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The most powerful XG/MIDI device in history. A PCI XG/Hard Disk Recording/Multi effects processing card with more features than you can imagine.
When the DB50XG was released in 1995 it won over 21 awards in the UK alone. People said that it was the most powerful MIDI device ever released for PC. BUT it wasn't a full sound card and you couldn't record audio, etc.
The magazines all said that it would take something incredible to remove the current XG cards from the top of the MIDI sound tree... well it's time to move over - SW1000XG has arrived. If you are running any MIDI disk package that uses plug-ins for effects you MUST read this... it will change your working life forever!
...And Now Available for Apple Macintosh Computers...
For the first time ever, a powerful synth/digital mixer, multi effects processor and hard disk recorder on 1 PCI card inside your Macintosh or PC!

The Yamaha SW1000XG implementation for Apple Macintosh systems is based around 2 core technologies: the ASIO system pioneered by Steinberg and Opcode1s OMS MIDI system. "The Yamaha SW1000XG supports ASIO at 32bit (24bit record inside VST4.0) and 16 bit resolution, making it the only card of its kind to do so."

These 2 technologies currently offer the greatest level of support and flexibility on the Mac platform, especially when used with multichannel cards such as the SW1000XG.

•For more info on OMS click here.
•More info on ASIO click here.
As we said with the MU100 tone module, Yamaha don't follow standards... we make them! We did it with the DB50XG. Don't forget, we didn't say it was the best card ever... 21 magazines in the UK alone did!

So we ripped out most of the guts of the MU100, added mutichannel digital hard disk recording capabilites, with multiple effects busses, channelised EQ, and put it on a PCI card using the same gate array technology developed for our DSP Factory system.

We added more effects, more effects busses, more routing, more voices, more I/O and made it so that any application can control them via MIDI, and process analog effects in the same way, without touching your CPU load. Get the idea? Now you can have multi effects in your favourite hard disk recorder/sequencer without using your precious CPU power on reverbs that will turn even the hardest Pentium 2 into a 286 clone (anyone who has used a certain reverb plug-in from a certain company - no names mentioned - will know what I mean)!

The pinnacle (no pun intended) of XG & MIDI sound combined with upgrades to full hardware SVA Physical modeling (VL70m compatible), VL technology, and VH harmoniser capability make this card bigger than anything anyone has even thought about, let alone designed. And it isn't bogged down with the old ISA buss, no no more of those audio blips, or 'head inside the PC' nights trying to figure out what is going on when your PC comes up with one of those intelligent device conflict errors!

After the arrival of the DB50XG and the SW60XG, Yamaha could only do one more thing with XG, and that was... ADD EVEN MORE POWER. Even our guys think we may have gone a little over the top, but hey, let's make the competition take another 4 years to catch up!
With an Earth shattering 20MB of on-board samples (so you don't have to download new banks or buy a ton of simms chips just to get a decent wavetable set) it has almost 3 times as many as the MU80, and a factor of 3 more than any other card). It has over 1000 on-board voices (when the PLG100VL card is fitted even more!), and over 45 drum kits. This is coupled with the long awaited arrival of the aforementioned PLG100VL and our other exciting new PLG daughterboards, which give an additional and exciting new set of totally new synths at a very low cost, and up to 7 independent on board 24bit effects processors (busses), with over 69 different variation effects types, Insertion effects (1 & 2) and multi EQ on every channel for the synth parts, master EQ for audio & synth parts (with EW type, Q and width). This really is a monster synth on a card, and without doubt hammers the competition into a pulp (but then so did the DB50XG, and that had less than 1/10th of what this baby has on board)! And let's face it the DB50XG was brilliant! So what will the magazines say about this?

Please note all information is correct at time of going to press, but Yamaha are constantly updating the SW1000XG... so watch this space!