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Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1985
Yamaha DX21 synthesiser

The latest in the DX synth series

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...

Patchwork

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?

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.

SY77 - The Power behind the Buttons! - Part 2

Review | 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 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.

Yamaha CS-01

Review | One Two Testing, Dec 1983

Yamaha CS-01 Breath Control Synthesiser

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1982

A new concept in performance control for keyboard players demonstrated by Dave Bristow.

Yamaha CS01

Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1982
Single oscillator mini synth

Yamaha CS70M

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1981
Programmable Dual Channel Polyphonic Synthesiser

Yamaha CS70M

Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1982
30 memory programmable six note poly with sequencer

Yamaha CS80

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

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.

Yamaha DX1

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1983
Programmable Polyphonic FM Synthesizer

An overview of this flagship of the DX range of FM-based synthesisers

Yamaha DX1 Synth

Review | One Two Testing, Jun 1984

the ultimate in FM

Yamaha DX100

Review | International Musician, Feb 1986
SynthCheck

Jim Betteridge gets broody over the baby of the DX range

Yamaha DX100

Review | In Tune, Jul 1986
Digital Programmable Algorithm Synthesiser

Yamaha DX11 synthesizer

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988

Yamaha have bowed to pressure and released an easier to programme DX with an abundance of features. Tony Wride gets to grips with Yamaha’s first ever multitimbral synth with a keyboard!

 

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