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computers and creating 3D computer animation in sync with music.
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with an emphasis on computer games, video games and internet music and
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The Yamaha SW1000XG is a two port (32 part) synthesizer with a 20 megabyte
sample ROM, 12 channel mixing capabilities, a MIDI interface, SPDIF digital outs, RCA
analog outs and an 18 bit DAC (digital to analog converter) or superior sound quality. The
SW1000XG supports General MIDI and XG format MIDI and has over a thousand instrument
patches. It has lots of effects including reverb and chorus that can be assigned an a per
channel basis and even applied to the sound coming in the audio inputs. It can be
connected internally to a DS2416 digital mixing card to send its outputs directly to the
DSP factory for mixing in the digital domain.The street price is about $530.
We are reviewing the SW100XG in combination with the DSP Factory but not
everyone visiting this site will be interested in the DSP Factory and indeed the SW1000XG
has enough features that many home studio users and MIDI hobbyists will never need more
that this single card to make some pretty great sounding music.
You can link to Yamaha's web site at http://www.yamaha.com
(more specific links will be added soon)