Professional Sampler
[OPTION]
AIEB1 Digital I/O / Multi-Out Expansion Board.
The AIEB1 adds six assignable outputs as well as both optical and coaxial digital In/Out.
Filter Type List
LowPass1
LowPass2
LowPass3
HiPass1
HiPass2
BandPass
BandElim
Peak1
Peak2
2Peaks
2Dips
DualLPFs
LPF+Peak
DualHPFs
HPF+Peak
LPF+HPF
Low-pass filter #1.
(A low-pass filter blocks out all frequencies above the cutoff frequency.)
Low-pass filter #2. Offers much higher Q (resonance) than low-pass filter #1.
The characteristics of this low-pass filter are somewhere between LowPass1 and
LowPass2.
High-pass filter #1.
(A high-pass filter blocks out all frequencies below the cutoff frequency.)
High-pass filter #2. Offers much higher Q (resonance) than high-pass filter #1.
Band-pass filter. (Allows only frequencies near the cutoff frequency to pass;
blocks out all higher and lower frequencies.)
Band-elimination filter. (Blocks out the frequency range around the cutoff
frequency, while allowing higher and lower frequencies to pass.)
A filter with an emphasis peak at the cutoff frequency.
With this filter the original sound is mixed with the sound of the Peak1 filter.
A combination of two peaking filters.
A combination of two band elimination filters.
A combination of two low-pass filters.
A combination of a low-pass filter and a peaking filter.
A combination of two high-pass filters.
A combination of a high-pass filter and a peaking filter.
A combination of a low-pass filter and a high-pass filter.
Professional Sampler
Effect Type List
Scratch (DIGITAL SCRATCH)
AutoSyn (AUTO SYNTH)
TechMod (TECH MODULATION)
NoisDly (NOISY MOD DELAY)
NoisAmb (NOISE AMBIENT)
Jump (JUMP)
BeatChg (BEAT CHANGE)
Pitch1 (PITCH CHANGE 1)
Pitch2 (PITCH CHANGE 2)
LoReso (LOW RESOLUTION)
Noisy (NOISY)
AtkLoFi (ATTACK LOFI)
Radio (RADIO)
TurnTbl (DIGITAL TURNTABLE)
LoFi (LO-FI)
LPFiltr (LOW PASS FILTER)
HPFiltr (HIGH PASS FILTER)
BPFiltr (BAND PASS FILTER)
AWah+DS (AUTO WAH + DIST)
AWah+OD (AUTO WAH + OVERDRIVE)
TWah+DS (TOUCH WAH + DIST)
TWah+OD (TOUCH WAH + OVERDRIVE)
W+DS+DL (WAH + DIST + DELAY)
W+OD+DL (WAH + OVERDRIVE + DELAY)
TalkMod (TALKING MODULATOR)
3BandEQ (3BAND EQ)
Isolatr (ISOLATOR)
Enhance (HARMONIC ENHANCER)
VceCncl (VOICE CANCEL)
Comp (COMPRESSOR)
Comp+DS (COMP + DIST)
C+DS+DL (COMP + DIST + DELAY)
C+OD+DL (COMP + OVERDRIVE + DELAY)
Clip1 (CLIPPER1)
Clip2 (CLIPPER2)
NoiseGt (NOISE GATE)
V-Dist (V-DISTORTION)
Dist (DISTORTION)
OverDrv (OVERDRIVE)
AmpSim (AMP SIMULATOR)
DistS (STEREO DISTORTION)
OvrDrvS (STEREO OVERDRIVE)
AmpSimS (STEREO AMP SIMULATOR)
Dist+DL (DIST + DELAY)
OvDr+DL (OVERDRIVE + DELAY)
Chorus (CHORUS)
Chorus2 (CHORUS2)
Celeste (CELESTE)
Sympho (SYMPHONIC)
Detune (ENSEMBLE DETUNE)
Flanger (FLANGER)
V-Flang (V-FLANGER)
Phaser1 (PHASER1)
Phaser2 (PHASER2)
Tremolo (TREMOLO)
FlngPan (FLANGING PAN)
FlowPan (FLOW PAN)
Rotary (ROTARY SPEAKER)
Rot2Way (2WAY ROTARY SPEAKER)
2Rotors (DUAL ROTORY SPEAKER)
DS+Rot (DIST + ROTARY SPEAKER)
OD+Rot (OVERDRIVE + ROTARY SPEAKER)
Amp+Rot (AMP SIM + ROTARY SPEAKER)
DS+2Way (DIST + 2WAY ROTARY SPEAKER)
OD+2Way (OVERDRIVE + 2WAY ROTARY SPEAKER)
