The Yamaha ES8 synthesizer is one of the most expensive keyboards out there but it's so for nothing. hears what it offers..
consisting of 88 keys; Largest wave ROM of any workstation keyboard. (175MB) Enhanced soundset of 1,859 waveforms 1024 voices plus 65 drum kits128-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.
*** Tone generator block:
Tone Generator: AWM2 Polyphony: 128 notes plus polyphony of the plug-in board (installable )
Multitimbral Capacity: 16 parts (internal) plus 3 or more plug-in board parts (1 for each single plug-in board; 16 for multiplug-in board), audio input parts (A/D, AIEB2, mLAN with 4 stereo parts)Wave: 175MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format),1859 waveforms.
Performances: 128 User (up to 4 parts) Filter: 18 typesEffect System: 20 types of reverb; 49 types of chorus; (A,B) insertion x 116 types x 8 blocks; 8 types of master effects; 5-band master equalizer; 3 bands stereo parts EQ; plug-in insertion available when the PLG100-VH has been installed into slot 1
Expandability: 3 slots for modular synthesis plug-in boardsVoices:Preset - 768 normal voices + 64 drum kitsGM - 128 normal voices + 1 drum kitUser - 128 x 2 (Bank 1 original, Bank 2 picked up from preset) normal voice + 32 drum kitsPlug-in Preset - PLG150-AN/DX/PF/DR/PC:64; PLG150-VL:192Plug-in User: 64 for each plug-in slotPlug-in Voices:Preset for the PLG150-AN/DX/PF/DR/PC: 64Preset for the PLG150-VL: 192User: 64 for each plug-in slot