This is a demo of Technics´ rather underrated venture into the synth world, the WSA-1. Yes, it can do pianos, both electric and acoustic, and strings and brass and woodwinds and guitars and organs and a plethora of other more or less realistic sounds based on instrument samples from the "acoustic" world (hey, I guess that´s why it was labelled "Acoustic Modelling Synthesizer" rather than "Physical Modelling" because Yamaha seemed to have been rather touchy about others using that term at that time). Its real strength, however, is the creation of otherworldly, sci-fi-type soundscapes and industrial-sounding drones which could serve as the sole soundtrack for a sci-fi flick, I recorded quite a lot of ambient textural music in the past, and many of the textural sounds came from the Technics, either directly or sampled and looped beyond recognition. These demo tracks were recorded straight to DAT, all tweaking was done in realtime using the WSA´s joystick-type controller. Apart from some external reverb (Sony R-7), all effects were the internal FXs the WSA comes equipped with. Enjoy.