Combining a 6-operator 16-note polyphonic FM synthesizer with over one hundred rhythm sounds and a 16-step analog-style sequencer, the DX200 is one of the most unique "groove boxes" available today. Thanks to its realtime control knobs, you can easily get inside this once-forbidden FM architecture and effortlessly tweak the voice parameters to come up with totally bizarre sounds that have never been heard before. Many hip-hop and techno producers are already hip to the punchy bass sounds and radical metallic textures that can be created with FM, and now you can, too! If you've been looking for some fresh new electronic sounds for your dance tracks, the DX200 is your new secret weapon.
Pumping bass lines, deep tribal rhythms, and liquid leads - it all comes together at the Loopfactory - AN200, SU200, and DX200.
Here you'll find some of the most potent sound sources available for making slammin' dance tracks.
Choose your weapo...
- Pumping bass lines, deep tribal rhythms, and liquid leads - it all comes together at the Loopfactory - AN200, SU200, and DX200.
- Here you'll find some of the most potent sound sources available for making slammin' dance tracks.
- Choose your weapon: wicked phrase-based sampling, hard and punchy FM synthesis, or thick and powerful analog physical modeling.
- In addition to their cutting-edge sound, these units are packed with intuitive sequencing functions, powerful effects processing and extensive realtime control capabilities for both live performance and music production.
- So go ahead, produce the wild, the bizarre - the Loopfactory will keep it under total control.
Discover the untapped power of FM!
Combining a 6-ooperator 16-note polyphonic FM synthesizer with over one hundred rhythm sounds and a 16-step analog-style sequencer, the DX200 is one of the most unique "groove boxes" available today.
Thanks to realtime control knobs, you can easily get inside this once-forbidden FM architecture and effortlessly tweak the voice parameters to come up with totally bizarre sounds that have never been heard before.
Many hip-hop and techno producers are already hip to the punchy bass sounds and radical metallic textures that can be created with FM, and now you can, too!
If you've been looking for some fresh new electronic sounds for your dance tracks, the DX200 is your new secret weapon.
Each step of a pattern can be precisely controlled with the turn of a knob. Change the pitch, gate time or velocity of any synth or drum note - on the fly!
Tweak your sound just the way you want and store it as a "Scene." You can create and use two different Scenes within a single pattern. The Scene knob lets you "morph" between the two sounds in realtime.
Record Your Knob Tweaks
Free EG tracks let you record knob changes into your pattern. Using the bundled software editor, you can hand draw the shape of the EG on your PC screen.
You can modulate the pitch or the filter with any one of the 21 different LFO waveforms. Use this knob to adjust the LFO speed.
EG (Envelope Generator)
This group of knobs lets you set the attack, decay, sustain and release of the amplifier envelope (AEG) and filter envelope (FEG). You can control these envelopes independently or at the same time.
In addition to the four effect types common to all tracks, the Synth track has a dedicated distortion effect for creating hardcore synth leads.
3 Rhythm Tracks
Three tracks are provided for you to build rhythm patterns using the 120 built-in drum, bass and percussive synth sounds.
Portamento makes the notes of the Synth track glide from one pitch to another.
Tweaking this knob produces interesting variations in timbre ranging from subtle harmonics to harsh metallic sounds.
As the name indicates, this knob adds noise to the synthesizer voice. Great for making percussive sounds.
6 Filter Types!!!
A total of 6 different types are available, including 24 dB, 18 dB, 12 dB, band pass, high pass and band eliminate. You can apply the filter to both the synth track and rhythm tracks, and change the filter type during playback.
Algorithms are the basic sound generating component in FM synthesis, similar to VCO waveforms in analog synthesis. By simply changing the algorithm type, you can get radical variations in timbre.
MIDI Control Data Output
All knobs transmit MIDI control messages, which means that you can record knob changes into an external hardware or PC-based sequencer. You can even use this feature to edit and control synth modules that don't have realtime controls.
AN200 or DX200
Take Control of the Floor
No matter which one you choose to use the AN200 or the DX200 pack plenty of punch to keep the dance floor moving.
One unit alone gives you everything you need to create original tracks for your next live venue, including a powerful polyphonic synthesizer and speaker-thumping drum and bass sounds.
