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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 | 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 | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1985
As Yamaha's 'X' range of hi-tech hardware continues to grow, Dan Goldstein and Trish McGrath present an exclusive appraisal of two of the range's most affordable additions, the TX7 FM Expander and QX7 MIDI Keyboard Recorder.
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, Jun 1985
Yamaha's QX1 Sequencer, KX88 Master Keyboard, TX816 Modules
Yamaha's professional FM sequencer master keyboard and FM modules.
Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1991
Yamaha TG77 Tone Generator
Yamaha's flagship workstation, the SY77, has now given birth to a new top-of-the-range expander, the TG77. Martin Russ conducts the examination.
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.
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 | Electronic Soundmaker, May 1985
Yamaha QX7 sequencer / TX7 expander
The latest additions to Yamaha's 'X' range - the QX7 keyboard recorder and TX7 expander look to be some of the most interesting yet.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1983
Programmable Polyphonic FM Synthesizer
An overview of this flagship of the DX range of FM-based synthesisers
Review | One Two Testing, Jun 1984
the ultimate in FM
Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1983
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Nov 1983
The new FM synthesis
Review | Music Technology, Mar 1987
After a trickle of early publicity, the successors to the immortal DX7 have arrived. Rick Davies finds out just what it takes to update a legend in music technology, and wonders if the improvements have been worth the wait
Review | Micro Music, Mar 1990
John Renwick looks at the new SY-77 from Yamaha
Yamaha SY77 - Part 1
Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1990
The DX7 captured musicians’ imaginations like no other synthesizer before or since. But the legacy of releasing endless variations on the DX theme has turned some musicians away from FM synthesis and into the waiting arms of a new generation of 'sample plus synth' keyboards. Now Yamaha are back with a vengeance, an even more powerful method of synthesis (Real-time Convolution and Modulation), and a spanking new flagship synth. But has the SY77 got what it takes to regain the hi-tech musician's vote? Martin Russ finds out.
Preview | Music Technology, Dec 1989
It's been a while since Yamaha revolutionised synthesisers with the DX7 but now they're making ambitious claims about their SY77. Simon Trask gets a glimpse of Yamaha's latest synth.
Review | Music Technology, Jan 1990
Long awaited and long overdue, the SY77 is Yamaha's real successor to the DX7; it combines advanced FM synthesis, AWM sound modelling, digital filtering and musical usefulness. Innovation with Simon Trask.
Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1991
Improvements and additions to the SY77 concept have produced a new instrument — the SY99. Martin Russ Looks at Yamaha's new flagship synth.