Amp+2Wy (AMP SIM + 2WAY ROTARY SPEAKER)
AutoPan (AUTO PAN)
Dly+Pan (DELAY + AUTO PAN)
3Delay (DELAY L, C, R)
2Delay (DELAY L, R)
Echo (ECHO)
X-Delay (CROSS DELAY)
CtlDly (CONTROL DELAY(MONO))
CtlDlyS (CONTROL DELAY(STEREO))
Ambienc (AMBIENCE)
Karaoke (KARAOKE)
Eref (EARLY REFLECTION)
GateRev (GATE REVERB)
RvsGate (REVERSE GATE)
Hall (HALL)
Room (ROOM)
Stage (STAGE)
Plate (PLATE)
WhiteRm (WHITE ROOM)
Tunnel (TUNNEL)
Basemnt (BASEMENT)
Canyon (CANYON)
T-Dly (TEMPO DELAY (MONO))
T-DlyS (TEMPO DELAY (STEREO))
T-XDly (TEMPO CROSS DELAY)
T-Flang (TEMPO FLANGER)
T-Phase (TEMPO PHASER)
T-AWah (TEMPO AUTO WAH)
T-Scrch (TEMPO DIGITAL SCRATCH)
T-ASyn (TEMPO AUTO SYNTH)
T-FgPan (TEMPO FLANGING PAN)
Specifications
Tone generation method
AWM2 tone generator
Maximum polyphony
126 notes (64 notes on the A4000),
32 multitimbral parts (16 parts on the A4000)
A/D conversion
20 bit 64-times oversampling
D/A conversion
24 bit 8-times oversampling
Digital I/O
(only when AIEB1 I/O expansion board is installed)
Input/output
Input frequency
Output frequency
Sampling frequency
Internal sample memory capacity
Sampling time
Front panel
POWER switch, INPUT L,R jacks (phone x 2), REC VOLUME (L& R
shared), MASTER VOLUME (L&R shared, STEREO OUT & PHONES
shared), PHONES OUTPUT jack, Knobs (1 - 5), Mode buttons (PLAY,
EDIT, REC, DISK, UTILITY), Function buttons (six buttons),
Command/Exit button, Assignable button, Audition button, LCD (320 x
80 dot, LED backlight), LCD contrast control, 3.5" 2HD/2DD dual mode
floppy disk drive
Rear panel
STEREO OUT L/MONO, R (phone jack x 2), ASSIGNABLE OUT L, R
(phone jack x 2), MIDI IN-A/B, OUT, THRU-A/B (IN, OUT, THRU on the
A4000), SCSI (half-pitch, 50-pin), Expansion board slot, Power supply
connector (AC inlet), Fan
Dimensions
Two-space rackmount unit
W 480 mm x D 461 mm x H 90 mm (18-7/8" x 18-1/8" x 3-9/16")
Weight
8.0 kg (17lbs 10oz)
Included items
Power cable x 1, CD-ROM x 10, DEMO disk x 4, Power cable for
internal hard disk (long) x 1, Power cable for Zip® drive (short) x 1,
SCSI cable for internal hard disk x 1, IDE cable for internal hard disk
and Zip® drive x 1, Owner’s manual x 1
Options (made by Yamaha)
AIEB1: I/O expansion board
Internal expansion devices
(made by other manufacturers)
Expansion memory
(use a pair of identical-size 72-pin SIMM modules of the following types)
Access time 70 ns or less
Bit width
x 32 (no parity) or x 36 bit
(parity) Fast Page or EDO,
JEDEC standard
Capacity
4 MB/8 MB/16 MB/32 MB
DIGITAL connectors
S/P-DIF (coaxial)
OPTICAL connectors S/P-DIF (optical)
48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz
44.1 kHz
Analog input
44.1, 22.05, 11.025 kHz, 5.5125 kHz
(mono and stereo)
Digital input (only when AIEB1 I/O expansion board is installed)
48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz external
synchronized recording (stereo only)
1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 undersampling is supported
Standard
Maximum
4 MB (installed on-board)
128 MB
(When four 32 MB 72-pin SIMM
modules are installed. The on-board
4 MB are unused only if memory
has been expanded to the maximum.)
