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Digital Synth from Yamaha belonging to the DX series.

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  • Yamaha DX7Publié le 04/16/07 à 14:17
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    Hi,

    I am new keyboard, and I'm about to acqurir a Casio CTK 700 ..... this is it more efficient than a Yamaha DX-7?

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  • Yamaha DX7Publié le 08/05/14 à 11:06
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    All is said

    UTILIZATION

    Editing sounds with, for example, MidiQuest, it's easy! Biensure without soft and without aid it is much less fun ...

    SOUNDS

    FM sounds, love it or hate it. Too often considered cold, metal, slap, but she had a good editor and patience can get beautiful tablecloths and almost trippy soft and warm "pads", not just the sound of bells or low 80s typed. The DX7 can even approach the grain called "analog" machines in the late 70's for a few leads or bass sounds like. At the time (80/90) was categorized for particular types of sounds and used in a certain style of music but now with soft publishers we discover that this synth has the belly and that can we get......
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    All is said

    UTILIZATION

    Editing sounds with, for example, MidiQuest, it's easy! Biensure without soft and without aid it is much less fun ...

    SOUNDS

    FM sounds, love it or hate it. Too often considered cold, metal, slap, but she had a good editor and patience can get beautiful tablecloths and almost trippy soft and warm "pads", not just the sound of bells or low 80s typed. The DX7 can even approach the grain called "analog" machines in the late 70's for a few leads or bass sounds like. At the time (80/90) was categorized for particular types of sounds and used in a certain style of music but now with soft publishers we discover that this synth has the belly and that can we get unexpected things!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Just a little personal accuracy, many people regret the absence of internal effects on the DX7, for my part I think it is an advantage as it can add any conceivable effects with a multi-quality effects ("Lexicon" eg). For the following versions (DX7 IID / FD) is dependent on what gives us the machine and with a lesser quality deal with various multi-effects racks.
    A good chorus and a good reverb plastered DX7 MKI and it is pure bliss! Oh I forgot, this synth is virtually indestructible ...
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  • Awesome dinosaur is not for everyone

    Yamaha DX7Publié le 09/12/12 à 04:35
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    - Monophonic and polyphonic digital synthesizer
    - 5 octave keyboard with aftertouch
    - Wheels pitch bend and modulation
    - Inputs controlling breath and sustain pedal
    - MIDI I / O
    - Memory only 32 sounds (much more expansion cards with "DX Max" and "Super Max".
    - Mono output only

    UTILIZATION

    Use side, it was really a two-sided coin:

    one hand, the sound: it is a horror. Anything made by menus on a small LCD screen. And must control the FM synthesis, which is not small beer (but not Everest either).
    Otherwise, there are publishers that make things PC. Warning: freeware does not work on OS necessarily recent. But you can use an old laptop running XP. It may also be used......
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    - Monophonic and polyphonic digital synthesizer
    - 5 octave keyboard with aftertouch
    - Wheels pitch bend and modulation
    - Inputs controlling breath and sustain pedal
    - MIDI I / O
    - Memory only 32 sounds (much more expansion cards with "DX Max" and "Super Max".
    - Mono output only

    UTILIZATION

    Use side, it was really a two-sided coin:

    one hand, the sound: it is a horror. Anything made by menus on a small LCD screen. And must control the FM synthesis, which is not small beer (but not Everest either).
    Otherwise, there are publishers that make things PC. Warning: freeware does not work on OS necessarily recent. But you can use an old laptop running XP. It may also be used to store your sounds.

    The other, the game There, it's all good. Unless your model has a keyboard rinsed, DX-7 keyboard is excellent. Very nice, very responsive, with aftertouch quite progressive. 's All good.
    In addition, the input controlling breath provides great expressiveness.

    Controlling a breath is a thing in which breath and sends a value to the synthesizer as a function of the breath. You can assign this value to its various parameters.

    SOUNDS

    The sounds are very questionable ... and awesome.

    If you are looking to make realistic sounds or sounds fat analog typed, go your way.

    For cons, the DX-7 excels on its metallic percussion. Not only elsewhere, but this is where he is king. In this area, it has a inimitable, except by other synths (or virtual instruments) based on FM synthesis. They are not legion.

    Default anyway DX-7 first version there is a significant blow to its output. This is not a problem with the powerful sounds, it can become with sounds very "light".

    OVERALL OPINION

    The DX-7 synthesizer is not for everyone. Read the negative reviews, they are quite accurate. Whenever rave reviews.

