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ASR-10: 61-key (C-C) synth action Poly-Key (polyphonic aftertouch) keyboard, with programmable velocity and pressure sensitivity. Contains 2 MB RAM (expandable to 16 MB), available with or without SCSI installed from factory

ASR-88: 88-key (A-C) weighted action Channel pressure (mono aftertouch) keyboard, with programmable velocity and pressure sensitivity. Contains 16 MB RAM (fully expanded), SCSI, 2x CD-ROM drive, CDR-3 and CDR-4

ASR-10R: rackmount unit, with 2 MB RAM (expandable to 16 MB), SCSI, 8 outputs


Exclusive Patch Select Buttons for instant access to 4 different sound variations within each Instrument*
Pitch and Mod wheels*
Programmable Foot Switch (SW-2*, optional SW-6, SW-10)
Dedicated Foot Switch for use as Patch Select controller (with optional SW-10)
Mod/Volume pedal (optional CVP-1)

Internal Memory

2 MB internal RAM (1 Megaword)
Expandable to 16 MB (8 Megaword) internal RAM with standard 4 MB SIMMs (see our "Note on SIMMS" for details)


True 16-bit linear sampling utilizing 64x oversampling Sigma-Delta (one-bit) technology
Stereo or Mono sampling available
2 sample rates - 44.1 kHz, 29.76 kHz
Maximum sample times:

Standard Memory (2 MB/1 Megaword):

20.5 sec @ 44.1 kHz mono, 10.3 sec @ 44.1 kHz stereo
30.3 sec @ 29.76 kHz mono, 15.2 sec @ 29.76 kHz stereo

Fully expanded (16 MB/8 Megaword):

183 sec (3 minutes) @ 44.1 kHz mono, 91.5 sec (1.5 minutes) @ 44.1 kHz stereo
271.4 sec (4.5 minutes) @ 29.76 kHz mono, 135.7 sec (2.3 minutes) @ 29.76 kHz stereo

Dedicated stereo audio input preamp with hardware mic/line switch* and input level trim control
Individual Signal and Peak LEDs for each channel
Programmable pre-trigger time of up to 119 ms
No minimum or maximum size for Instruments (within the limits of available memory)
Expert System Autolooping (3 looping modes)
Digital Signal Processing commands include:

WaveSample copy, truncate, mix, merge, splice, reverse, scale, convert sample rate (100 possible rates), volume smoothing, gain normalize, fade in/out, synthesize loop, 5 kinds of cross-fade loop (with the ability to audition most of these edits)
Time compression/expansion (non-real time) with compression down to 1/2, or expansion up to 2 1/2 times original length
Sampling (stereo or mono) through the effects processor
Real time stereo or mono resampling (also through the effects processor) of notes played on the keyboard*, played by the sequencer, or received via MIDI
Imports Akai™ (S1000 / 1100) and Roland™ sounds via SCSI
ENTER button doubles as a sample audition trigger


Frequency response: 2 Hz - 20kHz ± 1.5 dB @44.1 kHz
94 dB signal-to-noise, 96 dB dynamic range, 94 dB THD + noise (< .002%) at unity playback
2 playback modes:

31 voices at 29.76 kHz playback rate for 14.8 kHz frequency response
23 voices at 44.1 kHz playback rate for 20 kHz frequency response

Compatible with all existing EPS-16 PLUS/EPS libraries

Voice Architecture

Up to 31 voices dynamically assigned
Instant selection of alternate samples with exclusive Patch Select buttons, velocity, key-up, or legato playing
Each Instrument can contain up to 127 WaveSamples
Each individual WaveSample has a complete set of programmable parameters:

2 independent multi-mode dynamic digital filters (low pass, high pass, variable bandwidth band pass), pitch, filter and amplitude envelopes (5-stages with 21 parameters per envelope), with velocity interpolation between Soft and Hard Envelope levels, 2nd release
14 preset envelope templates for ease of programming
1 multi-waveform LFO with delay
Variable rate random Noise generator for modulation
15 modulation sources routable to pitch, filter cutoff,volume, pan, loop start/end/position, sample start, LFO depth or rate, and all effects parameters
Legato, Pedal, Trigger, and Mini monophonic modes
Transwave loop modulation for constructing unique spectral interpolation waveforms
Each WaveSample can be individually panned and assigned to one of 3 stereo busses (6 busses w/ optional OEX-6sr output expander)