Maximum sample length
32 MB monaural
64 MB stereo
Maximum sampling time (mono or stereo)
6 minutes 20 seconds (44.1 kHz)
12 minutes 40 seconds (22.05 kHz)
25 minutes 21 seconds (11.025 kHz)
50 minutes 43 seconds (5.5125 kHz)
Effects
6 effect blocks (3 on the A4000), Total equalizer (4 bands), Sample equalizer
Internal hard disk drive (3.5 inch) performance requirements
Interface
50-pin SCSI or 40-pin IDE
Power supply +5V maximum 840 mA
+12V maximum 2400 mA
Program
128 programs
Internal Zip® drive
Sequencer
Realtime recording and playback
Interface
40-pin IDE (ATAPI)
Power supply +5V 0.8A
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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A New Breed of Sampler Is Born
T h e A 5 0 0 0 / A 4 0 0 0 — S a m p l e r s T h a t R e v o l u t i o n i z e S a m p l i ng
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A New Breed of Sampler Is Born
The A5000/A4000—Samplers That Revolutionize Sampling
Ever since the introduction of sampling technology, virtually every rackmount sampler on the market has
been just that—a sampler—and nothing more. Sure there have been advancements in sound quality and the
addition of digital effects, but the basic concept has remained the same...UNTIL NOW. Announcing the arrival
of the revolutionary A5000/A4000—professional samplers with the power not only to create sounds, but to
shape them in a way never before dreamed possible.
Of course the A5000/A4000 have impressive specs for a sampling unit. Both models are expandable with up
to 128 MB of RAM and can accommodate an Internal Hard Drive and Internal Zip® Drive
simultaneously. The A4000 provides 16 Multitimbral Parts and 64 Notes of Polyphony, while the
A5000 gives you nearly double the power with 32 Multitimbral Parts and 126 Notes of Polyphony.
And for ultimate flexibility and convenience, these samplers are compatible with a wide range of sample
formats, including AIFF and WAV among others, and are bundled with special Sample and Parameter
Editing Software.
But the A5000/A4000 are not merely “samplers”—they are advanced synthesis tools that let you process
samples creatively...and easily. Both models provide abundant features for versatile sound production: 16
Types of Ultra Fat Filters that deliver powerful resonance, 96 Types of Effects for creating neverbefore-heard sounds, a MIDI Syncable LFO with fully programmable waveforms, unprecedented Loop
Divide/Remix and Resampling functions, Direct-to-CD Burning capability and much, much more! And
with their Large LCD Panel, heavy-duty Realtime Control Knobs and Intuitive User Interface, these
samplers are incredibly easy to operate, allowing you to give full concentration to creating your own unique
sounds and music.
Powerful Filter Section
The A5000/A4000 feature an elaborate filter stage, providing
16 different filter types with complete control over the
parameters. Many filter types feature a Q (resonance) setting
that can be controlled by keyboard velocity—great for creating
expressive acid leads and basses. Along with the standard lowpass, high-pass and band pass filters, these samplers feature
many unusual filters such as band eliminate, peak, and dip
filters. Also included are several unique multi-mode filters,
which let you assign two independent filters to a single sample;
a low-pass and high-pass filter for example.
