Yamaha DX9
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Yamaha DX9
Yamaha DX9
Technical specifications
Polyphony16 notes
Oscillator4[4] (Sine), 8 algorithms
LFO1 Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Delay, Key Sync Sample & Hold
Synthesis typeDigital FM
Storage memory20-Voice internal memory
Keyboard61 non-weighted keys
Left-hand controlModulation wheel, pitch wheel
External controlBreath 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 contains 20 pre-programmed voices which include: brass, string sounds, piano, organ and synth sounds.[8]


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

Notable users

See also


  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


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