Yamaha RM1X
Yamaha RM1X

Groove Machine

User Reviews: 4.241

All user reviews for the Yamaha RM1X

Average Score: 4.2 ( 4.2/5 based on 41 reviews )
  19 reviews 46 %
  14 reviews 34 %
  2 reviews 5 %
  4 reviews 10 %
  1 user review 2 %
Value For Money: Excellent
Goul 05/28/2007

Goul's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Level connections, everything has been said I think .... The bare minimum for a BAR, but it happens. Except that well, it's not really a BAR, just a sequencer seen ... so that's how it makes sense ^ ^

Limited connectivity audio (L / R outputs + headphones ... no imput), MIDI in / out (no thru, too bad, but hey what kind of machine is designed to be the centerpiece of a set noon, so no big deal) ...

Rugged metal, but the knobs and buttons seem more fragile ... That said, within two years of transport (repeat / scene .. 2fois displaced at least a week), no I have yet dropped or showed signs of weakness. Knock on wood)
Light and easy to carry, it would in a small toolbox that we find in a DIY € 15, including foam, short ... practice.

The screen is large and clear ... never had a problem of readability
The floppy drive, always practical.

I put 8 in the plastic and the lack of usb ... But this is already old Bécanne.

UTILIZATION

One week with the manual to make the turn after it is relatively simple and intuitive ... and very complete.
The creation of phrases and patterns is simple, though sometimes a bit tedious in some cases large phrase .. Anyway I think that is the case with all hardware sequencers, it will never be the flexibility of a PC. RAS at this level

The 16 MIDI tracks available are more than enough to use that I have.

Patterns can be edited live. All react without latency niquel.
9 / 10

SOUNDS

The kit to beat> troubleshoots ca ... but hey, if you're looking kind of TR-808-909, go your way .... If you want to beat kits also realistic: p

Other sounds (synths, fx, strings, etc.)> I have known gsm sounding better: D
Good sound is clearly not the purpose of the machine, I do not use them ... there is virtually almost never had jacks behind my rm1x ^ ^
From time to time in the headphones to my sequences cushy home without having to plug in everything else ... it helps out again ....
It can not work in bringing the rm1x .. And that account ^ ^
Back in again, it midi cable to the expander and go with real sounds ^ ^

Short => 2 / 10 because it has clearly not been made for that .. but still 2 points for the next "utility" sounds

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 2 years soon, I was looking for a cheap sequencer and sound for my virus, and I must say it like this role very well ... At this point I am very satisfied. For use in a group, and coupled with expanders, it is perfect!
Alone of course ... It may be very limited to noise ^ ^

€ 300 bought new in a retrieval Musicstore home can be hard to beat at this price, the ratio Q / price is exellent, I do not regret my purchase.

With experience, I would resume probably something more complete, such a mc-808-8000 MV see one used, that saves me buying a lot of other add-ons (Xpander Drum Sampler, small mixer etc. ..), so do come back pe ultimately not really cheaper while increasing enormously the possibilities ... But it's not the same price range!
I intend to keep it a few times, can be a year. Eventually I would spend the next level .. but I do not know if I sell it (my first sniff sequencers anyway .... then saw its resale price ...: p)

In conclusion I would say that if you are looking for a sequencer effectively manage your electronic instruments on stage, the rm1x is ideal ...
If you are looking for a BAR, save a little and go see a line or two above;)
Féoh 05/10/2007

Féoh's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
See below!

UTILIZATION

I did buy OCCAZ chang keypad contacts quickly enough that came back around 400 E machine 2 years ago. intuitive enough you still have to stick a bit on the manual: idalie feature packed for the product and live.

SOUNDS

This is a cot but I prfrais my MC 303 except that there are more sounds. too cold (I send in a pramp lamp and it is warmer) and the lack of ism dpend drumkit but what is research.

OVERALL OPINION

2 years.

the most:
good machine overall.
robust (except the keyboard!).
squenceur much screwed.
large plasma screen! (well, for an era c'tait djas rvolution)
ditions for performing functions such machines.

Cons:
output jack only. only 2 out Stereo (headset included) while 4 out spars have ts well in order to balance spar blocks in a difrent kind cubase editor.
the keyboard is not to everybody's hands (a few hours to live with a big Bourin him in control ensure a long life rev limit)

I used SP 505 / Roland MC 303 and other small samplers / squenseurs. in the same price range I have not beat cot edition.
03/28/2007

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
IT is a headphone output, output output, an input for a pedal and MIDI in out
16 track sequencer, memory capacity of 110,000 notes, 8 assignable knobs in real time .... etc.

