Japan’s Oki Develops Polyphonic Chips To Capture Unique Sounds Like Vina And Sitar


Press Release: Every country or region has its own unique sounds. For instance, in India, people use traditional instruments like Vina and Sitar heavily, and music is reproduced with unique prosodies. A mobile phone ringer tone LSI like the “GM sound generator” cannot reproduce such music accurately.
But Japan’s Oki Electric Industry Co has developed a 32 polyphonic sound generator LSI, the ML2874, for the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) markets. This is the world’s first chip equipped with prosodies to play unique traditional instruments widely known in the rapidly growing BRIC countries, a press release said. The production will start in April 2006. This ML2874 was co-developed with Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

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