    Basically, we love it or hate it. Both attitudes are equally legitimate.

    A you know clearly what you want.

    The big downsides are difficult to control synthesis and blast the output.
    The big positives are the particular and inimitable strength at any given event and expressiveness. The DX-7 is also a good master keyboard, but beware: its speed is limited to 100, which may require going through a management software like MIDI MIDIOX to reach 127.

    Note that there are expansion cards "DX Max" and "Super Max" that provide additional functions.
    DX Max: 8 banks of 32 sounds and the ability to stack 4 oscillators to thicken the sound Detuner for chorus, etc..
    Super Max brings more arpeggiator, eight additional banks, etc..

    If you do not want em .. quiquiner with learning FM, know that there are thousands of presets for DX-7 easily findable and free on the net. Plenty to do and have fun, even if test many sounds to select favorites takes considerable time.

    The DX-7 has undergone several changes. Besides versions rack, DX-7 II, DX-7 DX-7 IID and IIFD bring interesting developments, but are generally at prices that do not seem so interesting that the DX-7.
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  • may buy again

    Yamaha DX7Publié le 05/31/12 à 15:06
    This digital synth will provide you with the sounds that you need to spark your creativity anytime you start working on a new song. I remember using this synth back in 08, and I used it for about a year and loved every minute of it. It has all of the connections you need to get it in line with the rest of your gear to bring audio and data back and forth. At the time I was using this with a drum machine by boss and was able to come up with some pretty good tunes.


    UTILIZATION

    It will take some time to get use to just because it’s a different set up then most other digital synths. You will get the hang of it eventually and be well on your way with it. The manual was easy to understand......
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    This digital synth will provide you with the sounds that you need to spark your creativity anytime you start working on a new song. I remember using this synth back in 08, and I used it for about a year and loved every minute of it. It has all of the connections you need to get it in line with the rest of your gear to bring audio and data back and forth. At the time I was using this with a drum machine by boss and was able to come up with some pretty good tunes.


    UTILIZATION

    It will take some time to get use to just because it’s a different set up then most other digital synths. You will get the hang of it eventually and be well on your way with it. The manual was easy to understand as well, it wasn’t too thick of a book if I remember correctly and it was pretty too the point and not a lot of jibberish in it.


    SOUNDS

    Sounds where good, seemed to have a lot of vintage type synths from many years ago, but I can say that is exactly what I was looking for at the time so if you arent into those type of synths then I wouldn’t consider getting the Yamaha DX 7 because it will be useless to you with those old synths. But you do have the option to manipulate all the sounds and edit the parameters to how you want them which will affect the sounds that come out.


    OVERALL OPINION

    Overall, great board and I remember having so much fun with it. I no longer have it but if I was to sit down with it today I still feel like I would know how to do everything. Its like riding a bike, you just don’t forget how to do it even if you get older. I may go out and get another one of these one day since they don’t cost that much and didn’t cost that much back then so I can only image what they are going for in todays music world. I will be on the look out for another one .
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  • Wonderful

    Yamaha DX7Publié le 12/29/11 à 03:46
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    Everything has been said about it.

    UTILIZATION

    Many people criticize this synthesizer because of its interface (it must be said that when he came out he was probably uncommon sense synthesizer knobs and a screen to create the sounds).

    Personally I have always struggled with the creation of sound on a screen, to the point of never having sought to set up on my Korg N5 yet DX7 interface is so well damn it's a real pleasure for me to create sounds, it's almost like the Korg Poly800, we are left with a button for each parameter, we just press it and choose a value, it does not waste time searching the desired parameter on as a long list with Mopho example.

    SOUNDS

    The sounds are......
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    Everything has been said about it.

    UTILIZATION

    Many people criticize this synthesizer because of its interface (it must be said that when he came out he was probably uncommon sense synthesizer knobs and a screen to create the sounds).

    Personally I have always struggled with the creation of sound on a screen, to the point of never having sought to set up on my Korg N5 yet DX7 interface is so well damn it's a real pleasure for me to create sounds, it's almost like the Korg Poly800, we are left with a button for each parameter, we just press it and choose a value, it does not waste time searching the desired parameter on as a long list with Mopho example.

    SOUNDS

    The sounds are excellent, really is unique compared to analog synths, it has great potential, we can make amazing sounds with this machine, the thing that really come out of the ordinary.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for two years, I had several synths Advent one, but it is the first FM synthesizer that I had, I love his sound and interface are very well done, however it is unfortunate that the screen itself does not backlit (I fix it since I have) and that have a mono audio output.

