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Different Models
updated 12/02/99







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differences between various "packages"


Synclavier 8 bit FM/Additive Synthesis
Synclavier II 8 bit FM/Additive Synthesis (8 to 32 voices), Model B or C Processor, 16 bit Sample to Disk (mono sampling), non-vel keyboard
Music Engraving System Built in the same case used for memory expansion boxes.
Consisted of Synclavier computer with external memory, MIDI and rack mounted 80 meg drive and SuperFloppy
Used ONLY for music publishing (Hal Leonard Publishing had five?)
PSST Small tower
16 bit Sampling (4 to 32 voices), Model C or D Processor, vel keyboard
Package size was pre-cursor to 3200/6400
PSMT  Medium tower
8 bit FM/Additive Synthesis (8 to 32 voices), 16 bit Sampling (4 to 32 voices), Model C or D Processor, vel keyboard
PST  Tall tower
Same as PSMT but taller package (the tallest, period), more room to expand inside (poly bins)
3200 Sampling (4 to 32 voices), Model D Processor, non-panning voices (one poly bin), no keyboard
3200 "Ice Chest" Two 3200's back to back
6400 Same as 3200 except choice of non or panning voices, vel keyboard
9600 Same as 6400 but taller package, more room to expand inside (up to 3 poly bins)
Direct To Disk 16 bit Stand-alone digital recording (4 to 16 voices)
Tapeless Studio  Direct To Disk plus PSMT
PostPro Direct To Disk in 9600 package
PostProSD Direct To Disk and 6400 in 9600 package

differences between old and new towers


PSMT, PST vs. 3200,6400,9600 newer packaging, 6 db quieter/lower crosstalk, better shielding
The DDV voices tend to "snap" at the end of sounds.  Also, the frequency response tends to dip in the high end.  Maybe the Multichannel Distributor eats the high end a little too much on these cards.  There are upgrades to the Multichannel Distributor.  I prefer the PSV voice cards for composition.  Check out "Hacking" for unbiased analysis.
DtoD,Tapeless Studio vs. PostPro series newer packaging, 6 db quieter/lower crosstalk, better shielding
The DDV voices on a DtoD with no Multichannel Distributor sound UNBELIEVABLE.  Very hot, quiet, and accurate.  Same cards as a 3200/6400/9600, but they do not have the same sonic results (maybe because of the lack of Multichannel Distributor).  Check out "Hacking" for unbiased analysis.
Model B vs. Model C polyphonic sampling, 1 ms timing accuracy
Model C vs. Model D  more expandable sequencer memory and poly memory, much faster

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