If you’re into sequencing or remixing dance tracks, you’ll find the A5000/A4000 are a dream come true. Packed in these samplers is an
extensive array of sample editing functions that are ideal for today’s dance music.
Filter type examples
Dual Low Pass
The A5000/A4000 are not just high-quality samplers, they’re
also highly advanced digital multi-effect processors, exceeding
the capability of many professional stand-alone effect processors.
The A5000 gives you 6 blocks of effects and the A4000 gives you
3. Each effect block can be assigned any one of the 96 onboard
effect algorithms, which include a huge selection of reverbs,
distortions, modulation effects and delays, as well as several
truly unique effects such as Auto Synth, Tech Modulation, Digital
Scratch and an extensively programmable Lo-Fi effect. Most
effect types can be applied during the sampling process—
combine this capability with the Resampling function and you’ll
have virtually endless effect processing power at your fingertips.
You can even have the A5000/A4000 double as a high-end studio
effects processor by assigning effects to the stereo analog inputs.
Realtime MIDI Control Knobs (Panel Play)
By selecting the Panel Play function, the A5000/A4000's four right panel knobs become realtime MIDI controllers, allowing you to tweak the
sound of the internal samples as well as control external MIDI synthesizers. You can even record the MIDI control data transmitted by each
knob into an external sequencer and have all the changes play back automatically.
■ Loop Divide/Remix
Low Pass 3
96 Outstanding Onboard Effects
An Indispensable Tool for Dance Music Remixing & Production
Filter & EQ Edit screen
2 Peaks
Low Pass + Peak
A5000 Effect Setup screen
2 Dips
High Pass + Peak
Peak 2
Low Pass + High Pass
The Loop Remix function divides a sample loop into discrete sections according to preset patterns, and then randomly rearranges their
timing and order, while adding reverse, pitch, lo-fi and gate effects in the process. The result is a totally unique, remixed loop. With this
function you can instantly create awesome break-beat fills, hip-hop shuffles, and electro grooves...all at the touch of a button. Plus, the
remixing process is non-destructive, which means you can freely make as many remixed loops as you want without affecting the original
sample. Whenever you come up with a remixed loop that you like, you can store
Loop Remix Edit screen
the randomly generated pattern that created it as a User Type for later use.
The Loop Divide function automatically slices a sample loop into several parts
according to the beat, while simultaneously assigning each part to a different note.
This allows you to compose your own remixes by playing the sample parts
manually on a MIDI keyboard.
■ Resampling
Once you get your hands on the A5000/A4000’s Resampling function you’ll be amazed at how easy and convenient it is to match the pitch
and tempo of your samples to the rest of your sequenced tracks. Pitch Convert mode lets you change the pitch of a sample without altering
the speed. Time Stretch mode lets you change the speed of a sample without
Time-Stretch Execute screen
altering the pitch. Speed variations can be calculated based on tempo, length,
beat or time, according to your preference. If you like to compose tracks by
sampling rhythm loops from multiple sources, Resampling is a function you
can’t do without.
■ MIDI Syncable LFO with Programmable Waveforms
A4000 Effect Setup screen
Not only do the A5000/A4000 feature independent LFOs for each sample, but also a master Program LFO—a MIDI syncable LFO
exclusively for samples assigned to the Program setup. By setting the cutoff modulation source of any sample to Program LFO, you can have
the cutoff frequency sweep according to the rate and waveform of the LFO.
StepWave Setup screen
StepWave, one of the 6 Program LFO waveforms, expands your modulation
capability by allowing you to set up to 16 “steps” within an LFO cycle to control
the modulation effect. You can program the modulation level of each step yourself,
or have the A5000/A4000 randomly generate the waveform for you. You can even
smoothen the waveform by adding slopes between each of the steps.
