Yamaha SY-1

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Yamaha SY-1

Post by antilles » Sat May 12, 2012 11:28 pm

I've made a couple of multitracked songs with the Yamaha SY-1.

I think the SY-1 is a great synth. It's very underrated synth for being a preset synth, but there's plenty of programmability to shape the sound and the aftertouch is just awesome.





Hope you enjoy it!

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Re: Yamaha SY-1

Post by georgemarauder » Sun May 13, 2012 5:03 am

Wow. Winter is awesome. Love it a lot. Good work.

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Re: Yamaha SY-1

Post by nathanscribe » Sun May 13, 2012 12:31 pm

I don't think I've heard one of these before - nice work. Thanks for sharing.

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Post by minime123 » Tue May 15, 2012 2:07 pm

*GREAT* track, thanks for sharing! reminds me of something off kitaro's oasis.
we're selling an sy-1 - if anyones interested, email me directly at minime123 at onebox dot com.
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Re: Yamaha SY-1

Post by polyjuno » Tue May 15, 2012 8:03 pm

SY-1 sounds really nice! :) Great to finally hear some proper songs made with it. It can do much more than I anticipated :P

I especially liked Winter, but there are some really nice sounds on the other one as well.

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Post by DanDerMann » Wed May 16, 2012 7:19 pm

minime123 wrote:*GREAT* track, thanks for sharing! reminds me of something off kitaro's oasis.
we're selling an sy-1 - if anyones interested, email me directly at minime123 at onebox dot com.
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That's it now mate...ask ridiculous price for it...I know your shop...everything you sell is VEEEEERY expensive!
WOULD NEVER BUY FROM YOU! YOU are taking the Mickey!

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Post by DanDerMann » Wed May 16, 2012 7:29 pm

minime123 wrote:*GREAT* track, thanks for sharing! reminds me of something off kitaro's oasis.
we're selling an sy-1 - if anyones interested, email me directly at minime123 at onebox dot com.
thanks
mini
Every time I have a look at your website you are out of stock! But almost every item is available soon, is like you would have collected all the synths in the world and restoring them one by one and selling them...what a joker!

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Re: Yamaha SY-1

Post by nathanscribe » Wed May 16, 2012 8:34 pm

DanDerMann wrote:...what a joker!
If I were you I'd watch your words. Don't come here and start making such statements with only a handful of posts and no direct experience of Mini's (actually excellent) service and sales record. Consider yourself advised the mods don't take kindly to this kind of thing.

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Post by tallowwaters » Wed May 16, 2012 9:06 pm

DanDerMann wrote:
minime123 wrote:*GREAT* track, thanks for sharing! reminds me of something off kitaro's oasis.
we're selling an sy-1 - if anyones interested, email me directly at minime123 at onebox dot com.
thanks
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That's it now mate...ask ridiculous price for it...I know your shop...everything you sell is VEEEEERY expensive!
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Mini - please don't spam threads. Period.

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Re: Yamaha SY-1

Post by groy » Wed May 16, 2012 9:25 pm

lame this got derailed because this post is fantastic. informative and sounds great, so thank you. i love hearing the single-synth demos and songs people make here.

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Re: Yamaha SY-1

Post by _dan » Wed May 16, 2012 11:45 pm

Love This!! Thank you!! :D
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Re: Yamaha SY-1

Post by plikestechno » Thu May 17, 2012 12:04 am

The only synth I regret selling. Got it locally for $200 absolutely mint with cover and manual. The reason for selling it was so stupid. I'd gotten my first modular so I sold all my monosynths :cry: . I figured I could just patch everything :lol: . At least I made 4x the purchase price on it.

Haven't bought a few vintage monos synth but there's no way I'd pay the current going rate (800-1200) for a fully working one. For that price I'd pay a little more or double and just buy a CS50. I have an Arp Pro Soloist that is similar and fantastic but the SY-1 has its own thing going.
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Re: Yamaha SY-1

Post by nvbrkr » Thu May 17, 2012 7:50 am

I love the sound of this synth. When I heard the first demo clips on youtube I always thought there was something special about its character, but the clips themselves left hardly anyone convinced. Glad to see the SY's getting used properly (there are a couple of other more recent clips on youtube that are great as well).

Excellent music. Thank you for uploading and linking.

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Re: Yamaha SY-1

Post by antilles » Thu May 17, 2012 11:32 am

Thanks. I love the challenge of working with limitations. Making a tune out of the SY-1, was a great challange as it's monophonic, has no midi or cv/gate and is somewhat limited in programmability. All the more fun.

Fortunately in Denmark, it's still possible to buy vintage synths at reasonable prices. I paid 190 euro for this one.

The Roland SH-1000 and SH-2000 seems to be more popular, all though i find the SY-1 far superior in sound, programmability, expression and keyboard quality.

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Re: Yamaha SY-1

Post by nathanscribe » Thu May 17, 2012 11:35 am

I think preset monos have been under-rated for a long time, so it's nice to see one getting some love. Maybe the Roland SH-1000/2000 are more widely known, along with the ARPs, but I like the simplicity of these preset machines. The patches on my Teisco S-100p sound like nothing I'd ever create myself, and it has great aftertouch and a flanger and reverb onboard - couldn't say that about the SH-09 I had, which dated from about the same period. The Teisco often surprises me in ways the SH didn't. I've got two, and thought about modding one with a "user-definable" preset - a break-out box with a few pots and switches on, or something - but it just didn't seem to be worth the effort. I just flip the Tuba switch and go...

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