    I got it for 150 euros in excellent condition with a ROM cartridge, I think it's correct, I would not pay more, I could try it and the opportunity to buy it presented itself to me but I do not know this synth before.

    I would buy their eyes closed but not more than 150 euros.
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  • Yamaha DX7Publié le 08/09/02 à 05:01
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    This is legendary synthtiseur pluttdroutant. It should reconnatre in 1984, Yamaha broke new ground with its technology modulation frequencies. But she did not try with the DX7, add some other function. We end up with a pure and synthtiseur POINT FM. No effects, no Stereo, no more than a forty sensitive keys (!!!) to program sounds.
    The software versions and the many that followed dclinaisons fortunately fill these gaps (the normal era).

    THE FIRST version has 16 voice polyphony, 32 patches for memory, a slot for cassettes patches ROM or RAM and a relatively low frquence of Sampling (sounds, frquence leve, lose their clarity.

    UTILIZATION

    The new edition sounds Relva patience, calm......
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    This is legendary synthtiseur pluttdroutant. It should reconnatre in 1984, Yamaha broke new ground with its technology modulation frequencies. But she did not try with the DX7, add some other function. We end up with a pure and synthtiseur POINT FM. No effects, no Stereo, no more than a forty sensitive keys (!!!) to program sounds.
    The software versions and the many that followed dclinaisons fortunately fill these gaps (the normal era).

    THE FIRST version has 16 voice polyphony, 32 patches for memory, a slot for cassettes patches ROM or RAM and a relatively low frquence of Sampling (sounds, frquence leve, lose their clarity.

    UTILIZATION

    The new edition sounds Relva patience, calm and good luck!

    With 130 paramtres accessible by touch-sensitive, the DX7 is far from the analogue synths and analogue to pseudo-CONTRL really intuitive. Only a slider to vary the values ​​of a parameter given.

    SOUNDS

    The sounds are all gots. Their quality too.

    Intrinsquement, the sound quality of its dclinaison dpend DX7. The first DX7 are average quality, especially when mounted in frquence (Sampling problem of low frequency drives).

    OVERALL OPINION

    The possibilities of sound are almost endless. Fortunately, many musicians have engaged with their patience and Dvou Fast Fashion. Sounds are now available on the Internet by the thousands. Their crateur thank you!

    With these, it then has a really great machine for a small price (Maitenes, not 18 years ago -> more than 2000 euros). The variety of sounds available is poustouflante. And machine, combines good effects processor can still be the height of some existing competitors.

    And, as shown in current trends and new machinery, synthse FM is not dead, far from the!
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  • Yamaha DX7Publié le 03/01/04 à 23:41
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    At risk of sounding too biased, I can not let the DX7 with notes as bad! When it comes to making a synth for the stage with studio use as well, we must believe that the DX7 was firmly rooted in my subconscious. Like a mantra subliminal, DX7, DX7 ... I naturally oriented one occasion of this legendary synthesizer how to: there are spoiled for choice. For less than 400 euros with various options following vendors, business abound for this synth I have found beautiful: an indefinable color (black at first, but actually a slightly metallic plum), screen-printing table as math, buttons and soft green flush nicely aligned, two dials configurable keyboard 61 keys to touch soft but expressive......
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    At risk of sounding too biased, I can not let the DX7 with notes as bad! When it comes to making a synth for the stage with studio use as well, we must believe that the DX7 was firmly rooted in my subconscious. Like a mantra subliminal, DX7, DX7 ... I naturally oriented one occasion of this legendary synthesizer how to: there are spoiled for choice. For less than 400 euros with various options following vendors, business abound for this synth I have found beautiful: an indefinable color (black at first, but actually a slightly metallic plum), screen-printing table as math, buttons and soft green flush nicely aligned, two dials configurable keyboard 61 keys to touch soft but expressive MIDI implémantation pioneer (full incidentally), a cartridge slot so old game console, and my friends, a monumental weight! Forget the look and toc plastoc some synths, this one is cut in the cast! Provide a solid cover for transport! Curiosity: the controller of breath, quite hard to find now.

