SynthsYamaha ⇝ Yamaha SY99

Yamaha SY99

The SY-99 is a hybrid synthesizer that combines 6-operator FM and PCM (AWM2) synthesis. It is an expanded and upgraded version of the Yamaha SY-77 and TG-77 synths with added waveform ROM and sampling capabilities. Polyphony is divided between the synthesis engines, with 16 notes available via the FM engine and 16 notes via the AWM2 engine.

It has 512 kilobytes of sample memory, which is expandable to 3MB using SYEMB05 expansion boards.

Specifications

Year Released: 1991

MSRP: $3995

Keyboard: 76 keys with velocity and aftertouch

Polyphony: 32 notes

Preset Patches: 128

User Patches: 64

Preset Performances: 16

User Performances: 16

ROM: 8MB (267 waveforms)

Sequencer Memory: 27,000 notes

Sequencer Resolution: 96 PPQN

Effects: 2 effects units with 63 different effect types

Screen: 240 x 64 pixel LCD

Power Consumption: 35 watts

Dimensions: 1254 mm x 407 mm x 120 mm

Weight: 19.6 kg

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