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by wildpaws
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha RCM (SY/TG series) synths
Replies: 9
Views: 4934

Re: Yamaha RCM (SY/TG series) synths

No offence but don't even compare the SY77/99 to any other Synth in the SY range. SY77/99 are some of the best digital synths every built, the other SYs aren't. :mrgreen: I would totally agree with this statement, I've had an SY77 since '89/'90 and an SY99 for several years, they are far beyond the...
by wildpaws
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: DX7-II, SQ-80, or Nord Lead 3?
Replies: 17
Views: 5181

Re: DX7-II, SQ-80, or Nord Lead 3?

The only thing the SQ would give are the wavetables, and they're nifty and all but most of the time it just sounds like a cheesy 80's ROMpler. The advantage the SQ-80 would have in this scenario is simply that it has actual analog subtractive filters, so in addition to doing some basic FM-like digi...
by wildpaws
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the V50?
Replies: 20
Views: 3518

Re: Thoughts on the V50?

Erp, forgot I was talking about the DX7-S earlier, my apologies. In terms of my current pursuit, I was wondering how much of an improvement the SY77 would be over the V50, since I may be able to pick up the former for half its normal resell price. The SY77 offers 6 operator but improved AFM synthes...
by wildpaws
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SY77, I don't know what I am doing...
Replies: 10
Views: 17633

Re: Yamaha SY77, I don't know what I am doing...

Good find on that super cheap SY77! There are other native file formats you may run across as well as the .T01 All files, etc. such as .J01-.J99 Synthesizer All file, .K01-.K99 Sequencer All file, and a few others, but most of the ones you run across will be .T01-.T99 All files. I've owned my SY77 s...
by wildpaws
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha dx7 producing no sound: easy fix?
Replies: 6
Views: 4830

Re: Yamaha dx7 producing no sound: easy fix?

Another "solution" could be that this seller has no idea how a synth works, and that they don't all come with in-built speakers. Thus, there is "No sound" because he doesn't hear any sound when he turns it on. People often sell off old stuff they found in the attic after some dead relative. A frien...
by wildpaws
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Traditional Analog sounds for SY77 SY99
Replies: 31
Views: 6157

Re: Traditional Analog sounds for SY77 SY99

I owned the SY99 during 8 years, sold it after most of the buttons died due to overuse and getting the EX-5. It can produce great vintage FM type sounds, nice basses and a lot of cold and also lovely pop leads. This synth is a pain in the a*s to program and requires a devoted programmer. Is a very ...
by wildpaws
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Broken Yamaha DX7II-D Video
Replies: 26
Views: 15072

Re: Broken Yamaha DX7II-D Video

Did you do a factory reset? The DX7II requires a factory reset after battery change (as do many synths), your symptoms describe needing a reset.
Clyde
by wildpaws
Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Dx7 programming
Replies: 18
Views: 6469

Re: Dx7 programming

I know on the DX7II series there were some patches done where you could change the frequency ratios from the data slider while playing, they were Hammond type sounds, but I know you could do the same on other sounds as well. That is the way those patches were set up, you did not have to do it from t...
by wildpaws
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Dx7 programming
Replies: 18
Views: 6469

Re: Dx7 programming

People try and make it sound like programming a DX7 is the hardest thing you'll ever do. It's really not that bad. The only frustrating part is the fact that the DX series is a menu dive, and nobody likes that. If you're a halfway decent programmer, you should need more than a few hours at the pane...
by wildpaws
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: what are some good affordable rack mounts?
Replies: 20
Views: 14029

Re: what are some good affordable rack mounts?

I'll give the TG77 another vote as a great, flexible, affordable rack synth, the presets only hint at the sonic power within that will be unleashed when you learn how to edit the voices and use all of it's capabilities. I call my SY77 and SY99 "chameleon synths" because they can be programmed to sou...
by wildpaws
Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha DX7 line VS Yamaha SY77
Replies: 22
Views: 35685

Re: Yamaha DX7 line VS Yamaha SY77

Just to add a couple of quick thoughts, while DX7 patches converted with software often sound a little different on the SY77/99, you can manually tweak them to sound exactly like the DX7 version. I've been using my SY77 since '89/'90, my SY99 for several years, I think both are far better FM synths ...
by wildpaws
Fri May 18, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50
Replies: 80
Views: 22074

Re: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50

The Motif series probably won't be impressive enough for electronic music lovers and such, so I can see where you stand. Anyway, I would love to hear some of your work in which the SY99 was used. ummmm, I don't play "electronic music", I do mostly '60s/'70s/'80s rock, contemporary Christian, etc. M...
by wildpaws
Sat May 12, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50
Replies: 80
Views: 22074

Re: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50

The best way I know of getting the "gear lust" off my chest is by purchasing the synths needed. My SY77 and SY99 are still my main synths and continue to produce almost all of the sounds/timbres I need. Clyde You're right 100%. The thing in this case though, I don't "need" either of those synths, a...
by wildpaws
Wed May 09, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50
Replies: 80
Views: 22074

Re: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50

The best way I know of getting the "gear lust" off my chest is by purchasing the synths needed. My SY77 and SY99 are still my main synths and continue to produce almost all of the sounds/timbres I need.
Clyde
by wildpaws
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SY-77 >>>>>> TX-816
Replies: 8
Views: 998

Re: Yamaha SY-77 >>>>>> TX-816

@calyx93: A slight correction (I'm sure it was just a accidental mis-statement), the TF1 modules are 6op and not 8op. And I agree with you, the TX816 was a real monster and I have heard some good things done on them years ago. I don't often see one for sale and yes they are somewhat rare.
Clyde