Yamaha Electone D85 user reviews
- The Yamaha Electone D-85 is a three keyboard analog organ. While they call these Electones organs, they don't have the traditional sounds you would think of when you think of a pump or Hammond organ, as this has more synth organ and synth emulations of acoustic instruments built in. It has a built in speaker and is a fully polyphonic keyboard. The two bottom keyboards have full sized keys, while the top one has mini sized keys.
- The configuration of the Yamaha Electone D-85 is somewhat complex because of how many different sections there are, but after some playing around it won't take long to understand exactly what everything does. On top, there are levers for adding different instrument tones to your sound, and there are then a ton of buttons and sliders for various arpeggios, sustains, and other settings. There is then a section for effects and another for making drum and rhythmic patterns. While it would take forever to outline each section of the Yamaha Electone D-85, suffice it to that they are a great deal of options available on this organ. I don't have a manual for the this keyboard, but it would probably be a good idea to have it around while learning this unit, as there are a lot of ins and outs.
- The sound of the Yamaha Electone D-85 is unique and while the emulations aren't too realistic sounding, the outcome is a unique blend of emulation of acoustic instruments and synth like sounds. This will work in a lot of situations, but I wouldn't recommend it at all as a emulation of any other instrument. It is what it is in the sense that it has its own unique sound and should be used creatively as its own instrument.
- Overall Opinion
- I've been using the Yamaha Electone D-85 for about five years and have come to really enjoy playing this. It is really its own instrument, sounding like a unique synth that definitely has the 1980's mark branded on it. If you can find one of these used, you can probably find a pretty good deal on one, and if you do it is definitely worth a play to see if it might fit with your style.
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- 3 keyboards with a synth. Half a crank.
synth 37 keys.
sup and inf: 49 keys each.
Pedal: 13 keys
Synth: 12 tunable instruments. Portamento. Transposition. Volume.
brightness, wah, vibrato. Depth, speed, time. Touching or auto.
23 keys multiposition.
7 flutes, 8 TD. conductor, 4 preset.
Attack 4 key tone. Sustain.
10 keys multiposition
4 flutes, 5 TD. conductor, one preset.
5 Keys multiposition
2 basses, 3 inst.d orchestra.
4 keys multiposition.
Brilliance, vibrato (time, depth, speed).
Balance sup / inf.
Volume pedal + multi function switch (glide, damper, <span class="skimwords-unlinked">rhythm.stop</span>, portamento).
Response flutes, response orchestras, percussive flute.
Coupler synth / sup. and synth / pedals.
16 rhythms in 4 variations.
Volume, balance cash / cymbals
Synchro. Tempo. 6 different breaks on each variation.
Programmer sequences, 3 prog, 3 variations.
Agreements automatic (4 types, 2 memory, 4 multi-bass)
Special preset: 8 instr. Repeat. Volume.
Two vocal ensembles and 8 custom voices. Brightness, volume.
5 couplers special / custom.
8 arpeggios auto 3 way adjustable. Sustain.
agreement rhythmic 4 pianos / aut guitar. Sustain.
adjustable speed. Chorus.
sup flute, flute inf, orch. sup, orch. inf.
Symphony Chorus. Heavenly flute sup, inf flute, orch. sup, orch. inf pedal.
headphone jack, aux. in, the. out, in exp.
Leslie connector. Connection box sounds.
folding lectern. Bench with storage compartment partitions.
Alim 220V, 480W.
main: 60W 3 HP (30cm, 12cm, 5cm)
Tremolo: 60 W turn on 1 HP 20cm
left channel: 1 HP 30W 20cm
right channel: 1 HP 30W 20cm
L = 118cm H = 75cm D = 104cm
Weight = 115 kg
lectern L = 74cm H = 21cm.
L = 66cm bench, H = 56cm, D = 31.5 cm
Furniture and bench in walnut.
Customization: lighting keyboards by LED strip under-cover lectern.
Note 8 given is the date of purchase.
- 3 manual clear and sufficient:
introduction for beginners
Simple configuration for most of the commands.
Programming rhythmic sequences impractical.
Note 7 given is the date of purchase.
- The sounds were very good at the time.
Now of course the box seems rytmes primary and sounds limited.
Cepandant the continuum to stick with my music varieties and French songs. A little classic. Many jazz and blues.
I hate the noise and distorted sounds.
The rating I give 8 corresponds to the purchase.
- Overall Opinion
- 30 years of use.
I had tried many before choosing.
I still like many synth coupled.
The price / quality ratio was good but the passion had weighed heavily in the decision.
With the experience I would choose now a foot and a wealth of comprehensive higher registers. I miss MIDI now.
Score of 8 given is the date of purchase.
- organ altogether traditional but provided very
for upper and lower box was programmed beats and ultra flexible
it is a boeing (over 100 kg ..)
EXCELLENT troiseieme the small keyboard as mounted on a rail that moves laterally ... you said expressiveness?? yeahhhhhh::::
I use it often
- and the arpeggiator is great
- ba it's like everything: is it popular dance explores the side of the craft ....
either you hack and ... Welcome In The space .....
it can quickly soar to the 737
low that it can play a hand or has the sound pedalier Moroder ... hmmmmm
the strings: for having a prominent 310 ... it sounds like Because chorus circuit orbitone style ... welcome oxygen and other equinox
or if you can type it was the popular dance lool
- Overall Opinion
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