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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?)
16 bit Sampling (4 to 32 voices), Model C or D Processor, vel keyboard
Package size was pre-cursor to 3200/6400
8 bit FM/Additive Synthesis (8 to 32 voices), 16 bit Sampling (4 to 32 voices), Model C or D Processor, vel keyboard
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|