Sony DPS-F7 Dynamic Filter Plus

After the digital reverb, digital delay and then a modulation processor, what could Sony release next? A dynamic filter, which lacked the appeal of the first three effects in the DPS line up.

Sony DPS-F7

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The Sony DPS-F7 is suited to keyboard players that studios, as it generates rather interesting effects for keyboards including vocoder and synthesizer. Having said that, creative engineers could find great use for this effect in their racks.

The Sony DPS-F7 Digital Dynamic Filter Plus is a new signal effector using innovations in signal processing based on digital filter technology. The ten types of algorithms create a superior sound environment considerably exceeding the possibilities available through conventional effectors.

Details

Quality-conscious design with high-performance A/D and D/A converters
The Sony DPS-F7 converts an incoming analog signal to a digital signal and outputs as an analog signal after passing it through various effect processes. The determining factor for the sound quality is the conversion mechanism which incorporates an 18-bit oversampling stereo A/D converter and a 49.152 MHz clock advanced pulse D/A converter, which together results in highly accurate effects with little deterioration of quality.

User-friendly and comfortable operation
The large size backlit LCD of 40 characters by 2 lines enables smooth operation while viewing the operating condition in real time. The on-line manual (in English) can be displayed on the LCD so operation instructions are immediately available.

Abundant preset memories
The Sony DPS-F7, in its preset memory, has a hundred different effects created by musicians, sound mixers and acoustic engineers around the world. This will therefore enable you to select and replay the desired effects for a particular purpose immediately.

Creation of any kind of sound
The EDIT function allows you to change the preset effects or create your original effects. Aside from the preset memory of 100 effects, the Sony DPS-F7 also has a user memory in which up to 256 additional effects can be saved. giving quick access to an even greater variety of effects.

Wide range of effects
The Sony DPS-F7 is equipped with an effector which processes and output signals. a vocoder which modulates input signals to one channel according to those on the other channel. and a synthesizer which produces sounds by MIDI signals. In addition to these three fundamental functions, a newly developed algorithm, based on advanced digital filter technology, enables you easily to create a wide range of effects and synthesizer sounds. It is also easy to modify the effects. since the effect block where the effects are modified is divided into sections. under which you can easily find the parameters you want to change.

Remote control
A remote controller (Sony RM-DPS7) is also available separately.

Two I/O terminal systems
The Sony DPS-F7 is equipped with XLR connectors (balanced type) and phone jacks through which you can connect musical instruments. recording equipment and PA (public address) equipment.

Linkage with MIDI equipment
Since the Sony DPS-F7 is equipped with MIDI functions, memory numbers of this unit can be selected with program change signals of the MIDI device, such as a keyboard. Moreover, since effect level etc. can be controlled by key touch and control change signals, the unit is highly effective as an effector for digital musical instruments. Automatic performance is also possible by controlling with computers having the MIDI interface, or with a MIDI sequencer.

The Sony DPS-F7 Digital Dynamic Filter Plus is a new signal effector using innovations in signal processing based on digital filter technology. The ten types of algorithms create a superior sound environment considerably exceeding the possibilities available through conventional effectors.

Quality-conscious design with high-performance A/D and D/A converters
The Sony DPS-F7 converts an incoming analog signal to a digital signal and outputs as an analog signal after passing it through various effect processes. The determining factor for the sound quality is the conversion mechanism which incorporates an 18-bit oversampling stereo A/D converter and a 49.152 MHz clock advanced pulse D/A converter, which together results in highly accurate effects with little deterioration of quality.

User-friendly and comfortable operation
The large size backlit LCD of 40 characters by 2 lines enables smooth operation while viewing the operating condition in real time. The on-line manual (in English) can be displayed on the LCD so operation instructions are immediately available.

Abundant preset memories
The Sony DPS-F7, in its preset memory, has a hundred different effects created by musicians, sound mixers and acoustic engineers around the world. This will therefore enable you to select and replay the desired effects for a particular purpose immediately.

Creation of any kind of sound
The EDIT function allows you to change the preset effects or create your original effects. Aside from the preset memory of 100 effects, the Sony DPS-F7 also has a user memory in which up to 256 additional effects can be saved. giving quick access to an even greater variety of effects.

Wide range of effects
The Sony DPS-F7 is equipped with an effector which processes and output signals. a vocoder which modulates input signals to one channel according to those on the other channel. and a synthesizer which produces sounds by MIDI signals. In addition to these three fundamental functions, a newly developed algorithm, based on advanced digital filter technology, enables you easily to create a wide range of effects and synthesizer sounds. It is also easy to modify the effects. since the effect block where the effects are modified is divided into sections. under which you can easily find the parameters you want to change.

Remote control
A remote controller (Sony RM-DPS7) is also available separately.

Two I/O terminal systems
The Sony DPS-F7 is equipped with XLR connectors (balanced type) and phone jacks through which you can connect musical instruments. recording equipment and PA (public address) equipment.

Linkage with MIDI equipment
Since the Sony DPS-F7 is equipped with MIDI functions, memory numbers of this unit can be selected with program change signals of the MIDI device, such as a keyboard. Moreover, since effect level etc. can be controlled by key touch and control change signals, the unit is highly effective as an effector for digital musical instruments. Automatic performance is also possible by controlling with computers having the MIDI interface, or with a MIDI sequencer.

Specifications

Released: 1992

Quantization: 18 Bit
Sampling Frequency: 48kHz
Frequency Response: 10Hz-22kHz
Signal to Noise: > 97 dB
Dynamic Range: > 97 dB
THD: Below 0.0035%

Preset Memory: 100 effects
User Memory: 256 Effects

Dimensions: 482mm x 44m x 320mm
Weight: 5kg

Sony RM-DPS7

Sony RM-DPS7 Remote

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I have all four of the Sony “7” series effects boxes, and I love them all. Wonderful clean sound, incredibly deep parameter control (some would say TOO deep!) and very simple to set into a mix. I love each of them: the R7, D7, M7 and F7.

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