The New Generation YAMAHA
SPX with 96kHz Audio and brand new "REV-X" Reverb Algorithm......
The name "SPX" has been synonymous with "professional multi-effect
processor" for more than 15 years, and the models like SPX90, SPX90II,
SPX900, SPX1000 and SPX990 have been the most commonly found equipment
in the studio and SR racks. The Yamaha SPX2000, while inheriting the standard
interface and common programs from its predecessors, brings a new dimension
to the sound quality with the new "REV-X" reverb algorithm and
the 96kHz audio DSP. It also offers advanced user interface like 5 assignable
LCD back colors, operation lock mode and computer based editor program.
Yamaha's SPX2000 is the new generation equipment in line with the DM series
Digital Production Consoles, and is suitable for broad range of applications,
from Live SR to production studios where professional quality effect processing
Other 80 presets consist of the
popular trademark Yamaha SPX programs such as gate reverbs, delays, pitch
effects, modulation and other special effects. All programs went through
refined editing by the top engineers, and no program is the same as the
ones offered in the previous effect processors or digital consoles. The
"CLASSIC" bank on the other hand consists of 25 programs giving
you the reminiscence of the original SPX90 presets. "USER" bank
can store 99 user programs.
Reliable and Efficient Front Panel User
Interface with Colors: SPX2000 hardware cosmetic is designed
to offer optimum reliability for the engineers on site. The rugged aluminum
front panel features 2 sets of "Cross-keys" - simple navigation
tool anyone is familiar with. Parameters are sorted in 3 groups; "PARAMETER","FINE
PARAM" and "UTILITY" to ensure speedy access. Also other
dedicated buttons like UNDO, COMPARE, BANK, MODE, METER, TAP, and BYPASS
ensure efficient operations.
The Yamaha SPX2000 LCD offers 5 back light color variations(!). You can
freely assign any of the 5 colors to user programs. The preset programs
are colored by effect groups giving you an instant recognition of the
effect type even from the distance. (CYAN: Reverbs, WHITE: Delays, MAGENTA:
Pitch & Modulations, YELLOW: Others, GREEN: CLASSIC Bank) RED is reserved
for warning messages. SPX2000 "OPERATION LOCK" function offers
3 security levels; from preventing accidental changing of Utility settings,
or protecting stored memories to prohibiting almost all operations.
Professional Audio I/O and Control Connectors:
The Yamaha SPX2000 Rear Panel houses, for analog connection,
XLR type (w/latch) and quarter inch L + R INPUT and OUTPUT connectors
both with +4dBU/-10dBu selector switch. Professional digital connection
is secured with AES/EBU XLR type I/O connectors and BNC WORDCLOCK IN connector.
Also MIDI IN, OUT/TROUGH and USB TO HOST connectors are provided for remote
control and data management using computers, Digital Consoles or any MIDI
device. Foot Switch connector for effect tempo control is placed on the
"SPX2000 Editor" for Mac OSX and
The Yamaha SPX2000 Editor will give you the editing, data management,
and remote control capability using computers, in the same environment
and common interface as the STUDIO MANAGER for Yamaha Digital Consoles.
SPX2000 EFFECT PROGRAMS
REVERB AND EARLY REFLECTION:
The Yamaha SPX2000 has a wide variety of uncompromising, superior reverb
and spacial ambience effects, including ER (early reflection). These provide
not only exceptionally natural real-world ambience but a stunning selection
of other-worldly effects as well.
The REV-X presets in particular all 17 of them were redesigned completely
from the ground up, with new reverb algorithms. The Hall presets (#1 -
7) provide various natural, high-density reverb programs, while the Plate
programs (#16 - 18) give you a crisp, well-defined sound perfect for vocals.
The seven Room presets (#27 - 33) feature realistic recreations of various
environments, with fine parameter control over room size, as well as a
variety of wall materials and sound-absorption characteristics.
Each and every one of these programs boasts incredibly rich tone and
a super-smooth, grain-free decay giving you authentic ambience for enhancing
the original sound. Moreover, various parameters provide detailed, comprehensive
control over the processed sound.
The Yamaha SPX2000 also features: Stereo Reverb, Gate Reverb and special
Drum Machine Reverb programs refined and updated from the SPX990.
ER group effects especially for enhancing drums, percussion and guitar,
as well as creating powerful, in-your-face sounds. These include #34 Fat
Reflections, #41 Full Metal Gate (a dynamic gated reverb program), and
#42 Reverse Gate.