UTILIZATION

It was my first machine.Le sequencer is more than great thanks to a screen very readable ago TElement sub mode that we could compare it to a computer so I just j gallery in the beginning but fortunately the manual is there. Then j I buy the Electribe SX and MX is nothing to do in two hours had understood the principle j (ca do not mean that it is bad on the contrary)

SOUNDS

The sound is probably sometimes a bit limited on the synths, but it takes a little fiddling with the effects against the bass of thunder are simple c I love them (at the same time I made the hardtek, so hardcore!)

OVERALL OPINION

LE +: Sequencer
The effects
The number of instruments
Price
LE: Sounds
Midi output THU
I have been using the just over a year but I can tell you to go there because the bottom has a sequencer like this at that price I sequence my c génial.Moi Electribe MX with c and c good delirium clear that this machine just any alone will not make you live an evil but when it is coupled with another of C MADNESS
If I had to redo this purchase j j wait and buy his sister RS7000!!
rezeda 08/15/2006

rezeda's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

2
2 out jack
1 headphone
input for a pedal

In short, the bare minimum .... The effects on the master.

UTILIZATION

Nothing more simple, read the manual and just went c.
The manual is clear and complete.
C The problem that has to have to stop to record a pattern c and ca not practical to change and live the same compound for those who like to write in GRID mode. (Like me for the rest of the MPC g lol. ..=
The modes STEP, GRID, OVERDUB, REPLACE when you want to write have no opportunity to listen to another sequence like an electron or korg ect ...
If not for the live with real-time controllers c still okay.

SOUNDS

The sounds of Origin: horrible except for some rare exeptions.
It is imperative to have a filter or multi-effects hardware and more ...

Effects: apart from the distortion, overdrive and simulated tube the rest did not convince me.
This machine sends TOO SERIOUS. (done to equalize in the machine but losses while fishing)

OVERALL OPINION

In short if I could go back I make dessuite and without regret.
dj breakbeat 06/22/2006

dj breakbeat's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
2 outputs L / R
1 headphone
1 between noon and 1 output
A footswitch jack

700 sounds, 20 tracks, 16 tracks faiut ..... all that to the big sound

UTILIZATION

No problme.c is my groovebox and srieux There's Premire March 2 problem but when you start reading the manual brves rsout every problem.

SOUNDS

A ***. ch
it's great damage, but even with good peripherals sound is not even see gnial mauvais.Le trs single default this box of course.

OVERALL OPINION

Squenceur this is not a toy or gadget as Ceratina think.
I use it to make electronic music and it's really good with trs Controller ral time, the effects, the groove ...
jamychanprod 06/20/2006

jamychanprod's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Output jack on 6.35 + midi in / out

sounds classics without surprises (if you know the synthesis yamaha) but some presets / sounds may very well go to a mix! (go in a little bit same effect ca be nice!)

audio effects section on the master effects section twelve o'clock basic (on each track), but real-time control!

real-time sequencer / step / overdub / midi event.Pas Intute but very very well done when it INTERESTED closely, become frighteningly low efficiency with a little patience and training.

UTILIZATION

They need this type in the first pages of chapters, it's a minimum! but once launched nothing can stop you!

the usual functions are common to various products from Yamaha (in the category sequencer / bar). Take a few minutes to read the manual diagonally!

paper manual very clear, deliver home in 3 languages ​​(english, french, german)

SOUNDS

Average sound quality (except some "pearls" was not to be missed), good variety of intruments, a few drum sets are really nice!

instrument sounds classics are unrealistic, an audio processing is advisable to give some life to this whole "cold"! against by the electronic sounds are very interesting, even with the audio effects of RM1x! (This machine is a racing machine in the fields of electronic music (House, Tech, DrumN'Bass, dance, jungle, ...)

expression is average, but the editing possibilities are perfectly adapted to compensate (see much more!)

OVERALL OPINION

I bought this machine on the advice of friends, and I have never regretted! There are at least 7 years ca (I do not remember exactly), it is the only machine that I never sold or replaced. It is virtually indestructible and the OS has planted only once (when redemarage all my changes were sauvgarder!) Over the disk drive is very useful.
I buy many other Bar / sequencer no satisfaction! MPC not only compete with the Yamaha even though they are not really in the same category. (and certainly not at the same price! RM1x 3900Fr I buy at the time!)
buisness 03/23/2006

buisness's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Impressive simplicity.
the best groove box
the sound is 100 percent good, passed through a filter can not have any more to compare it to real synth (besides, there are samples of Jupiter 6.8, emulated pwm came out with effects, even your cd player not better)

UTILIZATION

Done for all styles especially techno but you must know to find the right chords effects and other settings that puts a synth box bomtempie a galactic sounds killer

SOUNDS

Ca Defois the fact Defois non.mais coupled with a expendeur
Sh-32
-Virus
Emu-proteus
-A3000
...

