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  • Ambient?

    Yamaha TX81ZPublished on 06/20/13 at 16:39
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    I just read a very full review. I just want to attract the attention of a potential lover on a rare feature: fashion "alternate". Basically, you fill out a program (up to 8 notes) with the sounds of your choice, with height adjustment, pan (L, L + R, R) and volume. At each grade received, the machine plays the next note. Or, if you have a loop of three notes per measure and seven active sounds, measures 21 before returning to the same sound, played by the same score. I personally have not used often, but nothing that because of this feature, I would not sell it. You tell me that you can achieve this effect with MIDI, well, it's obviously more complicated. And there are not that powerful......
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    I just read a very full review. I just want to attract the attention of a potential lover on a rare feature: fashion "alternate". Basically, you fill out a program (up to 8 notes) with the sounds of your choice, with height adjustment, pan (L, L + R, R) and volume. At each grade received, the machine plays the next note. Or, if you have a loop of three notes per measure and seven active sounds, measures 21 before returning to the same sound, played by the same score. I personally have not used often, but nothing that because of this feature, I would not sell it. You tell me that you can achieve this effect with MIDI, well, it's obviously more complicated. And there are not that powerful bass, this is a small DX7's in that box!

    UTILIZATION

    Yamaha machine is never easy. But you can turn it on and play it without reading the manual

    SOUNDS

    The choice of sounds is necessarily limited. If you buy it, is that these sounds like one.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I just used, and only when I'm looking for these features sounds. I bought it new in about 1987, it works like the first day and I'm a fan.
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  • what fishing!

    Yamaha TX81ZPublished on 01/14/13 at 02:27
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    I have a rack model, we can change its past without a pc I go to midi controlled with a master keyboard, I go to Jack

    UTILIZATION

    use is simple and complex it requires a lot of testing to get what we are looking for but after what sin I am Techno and Tranche, I even buy a second one for the sampler to avoid

    SOUNDS

    I use a lot in my opinion as I think, for low terribly efficient, I realized a remix of Technotronic - Pump up the jam with sample, I managed to reproduce the sound of the bass and it is terrible with TZ81Z

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for all my basses, I have some machinery for vintage sounds from 80 to 90's and I admit that I love these old machines that no longer......
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    I have a rack model, we can change its past without a pc I go to midi controlled with a master keyboard, I go to Jack

    UTILIZATION

    use is simple and complex it requires a lot of testing to get what we are looking for but after what sin I am Techno and Tranche, I even buy a second one for the sampler to avoid

    SOUNDS

    I use a lot in my opinion as I think, for low terribly efficient, I realized a remix of Technotronic - Pump up the jam with sample, I managed to reproduce the sound of the bass and it is terrible with TZ81Z

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for all my basses, I have some machinery for vintage sounds from 80 to 90's and I admit that I love these old machines that no longer want from the PC took over, it's like compare sound vinyl and CD sound, it has nothing to do ...
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  • Yamaha TX81ZPublished on 01/05/13 at 11:26
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    Is it a model or Rack "rack"?

    19 "rack

    How many sounds effects? What styles?

    Read the manual, some effects, they are anecdotal and very temperamental, it is not really DSP to avoid.

    Are they editable? Utility via a Mac / PC?

    There is a very good editor who is called TX81Z Program, it allows editing of sounds in real time and extensive control of the machine, I highly recommend: https://the-all.org/tx81z/index.html

    Are there any extensions?

    You could save patches on his tapes it seems to me, I've never used this feature.

    What connection (Audio, MIDI, ...)? ...

    Two audio outputs, MIDI IN / OUT / THRU

    UTILIZATION

    The general configuration is it simple?

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    Is it a model or Rack "rack"?

    19 "rack

    How many sounds effects? What styles?

    Read the manual, some effects, they are anecdotal and very temperamental, it is not really DSP to avoid.

    Are they editable? Utility via a Mac / PC?