WaveSamples are organized into Layers that map groups of WaveSamples across the keyboard
Each Instrument can contain up to 8 Layers, which can be triggered by key-down, key-up, or legato playing; cross-switched by velocity; and crossfaded at any number of points by the keyboard, pressure, velocity, or any other modulator
Layers can be delayed up to 5 seconds, with delay modulated by velocity
Up to 8 programmable pitch tables per Instrument, with 1 cent resolution and extrapolation capability

Performance Preset Parameters

Double-click to layer and/or key-split up to 8 Instruments

The combination of up to 8 Instruments with performance parameters can be stored as a Performance Preset
Performance parameters include Mix, Pan, Output Bus, Key Range, Transpose, Patch Select Mode, Pressure Mode, Effect Modulation Control, MIDI Out Channel, Program Change and MIDI Status
“Smart Transmit” enables the ASR-10 Rack to remap incoming single channel MIDI information and retransmit that data on up to 8 different MIDI channels for 8-zone MIDI Master controller capabilities from any keyboard.
A Bank contains up to 8 Instruments, 8 Performance Presets, a global effect and all Sequencer memory (including the Song)
Banks can call up the needed Instruments from different floppy disks, directories on a SCSI device, or even different SCSI devices


Custom 24-bit digital signal processor with 48-bit accumulation
Programmable stereo multi-effects processing with real time modulation of any effects parameter from 11 possible modulation sources
62 algorithms(50 in ROM, 12 on O.S. disk) with new algorithms loadable from disk
4 programmable variations per effect (248 total variations)
3 Stereo busses for dry, individual, or grouped effects processing, and dry routing to optional OEX-6sr output expander
One custom effect per Instrument and Bank
Audio Tracks allow the routing of external signals through the effects for sample input monitoring, or live performance (external signal can be merged with on-board sound generation from the keyboard*, sequencer, or MIDI)
Each Audio Track has its own Mix level, Pan and Output Bus routing, with instant muting


8 polyphonic tracks, each with its own Instrument, Mix, Pan, Output Bus and MIDI Channel
8 “Song Tracks” for recording of song-length tracks once Sequences are chained into a Song (virtual 16-track recording)
Tracks can play internal voices and/or external MIDI instruments, with up to 31 internal voices dynamically assigned per Track (no limit on MIDI voices per track)
Up to 80 Sequences (sample memory permitting)
Song form provides up to 99 Steps with up to 63 Repetitions of each Step (each Sequence Track in a Step can be individually muted or transposed)
Sequence size limited only by internal memory (up to 320,000 notes standard, up to 2,560,000 notes possible with 16 MB – sample memory permitting)
96 PPQ clock resolution, synchronized to Internal or MIDI clock
3 real-time recording modes (Replace, Add, Looped) and Multi-track recording via MIDI
Quantization (auto-correct to 1/64 note triplets)with key and/or bar range selection possible
Event editing, transposition, clock-shifting, copy, append, change length, track merge, event scaling and filtering commands
Auto-locate controls (Bar/Beat accuracy), adjustable click track and Tap Tempo control
Automated mixdown feature records volume/panning changes for each Track

Digital Audio Recording

Record to internal RAM (RAMTracks) or to SCSI drive (DiskTracks) – expanded RAM recommended
Each Sequence can have 2 tracks of audio recording; the Song can have 2 linear tracks spanning multiple chained Sequences; play back any pair of Audio Tracks from the Sequences and/or Song
Stereo or mono recording, at 44.1 kHz or 29.76 kHz (all tracks must be recorded at the same sample rate)
Record dry or through the onboard effects processor
Record via analog inputs or digitally through the optional DI-10 Digital I/O interface (S/PDIF format)
Editing features include auditioning of all recording and bounce-down, punch in/out recording per track, clock-shift, copy/erase track; delete, rename AudioSample; erase all AudioSamples, filter Mix/Pan events, append sequence
Auto-locate with proper Audio Track playback, no matter where you locate within an AudioSample
Audio Track playback parameters include Play/Mute, Pan (recordable), Mix (recordable), and Output Bus (BUS 1-3, AUX 1-3)
2 tracks can be bounced-down to 1 for unlimited overdubbing
A track can be bounced (resampled) back to itself through effects


