SynthsYamaha ⇝ Yamaha EX5

Yamaha EX5Yamaha EX5 Pitch and Modulation ControlsYamaha EX5 Panel Left Side ControlsYamaha EX5 DisplayYamaha EX5 Panel Center ControlsYamaha EX5 Panel Right Side ControlsYamaha EX5 Rear ConnectionsYamaha EX5 Main Board

The EX5 is one of the most powerful synthesizers Yamaha has ever released. In addition to its built-in AWM2 ROM and sampler capability, it also has virtual analog, virtual acoustic, and FDSP (Formulated Digital Signal Processing) synthesis engines.

Any samples loaded will be forgotten when the unit is switched off. An EXFLM2 flash board that adds 16MB of non-volatile sample memory can be installed to make the keyboard remember samples across power cycles. Sector101 makes an aftermarket version.

It has "Sondius-XG" printed on the right side of the control panel. That refers to the virtual acoustic technology that Yamaha developed jointly with Stanford University.

The Yamaha EX7 is a less-powerful 61-key version of the EX5. It is also available in rackmount form as the EX5R

Specifications

Year Released: 1998

Keyboard: 76 keys with velocity and aftertouch

Polyphony: 128 notes

Multitimbral: 16 parts

Preset Patches: 256

User Patches: 256

User Performances: 128

ROM: 16MB

Sequencer Memory: 30,000 notes

Sequencer Resolution: 480 PPQN

Effects: 108 effects - 79 insertion, 17 chorus, 12 reverb

Arpeggiator: 50 preset patterns, 50 user patterns

Screen: 240 x 64 pixel backlit LCD

Power Consumption: 32 watts

Dimensions: 1268 mm x 407 mm x 129 mm

Weight: 20 kg

User Demo Videos

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Sound Samples

WAV samples are available on freewavesamples.com.

File Downloads

Yamaha EX5 and EX7 Manual

Yamaha EX5 Data List

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