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Beat On The Cheap

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Feb 1984
Budget Beats

A beat on the cheap?

Bushfire beatbox

Review | The Mix, Oct 1994
Yamaha RY20

Beatbox rejuvenated

Compromising Position

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Feb 1986

Yamaha's RX21 Drum Machine offers a lot of sound for very little outlay.

False Economies?

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1985
Yamaha RX21

Strip a digital drum machine down to its bare essentials, and you have Yamaha's bargain-basement percussion offering. The price is low but there are a few sacrifices, as Simon Trask discovers.

Yamaha MR10 'Finger Pad' Drum Machine

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1984

Yamaha RX Digital Rhythm Machines

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1984

Yamaha RX-15

Review | In Tune, Dec 1984

Yamaha RX11 & RX15

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1984
Programmable Rhythm Machines

Yamaha's first-ever self-contained programmable drum machines have PCM-encoded voices and MIDI. Kendall Wrightson gives his verdict.

Yamaha RX15 drum machine

Review | One Two Testing, Oct 1984

cheap digital drumming

Yamaha RX21

Review | One Two Testing, Oct 1985

now the cheaper drum machine

Yamaha RX21

Review | International Musician, Nov 1985

£249 buys this little beauty. Bob Henrit, of course, is much cheaper

Yamaha RX21L Drum Machine

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1986

Trevor Gilchrist takes a look at Yamaha's Latin adaptation of their RX21. Is it as usable as its more conventional brother?

Yamaha RX5

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1987
Programmable Digital Drum Machine

Is it worth spending nearly a grand on a non-sampling digital beat-box in 1987? Trevor Gilchrist, after testing the RX5, comes to the inevitable conclusion that it is.

Yamaha RX5

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1987
To Call It A Drum Machine Would Be An Insult!

The pace of change never slackens at the Nippon Gakki factory. The piano makers turned motorbike manufacturers roar in with a new digital rhythm machine, the RX5. Review by David Mellor

Yamaha RX7

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1988
Drum Machine

One hundred 12-bit PCM sounds and comprehensive programmability make the latest addition to the Yamaha RX range of drum machines one to watch. Howard Massey is on the beat.

Yamaha RX8

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1989
Digital Rhythm Programmer

Two years on from their impressive, RX5 drum machine, Yamaha have slimmed down their flagship to give us an affordable 16-bit beat box. Chris Many reckons it could be a hit.

Yamaha RX8 Drum Machine

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1989

For over a year now Alesis have had the 'budget' 16-bit drum machine market all to themselves, but the release of the Yamaha RX8 provides musicians with an alternative. Besides 16-bit sound quality, Yamaha's new machine boasts a broad range of 43 sounds, flexible MIDI control, RAM card storage, and more. Paul Ireson checks it out.

Yamaha RY10

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1992
Portable Drum Machine

Nigel Humberstone checks out Yamaha's latest miniature marvel — a drum box with a difference.

Yamaha RY10 Drum Machine

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1992

Take your beat to the streets.

Yamaha RY30

Review | Music Technology, Jul 1991
Drum Machine

As the drum machine goes from strength to strength, Yamaha give it a new dimension by adding a synth-style "bend" wheel. Simon Trask wonders if the beatbox will ever be the same again.

Yamaha RY30 Rhythm Programmer

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1991
The Feel Factor

Martin Russ rydes with the rhythm as he explores Yamaha's latest percussive product.

Yamaha RY30 Sound Cards

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1992
Rhythm Sound And Artist Cards

Martin Russ looks at how Yamaha have drummed up card support for their successful RY30 drum machine, with new cards containing the sounds and rhythms of big name drummers.

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Competition | Electronic Soundmaker, Feb 1984

Win a drum machine

Drum Dragnet

Feature | Electronic Soundmaker, Dec 1984

Mammoth Electro Fest: Simmons' contender, the UP5, Yamaha's RX15 drum machine, new Digisound chips for the Drumulator, Quicksilva's Drumkit program for the BBC micro...

Short Circuit

Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build, Maintenance / Repair / Modification, Syncronisation | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1985
Time Machine Revisited

An add-on for last month's Time Machine project that allows direct synchronisation of the Yamaha RX15 and MC202.



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