Example Program LFO Waveforms
Sine
Saw
Triangle
Square
S/H (Sample and Hold)
StepWave Ex. 1
(User Program)
StepWave Ex. 2
(Random with Slope)
Consecutive Sampling Function
Have you ever wanted to borrow a friend’s drum machine and sample all of its sounds? Or perhaps sample several tracks off of a sampling CD?
With conventional samplers, recording multiple sounds in a row can be extremely time consuming since you must go through the sampling
setup procedure each time you want to record a new sound.
With the A5000/A4000’s Consecutive Sampling function, however, you can make as many samples as you want, one by one, without pressing
any buttons between samples! Just set the Record Type to “New+” and press GO—the A5000/ A4000 will create a new sample every time an
audio signal is detected and automatically pause once the signal stops. Samples will be mapped out automatically in the order that they were
recorded, saving you even more time and effort.
Ready to Expand to Your Exact Needs
Bundled with the A5000/A4000 is a 9-set collection of CD-ROMs packed with samples ranging from hip-hop and break-beat
rhythms to finely recorded orchestral instruments. Also included is a software CD-ROM that contains parameter-editing and
sample-editing applications for both Mac and Windows.
TWE Wave Editor
TWE is a comprehensive hard disk recording and editing package that lets you graphically edit and process sound files. You can import/export sound files
directly to and from the A5000/A4000 via SCSI connection as well as record sound to hard disk from any audio source.
Note: A sound card with audio inputs is required for hard disk recording.
YAMAHA AIEB1 Optional I/O Expansion Board
The A5000/A4000 provide impressive expansion capability to cater
to your exact sampling needs. Both models are equipped with a
SCSI interface, allowing you to connect an external hard drive or
CD-ROM drive for quick and easy loading of sample data. And if
portability is a concern, you can easily install an internal hard
disk drive (50-pin SCSI or 40-pin IDE) or replace the floppy
disk drive with a Zip® drive (ATAPI) using the provided
connection cables. The onboard sampling memory can be
expanded up to an incredible 128 megabytes using pairs of
standard 72-pin SIMMs. And for professional-level music
production, the optional AIEB1 I/O expansion board
provides 6 individual audio outputs (in addition to the 4
audio outputs already on the unit) as well as both optical
and coaxial digital I/O capability.
Waveforms are graphically displayed on your computer
screen, allowing you to easily select and edit any part of a
sound file.
Zip® Drive
3.5" Hard Disk Drive
This photo is for illustrative purposes only. Necessary wire connectors are not shown.
Direct-to-CD Burning Capability
The A5000/A4000 allow you to connect a CD-R or CD-RW drive directly to their SCSI port and back up the contents of your hard
drive—without the need for a computer. Not only does this provide a cost-effective way to store your projects, but it also allows you to
effortlessly produce your own audio sampling CDs.
The Memory List Window lets you see at a glance all the
programs, sample banks and sample files in your
A5000/A4000. You can select any of these for editing by
simply double-clicking on the listed name.
Intuitive User Interface
Navigating through the various functions is remarkably easy thanks to the A5000/A4000's intuitive user interface. Simply select a Mode and
Function from the front panel matrix and the parameters associated with that function will be clearly displayed on the bright, easy-to-read
320 x 80 LCD panel. Five panel knobs allow you to open pop-up menus, select values and execute operations quickly and conveniently.
Function Buttons
Filter & EQ Edit screen
Filter List Pop-up Menu screen
Compatibility with a Broad Range of Sample Formats
The A5000/A4000 have the ability to import and export AIFF and WAV files directly to and from any DOS-formatted floppy disk, hard disk or
Zip® disk, as well as import from CD-ROM. Plus they are compatible with sample files from other Yamaha samplers such as the highly
acclaimed A3000 and SU700, as well as compatible with various sample formats used by other manufacturers, thus giving you the support
of a vast library of sounds.