OVERALL OPINION

Well it is formidfable a groove box.
and cheap super-simple: A Legend evidemment.une legend which has its Achilles heel: the sounds cheap but some people cold, but metal for technio perfect but it paid (since the price is low) enough invest in a sempleur esi emax or A3000
sheebe 03/23/2006

sheebe's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Characteristic
* Sequencer / remixer type Groove
* The sequencer sixteen tracks is based on the QY700
* 700 sounds
* 960 preset rhythm patterns
* Floppy built will enable you to save your songs in the format Midifile
* Built-in Arpeggiator
* Edition of voices in real time (cutoff, resolution, etc.)
* Sequencer: 110,000 Notes
* Tempo: 25-300 BPM
* 16 tracks
* 20 Songs
* Sound Generator: 654 normal voices, 46 drum voices
* Polyphony: 32 notes
* Effects: 11 reverbs, 11 chorus, 43 variations
* Graphic backlit 64 x 240 points
* Headphone Jack
* 2 6.35 mm output jack
* Footswitch input
* Floppy Drive 3.5 2DD/2HD
Dimensions: 42 x 28.2 x 9.8 cm
Weight: 4.4 kg

UTILIZATION

- The general configuration is it simple?

Simple configuration, I use am alone am in sync live5 noon with a slave, to adjust it's my all just go to the utility menu and turned a knob: D

- The usual functions are they easily accessible?

For my part I find it easy in this machine and this is my first, I so can not compare but since I have no problem finding what I wanted!

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

Manuel enough, on the other hand for me as a novice in the music I have trouble with technical terms but good in looking around on the net and asking questions on the forum it will be going out

SOUNDS

- The sounds they are suitable to your style of music?

I bought planks at the base to make live hardtek, the sound was nikel for this style of music except sometimes lacking in the bass tone but with little effect or a good table in its output goes.
Today I compose lives a little more style or ambient trance (I board not really defined the style I make weird right now lol) and it is thanks to her I started up the people !

- Are they realistic?

To see ...

- The effects are they effective and responsive?

The effects are felt but could be more violent!

- The expression is good? (Response to velocity, aftertouch to)?

Excellent

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?

Approximately 6 months maintenand

- What is so special that you like most and least?

Ease of use, you can create a small component in less than five minutes that's cool!

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?

Unfortunately the only one.

- How would you rate the quality / price?

Normal

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...

I think so but maintenand her big sister's output is rs7000 surment I would look about her, must move with the times lol
pierredevers 12/30/2005

pierredevers's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
The characteristics of the robot are known blue so I will not dwell on those below.

I found the section to use non-obvious effects, it can act simultaneously on a single effect, shame! The connection is to my taste a little "light" the volume of the headphone output can not be adjusted separately!

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is simple enough that it is difficult to quickly turn the basic functions. The manual he gave me good galley hard to find the topic that interests us but this is achieved. I put a note pout use for this machine is very useful as a MIDI controller for external devices.

SOUNDS

Sounds very poor (the main defect of this machine) but it does not matter to me since I use as a MIDI controller.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this machine for 6 months.
I really like the design, design, sequencer, sounds less like bcp.
I have tried a few models like electribe the Roland.
Currently the price of this new machine is more or less 700 euros today for that price you get the best bcp electribe like a lamp, but I bought it used for 250 neurons. this machine is an exellent cepandant groove box, but who is not exceeded the new technology. It's like even less becoup Gadget that Electribe low end. What I did not blame him a sampler function. If we do not tek the sounds with this machine can make a drum machine like Didier super include those who know.
With the experience for 250 euros so, I would do this choice, but not for 700!
lowdid 03/18/2005

lowdid's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
They are known ...

UTILIZATION

Simple and ultra affordable
accesibilte easy menus (pot ... rotary nickel, no big wheels roland ...)
assignable effects easily and quickly

SOUNDS

Contrary to opinion bcp traveled .....
I found the bank not sound that bad!
with just an external compressor, vs going to bring out the color of the sounds of the machine!
good, it's still a rm1x, that s not the tool of his richest work on c but the sounds are basic and can sound good
the effects are average but in the evening with a good sound system, so most bcp better ... but hey, a plug-in effect of good quality dynamic bcp out ...!

OVERALL OPINION

The rm1x is still a "toy" ...
all the walking groove box including the box are hybrids for some mid mid sampler drum machine, these machines must be used in a more playful than professional .....
all these bikes have been created for the sole purpose of making the composition of electronic music accessible
monde.il a whole 10 years ago for the equivalent in function and sound that rm1x, there Fallais 10x the price and you had not n all in one!
I realized in a foullant may after all info on the stuff that used the most balèze of live electronic (chemical, daft, underworld ,....) all use a single function modules !!!!! EVERY apareil it has spots and the sounds come from bour synt sounds of their styles!! c in. the case of rm1x
In conclusion, I m with my finger since 1year rm1x and I m tired, but it must be kind of machine is used as a drum machine and not for an all in one!