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    Vangelis

    The Role Of Synthesizers In Music

    In a rare interview, legendary composer Vangelis shares his thoughts on the role of synthesizers in music — including his beloved Yamaha CS80.

    People . Jun 2020
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    The new Montage 8 in white livery. (Before you ask, it's actually a Montage 6 in white we saw at SynthFest in the video below!)

    SynthFest UK — Yamaha salute 45 years of synths in Sheffield

    SOS checks out Yamaha's vintage synth collection — see the video from the show!

    SOS were on hand at the SynthFest UK show in Sheffield to help celebrate 45 years of Yamaha synthesizers. Includes video interviews from the show!

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    Yamaha MODX

    Synthesizer

    Yamaha's seriously capable MODX is a Montage for the masses.

    Reviews Jan 2019
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    Yamaha announce new MODX synth range

    Mid-priced MODX features Montage-style combo of samples and FM synthesis

    Reviving two little letters that call to mind one of the most successful product lines from Yamaha’s past,...

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    Yamaha launch synth feedback community

    Tell Yamaha what products and features they should develop

    YamahaSynth have launched a new online community for synthesists to come together and discuss ideas. Yamaha...

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    Yamaha Montage 7

    Synthesizer

    As its name implies, the Montage combines multiple technologies within a single, powerful instrument. But does it have what it takes to be the market leader Yamaha want it to be?

    Reviews Apr 2017
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    NAMM 2016: Yamaha Montage (Video)

    Flagship synthesizer with FM synth engine and more

    Blake Angelos from Yamaha was good enough to show us the scope of the new Montage keyboard synthesizer, and...

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    Yamaha Reface Series

    YC / DX / CS / CP Mini Keyboards

    Yamaha’s Reface range recreates four of their classic instruments in miniature form.

    Reviews Nov 2015
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    Yamaha MOX6

    Synthesizer Workstation

    Yamaha’s MOX range offers unusually tight integration with your DAW. Is this the way forward for synthesizer workstations?

    Reviews Jan 2012
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    Yamaha Motif XF7

    Workstation Synthesizer

    Yamaha's long-lived Motif range continues to go from strength to strength. Could the latest model be the best Motif yet?

    Reviews Jan 2011
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    Yamaha Motif Rack XS

    Synthesizer Module

    Yamaha's Motif range has proved to be both popular and enduring — so is the latest incarnation, the Rack XS, your cue to join the Motif party?

    Reviews Oct 2008
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    Yamaha Motif XS7

    Workstation Synthesizer

    The new Motif XS range is top of the pile when it comes to Yamaha synth workstation technology, and thus will be going head-to-head with flagship contenders from other big-name manufacturers. Does the XS have what it takes?

    Reviews Oct 2007
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    Yamaha M06

    Workstation Synth

    Looking to create a more affordable keyboard version of their Motif range of workstations, Yamaha have pared back the spec of the Motif ES a little — though not much — to create the M06 and M08.

    Reviews Jun 2006
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    Yamaha Motif Rack ES

    Workstation Synth Module

    Yamaha's original Motif Rack was a fine-sounding, well-specified synth module, but it suffered from MIDI timing problems when reviewed in SOS. Two years on, we put the follow-up Motif Rack ES to the test...

    Reviews May 2005
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    Creative Synthesis With Yamaha XG (Part 3)

    XG Masterclass

    In this final instalment of our series of XG programming tips, we take a look at how the advanced modulation parameters can bring your layered sounds to life.

    Techniques Jun 2004
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    Creative Synthesis With Yamaha XG (Part 2)

    XG Masterclass

    Layering voices is one of the best ways to maximise the potential of your XG sound module, so here are a variety of ingenious ways you can use this technique — you can even turn your synth into a high-spec step sequencer!

    Techniques May 2004
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    Creative Synthesis With Yamaha XG (Part 1)

    XG Masterclass

    There are lots of XG-format synthesizers in home studios, but their General MIDI heritage discourages many owners from using them. However, there's life in your XG module yet if you're willing to explore its hidden depths.

    Techniques Apr 2004
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    Yamaha Motif ES

    Music Production Synthesizer

    Two and a half years after the launch of Yamaha's impressive Motif workstation synth, the range has been further enhanced and upgraded. How much better can it get? We find out...

    Reviews Jan 2004
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    Yamaha S90

    Weighted-action Keyboard Synth

    Yamaha have taken a weighted keyboard from their latest digital pianos, added high-quality piano samples and Motif sounds, and thrown in a playback sequencer and arpeggiator, and master-keyboard facilities. Left to simmer, the S90 is the result...

    Reviews Dec 2003
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    Yamaha Motif Rack

    128-voice Rackmount Synth

    It seems simple enough — take the successful Motif workstation, remove the keyboard, and release it as a more affordable rack unit. But there's lots more to the Motif Rack than meets the eye...

    Reviews Jun 2003
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    Yamaha S08

    88-note Weighted-action Synthesizer

    Finding an affordable keyboard with a good weighted action and a healthy selection of sounds suitable for studio and live use isn't as easy as you might think. Could Yamaha's S08 be the Holy Grail?

    Reviews Dec 2002

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