Omni, Poly, Multi, Mono A and B modes supported
8 part Multi-timbral with dynamic polyphonic voice allocation
MIDI Local On/Off per Instrument allows up to 8 outbound MIDI keyboard zones for master controller applications*
Global controllers in Mono mode for use with MIDI guitar and alternate controllers
MIDI Song Position Pointer and Song Select supported
XCTRL allows any inbound MIDI controller (0-127) to be used as a modulator


1.4 MB Quad-density (HD) 3.5” micro-floppy
DMA (Direct Memory Access) for “Play While Load” capability
Save MIDI System Exclusive dumps from any MIDI device to disk (up to 1.4 MB standard to disk or SCSI/16 MB fully expanded to SCSI device only)
Optional SCSI interface (SP-3) allows hook up to hard disks (up to 5 Gigabytes) or CD-ROM players with Direct Macro 4-digit dialing of any sound on the storage device
User definable macros for instant access to any directory within a SCSI device, or to instantly change SCSI devices
SCSI features include access up to 7 devices, copy SCSI device, and Backup/Restore utilities (which also defragments the SCSI device)


Left/Mono and Right/Mono audio outputs
Optional 6 output expander OEX-6sr for a total of 8 outputs
Headphone jack
Pedal/Control Voltage input (allows modulation of voice/effect or volume control with optional CVP-1 pedal)
2 single/dual pedal inputs (SW-2*, optional SW-6 or SW-10)
Stereo audio inputs (switchable between mic and line level*)
Audio input level trim control
Connectors for optional DI-10 S/PDIF Digital I/O interface


22-character alphanumeric display with 29 dedicated mode indicator fields
38 front panel buttons, 10 with dual LED indicators**
Dedicated Data Entry and Volume sliders

Standard Accessories

Three manuals - ASR-10 Tutorial Manual or ASR-88 Handbook (with examples provided on O.S. disk), Musician’s Manual, and Essential Sound Manual
Current Operating System disk (with 12 44.1 kHz effects)
8 Essential sound disks (included on CD-ROM with ASR-88)
ASR-10 (keyboard): SW-2 Foot Switch; ASR-88 SW-6 Single Damper Pedal
Detachable power cord
ASR-88 also includes 2x CD-ROM drive with free CDR-3 and CDR-4, special Demo Banks disk for use with CD-ROM disks

Optional Accessories

Floppy disk and CD-ROM sound libraries
SW-10 Dual Damper Pedal – 2 pedal piano-type for sustain, Patch Select, sampling trigger, effect modulation, and sequencer control
SW-6 Single Damper Pedal – single pedal piano-type
CVP-1 (CV Pedal) – for voice/effect modulation or volume control
OEX-6sr Output Expander – provides 3 additional pairs of stereo outputs (AUX 1-3 output busses) or 6 mono outputs
SP-3 SCSI Interface – with opto-isolation for noise elimination
Digital I/O (S/PDIF format) – for digital input sampling at 44.1/48 kHz, direct digital audio output to DAT at 44.1 kHz


ASR-10 Keyboard dimensions: 40 3/8" (102.6 cm) wide x 4" (10.2 cm) high x 14 1/2" (36.8 cm) deep, ASR-10 Keyboard weight: 40 lbs (18.2 kg) unboxed, 50 lbs (22.7 kg) boxed
ASR-88 Keyboard dimensions: 56 3/4" (144.15 cm) wide x 5" (12.7 cm) high x 15 5/8" ( 39.69 cm) deep, ASR-88 Keyboard weight: 63 lbs (28.59 kg) unboxed, 80 lbs (36.28 kg) boxed
ASR-10 Rack dimensions: 17" (43.2 cm) wide x 5 1/4" (13.3 cm) high x 15" (38.1 cm) deep, Rack weight: 23 lbs (10.4 kg) unboxed, 33 lbs (14.9 kg) boxed