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Silver DX7?

Post by Synthaholic » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:46 am

I was surfing the 'net and happened across this image on the Sound On Sound site:

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Looks like a silver-colored mk1 DX7 to me... did such a beast ever exist? Or was this a photoshop or custom paint job?

I know there was an "anniversary edition" DX7II that was gold colored, but that's not what is in the above pic.
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Post by Synthaholic » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:00 am

On further inspection, I think it is a negative image. Here I negatived it again and it looks more normal now:

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:23 am

There was a white or silver special edition one though wasn't there? Like for Yamaha's 50th aniversary or something. (I have no idea how old yamaha are, it was just a guess)

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:26 am

Ah yes, had a look at our very own VSE and found this:

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Silver and gold DX7 mkII for Yamaha's centenary, complete with glow-in-the-dark keyboard! $4000 in 1988 money, wow.

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Post by Synthaholic » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:27 am

Yep, the DX7 Centennial Edition.

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But it's a DX7II series, the pic in my first post is a mk1. Looking at the sliders in the original (and my reversed version), I'm almost certain it was photoshopped.
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Post by Joey » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:28 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:There was a white or silver special edition one though wasn't there? Like for Yamaha's 50th aniversary or something. (I have no idea how old yamaha are, it was just a guess)
the earth wind and fire edition.

thats what it most likely is


edit: two above posts beat me to it... but the sliders don't match, so that isn't what it is.
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:33 am

Oh yeah, that first pic is def a reversed mkI, just mentioned the silver one for interest's sake.

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Post by OriginalJambo » Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:04 am

That negative does look pretty cool though.

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Post by Synthaholic » Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:04 am

Based on the reversed pic, a DX7 mk1 with a brushed aluminum finish would look SHARP.
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Post by OriginalJambo » Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:25 am

Funny thing is that DX7 looks black - the mkI is usually a distinctive brown colour.

Must just be the lighting.

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Post by Synthaholic » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:50 pm

OriginalJambo wrote:Funny thing is that DX7 looks black - the mkI is usually a distinctive brown colour.

Must just be the lighting.
I think they converted to greyscale, then inverted, then changed the white balance to lean toward the red (or toward the blue prior to inverting).

The image has 64 unique colors/shades, so it probably started out as a 256-color image which was then converted to greyscale.
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Post by c1t1zen » Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:53 pm

Glow in the dark keyboard?!? how awesome. Coming soon MicroKorg glow edition.

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Post by Alex E » Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:36 pm

Synthaholic wrote:
OriginalJambo wrote:Funny thing is that DX7 looks black - the mkI is usually a distinctive brown colour.

Must just be the lighting.
I think they converted to greyscale, then inverted, then changed the white balance to lean toward the red (or toward the blue prior to inverting).

The image has 64 unique colors/shades, so it probably started out as a 256-color image which was then converted to greyscale.
I don't think it's greyscale, in some light the DX7 looks almost black, but in other light it looks very brown.
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Post by Hossinfeffa » Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:49 am

So the DX7 was actually brown? This whole time I thought it was black.
Well fffff.

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Post by Synthaholic » Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:32 am

Hossinfeffa wrote:So the DX7 was actually brown? This whole time I thought it was black.
I've never seen one in person, but some pics it looks like a dark chocolate brown and in others it looks black.

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The DX7 mkII series are black, or maybe gray, looking at this pic (mkI on top, mkII on bottom):

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Centennial Edition:

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Two VCO: thanks to the push rods, one can choose several forms of waves at the same time!
(from a Babelfish translation of a Jupiter-6 site)

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