Forat F16 Digital Sampler with Remote and Sound Disks

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Forat F16 Digital Sampler with Remote and Sound Disks in good used condition.

The unit has not been used much at all for the 20 or so years that I have owned it. I purchased 3 100mb Zip drive sound disks which are acoustic drums, percussion and Hip hop disks. The load times of these sounds reminds me of the loads I have on my samsung solid state drives on my i9 PC. The Forat F16 comes with a user manual as well. The description of the features of the unit are below.

The F16 Digital Sampler is a high-quality audio sampling and storage device designed to reproduce 16-bit sounds in response to MIDI or trigger inputs. When we say the F16 sounds like a compact disk player we aren't joking—samples are recorded in full 16-bit linear format, with 96 dB of dynamic range and superb signal to noise ratios.

The unit consists of eight voice modules, each capable of storing up to 26 seconds. Maximum sampling time is an incredible three minutes and thirty seconds! An expansion chassis adds eight more voices. In addition to recording individual voices, the modules may optionally be "chained" to form one incredible recording almost seven minutes long!

Sample rates may be varied from 10 KHz to 60 KHz. High fidelity is achieved at 35 KHz and above, resulting in full bandwidth sounds of over seven seconds per voice module—one minute for all eight modules.

Mic and line inputs make your sampling easy. A clip light helps identifies optimum input levels. Editing commands allow you to trim and move samples at will.

Each voice module includes its own volume, pan, and pitch controls. Voices are available as discrete outputs, or as a composite stereo mix. The mix output contains only voices which have not been extracted using the discrete outputs. The discrete outputs may also be used as an echo send and receive to add reverb or other processing to individual voices prior to the mixer. A headphone output is also supplied. An optional hi hat module provides variable hi hat decay controlled via MIDI or from a foot pedal.

An activity light for each voice module indicates when that particular sound is playing.

Dynamic sensitive trigger inputs for each voice are located on the rear panel directly behind that voice. Trigger response time is a blinding 0.1 milliseconds! An amazing range of sensitivity is available, with absolute repeatability. The trigger inputs accommodate virtually all dynamic sensitive pads, drum machine, and sequencer outputs, plus tape machine and other audio source outputs.

MIDI in, out, and through operate on any channel, with full dynamic sensitivity. Each drum may be assigned to any note number, and several drums may have the same note number, if desired. MIDI note and channel information is saved in permanent memory, even when the drum computer is turned off or unplugged.

A sample utility program encodes sounds to be read and written on IBM compatible PCs, permitting off-line editing of sound data using commercially available sound design programs.

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