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Yamaha DX7

FM Synthesizer

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Yamaha DX7
Yamaha DX7
300.00 street price

DX7 is considered one of the most popular synthesizers created by Yamaha. A 16-voice polyphonic synthesizer offers a 16-bit digital 6-operator FM synthesis (6 operators per voice, 32 algorithms). The instrument is monotimbral. The keyboard features 61 notes. The LFO section comprises Sine/Square/Tri/SAW up/SAW Down/Random waveforms. VCA features 6 envelope generators 8 parameters each. Memory offers 32 patches in RAM. There’s no filter section onboard.

The instrument was launched in 1983 and the core of the concept was the FM synthesis. A small LCD screen, membrane buttons and one data slider couldn’t make programming process easy but the digital synth era got started and musicians got carried away with the new kind of sound they could generate while tweaking digital components.

DX7 became famous with its unique digital but deep metallic sounds for quite an affordable price. Back then it had also a new feature integrated – MIDI implementation which was still a rare thing for synthesizers in the 1980s. DX7 was among the first ones to offer MIDI before Juno-106 and D-50 developed by Roland. Dave Smith’s P600 premiered MIDI in 1982.

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Country of origin / production: Japan

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Usage area
Performance Synthesizer 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Archetype
Digital (D) 
Polyphony
Voices16
Multi Timbral Capacity1 part(s)
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Synthesis Method Frequency Modulation (FM)
Oscillator Type DCO (Digitally Controlled Oscillator)
FM Operators6
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Sine
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
User-defined Single Voice32
Envelope Generator (EG)
ADSR 
Modulation
LFO: LFO Count1
Arpegiator/ Portamento
Portamento 
MIDI in/ out
IN 
OUT 
THRU 
Keys
Type Synth Action
Velocity Sensitivity 
Initial Touch 
Aftertouch 
Size5
Number of Keys61
Display
Display type TFT
Built-in controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel 
Modulation Wheel 
Slider/ Drawbar2
Programmable 
External controllers
Breath Controller 
Sustain foot pedal 
Expression foot pedal 
Audio out
Mono 
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)1
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
Expandability
Preset Memory Slot/ Wave Expansion Board1
Power
Power Supply Built-in, internal
Power consumption40 W
Dimensions
Height102 mm
Width1018 mm
Depth329 mm
Weight kg
Case/ body
Metal 
Color
Brown 
Production start1983
Production end1987
Production ended

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  • enpdf5.28Mb Yamaha DX7 Operating Manual
  • enpdf1.22Mb Yamaha DX7 Voice Library Performance Notes