specifications:

* 51-1/2"W x 5"H x 14"D
* 51 lbs.
* Tone generator: Fusion Engine Synthesis - Sample Playback, Virtual Analog, FM,
* Physical Modeling
* Polyphony: Dynamic processor allocation. Up to 180 voices of sample playback
* Multitimbral capacity: Mix - 8 internal/16 external; Song - 16 internal/16 external
* Waveforms- tones: 120MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format)
* Sounds: 800 preset instruments, 64 preset drum kits, 128 GM programs, 8 GM drum kits
* Mixes: 200 mixes
* Filters: 13 types
* Effects- types and amt: 20 Reverbs, 10 Chorus, 50 Insert Effects, 4 Band EQ (low shelf, low, mid, high mid, Hi shelve
* Multisamples (waveform capacity): 128 samples per Multisample
* Sampling sources: analog input L/R, stereo output (resampling)
* A/D conversion: 24-bit, 64X oversampling
* D/A conversion: 24-bit, 128X oversampling
* Sampling frequencies: 44.1kHz
* Memory: 64MB installed, optional expansion to 192MB
* Sampling time: 11 min, 53 sec (onboard memory); 37 min, 15 sec (expansion memory)
* Sample formats: Alesis format, wav
* Sequencer: capacity based on HD limitations, 480 ppq note resolution, 32 tracks, 1,000 preset arpeggios, unlimited user arpeggios, SMF sequence format
* Controllers: Pitch Bend Wheel, Modulation Wheel, Aftertouch, Assignable Control Knobs (4), Assignable Trigger Buttons (4), Assignable Switches (2)
* Display: 240 x 128 backlit LCD
* External storage: CompactFlash Type I and Type II, SATA HD and CD-RW
* Connectors: stereo input 1/4" L-Mono/R, 1/4" stereo headphone jack, 1/4" stereo main output (L/R), 1/4" stereo aux output (L/R), S/PDIF output (coax/optical), optical ADAT output, MIDI I/O/Thru, sustain pedal, footswitch, expression pedal, USB (to host), 8 - 1/4" recording inputs, SATA external drive, AC power
* Power consumption: 50W

4 synthesizers, 8-channel hard disk recording, sampling, effects, full-blown sequencing, and expansion possibilities make the Fusion 8HD a serious musical composition and performance tool! Order today!