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Beat On The Cheap

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Feb 1984
Budget Beats

A beat on the cheap?

Yamaha MR10 'Finger Pad' Drum Machine

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1984

Yamaha RX Digital Rhythm Machines

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 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 RX21

Review | International Musician, Nov 1985
Rhythmcheck

£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 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.

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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...

 

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