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Yamaha SY77

The SY77 is a hybrid synthesizer that combines AWM and FM synthesis for vast sound scupting capabilities. Yamaha refers to the 6-operator FM synthesis as AFM, meaning Advanced Frequency Modulation. The "advanced" part comes from the availability of 16 extra oscillator waveforms and 45 different algorithms. These FM and AWM sounds can combined into a single patch to build complex sounds and layers.

It has a 16-track, 1-song sequencer.

The screen's backlight will commonly burn out, making the screen harder to read in dim light (but still functional). It is fairly easy to find an aftermarket replacement.

The SY77 is available in rackmount form without a sequencer as the Yamaha TG77. The SY99 is an upgraded version with a 76-key keyboard.

Specifications

Year Released: 1989

MSRP: $2995

Keyboard: 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch

Polyphony: 32 notes

Multitimbral: 16 parts

Preset Patches: 128

User Patches: 64

Preset Performances: 16

User Performances: 16

ROM: 4MB (112 waveforms at 16-bit, 48 kHz)

Sequencer Memory: 16,000 notes

Sequencer Resolution: 96 PPQN

Effects: 2 DPSs with 40 different reverbs and 4 different modulation effects

Screen: 240 x 64 pixel backlit LCD

Outputs: 12x 1/4 inch (2x stereo pair, 8x individual)

Power Consumption: 28 watts

Dimensions: 1046 mm x 407 mm x 119 mm

Weight: 17 kg

Maximum Polyphony: 16 PCM + 16 AWM

PCM Wave Memory: 4MB (112 waveforms)

Effects Processors: 2

User Demo Videos

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File Downloads

Yamaha SY77 Manual

Yamaha SY77 MIDI Data Format

Yamaha SY77 Service Manual

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