    There is a very good editor who is called TX81Z Program, it allows editing of sounds in real time and extensive control of the machine, I highly recommend: https://the-all.org/tx81z/index.html

    Are there any extensions?

    You could save patches on his tapes it seems to me, I've never used this feature.

    What connection (Audio, MIDI, ...)? ...

    Two audio outputs, MIDI IN / OUT / THRU

    UTILIZATION

    The general configuration is it simple?

    Configuration rather simple if one has bases in MIDI.

    Editing sounds and effects is it easy?

    Here it spoils a little editing is complex, we must master the fundamentals of FM synthesis (which is not my case), but with the TX81Z Progammer can be fun to mess with the live sounds live with the mouse, which makes finding interesting sounds, even a novice.

    The manual is clear and sufficient?

    I just laminated, except the configuration section.

    SOUNDS

    Sounds they agree your style of music?

    We must expect more metallic sounds, or psychedelic, the sound is pretty cool overall, but the TX excels on some bass sounds, and allows pretty fantastic leads, the strings are not too bad. For me it suits me very well, it is a synthesizer can do almost anything you want with it, but must tampering.

    Are they realistic?

    No, it is not his ambition.

    The effects are they effective and responsive?

    Clearly not, they are gadgets.

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

    No worries on that side of my knowledge.

    What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?

    Lately Bass patch, aaaaaaah, the rest is mostly what is done.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you been using?

    I had one for a long time, then I sold it, but his unique sound was missing and I bought one a year ago, I no longer separate myself, I love my TX: )

    What is so special that you like most and least?

    + The sonic possibilities, its sounds good to share.

    - Lack of outputs, the complexity level of publishing (forgotten thanks to a MIDI editor).

    Did you try many other models before buying it?

    At the time I also had a D-110, but I've always preferred the TX for its sonic possibilities.

    How do you rate the quality / price?

    For 50 €? unbeatable, provided love and having tamper rack effects.

    With experience, you do again this choice?

    I've redone, says it all ;)
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  • price / sound unbeatable

    Yamaha TX81ZPublished on 12/18/12 at 14:41
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    FM synth format 19-inch rack 1U, 3 banks of 32 + 1 personal and performance mode

    UTILIZATION

    complicated programming with cursors and menus to scroll through, but if you dig the beautiful can achieve amazing results

    SOUNDS

    it is a FM synth sound was so realistic (electric pianos are good enough) and can be very aggressive and the synthetic wish

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought 80 euros Used (leboncoin). This is a good deal for anyone who wants FM sound cheap. Certe is not a DX7 but it is a very good synth, which has the advantage of not being affected by the effect of "collector" ...
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    FM synth format 19-inch rack 1U, 3 banks of 32 + 1 personal and performance mode

    UTILIZATION

    complicated programming with cursors and menus to scroll through, but if you dig the beautiful can achieve amazing results

    SOUNDS

    it is a FM synth sound was so realistic (electric pianos are good enough) and can be very aggressive and the synthetic wish

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought 80 euros Used (leboncoin). This is a good deal for anyone who wants FM sound cheap. Certe is not a DX7 but it is a very good synth, which has the advantage of not being affected by the effect of "collector"
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  • For collector or fan of FM synthesis

    Yamaha TX81ZPublished on 12/14/12 at 00:48
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    1 rack unit.
    Polyphony: 8
    Timbral: 8
    Rom sounds (presets): 4 banks of 32, ram (patches): 1 bank of 32
    Combinations (multitimbral assignments) in rom: 8, ram: 24
    Stereo output
    Input / output Midi.
    Recognition order velocity and aftertouch.
    Management sounds Sysex (100% compatible with Dx11 and Dx21 compatible part, 27 and 100).
    Note: the processor that handles the midi inputs TX81Z is slow and can easily block the device if it sends continuous series of "control change" or "sysex" from a sequencer or control surface.
    There are many publishers but they can not make the FM understandable ... UniSynth all except of course ;)
    To note that I assigned it in light of current......
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    1 rack unit.
    Polyphony: 8
    Timbral: 8
    Rom sounds (presets): 4 banks of 32, ram (patches): 1 bank of 32
    Combinations (multitimbral assignments) in rom: 8, ram: 24
    Stereo output
    Input / output Midi.
    Recognition order velocity and aftertouch.
    Management sounds Sysex (100% compatible with Dx11 and Dx21 compatible part, 27 and 100).
    Note: the processor that handles the midi inputs TX81Z is slow and can easily block the device if it sends continuous series of "control change" or "sysex" from a sequencer or control surface.
    There are many publishers but they can not make the FM understandable ... UniSynth all except of course ;)
    To note that I assigned it in light of current devices ... but also in relation to its rating.

