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A New Angle On FM?

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1989
Yamaha TQ5 Expander

Stylish or ugly, don't let the TQ5’s unconventional casing distract you from the fact that with its 8-track integral sequencer and digital effects, this 4-operator FM expander packs a pretty powerful punch for the money. David Hughes reports from his ring-side seat.

Hi-Tech Xpansion

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1985

As Yamaha's 'X' range of hi-tech hardware continues to grow, Dan Goldstein and Trish McGrath present an exclusive appraisal of two of the range's most affordable additions, the TX7 FM Expander and QX7 MIDI Keyboard Recorder.

Performance Power

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jun 1985
Yamaha's QX1 Sequencer, KX88 Master Keyboard, TX816 Modules

Yamaha's professional FM sequencer master keyboard and FM modules.

Two's Company

Review | Recording Musician, Sep 1992
TG100 and Boss DS330 Dr Synth

General MIDI sound modules from Boss and Yamaha, combining ease of use and low cost with impressive sounds.

Xpert System

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, May 1985
Yamaha QX7 sequencer / TX7 expander

The latest additions to Yamaha's 'X' range - the QX7 keyboard recorder and TX7 expander look to be some of the most interesting yet.

Yamaha FB-01

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1986

Offering 240 FM sounds, with up to 8-voice polyphony, and control via MIDI mono mode, the FB-01 takes the crown as the cheapest expander on the market today. Martin Russ casts his vote.

Yamaha FB01

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1986
FM Sound Generator

Yamaha's preset synth expander offers a multitude of FM sounds for reasonable money, and also boasts MIDI Mono Mode for multi-timbral recording. David Ellis gives his verdict.

Yamaha SY77 & TG55

Preview | Music Technology, Dec 1989

It's been a while since Yamaha revolutionised synthesisers with the DX7 but now they're making ambitious claims about their SY77. Simon Trask gets a glimpse of Yamaha's latest synth.

Yamaha TG33

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1991
Tone Generator

Latest in the SY/TG line of descent, the TG33 module offers post-FM synthesis combined with the vector control pioneered on the Prophet VS synth. Ian Waugh expands on the '33.

Yamaha TG55

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1990
Tone Generator

It's not simply an SY77 in a rack, more an alternative application of Yamaha's latest synthesiser technology - Ian Waugh gives the TG55 a full workout.

Yamaha TG55

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1990
Tone Generator

The recent launch of Yamaha's new flagship synth, the SY77, seems to have somewhat eclipsed the arrival of its sibling, the TG55 tone generator. Rightly or wrongly, the TG55 has taken something of a backseat whilst its big brother hogs most of the limelight. David Hughes assesses its star potential.

Yamaha TQ5

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1989
FM Tone Generator

It's small, grey and made by Yamaha - it must be an FM MIDI expander. Ian Waugh checks out the latest application of Yamaha's favourite synthesiser technology.

Yamaha TQ5

Review | Micro Music, Jun/Jul 1989

John Renwick puts this sequencer/sound module through its paces

Yamaha TX802

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1987
The Multi-Instrumentalist

Taking over where the TX816 left off, this DX7II in a rack is the very latest in a long line of powerful FM synth expanders. Mark Badger puts it in perspective.

Yamaha TX802

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1987
FM Synthesizer Module

Is this the FM synth you've been waiting for? Dan Goldstein takes a look at Yamaha's new six-operator, multi-timbral module.

Yamaha TX802

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1987
FM Synthesiser

Another member of Yamaha's world-beating FM family; Howard Massey finds this powerful rack-mount right up his digital street.

Yamaha TX81Z & MDF1

Review | Music Technology, Jul 1987

After April's In Brief review, Rick Davies sends us a user report on the latest FM synth module, and throws in a review of the MDF1 MIDI data filer for good measure.

Yamaha TX81Z FM Expander

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1987

This latest four operator FM tone generator takes over where the stop-gap FB01 left off. It may be fully programmable and share some of the new facilities of the DX7 MkII, but is it a winner? Mark Badger finds out.

Yamaha TX81Z FM Module

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1987

"Son of FB01" is one way to describe Yamaha's latest FM module, which adds programmability and a number of the features given to the new DX7. Martin Mickleburgh keeps it in the family.

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Patchwork

Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Oct 1988

Optical Media International Universe of Sounds Vol 3 for Emax, DPX1 and Emulator II joins our regular selection of readers' own synthesiser patches in MT's regular Patchwork column.

Patchwork

Feature | Music Technology, Oct 1990

A wide selection of sound libraries from Sound Source Unlimited, Roland and Stiletto come under the scrutiny of the Patchwork reviewers.

Patchwork

Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Jun 1989

A review of the Desert Island sample library for the Ensoniq EPS joins a selection of readers own patches for the Korg M1, Ensoniq SQ80 and Yamaha TX81Z in this month's Patchwork.

Patchwork

Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Sep 1987

A review of ESQ1 cartridges from Executive Audio joins readers' patches for it and the Roland D50 and Yamaha TX81Z - all in this month's Patchwork.

Patchwork

Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Sep 1989

Readers' patches for Casio's CZ5000 and Ensoniq ESQ1, and a review of Leister Productions' Professional patches for D110 & TX81Z make up this month's Patchwork.

Patchwork

Feature | Topic: Synthesizer Patches | Music Technology, Sep 1988

Short of inspiration? MT's regular selection of readers' synth patches may be just the cure for your programmers' blues.

 

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