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Author Topic: yamaha tx7 (1985)  (Read 1427 times)

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yamaha tx7 (1985)
« on: December 14, 2015, 10:38:05 AM »
http://www.vintagesynth.com/yamaha/tx7.php


http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/tx7-to-the-limit/1411

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Like many synthesists, I longed for FM sounds but couldn't afford a DX7, and so when the Yamaha TX7 Expander - the electronics without the keyboard - was marketed at around half the price of a DX7, I saw a way to acquire these sounds.

Fortunately my bank manager was reasonably understanding and I was able to add this unit to my Siel DK80 synth. The factory sounds were every bit as good as I had expected and using the MIDI connection all the voices except the four or five which needed special control (eg. breath) played perfectly.

Although satisfied with the unit, I soon realised that without a DX7 I was only using around half of the TX's potential, as voices were alterable by the DX7 and voice banks could be stored. However, I reasoned that I should be able to have a choice of voice banks and be able to modify or create new voices without a DX7. Yamaha said it couldn't be done, but I wasn't so sure!

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Re: yamaha tx7 (1985)
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 04:34:10 AM »