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is done with the navigation keys and a pair of + / - buttons strolling through menus and submenus endless ...
    I do not even talk about editing sounds, it is a horror!
    I seriously recommend when purchasing, adding a final secondhand netbook with Windows XP and a USB interface 1 midi port to run an editor. Otherwise it is a blow to the disgust FM.

    SOUNDS

    I will not dwell too much on the issue here because everything is a matter of taste. But it is obvious that not using a FM synth to a "piano" or "violin".

    Its fields are percusifs kinds are bells, vibraphone, electric piano and bass "slap".
    With effect input gammme permanently for chorus / phaser / reverb (like Midiverb or DSP2024) we can begin to make tablecloths or "string together" interesting. But still very synthetic.

    Therefore it can not serve as a main generator set. on the other hand, this type of synthesis mixes well with other keeping her personality in the mix.
    One can for example use the generator as "strange percussion" in addition to a boitre ryhtme.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a few years. Synths, I've tried dozens and among the fifteen that I keep active, it is still there ...
    Its biggest flaw (outside the man / machine interface) is an output level a little "feeble." So it is best to physically closest to the mixer (or with a multi-purpose output TRS) because we will add gain and does not amplify noise in the cables.
    In the end, for a ridiculous price and you can add a module a little "exotic" in his set. If you do not want to take the lead must use an editor / Seller external ... see my signature ;)
    Note that I am mindful of the attributes using an external editor.
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  • indispensable

    Yamaha TX81ZPublished on 12/13/12 at 08:13
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    FM rack 4OP
    8 ratings
    8 stamps

    edition accessible enough, it gets worse for the times
    pleasant to use
    but it is FM synthesis, this is not fun for everyone ...

    UTILIZATION

    really nice use RAS
    FM edition, not easy: FM
    but it has hundreds of banks on the net sysex

    SOUNDS

    for her it is the gas plant
    sounds are not realistic they are FM
    to you to find out how to live
    variation sensivity filter gives an impression of the keyboard sounds

    the effect is a killer full CHORDS
    if you want to make this house is not worth wasting time
    a piano chords elec + effect = THE keyboard house, groove agreements over ONE finger!

    example


    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had a year......
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    FM rack 4OP
    8 ratings
    8 stamps

    edition accessible enough, it gets worse for the times
    pleasant to use
    but it is FM synthesis, this is not fun for everyone ...

    UTILIZATION

    really nice use RAS
    FM edition, not easy: FM
    but it has hundreds of banks on the net sysex

    SOUNDS

    for her it is the gas plant
    sounds are not realistic they are FM
    to you to find out how to live
    variation sensivity filter gives an impression of the keyboard sounds

    the effect is a killer full CHORDS
    if you want to make this house is not worth wasting time
    a piano chords elec + effect = THE keyboard house, groove agreements over ONE finger!

    example


    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had a year
    I use it more

    q / px great
    I may buy a second
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  • Module to keep

    Yamaha TX81ZPublished on 12/12/12 at 01:33
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    Rackable, editable ...

    UTILIZATION

    The sound editing is not his strong point, but there are just a group, is responsible for creating and improving an editor on pc (see the forum).
    A new user manual, it is not his strong point either but it's worth it to seek and anyway, asking the right questions on the forums, you get there.

