gravili 05/24/2004

Yamaha EX5R : gravili's user review

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Extremely powerful machine. An analog part trs really interesting, with a modulus close to AN1X. Having both devices, I can say that the EX5 can do same sounds. However it is easier to program on AN1X. CHARACTERISTICS cot if he practically everything: a polyphony rarely taken into default, a sampler with some of the PC memory so that you can inflate a large screen with the contrast just cot a PC compatible floppy disk drive, a good squenceur, the wheels of ACCS fast etc ... It is a machine complte. But beware, the DSP is somewhat limited in use! IF you use it to do almost anything on it and then you use multiple tracks with multiple sounds ... it will bugue! It has a little of this cot dfaillance recognized the

UTILIZATION

Not so easy as it looks. You can combine the sounds in all directions, it means taking an analog sound and FM modulated with a gnrateur etc. .. making it a powerful machine trs but not easy to program. However if you do not go into too much synthse loa, then no problem. There are plenty of buttons on the front and a large screen to navigate.

SOUNDS

Then the sounds .... This machine possde certain sounds that kill the other cot death and then that sound like a PSR of 10 years ago. I'm not a fan of FM sounds, however, we must recognize that yamaha is strong in this area and some bass sounds are really excellent FM. In the subtractive synthse, yamaha is doing pretty good. But unfortunately I have not been convinced by the totality of sounds. There are sounds that I like, tablecloths and sumptuous hot and vibrant sounds of cardboard. The arpgiateur is great, you can really enjoy it. Analog sounds are good too.
The effects are real, the orchestral sounds are average.

OVERALL OPINION

Conclusion: I did not keep this machine. I never really use the sampler squenceur or I would say nothing on it, I use the PC for that. on the other hand I really use the power of DSP modulators and other sounds out of this gear because when you possdes other machines of other brands (TRINITY/JD990/D70 etc. ..) it adds a sound palette Different. It is capable of making sounds corms, bold, powerful analog well, deeper and pais the trinity but less 'spacial' less harmonics, but lost to time! This is an extremely powerful machine I recall but be careful not to saturate the DSP.

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