    UTILIZATION

    There is no easier and no more complicated than most recent synths where a button 10000 cache functions. Everything is chosen in relation to the different colors of menu. If you want to tweak the sounds, you can find happiness at the cost of spending hours: this is not the intuitive analog. If like me, you want a keyboard stage or studio cheap, very well made and most importantly, totally timeless, you can not go wrong. But this is largely due to the fact that with a PC MIDI + + style DXManager dedicated editor, you have access to an online sound library royalty-free saving you the unbelievable tedious hack and presets a bit "light ".

    SOUNDS

    This is where we fall back into childhood. At the turn of the choice of sounds, are connected and the flashbacks we realize how the sounds of the DX7 were predominant in many productions of the 80s. The largest used it and there is always a sound that reminds you of something, even diffuse. Still valid, it comes into its own in any musical style although FM synthesis does not reproduce all types of sounds to perfection. Do not have internal effect it will be important to associate it with a good reverb (as was the case in the 80s), sounds a bit dry sounding alone. If you liked the sound of the 80s, the DX7 is for you.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's been three months now and I never get tired. On stage, master keyboard or to spice up your compositions, it is great. For 300 euros on average, why deprive yourself of such a beast? It's a love story. The DX7 equipped with a card type or Supermax E! brings their own set of additional features but mine is raw casting, always brings me something new, even without tinkering (I prefer to hack into analog). If the first few listens seem disappointing especially with the presets, take a step back and wait to find (or hack internet) sounds enticing. And then you realize how much this synth sound is full of treasures to exploit or repurpose. A word to the VIVA EL DX7!
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  • Yamaha DX7Publié le 08/02/04 à 14:40
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    A keyboard mastard enough, great ergonomics, polyphony 32, noon, dx wide, the supermax not buy the e! , The arpeggio and the famous 6 ossicalteur LFO, portamento, then controlled by a PC supermax I think the die
    even if possible square c
    , Directly fo really be a developer, g programs, may I m not outgoing.

    of charisma (the DX7)

    UTILIZATION

    It should not be pressed, a force to manipulate manipulate .....

    pratik not to live, if you already have 2 or 3 machine you take it personally fodrai 4 hands after more than a year, I'm getting good marks, ilfaut manage the supermax!
    the sounds make me forget so much traveling ke j ca ....

    Midi Quest XL, ca if I can stuff myself to......
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    A keyboard mastard enough, great ergonomics, polyphony 32, noon, dx wide, the supermax not buy the e! , The arpeggio and the famous 6 ossicalteur LFO, portamento, then controlled by a PC supermax I think the die
    even if possible square c
    , Directly fo really be a developer, g programs, may I m not outgoing.

    of charisma (the DX7)

    UTILIZATION

    It should not be pressed, a force to manipulate manipulate .....

    pratik not to live, if you already have 2 or 3 machine you take it personally fodrai 4 hands after more than a year, I'm getting good marks, ilfaut manage the supermax!
    the sounds make me forget so much traveling ke j ca ....

    Midi Quest XL, ca if I can stuff myself to directly control every parameter of a mouse click

    SOUNDS

    Simply impresionant Ave CUNE distortion or reverb, and even without sound are really egg, ilfaut honestly say also uses ke j Midi Quest XL with,

    g and a Bank of evil done

    g put pedal to the nuts (just a touch all or nothing) and c genial Here

    then between the sysex, the note can send machines ke, ki l ARPEGGIO hard all the pedals ...

    JFE much bass sounds of jungle, trance, rhythmic bruitale, the koa 80 years, I uses fabulous bell, and the creator of the sound mode supermax

    OVERALL OPINION

    I just spent 10 hours on it today, with a 17 rx, a tr727 and a sampler, I just tell Vou
    ke g if arrested, including c ke g Paske for FOA, g not lost sounds, and I se ke tomorrow I will do it again the same.

    moa for this machine is a killer.

    j even have to be on two DX7, carremen, mainte fo ke y j bought a large table (dining room) and mix

    If any one the arpeggio control via a pc, it would mean to a control program of some supermax ki bugg, I die on the spot ... but called me
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  • Yamaha DX7Publié le 03/10/05 à 17:17
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    32-voice polyphony is good, except for the effects spciaux trs long, but we rarely needed.
    The DX is the champion of CONTRL of expressiveness: sensitivity typing speed, pressure APRS depression of the keys (to apparatre disparatre and a vibrato by force), knobs and the Controller of breath (impressive, but also for the killing blows a snorkel!).
    Its rglages of harmonic oscillators are an original gniale, joining Ralite physical acoustics. Good!

