Tacowitch wrote:Also, I'm probably in a minority here, but I think a smaller synth with some built in speakers has the potential to be hella fun (as long as it sounds good and falls within an appropriate price range).
Agreed. To me price is the determining factor of whether or not Yamaha blew it, and since (as far as I have seen, someone correct me if I'm wrong) there has been no official word on that yet, I'll hold my tongue on either denouncing these as a waste or accepting them as neat little bits of gear.
Even with those god-awful touch buttons where there should
have been knobs, the DX is keeping my interest so far. I've been wanting to get into FM synthesis recently and it looks like it could function as a decent beginner synth, so I could overlook its shortcomings as long as it's not overpriced.