Yamaha TG77

Yamaha TG77

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TG77, Digital Synth Rack/Sound Module from Yamaha.

7 user reviews

Yamaha TG77 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: TG77
  • Category: Digital Synth Racks/Sound Modules
  • Added in our database on: 04/01/2002

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Yamaha TG77 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 7 reviews )
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 3 reviews43 %
Petit zicos06/29/2014

Petit zicos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Best FM 90's rack"

Yamaha TG77
nothing more to say that has not already been said

I specify in case: it's a rack! so no keyboard or knob or floppy or sequencer.

otherwise it is exactly the same as the SY77


never edited sounds except for edit effects here and there.
very clear manual and French.

which is very handy when you want to change its sounds (like the SY77), a shortcut is typing on the keyboard (so phone) No. 3 of the digits + "enter" and hop. Of course, you must be knowing by heart and then you have a little dry anti wisely stuck with a piece of "gaffer" in a corner of the keyboard and hop ...


TG 77 and SY full of breathtaking banks on the net.
thousands ..... could not even listen or test all the ones I found.

the problem is that when you load a new bank, you have 64 sounds that you test and often (at least to me it makes me) when I switch from one to the other, it inspires me a tune and then I spend an hour etc, etc, etc, in short I enjoy very much.


I've had more than 15 years, I keep it. for the moment the battery is still original and display lighting as well, change will come one day.

I leave this review to share my use only.

I use it to enrich the "big sound". "Travel" or other sheets are excellent .....!! As "brass 1980" or "Nasty saw" that are almost the same, but one octave lower and one with reverb. This is quite handy as needed. but these two ring, ring!!

I put the TG in duplicate or triplicate with a P60 and SY77. it makes me sound underworld. but take the time to find the right combinations and the right set of volumes and effects. But the result still holds the road very well after all this time ..... and today's new sounds!
this is a synth pulse strong. attention tell the mixer to balance, it will be a shock if this is a beginner.

The only fault I find it ..... (for a machine of this age), it is to cram the stage not too far from the keyboard for easy access. The best I found was in a "fly" rigid 4u standing with a block in the back to tilt slightly. it's obviously very unstable and should not play basketball next. but my feet left or right is best with my means "stand" and then also it is very easy to assemble and store.
when you start to have three or four gear for a keyboard it may not be as complicated as a battery, but it takes time because nobody makes me in my place.

in short, all the sounds of the 90s in box. just a little larger (see above).
which is nice, they are 8 independent outputs the first 8 midi channels of a multi. it allows to mix analog "apart".
the only limitation here is that if you make yourself a multi for each sound which consumes few resources, you will bring down the polyphony (including date of 1990). also be careful with its use. this is also why I wanted one when I noticed this problem with the SY77. even at that time I did not have the P60.

in short it is a machine that does not get old. course for now it sounds a bit light. but for sound imitation B3 is impeccable and the last born are not much better for the equivalent sound.

waxxmaster's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I do not regret my choice!"

Yamaha TG77
I do not think it is necessary to repeat the characteristics of the beast once again.


For my part I do not find very complicated to use, I have never yet had a yamaha before.

The use is almost instantly, I could load sounds in sysex in without great difficulties. The issue is quite annoying as many menus / submenus, but ultimately it's pretty organized, and we found it pretty quickly once you understand the trick to ... Well if the FM synthesis is not new, it is difficult to understand.

I can not give an opinion at the manual, I bought the product and Cygnus was not provided. That said I went smoothly, taking total work is done after a few hours (I'm talking in the case of a person accustomed to material etc. ... I understand that for a neophyte the use can be complex!


So it is especially the part that pushed me to write a review, I agree with almost all TG/SY77 opinion, the dynamics are excellent, convertos D / A to the hair, the sound is bright, the low round In short you happiness sound side.

I hesitated before buying this product (it was me in the eye for several months in a local cash express, and then I finally sold, I do not regret finally!) I was pleasantly surprised having a lot of much more recent than that stuff, that TG77 surpasses almost all dynamic levels ...

I'm not particularly a fan of AWM (completely out of this side, which is normal) but it is interesting to be able to use with FM synthesis. This is especially the demos sounds found right and left who had made me hesitate, but I love the fiddle sounds, so here it is served, the synthesis of the TG77 is rich in settings, there's the What fun. That said the basic presets are not bad to be, have there is typed sounds this time but perfectly usable today (they are people who return to the same mode).

