SynthsYamaha ⇝ Yamaha DX7

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The Yamaha DX7 is a six-operator FM synthesizer and one of the best-selling hardware synths of all time, with more than 200,000 units sold. Its sound dominates many recordings from the 1980's.

The DX7 is also available in rackmount form as the TX802. The DX1 and DX5 were higher-end models and the DX9 a lower-end model available at the same time. Revised versions of the DX7 were released as the DX7S, DX7IID, and DX7IIFD.

A number of aftermarket ROMs and modifications were produced, including the Grey Matter E! board and the SuperMax. They had various features, including more patch memories, better MIDI support, arpeggiators, delay, layering improvements, and other features.

The DX7 engine was reimplemented in the PLG100-DX and PLG150-DX plugin boards, and later as the Yamaha Reface DX.

Specifications

Year Released: 1983

MSRP: 1995.00 USD

Keyboard: 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch

Polyphony: 16 notes

Multitimbral: 1 parts

User Patches: 32

Power Consumption: 40 watts

Dimensions: 1018 mm x 329 mm x 102 mm

Weight: 15 kg

Firmware Revisions (ROM XC314):

Version 1.1 released 12-1986

Version 1.2 released 01-1987

Version 1.3 released 01-1987

Version 1.5 release date unknown (Japanese market)

Version 1.6 released 04-1987 (has built in test program)

Version 1.8 release date unknown (servicing ROM XC314006)

Version 1.9 released 07-1988 (servicing ROM XC314007)

User Demo Videos

Rating


4.7
(10 votes)

Sound Samples

WAV samples are available on freewavesamples.com.

File Downloads

Yamaha DX7 Manual

Yamaha DX7 Voice Library

Yamaha DX7 and DX9 Service Manual

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