Yamaha Reface

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:27 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:
pflosi wrote:
Richard Devine wrote:I’m working with Yamaha on a project right now; I can’t say what it is, but it’s pretty crazy. This synthesizer has new technology that’s never been implemented before, so it’s totally alien to anything I’ve ever used. I’ve had to spend a few weeks just understanding the architecture of it.
See here http://eliptikmagazine.ca/richard-devine/
Oh, GREAT.
It took several weeks for DEVINE to understand it?
Maybe that just means they've made a synth with a huge sweet spot where everything it does comes out sounding nice and beautiful. It might have taken him several weeks to work out how to get the atonal screeches and blips that he enjoys making so much. ;)

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by Broadwave » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:13 am

It seems to me that Reface is Yamaha's answer to Roland's Aria system - I guess we'll have to see.

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by Hybrid88 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:41 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:
Oh, GREAT.
It took several weeks for DEVINE to understand it?
Maybe that just means they've made a synth with a huge sweet spot where everything it does comes out sounding nice and beautiful. It might have taken him several weeks to work out how to get the atonal screeches and blips that he enjoys making so much. ;)
^ You just described the majority of modular users :lol:

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by meatballfulton » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:02 pm

Sold my modular after I discovered I could get the same sounds by banging on metal objects with a whisk, using my radial saw to cut through stones, running my lawn mower over glass bottles and throwing accordions off the roof.

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by supermel74 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:14 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:
Alex E wrote:
supermel74 wrote:Why does the countdown keep changing? Earlier today it was at 2 hours and something and now it's back up to 19 hours.
I noticed this too. What the heII is going on?
I think you guys might have overlooked the 'Days' column. :lol:
I saw that column but the way they have it faded out makes it look like the countdown is down to a matter of less than a day. :|

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by vinyl_junkie » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:39 pm

I love this place.

Outcome A: New synth
What is this piece of junk we wanted a Mini Moog and how dare it use SMT, that stuff is worse than DCO's

Outcome B: Mini Moog kinda thing
Oh great another mono from the past, can't any one make something innovative now days, c**p!

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by meatballfulton » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:17 pm

You left out Outcome C:

WTF is it?
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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by vinyl_junkie » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:20 pm

meatballfulton wrote:You left out Outcome C:

WTF is it?
lol yes, what ever it is though I just hope it's better than the name they chose :lol:

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by White » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:26 pm

Yamaha's answer to the Roland Aira System 1?
Duncan J. White + quite a few synths
http://www.myspace.com/stickman76590059

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by Zamise » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:45 pm

From the teaser vid it looks like something that sits on top of the keys. Maybe it pushes the keys down for you?

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by megamanx » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:56 am

could it be something like the line 6 tone core pedals that it had interchangeable "faces" using a single core to have many effects pedals but in synth form.

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by salwa » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:21 am

Looks like 3 different synths with mini keys:

Casio CZ-1, Elektronika EM-25, Yamaha TX81Z, Roland JV-2080, Novation KS-rack, Korg Poly 800, Casio SK-1, Casio SK-8, Vermona E-piano, Akai S2000, Roland SP 404, Roland TR 505, Yamaha MR 10, Yamaha RX 5 and more
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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by desmond » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:21 am

The logo is:

r e f a c e
CS DX CP YC

YC..? Combo organ?
If so, we have an analog synth (CS), a digital FM synth (FM), a stage piano (CP) and a stage organ (YC) keyboard/s...

Almost certainly minikeys, from the size of the thing/s.

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by salwa » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:08 am

desmond wrote:Almost certainly minikeys, from the size of the thing/s.
I'd say, that is more than "almost". Second video, 1:12 - there ARE mini keys.
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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:27 pm

desmond wrote:YC..? Combo organ?
The YC45D was more like half organ, half synth. That would be cool. Straight combo organ like the YC20, meh.

Minikeys, ugh. Even if "designed by a piano player".

Hope these will be cheap!
I listened to Hatfield and the North at Rainbow. They were very wonderful and they made my heart a prisoner.

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