An 8-part multi-timbral digital synthesizer module with MIDI. Released in 1987.

Like the popular D-50, the MT-32 uses the much-hyped Linear Arithmetic Synthesis for sound generating. This makes the units sound nearly identical. There are 128 preset instruments in 17 groups. (bass, wind etc.) A rhythm section is available as the 9th timbre, with 28 sampled sounds resembling the TR-626. Also included is a reverb effect.

The unit has many limitations. All editing must be done with external hardware/software. The 64 user programmable patches are lost when the power is turned off, so the only way to store your sounds is MIDI SysEx dump. And while the MT-32 is a module-style synth, it isn't rackmountable.

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