    SOUNDS

    The sounds are original and much better, they have more consistency than the ground for example. At the same time, it is not the same technology.
    In fact, it is a matter of taste.
    A pattern, it tries to reproduce a sound, the TX with trying a bit hard but created something irreplaceable.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for about 6 years, my set is......
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    Rackable, editable ...

    UTILIZATION

    The sound editing is not his strong point, but there are just a group, is responsible for creating and improving an editor on pc (see the forum).
    A new user manual, it is not his strong point either but it's worth it to seek and anyway, asking the right questions on the forums, you get there.

    SOUNDS

    The sounds are original and much better, they have more consistency than the ground for example. At the same time, it is not the same technology.
    In fact, it is a matter of taste.
    A pattern, it tries to reproduce a sound, the TX with trying a bit hard but created something irreplaceable.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for about 6 years, my set is composed of the TX and analog synths so my opinion is not too objective, it is oriented analog electronic music.
    Finally, I would definitely need a song has multiple sound sources, otherwise it is tasteless soup, TX brings great energy, beautiful bright idiophoniques with these sounds, the percussive piano with violent and force with which organ through the wall of sound.
    Must love the sound before the music when you go to specific instruments such as the TX.
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  • The 4 operators FM Expander!

    Yamaha TX81ZPublished on 12/11/12 at 17:49
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    Expander unit 1 FM 4 operators. This is NOT the rack version of DX11, 27 or 100! (No choice of waveforms on DX) but identical to the V50 synthesis! ^ ^
    8 voice polyphony and multi-timbral 8 parts.
    128 presets and 32 users.
    2 audio outputs, MIDI IN / OUT / THRU and input / output protection (DIN).

    UTILIZATION

    It is not too complicated to program when you know the Yamaha FM but quickly becomes tedious because of the lack of buttons on the front ... But there is a plethora of software publishers to edit the machine with more flexibility.

    SOUNDS

    Sounds fragrant consoles of the 80s! But there is much more to do thanks to the 8 different waveforms per operator. We can then make......
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    Expander unit 1 FM 4 operators. This is NOT the rack version of DX11, 27 or 100! (No choice of waveforms on DX) but identical to the V50 synthesis! ^ ^
    8 voice polyphony and multi-timbral 8 parts.
    128 presets and 32 users.
    2 audio outputs, MIDI IN / OUT / THRU and input / output protection (DIN).

    UTILIZATION

    It is not too complicated to program when you know the Yamaha FM but quickly becomes tedious because of the lack of buttons on the front ... But there is a plethora of software publishers to edit the machine with more flexibility.

    SOUNDS

    Sounds fragrant consoles of the 80s! But there is much more to do thanks to the 8 different waveforms per operator. We can then make sounds that DX can not get (or difficult). The ability to stack sounds or spliter is also a big advantage. Of course all kinds of percussion pads good FM or sweets can be achieved with this "color" 4 operators a bit less rich than 6 ops (but no less interesting) ... Very close in sound of the Yamaha V50 for connoisseurs.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This expander can find its place next to a DX7 adding other sounds and adding multi-timbralité.
    Very convenient to play a little bass and some other FM sounds sequenced in pieces already relying on other machines. Adds an unmistakable and inimitable 1000! ;-)
    I like the format rack well built and with its deep green display reversed.
    At this time (December 2012) and for several years, the price used is the lowest (≈ 80 €) and it worth to fill a rack with space! I think the coast a few years will be in the 150 ~ 200 € ^ ^
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  • Yamaha TX81ZPublished on 05/18/03 at 12:57
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    1 U rack trs cool, presets that express the full capacity of the machine. The synthse FM is here almost the APOG: 4 oprateurs is sometimes little, but when you consider that the waveforms are much more here than simple sine waves, one suddenly understands better why this small rack continues to have a major success.