The Classic bank offers 4 basic reverbs Hall, Room, Vocal and Plate,
as well as the early reflection, gate reverb and reverse gate programs
from the early SPX models.
AND ECHO: The Delay/Echo presets feature versatile, high-quality
delay effects allowing you to tap out a tempo for the delay time with
the [TAP] button or a footswitch, or synchronize the Yamaha SPX2000 to
the tempo and note values from an external MIDI device.
A full selection of delays is provided, with mono, stereo, and a special
stereo with center channel (#50, Delay L, C, R) for creating three-dimensional
ambience. There’s also a Stereo Phasing preset (#66) that allows
you to modulate the delay sound with a sine or triangle wave for complex,
unique delay effects.
The Classic bank also effers two popular programs from the early SPX
models: Delay L, R and Stereo Echo.
PITCH CHANGE: These programs
give you sophisticated, high-quality pitch shift effects at your fingertips,
updating the original SPX programs with enhanced sound, greater musical
control and dynamic expressiveness. The new effects have many functions
such as mixing of the sounds, feedback, and synchronizing to tempo. The
Classic bank includes Pitch effects from the early Yamaha SPX models,
giving you MIDI note control over the pitch change.
MODULATION: A wide variety
of modulation effects are included on the Yamaha SPX2000 for fattening
the sound, enhancing it, giving it animation and depth, or completely
transforming it. Programs include Flanger, Phaser, Chorus, Symphonic,
Tremolo, Auto Pan, Ring Modulation and Modulation Filter. The Rotary Speaker
program (#71) faithfully recreates that rich rotating speaker sound for
organ and other instruments. Special Dynamic Modulation programs, such
as Dyna Flange (#76) and Dyna Phaser (#77), let you vary, respectively,
the delay time and the frequency of the effect sound with the dynamics
of your playing or MIDI velocity for even greater expressive control.
Also included are combination programs such as #62 Reverb + Symphonic,
gives you Yamaha’s original multiple chorus effect with modulated
delay time, and a high-quality reverb. Preset #64 Chorus + Reverb also
lets you use both chorus modulation and reverb simultaneously.
The Classic bank features the original modulation programs of early SPX
These new programs include Dynamic Filter, Multi Filter and Multi-band
Dynamic Processor. Program #78 Dyna Filter gives you powerful control
over the sound by allowing you to vary the central frequency of the filter
with the signal itself or via MIDI velocity. The Multi-band Dynamic Processor
is also exceptionally versatile, giving you independent control over the
dynamic range for three separate frequency bands each with an expander/compressor/limiter
allowing you to create extremely fat, full and rich sounds.
DISTORTION: The Yamaha SPX2000
also has your distortion bases covered, with an Amp Simulator effect (#83)
for recreating vintage guitar amps, and a special new Distortion program
(#82) featuring five different distortion characteristics (DST1/DST2/OVD1/OVD2/CRUNCH),
a noise gate, and comprehensive control over the tone. The SPX2000 also
has combination effect programs, #84 Distortion _ Flanger and #85 Distortion
_ Delay, letting you combine distortion with modulation or delay effects
for an even wider sonic palette.
COMBINATION EFFECTS: A
variety of multi effect programs give you even greater signal processing
flexibility and creativity, putting reverb and modulation together, or
combining delay with ambience. These combination effects are provided
in two different types, one routing the signal in parallel (for example,
#94 Delay + Reverb), the other using serial processing of the signal (for
example, #95 Delay _ Reverb).
FREEZE: The Freeze effect
turns the Yamaha SPX2000 into a phrase sampler, ideal for looping parts
during live performance. Quality is exceptionally high (96 kHz), even
for long phrases up to nearly 3 seconds. The sampled audio can be played
by pressing a panel button or by using an external MIDI trigger. You can
even specify the number of playback repeats, up to 100 and shift the pitch
of the sample (in semitones). The Classic bank brings 2 programs from
the early SPX models. Preset #23 Freeze A lets you set the start and end
points, while #24 Freeze B allows you to finely change the playback pitch
of the sample in 1-cent units (1/100 semitone).
Owner's Manual (1.89 MB, pdf)
Owner's Editor's Manual (335kb, pdf)
Brochure (319kb, pdf)
Data Sheet (984kb, pdf)