I haven't seen a complete 816 for sale for a few years, but I do remember them being cheaper. I wasn't sure if they were going up or what. The bigger problem for me is what to do with such a massive sounding unit.Z wrote:$1K is about twice I usually what I see them sell for. There's one in Dallas for $700 that I can broker for you if that interests you if the seller is unwilling to ship:Mixolydian wrote:Yamaha TX816, full
I have a TX802, and it's pretty full sounding, but I've heard that you can get super lush with a full 816. Unfortunately, I don't have a spare grand to find out.
Yes, I've heard the TX816's have a "fuller" sound, but I cannot confirm that.
If I wanted to use FM live, I'd probably go with a full 816. The problem with recording one is that you have to lower the input gain so much that you defeat most of the qualities of the synth. It's a bit like recording a symphony where you do everything you can to prevent clipping and breakup. You end up setting your input signal so low that you loose most of the dynamics.