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#70918 - 08/15/00 08:08 AM Yamaha MU1000, MU2000
Clif Anderson Offline

Registered: 02/17/00
Posts: 532
I read in a newsgroup about two Yamaha sound modules. They are described in Japanese on Yamaha's Japan website, and my computer and I do not read Japanese. Presumably, they are more advanced versions of the MU128s, and take the same plug ins. They also can be expanded using SmartMedia cards. Also, there is a USB interface for audio and data. If anyone knows any more, please post.

#70919 - 08/15/00 03:03 PM Re: Yamaha MU1000, MU2000
Soundpool Offline
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Registered: 08/13/00
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Yes, I also had a look at these product sites and read many postings at the Yamaha XG-users forum, XG-Central forum and Michael Banz's Discussion board. Some more features of these new sound-modules are:
-more effect units (up to 6 Insertion-effects)
-possibility to use user-samples
-built-in sequencer (MU2000)
-take more PLG-cards
-bigger wavetable-ROM
-digital out
-XGWorksV3 in packet

You already can buy these products in Japan also like XGWorks 4!
So you only have to find a vendor there over the internet and order it - if you can read japanese ; ) or just wait until next year. I'm sure, Yamaha plans to bring these modules to america and europe with the next NAMM.

Robert Jung
webmaster of the soundpool (

[This message has been edited by Soundpool (edited 08-15-2000).]
Robert Jung
webmaster of the soundpool

#70920 - 08/17/00 10:13 AM Re: Yamaha MU1000, MU2000
Clif Anderson Offline

Registered: 02/17/00
Posts: 532
Thanks, Robert

Here is some similar input from Kirill 'Big K' Katsnelson from the synths newsgroup.

I translated the specs with a help from my friend (or better honestly,
he made most of it, while I was only guessing technical term from the
phonetic alphabet):

Sound generator: AWM2
Maximum polyphony: 128
Multitimbral capacity: 64
Voices: 1396 normal + 58 drum kits, 100 preset performances + 100
internal performances
Effects: 8 total: reverb x18, chorus x20, Variation x97, 4 insertion
x97, 5-band EQ.
Sampling (MU2000 only): Wave memory: 4MB, Number of voices: 256 normal
+ 4 drum kits. Supported file format: WAV/AIFF/DLS/MU SAMPLING file
MIDI File playback function (MU2000 only): SMF Format 0, MU SEQ Player
file (SMF format)
Display: Custom LCD (backlit)
Jacks: Output (L/R RCA), digital out (optical), input (L/R RCA),
AD input (standard phono x2), Headphone (stereo mini), XG plug-in
system expansion slot (x3), TO HOST, USB connector, SmartMedia
(tm) slot (MU2000 only), DC IN, MIDI IN A x2 (rear/front
switching), IN B-OUT-THRU.
Size/Weight 220Wx91Hx235D mm, 1.9 kg
Accessories included: CD-ROM, AC Adapter PA-6

[This message has been edited by Clif Anderson (edited 08-17-2000).]


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