Yamaha YS200

Yamaha YS200

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YS200, Digital Synth from Yamaha.

3 user reviews

Yamaha YS200 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Yamaha
  • Model:YS200
  • Category:Digital Synths
  • Added in our database on: 04/09/2004

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Yamaha YS200 user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 3 reviews )
 1 user review33 %
 2 reviews67 %

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

Yamaha YS200
Keyboard synthbr /> pitch, sustain modulation
6.35 x 2 Output Jack a left, a right.
100 sounds plus 100 users.
restrainte edition.
8 notes of polyphony.


Very simple configuration
Easy edition.
Except for squenceur (for beginners)


Superts low, tablecloths, piano, aa t my first piano.

the piano is not what we do best but adpanne.

The effects are very efficasse act as I usqu'br />
anulation the direct sound.

I find the vlocit and afftertouch impcable, but I

am not a pianist and I got accustomed with time.

My prfr sounds the bass, the piano, even if it is not great

for a beginner is impecable.


I use it for 17 years and I still ser.
J'l'aime well in general, especially for its squenceur of 10,000 notes me well rendered services the era!
I used a ROLAND JUNO 106 before that did not possdait of velocit!
I pay 6500frs it seems to me, too expensive at the time, but
I had bought on catalog.
I would do this choice, this little synth is a school alone!

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

Yamaha YS200
Synth FM 4 operators 8 waveforms, 8 algorithms ...
8 voice polyphony, it seems that did little but in reality if properly used it rarely sounds gn for example instead of putting a very long time loosening the key pr frez put rather a global reverb, as has a polyphony will not block!
taken midi in, out, thru, mono output (left) and right (combine the two for a stro) pramplifie headphone output connectors for pedal ... it's pretty full


Operation is simple enough, except the multiplayer mode that I not too First and seems rather complicated (a can play up to 8 DIFFERENT instrumentals, assignable to each midi channel).
you can edit directly on the synth sounds but it is quite limited. I bought a midi cable and thanks to a publisher for PRVU TX81Z we can very precisely programmed sounds! (TX81Z is similar to the YS200, so if you are looking for an edition of sounds utility does not search for "YS200" because you will find almost anything)

one can also play .mid synth normal, it's fun to hear his MIDI with FM sonorits !!
the manual is clear no problem this cotbr />

Cot realism is not too but it was not what we want an FM synth! whatever it may reproduce certain sounds fawn trsraliste like bass, organ and flutes. FM normally is not good for the sounds of "strings" (string ensemble) but it's amazing there's presets in the strings that sound good!

given the age of the synth I was expecting the whole rotten effects but dtrompez you, they are dirt very well damn! especially reverbs that are in good order. I do not like the distortion effect but hey everyones taste her ^^
ngatif a dot anyway, the answer is the key vlocit! there is almost no volume cart I normally cheeks or strong! rglage of the vlocit almost is useless because it does not increase the dynamics, acted as if we reduced the volume ...

aftertouch is good but only after doing some manipulations: the old synth aftertouch tends to become very hard for a more open playable synth and you will see two potentiometers on the circuit of the keyboard, put them to a minimum and you'll need less force on the buttons to activate the effect aftertouch.


I bought used are quite a few weeks, it's my only FM keyboard so I can not compare top.
he cost 180, he was in an almost new condition, person would have thought that this synth is 15 years old !!
I think I would do this choice because FM is the best way to learn is the creation of sounds without dpenser a fortune in the soft synths rcents using AWM waves ...
C'est moi !03/20/2005

C'est moi !'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha YS200
5 octave keyboard synth VLOC the sensitive and aftertouch, pitch modulation and Controller, audio connections, midi in, or and thru, volume pedals, sustain and breath control. 99 original sounds, 99 user memory locations internal and another 99 on the map memory optional. 8-voice polyphony. A squenceur 8 tracks, an overall effect (Reverbration, chorus, distortion ...). The edition of sounds and effects is very simple, can be too much? But we get much fiddling to get sounds really weird. Still, by itself it is a little thin, however associated with something else in a mix can be a fun ...
In total, today CHARACTERISTICS seem pretty basic but it was in 1991 when ... the era around 4500 francs. On other sites APRS coterait it today around 150 euros. The YS 100 is the same without squenceur.


A good place for the manual, is clearly the way to beginners who wants to enter the world of synthse FM. Still, the edition of the sounds could not be easier, it always comes out sounds and can also serve as a keyboard matre noon, but do not ask too much when even!


The sounds are not at all raliste between the piano sound of FM Ys200 and that of the Promega 3 Gem there is no picture! to say the least. It's oprateurs FM 4, used in electronic music for bass, but not ground for sounds ralistes ... but is it a synth made for this?
The expression is correct and more with the pedals (I never tried the breath controller).
I use it for bass sounds and ground abroad. There are some presets fun, but got a question ..


I use it since its purchase, it made me discovering the world of electronic music, which had me practice the piano acoustic I qu'tait Discoveries that a s sequencer, a MIDI synth and with a good school. But I also regrtt limitations: 8 note polyphony is not standard and especially the impossibility to combine effects in squenceur, 8 tracks but only one injury, but the overall effect for 'era ...
With the exprience I would do this choice may be, even if the technique has the significant volumes that's what we did and the FM has not said its last word!

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