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Jee 12/20/2004

Yamaha TG500 : Jee's user review


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Value For Money : Excellent
Is this a MODEL Rack or "rack"?
It is rack-mountable (ears included). 1U.

How many sounds, effects? What styles?
PRSET 384 + 192 user locations.
All styles are included, with the great classical piano instrumentals through ethnic drum kits.

Are ditables? Via a utility Mac / PC?
Yes, all sounds are ditables on the machine with many of paramtres synthse to change timbres and effects. No editor I know computer.

Are there any extensions?
Yes, in the form of cards insrer in one of four slots prvues (additional sounds or personal backups).

What connection (Audio, MIDI ,...)?
Stereo outputs + 4 spares indiv outputs (jacks).
Midi Out, In, Through.


Configuration gnrale Is it easy?
Yes, especially when used without expander edit the sounds that are sufficient se.

The edition of sound effects or is it easy?
There are two fawns of Aditi sounds: Quick Edit, which allows for quick changes and effective, Full Edit, which allows you to enter any custom settings the sounds and effects.

The manual is clear and sufficient?
The manual is clear trs is full (320 pages in good + franais all tables rcap sounds).


The sounds they agree your style of music?
I bought it in order to have a complte range of sounds as possible, and TG500 plays what rle trs. The sounds are overall pretty Fidler, with beautiful Russianness as keyboards (piano and acoustic l., organ and clavinet, pads "analog"), brass, guitars, percussion sets. The dynamics are good trs on virtually any sound.

Are ralistes?
They are really not bad at all and many are excellent.

The effects are they effective and responsive?
The effects are super efficient (cost the "Rotary" on the organ), and many trs (90 types in 2 DSP).

The expression is good? (Raction VLOC the aftertouch)?
aragi trs well. It is possible to modify the curves VLOC if ncessaire. But CONTRL continuous faade are absent (o Note 8).

What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest?
The multis are powerful because they allow TRS to superimpose four layers of sound and produce complex layers of rich timbres and scrolls. Otherwise, you must test it ...


What is the particular feature you like best and least?
The best: the two levels of use: either using the extremely simple and by pRSET qques rglages effects, or in depth with all possible parameters of ACCS synthse its constituent .
The least: the possibility of modulating the live sound is limited to MIDI commands that you can play on your keyboard matre.

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Yes: EMU Proteus 2000, Kurzweil K2000. They are also excellent but too expensive.

How do you report qualitprix?
Excellent, above 200 euros in 2nd hand!

Exprience with, you will do again this choice?
Today, my musical world has prcis and I use a lot more Reduces sound palette, which invites me to resell it. But I do not regret having bought it when I needed this type of instrument, away from t. ..