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100 Things To Do With FM

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1986
Yamaha DX100 Polysynth

The latest addition to the DX family is the cheapest yet at just £349. Simon Trask slings it round his neck and takes it for a test drive: will it bring FM to the masses?

21 Today

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1985
Yamaha DX21 synthesiser

The latest in the DX synth series

21 Today

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1985

Yamaha's DX21 polysynth offers FM sound quality at a low, low price, plus a few features even the DX7 doesn't have. Simon Trask investigates.

80 Days

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Sep 1990
Yamaha CS80

Once infamous as a roadie's nightmare, the CS80 has settled in synth history as an instrument of almost unmatched character. Peter Forrest rediscovers the pain and the pleasure.

Crystal Clear

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1992
Voice Crystal SY77 Disks 1 & 2

Martin Russ takes a break from programming sounds and auditions someone else's instead.

Delirious Xcitement

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1988
Yamaha DX7S

A story in which our hero, David Mellor, deserts the path of enlightenment and sells his DX7 Mk1 for a rival keyboard. Can the DX7S tempt him back to the true faith? Read on...

Double Take

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Apr 1985
Yamaha DX5

Yamaha's follow-up machine to the DX7 is essentially a budget DX1, offering two '7s in one neat package. We take a look at the DX5.

FM's Finest Hour

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1989
Yamaha V50 Workstation

Paul Ireson explores Yamaha's latest professional keyboard, which integrates FM synthesis, a drum machine, a powerful sequencer and a multi-effects unit into a single package. Could it be FM's finest hour?

Grey Matter Response E!

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1987
for the DX7, Version 2.0

The debate over whether to upgrade to a DX7II takes on a new dimension with the possibilities that this expansion board brings to the original. Jim Burgess is impressed.

Grey Matter Response E! Board

Review | Music Technology, May 1988
For the DX7II

Grey Matter Response's E! expansion for the DX7 virtually gave it the power of the DX7II; E! for the DX7II represents another quantum leap in DX capability. Chris Many checks it out.

Moving On

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1986
Yamaha DX21

Synthesist Ian Boddy casts an eager eye over Yamaha's low-cost DX21 polysynth and discovers some little publicised aspects of its performance...

Nine Times out of Ten

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1984
A User Report on the Yamaha DX9

Almost entirely overshadowed by its immensely popular elder brother, the DX9 deserves a better deal. Or at least that's what Steve Howell claims in this special user report.


Review | Music Technology, Mar 1991

Acoustic drum samples from producer Bob Clearmountain rub shoulders with Mega Beats drum machine samples, while SSU sounds for the Yamaha SY77 complete the lineup in this month's Patchwork.

Roland 106 vs Yamaha DX9

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, May 1984

Mutually exclusive?

Seventh Heaven

Review Audio | The Mix, Mar 1995
Yamaha W7

Workstation made easy

Sight Reading

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1985
Yamaha DX7 Digital Synthesizer

E&MM's resident FM expert, Jay Chapman, takes a critical flick through the pages of a new book intended to ease the programming on Yamaha's DX7 poly.

SSU Professional PCM Sample Library

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1993
Yamaha SY99 Sample Disks

SY77 - The Power behind the Buttons! - Part 2

Review Series | Sound On Sound, Feb 1990
RCM Synthesis explained

In this second part of our in-depth review of the SY77 synthesizer, Martin Russ delves into Yamaha's ultra new synthesis method: Real-time Convolution and Modulation.

The Fifth Dimension

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1985
Yamaha DX5

Merely two DX7s in a box, or a valid addition to the Yamaha range of FM digital keyboards? Simon Trask takes the mid-price algorithm through its paces, and comes to mixed conclusions.

The Legend Lives On

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1987
Yamaha DX7IID

The DX7 has become both one of the best-selling synthesizers of all time and a truly 'classic' instrument. So how do you improve on that? Jay Chapman reviews Yamaha's recently launched and long awaited successor to the DX7.

The Professional

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Aug/Sep 1984

Yamaha's DX1, here at last

The Resurrection Shuffle

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1990
Yamaha SY22 Dynamic Vector Synthesizer

If you're one of those musicians who recall the Prophet VS synthesizer with misty-eyed affection, then you'll probably welcome Yamaha's decision to resurrect vector synthesis on this latest addition to their SY range. Paul Ireson checks out this blast from the past.

The Synths Of The Year Show

Review | International Musician, Dec 1985

Yamaha DX7, Casio CZ5000, Juno 106, Korg DW6000, 30 to 1 the field. Commentator, Tony Mills

The Vector Factor

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1992
Yamaha SY35 Dynamic Vector Synth

Yamaha's SY35 may be little more than an updated version of the SY22, but new sample ROM and a price tag of under £600 make it an ideal choice for the serious synthesist on a budget. Derek Johnson checks it out.

Yamaha CS-01

Review | One Two Testing, Dec 1983



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