Yamaha RY30

Yamaha RY30

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RY30, Drum Machine from Yamaha.

3 user reviews

Yamaha RY30 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Yamaha
  • Model:RY30
  • Category:Drum Machines
  • Added in our database on: 05/31/2002

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Yamaha RY30 user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
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 1 user review33 %

JeffTadashi's review"A classic drum machine"

Yamaha RY30
The Yamaha RY-30 Rhythm Programmer is a classic drum machine, that is decades old, but still very usable today. The drum sounds are 16-bit, 48kHz PCM with digital multimode filters. The RY-30 can store up to 100 user patterns and 20 songs, and it comes with 100 preset patterns in various styles for instant drum accompaniment.

The RY30 has over 80 waveforms, including acoustic drum and percussion samples and electric drum sounds. There are 6 analog waves, including sine, triangle, and saw waves. Two oscillators can be layered to each voice, and the voices can be pitched and played via MIDI or the modulation controls on the unit. It has 16-note polyphony, including a voice dedicated to the metronome. There are 12 touch sensitive pads dedicated to a certain type of drum sound, including bass drum, four tome, snare, two hi-hats, ride cymbal, crash cymbal, and two misc percussions. There are 96 drums sounds built-in (12 banks of eight). Additional sounds and patterns can be brought in with ROM cards for the RY30/RM50, including the Tommy Aldridge RSC3072 card, which I happen to own with this unit.


This unit can be utilized for many different things. You can play live drums using the pads on the front, you can program drum beats and songs for use with live shows and such, and you can even play the drums with an external midi control. You can even use it as a sequencer, to send midi data to another drum machine or computer.


For a unit this old, the sounds are surprising good and usable, both the acoustic drums and electric drums. It's not merely a practice unit, you can certainly record professional tracks with this thing!


Overall, the Yamaha RY-30 is one of the more legendary drum machines that were ever made, and if you're looking for something vintage but still very usable, this certainly works.

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

Yamaha RY30
What connections (audio, MIDI ...)?
Output jack: 1 + 2 stereo + 1 mono headset
PM: in and out

How many sounds and styles available? Are ditables? Through a utility Mac / PC?
EDITABLE full sound, and it is a particularity that the BAR!
cut off, spleen, envelope, level, decay, pan, pitch
a utility mac here: http://homepage.mac.com/synth_seal/html/ry30b.html
15 note polyphony

He has an effects section?

What are the characters of squenceur?
100 user patterns max.
types of measures:
1 / 4 8 / 4
1 / 8 16 / 8
1 / 16 32/16
1 / 08
1 / 16
1 / 32
1 / 12
1 / 24
1 / 48
1 / 96

20 user songs


Configuration gnrale Is it easy?

The edition of sound effects or is it easy?
YES, which is very practical to change the sounds is the scroll wheel on the left, to seek his adquate squence while in a loop.
No programming is not a little complicated (drum machine of the beginning of 90's)

The manual is clear and sufficient?
YES, trsdtaill.


The sounds they agree your style of music?
I used FOR THE PUNK AND THE LIVE-ELECTRO TRIBE: its sounds are truly unique!

Are ralistes?
I do not think that the purpose of a drum machine or imitate a battery! it would be absurd!
Finally, if you want drum sounds in there yes.

What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest? ...
I also like the synth sounds and yes, there!
you can even add sounds with maps, I did not, but ventail sound is more than enough.
I there is a BPS CUT OFF / RESONANCE: and nothing can be transformed with a sound at the point of not reconnatre.


How long have you use it?
8 years

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
The +: its sounds and outputs spares (for mixing is convenient)
the -: we can not control everything in midi

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Yes, it's a really specially BAR

How do you report qualitprix?
it is no longer sold
purchase the 2500 francs era, ca had seemed expensive, but eventually, with the use that I made, I realized that c'tait a great acquisition!

Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...

Jx3's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha RY30
I will not dwell on all the topics ..

Simply put, I could try moults BAR: modern and vintage (korg er1 - Yamaha AN200 - roland mc808-303 - elektron Drumstation-tr606-707-808 .. and so on)

the great rival is the Roland R8. Sorry but the R8 has a user interface ignoble incongruities with which I will not go on, and. Basically you need a computer BAC + 2 years for 80 out something. I know I'll get in trouble saying this, but it's true.

R8 bought, sold so quickly, I did not have time to take my cabbage hours on a spider and archaic OS

RY30 to come in: it's actually the best bar I had dedicated hands.

Why do you say? I tell you:

- This is a synthesizer (numérique.. So what?) The sounds are variable at will, to arrive at infra far below your floor-synthetic snare-toms in the 80's reggae power - weird blips- phrases electro-crazy while having at hand the acoustic sounds of the first order.

There. This is clearly an instrument in itself, pummeled the sequencer, the sounds, it's your brain that the imagined, and realized, and for all these 909 to 808-606-ELECTRIBE and stuff, well, try the RY30 .

100 €? wahouuuuuu. the best tunes I've slammed a long time. Electron, BAR is the best? Maybe .. Still, for those who want something that approaches evil (there's no knobs .. ok ... but we passed the age of DOING filter sweeps eh?) .. it's godsend.
Sinonsi your thing is to make swiiiisshhh: thou shalt put a rack dedicated filters which

not the elektron is not worth what it gives to its price (1 RY 30 = 15 elektron chained ... pffff ... j'me fed slowly
I'm not used to unbosom myself on a bike, so be careful

Poum tchak






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