    UTILIZATION

    SIMPE visuliser principle, but difficult to anticipate beginners trs. APRS is being done. The choice of algorithm ncessite also a good Entran, because you have to analyze the srtucturation of his wish to see which should be......
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    32-voice polyphony is good, except for the effects spciaux trs long, but we rarely needed.
    The DX is the champion of CONTRL of expressiveness: sensitivity typing speed, pressure APRS depression of the keys (to apparatre disparatre and a vibrato by force), knobs and the Controller of breath (impressive, but also for the killing blows a snorkel!).
    Its rglages of harmonic oscillators are an original gniale, joining Ralite physical acoustics. Good!

    UTILIZATION

    SIMPE visuliser principle, but difficult to anticipate beginners trs. APRS is being done. The choice of algorithm ncessite also a good Entran, because you have to analyze the srtucturation of his wish to see which should be taken (eg a xylophone is a blade mtalique + noise wooden mallet , so an algorithm two branches!).
    The edition of the sounds is easy if you do not want to look too far. By pinailleur against the will of the harmonics to give them hours of research, such as "I have 30 possibilities to spend diffrent fillets flat round threads on my string fretless bass" (yes, yes, I have reached that level of decision-head).
    The manual is ridiculous to ridicule. Get a manual indpendant Yamaha, titled "Matrisez your DX", you will directly at suprieur.

    SOUNDS

    All sounds are possible on a DX-7. When this synth was released it quickly rpandu IDE that could only make sounds mtalliques and cold. But it does not know when to use it. It is possible to make good brass round though nervous, soft fretless bass, and especially it is possible to make layers of violins almost analog, shiny above, velvety and warm down with a symphonic effect trs rich (they can cause incredible chorus LFO indpendants By creating three in each voice).
    In addition, the oscillators can be dsynchronisation allow its variant lgrement stamp each button press, which amne ism which no one is capable sampler.
    I dtest factory sounds, trs ugly, garish. A RULES: editing. The whole thing is to have patience and s'entraner.

    OVERALL OPINION

    THE FIRST hours passion for this synth I do not spare. It offers a freedom that only large cratrice analogue research can offer, and this combines with the possible expression trs rich.
    It is both a synth and a synth scne of research. But it does not engage that those who are curious, passionate and patient. To those on the DX-7 will prove gnreux and limitless. And it is clear that this synth is not for those who want "all at once."
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  • Yamaha DX7Publié le 03/27/07 à 03:53
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    See data sheet.

    UTILIZATION

    At first I thought this synth incronpréhensible.En fact it is.
    But there is nothing to comprendre.Tous accessible.Il settings are simply set intuitively and disrupt the settings.
    If we change the algorithm such as the changes the nature of sound, more or less brilliant,
    more or less filtered, and all other functional settings.

    We must hack. This technique is very complex synth but its use is intuitive.

    SOUNDS

    The sound is infinite and it can be very beautiful.
    The Modulation wheel can make a hell of vibrato.
    The sounds can range from a kind of cross between a very old 60's electronic piano
    hybrid jazz guitar so hot to a kind of......
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    See data sheet.

    UTILIZATION

    At first I thought this synth incronpréhensible.En fact it is.
    But there is nothing to comprendre.Tous accessible.Il settings are simply set intuitively and disrupt the settings.
    If we change the algorithm such as the changes the nature of sound, more or less brilliant,
    more or less filtered, and all other functional settings.

    We must hack. This technique is very complex synth but its use is intuitive.

    SOUNDS

    The sound is infinite and it can be very beautiful.
    The Modulation wheel can make a hell of vibrato.
    The sounds can range from a kind of cross between a very old 60's electronic piano
    hybrid jazz guitar so hot to a kind of electronic cytare coupled with crystal-clear sound with the dulcimer.

    We do not twisted effects, sound percussion bell but also the kind of bass sounds with great FM attack.

    He rarely shows an effect of this synth notament copper in ground and it
    beautiful.
    The ideal is to connect behind a expendeur and stereo reverb and there is little to do stuff vangelis.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This synth is a real box of surprises and is very complementary to a good analog to
    it will make the bass strings with the moog, and leads the genre saw.

    The fm is the possibility to create complex sounds near the acoustic instruments
    while it works with analog sounds simple.

    Run to buy the DX7 is not expensive and it does not shake as disappointing products
    yamaha motif ES current type gas plant with sounds not great instrumentals and less hot than Roland.
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