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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?
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1985
Yamaha DX21 synthesiser
The latest in the DX synth series
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.
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.
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.
Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1988
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...
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Apr 1985
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.
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?
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.
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.
Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1986
Synthesist Ian Boddy casts an eager eye over Yamaha's low-cost DX21 polysynth and discovers some little publicised aspects of its performance...
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.
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, May 1984
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.
Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1993
Yamaha SY99 Sample Disks
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.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1985
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.
Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1987
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.
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Aug/Sep 1984
Yamaha's DX1, here at last
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.
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.
Review | One Two Testing, Dec 1983
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1982
A new concept in performance control for keyboard players demonstrated by Dave Bristow.
Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1982
Single oscillator mini synth