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A New Angle On FM?

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1989
Yamaha TQ5 Expander

Stylish or ugly, don't let the TQ5’s unconventional casing distract you from the fact that with its 8-track integral sequencer and digital effects, this 4-operator FM expander packs a pretty powerful punch for the money. David Hughes reports from his ring-side seat.

Hi-Tech Xpansion

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.

Natural synthesis

Review Audio | The Mix, Dec 1994
Yamaha VL1m

Virtual synthesis in a box

Performance Power

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jun 1985
Yamaha's QX1 Sequencer, KX88 Master Keyboard, TX816 Modules

Yamaha's professional FM sequencer master keyboard and FM modules.

RCM In A Rack

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.

The Hot 100

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1992
Yamaha TG100 General MIDI Tone Module

A lightweight multi-timbral module, with 28-voice polyphony and 192 sounds, which also acts as a MIDI Interface for your computer — where's the catch? Paul Wiffen looks hard but just can't seem to find it.

Two's Company

Review | Recording Musician, Sep 1992
TG100 and Boss DS330 Dr Synth

General MIDI sound modules from Boss and Yamaha, combining ease of use and low cost with impressive sounds.

Xpert System

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.

Yamaha FB-01

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1986

Offering 240 FM sounds, with up to 8-voice polyphony, and control via MIDI mono mode, the FB-01 takes the crown as the cheapest expander on the market today. Martin Russ casts his vote.

Yamaha FB01

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1986
FM Sound Generator

Yamaha's preset synth expander offers a multitude of FM sounds for reasonable money, and also boasts MIDI Mono Mode for multi-timbral recording. David Ellis gives his verdict.

Yamaha FB01

Review | International Musician, Dec 1986

It's FM, it's got mono-mode, it's cheap(ish), and it's wonderful. Martin Moody relates to Yamaha's new MIDI expander

Yamaha FB01 FM Module

Review | Making Music, Nov 1986

Yamaha KX88/TX816

Review | International Musician, Apr 1985

A remote keyboard and modules with frighteningly good sounds

Yamaha SY77 & TG55

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.

Yamaha TG33

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1991
Tone Generator

Latest in the SY/TG line of descent, the TG33 module offers post-FM synthesis combined with the vector control pioneered on the Prophet VS synth. Ian Waugh expands on the '33.

Yamaha TG33 Vector Expander

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1991

Yamaha's family of synths and expanders has a new member: a module counterpart to the SY22 keyboard. Nigel Humberstone celebrates the happy event.

Yamaha TG500

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1992
64-Note Polyphonic Synth Expander

Yamaha TG55

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1990
Tone Generator

It's not simply an SY77 in a rack, more an alternative application of Yamaha's latest synthesiser technology - Ian Waugh gives the TG55 a full workout.

Yamaha TG55

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1990
Tone Generator

The recent launch of Yamaha's new flagship synth, the SY77, seems to have somewhat eclipsed the arrival of its sibling, the TG55 tone generator. Rightly or wrongly, the TG55 has taken something of a backseat whilst its big brother hogs most of the limelight. David Hughes assesses its star potential.

Yamaha TQ5

Review | Micro Music, Jun/Jul 1989

John Renwick puts this sequencer/sound module through its paces

Yamaha TQ5

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1989
FM Tone Generator

It's small, grey and made by Yamaha - it must be an FM MIDI expander. Ian Waugh checks out the latest application of Yamaha's favourite synthesiser technology.

Yamaha TQ5 Tone Generator

Review | Phaze 1, Jun 1989

Yamaha TX7 expander/QX7 sequencer

Review | One Two Testing, May 1985

FM for everyone

Yamaha TX7 FM Expander & QX7 Sequencer

Review | International Musician, Jul 1985

Strongly recommended to DX owners. Reviewed by Curtis Schwartz

Yamaha TX802

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1987
The Multi-Instrumentalist

Taking over where the TX816 left off, this DX7II in a rack is the very latest in a long line of powerful FM synth expanders. Mark Badger puts it in perspective.



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