Yamaha DX9
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Yamaha DX9
Yamaha DX9
Manufacturer Yamaha
Dates 1983[1]
Price £899[2]GBP
$1395[3]US
Technical specifications
Polyphony 16 notes
Timbrality monotimbral
Oscillator 4[4] (Sine), 8 algorithms
LFO 1 Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Delay, Key Sync Sample & Hold
Synthesis type Digital FM
Filter None
Storage memory 20-Voice internal memory
Input/output
Keyboard 61 non-weighted keys
Left-hand control Modulation wheel, pitch wheel
External control Breath controller, MIDI in, out, thru[5], Footswitch (portamento and sustain), Foot controller (volume)

The Yamaha DX9 is a spin off synthesizer of the family of the DX7 built by Yamaha. It uses FM synthesis[6] and has 16 note polyphony. It is the least complex of the DX range of synthesizers and has only 20 on board memory locations.[7]

Typical sounds

The DX9 is contains 420 pre-programmed voices which include: brass, string sounds, piano, organ and synth sounds.[8]

Storage

User created voices (sounds) can be saved on cassette tape for later use.[9]

Notable users

See also

References

  1. ^ Moogulator, Mic Irmer,. "Yamaha DX9 Digital Synthesizer". www.sequencer.de. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "Roland 106 vs Yamaha DX9 (ES May 84)". www.muzines.co.uk. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ Retrosynthads (2012-06-11). "Retro Synth Ads: Yamaha DX9 "The performance is about to begin" introductory ad, Keyboard 1983". Retro Synth Ads. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Yamaha DX9 Digital Programmable Algorithm Synthesizer". Encyclotronic. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ SynthArk, Designed by www.1234.info / Modified:. "DX9". www.synthark.org. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Moogulator, Mic Irmer,. "Yamaha DX9 Digital Synthesizer". www.sequencer.de. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Yamaha DX9 | Sound Programming". soundprogramming.net. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Yamaha Synthesisers History". www.kratzer.at. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Yamaha Synthesisers History". www.kratzer.at. Retrieved . 

Further reading

http://www.synthzone.com/midi/yamaha/dx9/yamaha_dx9_owners_manual.pdf



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