Yamaha DX7
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Yamaha DX7

DX7, Digital Synth from Yamaha in the DX series.

moosers 03/30/2009

Yamaha DX7 : moosers's user review

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The Yamaha DX7 is a frequency modulation based digital synthesizer. The keyboard spans about four and a half octaves and has both pitch and modulation wheels. It has 1/4 inch outputs and it also has MIDI connections. In addition, this synth is fully polyphonic.

UTILIZATION

The configuration of the Yamaha DX7 can definitely take some getting used to, as there are a lot of different things you can do with this. It both has preset sounds and has the ability to store your own sounds as well. It is easy to toggle between all types of sounds, but will take a little while to understand all the ins and outs of this keyboard. The manual for the Yamaha DX7 is pretty complete and is definitely good to have around while you are trying to learn this powerful instrument.

SOUNDS

The sounds on the Yamaha DX7 are pretty varied, but all have a similar recognizable sound about it. It definitely sounds like the time period in which it came from, which is the 1980s. It is great for dance and pop music, and if you want to get creative you can definitely use it for all types of instruments. The feel of the keyboard is nice and it is very easy to play. The pitch and modulation wheels, and other parameters provide for almost endless possible sounds with this keyboard. Overall, an extremely unique instrument that is a great tool for a wide variety of applications.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Yamaha DX7 synth for about three years and it is easy to see why it has become a classic. Surprisingly, these are pretty easy to find and aren't really that expensive. So if you are a fan of the sounds on this, it is a pretty easy pick up and is great to have around for both recording and live shows. Overall, the Yamaha DX7 is a unique instrument that definitely holds a place in the history of synthesizers.