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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by Bitexion » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:10 pm

I think synths with lots of different engines are awesome. But I'm worried about the price being as high as the current Motifs etc. Out of my range then.

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by CS_TBL » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:26 pm

I get to see and hear it at the twelfth of this month, at a dealer-only demo. Although for now I'd put my money on a Yamaha version of the Roland System-1. Not that I know this for sure, but it's merely following a trend in which software gets harder and hardware gets softer.
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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:51 pm

CS_TBL wrote:I'd put my money on a Yamaha version of the Roland System-1.
Hopefully with more than four voices :banghead:
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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by Jabberwalky » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:25 pm

One thing Yamaha has over Roland, is the fact that they actually know how to make a decent sounding VA synth. They were there in the beginning with the An1x. Roland VA's have always been weak IMO.

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by Hybrid88 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:16 pm

Jabberwalky wrote:One thing Yamaha has over Roland, is the fact that they actually know how to make a decent sounding VA synth. They were there in the beginning with the An1x. Roland VA's have always been weak IMO.
I don't know about that, the JP-8000 is a really unique and powerful sounding VA to me. But they were undoubtably the kings of FM, it would make a lot of sense to address the worst part about the DX series (apart from it's cheesy preset overuse that is) and release a fun FM synth with a knobby interface, or at least something more appropriate than that god awful menu system they had back then. :geek:

...BTW is it just me or is this the longest countdown in history? Dragging something shocking :facepalm:

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:42 pm

Hybrid88 wrote:is it just me or is this the longest countdown in history?
Like a blink of the eye compared to the Korg Odyssey wait, eh ;)
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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by Re-Member » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:10 am

Jabberwalky wrote:One thing Yamaha has over Roland, is the fact that they actually know how to make a decent sounding VA synth. They were there in the beginning with the An1x. Roland VA's have always been weak IMO.
I think the System-1 and all the additional plug-out engines for it sound really great. I remember even daring someone on another forum to match some samples I provided of my SH-101 being pushed to the extreme and the 101 emulation was pretty much spot on. The only thing I dislike about it is the design and two-octave keyboard.

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:13 am

God, it's horrible to be old.

I remember when the An1x came out. Everyone hated it. It spent years being a stupid and mocked synth.
Now, everyone's all in love with it.

Same deal with just about every synth. Although I gotta say I'm really surprised that the M1 resurgence and the D-50 resurgence haven't occurred before the An1x resurgence.

And everyone who is just angry and bitter that everyone doesn't love the DX7... :::sighs:::
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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:31 am

M1 and D50 resurgence is going strong, just with musicians rather than synth collectors.

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by Alex E » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:49 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:M1 and D50 resurgence is going strong, just with musicians rather than synth collectors.
Yep. And they're so abundant that prices should stay where they are for a while.
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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by JayEm » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:17 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:God, it's horrible to be old.

I remember when the An1x came out. Everyone hated it. It spent years being a stupid and mocked synth.
Now, everyone's all in love with it.
au contrair

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by meatballfulton » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:47 am

The M1 is huge in Mexican music these days.

A few years ago I was in Arizona on vacation and all the Mexican/American stations were awash with the sound.
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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by Jabberwalky » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:26 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:God, it's horrible to be old.

I remember when the An1x came out. Everyone hated it. It spent years being a stupid and mocked synth.
Now, everyone's all in love with it.
I wasn't into synths then, but I can say that even in 2003, people loved the An1x.

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:11 pm

sneakthief wrote:And as I mentioned, you can buy an STM32F4Discovery board for 17€ and make your own DIY version. Adding controls would be simple enough as all parameters are midi controllable:

http://ixox.fr/forum/index.php?topic=63425.0
Just had one delivered in the mail today! Let's see what I can get it doing...

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Re: Yamaha Reface

Post by Hybrid88 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:55 pm

JayEm wrote:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:God, it's horrible to be old.

I remember when the An1x came out. Everyone hated it. It spent years being a stupid and mocked synth.
Now, everyone's all in love with it.
au contrair

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;)
Bet he pulled it back out of the skip and put it on eBay :lol:

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