The Sample Edit Window displays all the parameters related to the sample banks and
sample files in your A5000/A4000. Drag the sliders with your mouse or enter values
directly with your keyboard. By clicking the on-screen keyboard, you can play back
the sample as you are editing it.
Windows95/98
• XGWorks lite V3.0
• A5000 Editor
• A4000 Editor
• YAMAHA Wave Editor TWE V2.2
• Acrobat Reader 4.0
• YAMAHA CBX Driver
Macintosh
• A5000 Editor
• A4000 Editor
• YAMAHA Wave Editor TWE V2.2
• Acrobat Reader 4.0
• OMS 2.3.6
• OMS Setup for YAMAHA devices
Audio Data (samples) 98 Tracks
Professional Studio Library — “Standards” CD-ROM
This CD-ROM contains a superb-sounding collection of acoustic and electrically amplified instruments. Included is a wide variety
of grand pianos, organs, brass, strings, woodwinds, guitars, drums and more—all the essentials on one fantastic disc!
Supported Formats for Import
EX7/5/5R
AIFF File
Voices (from FD, HD, non-LPC RAM samples only)
Waves (from FD, HD, non-LPC RAM samples only)
8/16-bit linear, mono/stereo, “.AIF” extension
(from DOS-format FD, HD, or ISO9660-format CD-ROM)
SU700
Standard MIDI File
Samples (from FD, HD)
Note: Except segmented data stored on multiple floppy disks.
Format 0, “.MID” extension
(from DOS-format FD, HD, or ISO9660-format CD-ROM)
TX16W
Sample Data of Other Manufacturers
Samples (from FD)
WAV File
Mode Buttons
The Program Edit Window lets you quickly edit the
parameters related to the A5000/A4000 Program setup,
such as effects setup, MIDI channel assignment and
Program LFO.
TOOLS for the A5000/A4000
CRW6416SX
An 8-step StepWave
LFO pattern randomly
generated by
the A5000/A4000.
After editing a sound file, you can convert the sampling
rate, change the bit size and save the data in AIFF or WAV
format.
The A5000/A4000 Editor makes editing your samples incredibly easy by letting you visually change the parameters on your computer screen. All changes
are sent to the A5000/A4000 via MIDI in realtime, so you’ll be able to instantly hear the results of any edits you perform.
POWER
POWE
A 12-step user-programmed
StepWave LFO pattern.
Setting each step within the LFO
cycle is similar to programming
an analog sequencer.
A complete set of editing functions are provided, including
cut and paste, normalize, time compression/expansion,
pitch shift, reverse and EQ.
A5000/A4000 Editor
72-pin SIMMs
Zip® is a trademark of Iomega Corporation.
Sound Library and Software
CD-ROMs Included
8/16-bit linear, mono/stereo, “.WAV” extension
(from DOS-format FD, HD, or ISO9660-format CD-ROM)
Professional Studio Library CD-ROM x 8
This professional 8-disc sound library features programs developed by some of the world’s foremost music producers and sound designers. On these discs
you’ll find an enormous selection of sample programs, from a complete collection of musical instruments to a vast assortment of synthesizers and sample
loops tailored to today’s dance music scene. Specially designed for use in demanding audio production applications, these CD-ROMs boast sound quality
that’s nothing short of amazing.
The following data can be imported via floppy disk, hard disk or other storage medium: Akai
S1000 or S3000 programs and samples; E-mu EIIIx presets and samples; and Roland S760
patches or samples (data may not load properly in some cases).
Note: The product and company names listed above are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective manufactures.
The contents of “Real Drums,” “World/Latin Instruments,” and “DJ/Producer Tool Kit” are essentially the same as the “The Yamaha Real Drum Library,” “World Beat,” and “DJ/Producer Toolkit” CD-ROMs for the A3000,
respectively, distributed by YAMAHA MusicSoft Europe Ltd. The contents of “Syntraxx/Loops” is essentially the same as the “Syn Traxx” CD-ROM for the A3000 distributed by YAMAHA Europa GmbH.
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