It´s as cheesy as you program it.gryphon wrote:let's think about sound quality for a second. there are many many digital synths that do many things an analog could not do (at least at the price point, etc) but as far as FM it seems the DX7 doesn't provide nearly enough control/tweakability an it seems to sound kind of, well, annoying. or at least thin. if you use it for the sounds it has historically been used for (electric piano, pads, bass, whatever) it seems just plain cheesy (not that cheesy isn't appropriate sometimes, but really, a wurlitzer or at least a physical modeling synth should do ep sounds, pads on analogs or any other polysynth, bass on a bass guitar (or something else, IMHO almost anything else sounds a bit more interesting or powerful to my ears. I don't mean to piss people off, but it just sounds dated basically, and it seems like such a b***h to program (from my experience) that there's just not that much of a point (in nearly 2007). For its time, yeah, ok. but come on. Now there are better and more powerful ways to achieve those results (ableton operator, etc.) without the lame interface. thanks, sorry about the long post.
The DX7 still can deliver great basses, metallic pads, weird noises etc., with a certain raw edge that Operator does not have.
The user interface is much better than most people think, imho. Granted, if someone does not understand FM, he will have a hard time using the DX7.
"If you can´t swim, it´s not the fault of your swimming trunks"!
Ok. Worst synth? The microKorg perhaps.