Yamaha DX7 vs ARPIE – MIDI Arpeggiator

August 29, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Giving the ancient synthesizer a new lease of life with the ARPIE from Jason Hotchkiss! Check out his other goodies here https://www.tindie.com/stores/hotchk155/

Synth Explorer DX7 is available here http://www.loopmasters.com/genres/81-…

Yamaha REFACE DX vs. the original DX7

July 29, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

muzykujkropkacom, puts the new Yamaha Reface DX mini synth, head-to-head against a vintage Yamaha DX-7.

Yamaha SY-77 – User Presets Demo

July 28, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is User Presets demo from Yamaha SY-77 (TG-77). Recorded directly from SY-77 stereo outputs, with internal effects, without any additional signal processing. Enjoy!

All these presets can be freely downloaded from the internet, but, I spent hours and hours (sometimes even days) collecting and edit the best of them to prepare a synth Bank for this demo video on YouTube.

You can buy now these 64 Presets in sysex/MidiFile format. Bank with 64 Presets cost only 6 Euros (via PayPal). Just send me an email to vukansto@gmail.com and after PayPal payment you will receive Sysex/Midi file in your inbox.

Yamaha SY-77 is a keyboard veriosn of TG-77 rack module.

SY-77 specifications:
AFM Tonne Generator (6 Operators, 45 Algorithms, 16 Waveforms, 2 Filters) + AWM2 Tone Generator (4 MB ROM samples)
64 RAM Presets (4 elements with 8 filters max: 2 AFM + 2 AWM2, 4 AFM, 4 AWM2…)
128 ROM Presets, 64 Card Presets)
DSP Effects
16 Part Multitimbral
16 AFM Poly + 16 AWM2 Poly
16 Track Sequencer

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61 Keys with Velocity and Aftertouch
MIDI In/Out/Thru
4 Outs
16

The new Yamaha Reface CP vs Wurlitzer and Fender Rhodes

July 24, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Putting the new Yamaha Reface CP electric piano mini keyboard, head-to-head against a vintage Wurlitzer electric piano and a Fender Rhodes.

Yamaha Reface Perfomer Overview

July 16, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Danny from Yamaha demonstrates the new Reface keyboards and shares his perspective on using them in live performance.

Yamaha Reface DX – Summer NAMM 2015

July 11, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Digital Synthesizer Keyboard. A quick demo of Yamaha’s new Reface DX, based on iconic FM synths such as the ubiquitous DX7. This is one of three Yamaha keyboards in the Reface range.

Watch the Yamaha Reface keyboards in action. All 4 brand new keyboards in a Doctor Mix exclusive video, showing the actual prototypes being played live by our team.

More on the Reface keyboards: http://bit.ly/refaceUKsite

Closer look at Yamaha Reface YC – Summer NAMM 2015

July 10, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

reface YC reimagines the YC Yamaha Combo organs, introduced in the late 1960s and used by Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream and others. The YC offers all the expression of drawbars, rotary speaker, percussion and effects. It includes five retro organ sounds—ranging from tonewheel to transistor to the original Yamaha Combo organ—and 128-note polyphony.

Check out Yamaha Reface CS at Summer NAMM 2015

July 10, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Yamaha has introduced the new reface Mobile Mini Keyboards, portable yet powerful sounding keyboards that descend from a distinguished pedigree.

reface CS rekindles the legacy of the CS-series Control Synthesizers, introduced in 1976 and played by Vangelis, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, among others. Offering 8-note polyphony, reface CS uses virtual analog synth technology and five flexible oscillator modules to create a wide variety of complex sounds from analog to digital.

