Korg PSS-50 Programmable Super Section sequencer, 1984, made in Japan

Link: korg.com | Owner's Manual

Program Your Backup Patterns and Chord Progressions - a Valuable Assistant for Practice,
Recording, and Composing

It's like having your own session musicians ready to play along with your songs and arrangements. 

The PSS-50 lets you program both the backing pattern (drums+bass+ strings, brass, piano, etc.) and chord progression. You can then play it back to try out different arrangements, make demo tapes, or simply practice your instrument. 

The forty eight built-in backing patterns include 4, 8, and 16-beat, as well as fusion, reggae, disco, ballad, and many more. Each is amazingly realistic and has its own exciting original arrangement. 

Since you arefree to arrange the three parts in each backup pattern as you like, you have a possible variety of 100,000 new and different combinations. With the song writing function you can change the backup pattern and chord progression a bar at a time (or even at every half measure for chord changes). 

The PSS-50 will store eight of your songs for automatic playback. Add breaks and endings just the way you want them. 

The drum section uses digital storage technology to give you real drum sounds that are a far cry from an ordinary rhythm box. Songs can be linked for continuous play or to handle longer compositions. 

The tape interface permits infinite song data storage. 

Other features include external input jack (for mixing with guitar, keyboard, etc.) built-in stereo effect, stereo drum output with fixed array, drum-stick lead-in, and more.








SPECIFICATIONS

TONE GENERATORS: RHYTHM x 8 (bass drun, snare drum, high-hat open, high-hat close, tom high, tom low, handclaps), 

ACCOMPANIMENT (piano, electric piano. honky-tonk piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, jazz guitar, banjo, brass, synthesizer, organ, strings) 

RHYTHM PATTERN: 48 pattems (8 beat I-II, 16 beat I II, new wave, electro pop, disco I-II, rock'n roll, boogie. ballad I-II. hard rock I-II-III, heavy metal, jazz waltz, 4 beat I-II. big band, fusion I-II-III-IV, bossanova. samba, cha-cha, mambo, merengue, latin rock, reggae I-II, 2 beat. 3 beat, march, folk, country, bluegrass, shuffle 1-11, break & ending x 8) 

ARRANGEABLE AREA: 16 Patterns

CHORD: Maj, m, m6. ,m7 ,m9, 6, 7. Maj , 9, dim, Aug, sus4 on, each root (C — B) 

PROGRAMMABLE BANK: Song bank x 8 (maximum 80 bars/bank). Song chain 
INDICATOR: Chord name display, Song/pattern display, conductor display, Chain step/bar number, Song number Pattern number 

MIXER: Rhythm volume. Bass volume, Accompaniment volume, Exrernal input volume, Stereo volume 

TEMPO: SLOW —FAST 

MASTER VOLUME: min—max

POWER/MODE SELECTOR: POWER OFF, ECK, TUNE, SONGCHAIN,
PLAY, WRITE, ARRANGE NUMERIC KEY Pattern/Song (1—8) 

SONG MEMORY ACCESS: Chord, Pattern 

FUNCTION: Clear/Allclear, Enter, Start/Stop, Count start/Rhythm fill in 

KEY TRANSPOSE. 0, +1—+6, -1- -5 nKEY: END, IN; DEL, 1st, STEP, <, 4, LAST STEP
ARRANGE KEY: ARRANGEABLE AREA 77—88, COPY, FILL IN, RHYTHM, ACCOMP BASS TAPE INTERFACE: SAVE, LOAD VERIFY, CANCEL 

TUNE: ±50 cents

INPUT SELECTOR: MIC, INST, LINE TAPE SWITCH: 

DISEBLE/LINE IN, LINE OUT, EARPHONE IN, MIC OUT 

INPUT JACK: EXT IN, FROM TAPE, DC IN, START, STOP, FILL IN 

OUTPUT JACK: OUTPUT (R/MIX, L), PHONES, TO TAPE 

POWER UM3 x 8 or DC9V 

DIMENSIONS: 310(W x 210(D) x 50(H)mm 

WEIGHT: 1.5kg (with battery) 

ACCESSORIES: AC adaptor, Connection Cord (2.5m x 1), Batteries (UM3 x 8)

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