09/12/99A4000 and A5000 Specifications
(Apply to both A4000 and A5000 except where noted)
Display 320 x 80 LCD
Knobs 5 Data Entry
Memory 4 Megs standard
(Uses standard PC SIMM Ram - 4 slots total,
upgradeable to 128Megs)
Flash Memory for OS upgrades [!!!]
Max samples 960 samples (mono) [compared to 448
in the A3000]
Max polyphony 126 voices [A5000], 64 vocies [A4000]
Multitimbral 32 [A5000] 16 [A4000 - just like the
Multi setup 1 Multi Setup available for both
A4000 and A5000
Effects 6 blocks - A5000, 3 blocks A4000.
4 Band Total EQ [both]
# Effects types 96 [A5000], 54 [A4000]
Analog In 1 block of stereo or 2 blocks of mono
(effects outputs are independently routable)
MIDI sync LFO 1 LFO per Program with
User-Programmable Wave [!!!]
# Filter Types 16
EQ type per
sample Peak/Dip, Low Shelving, High Shelving
MIDI Control Assignment: 4 types per Program, 6
types per Sample
Control functions: 128 types per Program,
36 types per Sample [A5000]
71 types per Program,
36 types per Sample [A4000]
Loop Remix with User memory (store your favourite User
Remix algorithms for further use)
Loop Remix can now time-stretch by BPM. [!!!]
Analog Outputs Same as the A3000 - 4 onboard, with
10 out with AIEB1 expansion board
Digital I/O Same as the A3000 - AIEB1 expansion
(Firewire interface will be introduced for all
A-series samplers in February.)
SCSI Interface 1
IDE Interface 1 - put two internal IDE drives
*INSIDE* the A4000/A5000, or replace the floppy drive
with an internal IDE Zip disk
AKAI S1000 - reads native S1000 disks
Emu EIIIx - import FD's, HD's, and CD's.
Roland S760 - import HD, CD-ROM.
AIFF - Import from/Export to DOS HD, DOS FD.
Import from DOS CD-ROM.
WAV - Same as AIFF.
EX - Read EX-series FD's/HD's.
SU700 - Read SU700 FD's/HD's.
TX16W - FD Import
CD-R function Data Backup, Write output to Audio
CD, create Native A-series
Sample CD's. (When hooked up to Yamaha CD-R
Full Editors are bundled for Mac and PC, including
TWE. Editors can access all sample parameters.
MIDI i/o A5000 - 2 in, 2 out, 1 Thru (32 channels
A4000 - 1 in, 1 out, 1 Thru (16 channels
Both the A4000 and A5000 will be bundled with a 9-CD
set of Sample CD's made by Yamaha called the Yamaha
Professional Sound Library (PSL CD's). Each CD is
themed - there is a guitar CD, a drumkit CD, a piano
CD, etc. Also included is a CD containing the Software
Editors for A4k/A5k for both Mac and PC platforms.
It's *possible* though not *promised* that these CD's
will also be made available for A3000 users, though we
don't know exactly how just yet... more on that
specific topic later.
Submitted By Tom Finnegan