    Trs not good in multi-timbral, two mono outputs, MIDI implmentation correct. The strength of TX 81Z is certain sounds trs typs (bass Lately, infra-bass, vocals FM, electro-piano), less "wise" than a DX 7, that have been evidence. No effects Intgr. We will need external effects to make all its fury in TX 81Z.

    UTILIZATION

    The edition of sounds requires a big, big dose of......
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    1 U rack trs cool, presets that express the full capacity of the machine. The synthse FM is here almost the APOG: 4 oprateurs is sometimes little, but when you consider that the waveforms are much more here than simple sine waves, one suddenly understands better why this small rack continues to have a major success.

    Trs not good in multi-timbral, two mono outputs, MIDI implmentation correct. The strength of TX 81Z is certain sounds trs typs (bass Lately, infra-bass, vocals FM, electro-piano), less "wise" than a DX 7, that have been evidence. No effects Intgr. We will need external effects to make all its fury in TX 81Z.

    UTILIZATION

    The edition of sounds requires a big, big dose of patience to believe that the guy who did the ergonomics of TX 81 Z wanted to make us crazy! A publisher can be very useful. I love the micro-tuning (Manir to play the keyboard lines lgrement dsaccordes).

    SOUNDS

    The sounds are pretty good, but I would not use it as a single sound source: use the TX 81 Z in a mix dj fact, to give a touch diffrent, take a lead diffrent or an infra-low ... The TX 81 Z is an instrument that asks to be chrisse a bit to give it its full potential.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is cheap, and has changed the traditional "super-virtual filters", "christallins samples of Hungarian zither" ... The TX 81 Z is a sample reader: it is an authentic old dlicat synthtiseur dj that will dazzle your ears if you take the time to tame.
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  • Yamaha TX81ZPublished on 11/15/04 at 15:29
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    The TX81Z, it's also good for doing anything other than bass, tablecloths Terribas, and also leads, oh yes! must know how to use or Putot use for it is better to have several, and cheap like that, do not hesitate, take them by 4 (with detune the internal + detune applied devil). I also used to "spice up" some sounds which add here (like spices, must be determined) this small grain indefinable that makes you want to Regout again and again. attention! : Do not systematically big sound in the decision, it is not for you I'll know that potatoes come to mix, if not mastering ...
    other than that, the beast is solid, reliable, does not crash ever, responds immediately when the whistles.
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    The TX81Z, it's also good for doing anything other than bass, tablecloths Terribas, and also leads, oh yes! must know how to use or Putot use for it is better to have several, and cheap like that, do not hesitate, take them by 4 (with detune the internal + detune applied devil). I also used to "spice up" some sounds which add here (like spices, must be determined) this small grain indefinable that makes you want to Regout again and again. attention! : Do not systematically big sound in the decision, it is not for you I'll know that potatoes come to mix, if not mastering ...
    other than that, the beast is solid, reliable, does not crash ever, responds immediately when the whistles.
    Note also that the breath controller can be used (for the wind controller noon), and it is one of the few synths to produce sounds for such a WT11.

    UTILIZATION

    Editing sounds is quite long when we know evil.
    sometimes it's hard to choose one it would keep nearly chouille several sounds, do not hesitate to store in order to go back.
    practice the small plastic card super strong and stashed underneath that slides on which is printed the way, so the uninitiated can go without notice.
    Manual gear is useless so simple.

    SOUNDS

    to the question "sounds are realistic?" No, not a sampler. but yes the sounds are realistic about what is expected of a synth, synth sounds ...
    effects, effects, but then why would stick effect in a musical instrument??

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for a long time, I summarize: simple, robust, efficient.
    the faithful and helpful stuff that gives sound without taking the head or hair pulling.
    jolibos sounds you make in 15 years they are still there. (It's not the shoot-Poo)
    value for money depends on the price, there's a lot of chicken fucker who would like to sell them at exorbitant prices ("but if you see that the future collector"), but since the person is hard, here worth negotiating to take 4 at once.
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