In addition to a wealth of realtime control knobs, these synths are loaded with a ton of features for the live performer. Slow it down, drop the bass, play it backwards, re-trigger the entire sequence as if it were a sample — mix your tracks any way you want.
For even more variety, add the RM1x Sequence Remixer to your setup and you'll have 16 additional tracks of high-energy sounds and rhythms.
An All-Out Assault
SU200 + AN200 + DX200
Link together all the Loopfactory gear and you've got the ultimate live rig.
Connect the units together via MIDI, using either the AN200 or the DX200 as the master sequencer. Whenever you start or stop the master sequencer, the other machines will follow in perfect sync.
The AN200 and DX200 each give you over 380 patterns, which you can freely mix together without missing a beat. Add a turntable or CD player for some on-the-fly sampling with the SU200.
Thanks to their small size and light weight, all the Loopfactory units can be easily placed into a padded shoulder bag and carried to the gig.
Note: The SU200 does not have phono-level inputs. A preamp or turntable with line-level outputs is needed for the above connection.
High Quality Synth Module
AN200 or DX200
Warning: These products are NOT toys!
Inside each of these units is a full-blown professional synthesizer — a 5-note polyphonic analog physical modeling synthesizer equivalent to Yamaha's PLG150-AN plug-in board on the AN200, and a 16-note polyphony FM synthesizer identical to the legendary DX7 inside the DX200 (yes! A DX with knobs)
When using either of these as part of a home studio setup, you'll definitely want to take full advantage of their powerful synthesis capabilities.
If you are using a keyboard with a built-in PC serial interface, such as the CS6x, simply connect the DX200 or AN200 to the MIDI Thru port and use it as you would any standard synth module.
Both units are bundled with exclusive editing software so you can edit the parameters in full detail right on your PC! What's more, you can use any of the voices from the growing AN1x sound library with the AN200 and any of the tens of thousands of DX7 voices available on the Internet for the DX200.
A Kickin' Home Studio
SU200 + AN200 + DX200
If you're serious about making dance tracks, seriously consider adding all the Loopfactory gear to your studio setup. After all, the secret to producing hot dance tracks — whether they be hip-hop, techno, trance, big beat or two-step — is being able to come up with wicked, ear-catching sounds that will cut through the mix. And with the phat analog sounds of the AN200, the punchy and twisted metallic sounds of the DX200, and the convenient loop mixing capabilities of the SU200, you'll have all the ingredients for a perfect dance mix right at your fingertips.
Depending on your recording preference, you can compose patterns on each unit and synchronize their playback using an external sequencer such as the RM1x as the master MIDI clock, or you can record all parts directly into the RM1x using a MIDI keyboard at the top of the MIDI chain. With everything connected to a master mixing board, you'll be able to precisely adjust the volumes and EQ settings of each unit and record your final mix to a DAT.
Audio & Video
|Dimensions||Width||338mm (13 3/8")|
|Height||51.7mm (2 1/8")|
|Depth||209mm (8 1/4")|
|Weight||Weight||1.6kg ( 3.53 lbs.)|
|Other Controllers||Others||Knob x 16, Switch x 51, Encoder x 1|
|Display||Type||4-digit, 7-segment LED|
|Tone Generation||Tone Generating Technology||FM, DX7 compatible, 6 Operator FM, Filter (FEG), NoiseAWM2|
|Multi Timbral Capacity||FM:1/AWM2:3|
|Polyphony||Number of Polyphony (Max.)||FM:16/AWM2:32|
|Types||Master Effect||13 types|
|Recording||Number of Songs||10|
|Number of Pattern||16 steps x 4 parts per patternPreset Pattern :256User Pattern: 128 (Selection taken from preset patterns)|
|Scene Memory||2 scenes per pattern|
Storage and Connectivity
|LINE OUT||L/MONO, R (1/4" jack x 2)|
|PHONE OUT||Stereo 1/4" jack|
|Included Accessories||Power Adaptor||YAMAHA PA-3B or equivalent AC adapter|
|Others||Owner's Manual, CD-ROM,YAMAHA PA-3B or equivalent AC adapter|