All you can eat on the new Yamaha Reface line of mini keyboards

July 8, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Yamaha today officially introduced its Reface line of mini keyboards

Key features of all the keyboards in the Reface line include:

  • built-in speakers
  • 37 keys with HQ-Mini action, derived from Yamaha’s flagship Motif XF
  • battery-powered portability
  • USB & MIDI connectivity
  • Yamaha Reface Capture – an iOS patch librarian app
  • SoundMondo – a web MIDI patch librarian and social patch sharing site

The Reface keyboard line was inspired by the form factor of the Yamaha CS-01, a mini synth that featured a built-in speaker. The new keyboards use a similar form factor, but have sound engines designed to recall four different Yamaha keyboard lines.

The fourth in the Yamaha ReFace Range, the CP focusses on electro-mechanical piano sounds with a whole bunch of creative real-time fx

NASHVILLE (July 9, 2015)—Yamaha today introduced the new reface Mobile Mini Keyboards, portable yet powerful sounding keyboards that descend from a distinguished pedigree.

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reface Series Vertical

Why should guitarists have all the fun playing outdoors or anytime inspiration strikes? Even for beginners, these boards are fun to play because there are no deep, complicated control panels to learn: turning knobs and sliding faders brings an instant change in sound and players are able to create their own tones for a fun, tactile experience.

Building on Yamaha’s 40-year heritage of creating some of the most heralded and renowned electronic keyboards in music history, reface reimagines the interface of four classic Yamaha instruments – some of which are difficult to find in the vintage market and weigh too much to carry around. The new series offers thick, booming sound, built-in speakers, 37 keys with professional-grade HQ-Mini action (derived from the flagship Motif XF professional synthesizer) and battery-powered portability for making music on the go. But more than mere travel companions, these versatile keyboards connect with external speakers, smartphones, tablets, MIDI devices and computers for use on stage and in the studio.

reface DX draws its inspiration from the iconic DX7, which debuted in 1983 and became the first commercially successful electronic keyboard used extensively by a multitude of bands throughout the decade and beyond, including Toto (“Africa”), the Doobie Brothers (“What a Fool Believes”) and the theme from “Beverly Hills Cop” (Axel F”). With the press of a button, the reface DX changes from retro-80s tones to cutting-edge modern sounds perfect for EDM. A new Multi-Touch Control interface makes it easy to customize your sound with the powerful FM (frequency modulation) synthesis engine. The instrument includes 8-note polyphony, 32 Voice Memories and a backlit display.

reface YC reimagines the YC Yamaha Combo organs, introduced in the late 1960s and used by Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream and others. The YC offers all the expression of drawbars, rotary speaker, percussion and effects. It includes five retro organ sounds—ranging from tonewheel to transistor to the original Yamaha Combo organ—and 128-note polyphony.

reface CP redesigns the Combo Piano, launched in 1975 and ubiquitous on stages during that era. The sound enhanced the work of Keane, U2, Genesis, Billy Joel and more. The CP model features six electric piano sounds including tine, reed, clav, toy and CP80 plus direct control of six different 1970s-style effects built into its retro-chic design. It also includes a sustain pedal input with a half-damper response and 128-note polyphony.

reface CS rekindles the legacy of the CS-series Control Synthesizers, introduced in 1976 and played by Vangelis, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, among others. Offering 8-note polyphony, reface CS uses virtual analog synth technology and five flexible oscillator modules to create a wide variety of complex sounds from analog to digital.

reface features a ‘one to one’ control scheme, meaning the panel controls perfectly match the tone generator for direct sound creation and musical inspiration.

‘reface offers high-quality touch, tone, interface and superior design at an affordable price,’ said Nate Tschetter, marketing manager, Music Production, Yamaha Corporation of America. ‘These inspiring, horizon-expanding instruments are fun to play and let keyboard players take their music anywher

 

New Yamaha Reface Teaser – Featuring pics of classics like CS80, DX7, YC-10 and CP70

June 25, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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While official details are still to be announced, the Yamaha Reface appears to be a new keyboard synth line, inspired by Yamaha classics like the CS80, DX7, YC-10 and CP70

Exciting times indeed :-)

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