Overall I love the color, richness and dynamic sound that emanates from this instrument, and I find it more inspiring than the much more recent products.

It is important not to use it to look for realism, but rather the color of an era.

The expression is excellent, velocity, aftertouch, etc. ..


I use it since yesterday so hot reaction!

Yes I have tried many other synthesizers, expanders, and other workstation that can compete.

What I like most is the dynamic and fullness of sound, what I like least is the lack of physical control for sound editing (I think dev me a template for lemur on ipad history can edit sounds live.)

The value for money for the opportunity is excellent, I would do this choice (that said, it is a targeted selection, not be used as a single expander, the risk of having a poor result!)

fredziak's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" the synthesis of the synthesis of the 80"

Yamaha TG77
The TG77 is the rack version of the SY77. This is a multitimbral digital module which dates from 1990 and offers a fusion of FM synthesis (called AFM) and the sample-based (AWM2). These basic elements can be treated with a well-supplied filters, envelopes, LFOs, etc..
FM synthesis is greater than the DX7 with more algorithms and waveforms, besides filtering capabilities. For its part, the part is AWM2, but becomes interesting when it mingles with FM.
The module also has a fairly comprehensive effects section for the time. It has a memory of 128 preset programs and 64 user. It is built like a tank, so virtually indestructible. His only weakness is the LCD aging badly.


With a few buttons, navigation through nested pages and thousands of program settings, the TG77 is a great example of marriage between complexity and extreme ergonomics repulsive! The K2000, which is comparable to that point of view, seemed more accessible. There is a clear need to invest a lot of time to tame the beast, effort that I have not yet provided. I guess that is the price to pay for access to the paradise of sound designers.


The sound of the TG77 is both good quality and very distinctive. It is better to ignore the effects are poor and focus on what it can produce fabulous synthesis engine gratified by A / D converters as they no longer made. Result: slamming bass, organ and electric pianos convincing, brass generous, ethereal pads to wish some good sounds and even pseudo-analog ... Obviously, the reproduction of instruments and samples exceeded will delight the nostalgic. Apart from that, it can get very original stamps and particularly crystalline. For the record, the famous soundtrack by Vangelis in 1492 owes much to this instrument.
I will illustrate all this with a demonstration of sounds essentially based on presets. I preferred to keep the internal effects because they characterize the machine but I regret it because they tarnish somewhat the result: http://www.arts21.net/fr/french-yamaha-tg-77


The TG77 gives the impression of being a cross between a Yamaha DX7 and Roland D50 and Korg M1. Even if it is only a rough vision, we find out the nature of this generation of instruments. This is a kind of synthesis of what has been sublimated product after the 80 analog, whether for better (specific sounds) and for worse (interface difficult to access). Two decades have passed and have been very few machines match the hybrid engine. I appreciate the tonal character of the instrument as well as ergonomics repulses me! One day maybe I will have the courage to dive into the depths of its programming ...

Seith's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha TG77
This is the expander SY77, the rack is impressive but his was the face lol
3x64 + two banks a sound internal user.
sounds or sounds editable via soundiver sy manager in xp compatible version 2.2 and sysex
there are mainly extensions memory cards
10 output midi in / or / thru


The config is simple but yamaha has always wanted to impose its own method we like it or not I have multiple devices yamaha so I stick well.
sy with soundiver and manager happy if it's not worth more than 1,000 page edition ouarffff!
bof yes and no for the manual I did that very little is open.


Then it was quiet all fans of synthesis Debrid this synth is for you, in fact it is composed of a sampling (AWM) and an FM (AFM) in large part fm is the equivalent in much better now a TX802 with eight generators DX7 effects rack with 6 operators and more complex FM synthesis reshuffles, with more sy manager you can transcode banks dx7/fm7 and load them into the TG77 is no astronomical to do with synthesizers plugin pouetpouet all geeks small funds finding their sound beautiful, tan or sy has a soul and a potato to do is cry a bike magnifique.les effects are good but I had a couple Quadraverb , the expression and the key word of this synth but beware I think the keyboard version there is a wheel over so you need to configure your keyboard, all sound of DX7 or afm, synthesized sounds beautiful for those who love her.


Since 1991 with my sy and recently I bought a tan for 280 euros including postage not even the price of a plugin crap.
considering the price report is exellent
no problem, but this machine is for the old school who loves the sounds rather than loops chick who spends the music of ejay ouarffff .....

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