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Crystal Clear

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.

Delirious Xcitement

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1988
Yamaha DX7S

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...

Double Take

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Apr 1985
Yamaha DX5

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.

Grey Matter Response E!

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.

Grey Matter Response E! Board

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.

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.


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.

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.

Sight Reading

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.

SSU Professional PCM Sample Library

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.

The Fifth Dimension

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1985
Yamaha DX5

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.

The Legend Lives On

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1987
Yamaha DX7IID

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.

The Professional

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Aug/Sep 1984

Yamaha's DX1, here at last

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 DX1

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1983
Programmable Polyphonic FM Synthesizer

An overview of this flagship of the DX range of FM-based synthesisers

Yamaha DX1 Synth

Review | One Two Testing, Jun 1984

the ultimate in FM

Yamaha DX7

Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1983

In depth.

Yamaha DX7

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Nov 1983

The new FM synthesis

Yamaha DX7IID & DX7IIFD FM Digital Synthesisers

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

Yamaha SY-77

Review | Micro Music, Mar 1990
Performance Synthesizer

John Renwick looks at the new SY-77 from Yamaha

Yamaha SY77 - Part 1

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1990
RCM Synthesizer

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.

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 SY77 Performance Synthesiser

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.



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