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Yamaha SY35

FM Vector Synthesizer

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Yamaha SY35
Yamaha SY35
250.00 street price

SY35 is a 16-voice polyphonic, 8-part multitimbral 61-key synthesizer based on two FM operators and two digital acoustic sample playback oscillators. The structure comprises 4 LFOs, no filters, 4 volume-only envelopes. The sequencer is not installed. The effects section offers 16 digital effects.

Memory delivers 64 presets and 68 user patches as well as 16 performances.

The synthesizer provides with a unique combination of FM and AWM sample playback creating a Vector Synthesis systems together. 128 AWM sampled sounds can’t be expanded, there are also 256 FM waveforms. The vector wheel mix and adjust the waves and samples. That’s how Yamaha could make it through both popular concepts back then – FM of the 80s and AWM which was the tendency of the 90s.

Though the programmability was tough, the selection of sounds offered ready-made quality voices including Alpha Juno 2 and DX7 sounds.

Tags: digital synthesizer

Country of origin / production: Japan

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Usage area
Multi Timbral Capacity8 part(s)
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Synthesis Method Frequency Modulation (FM)
AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) 
Oscillators per voice4
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform Count384
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform ROM2 Mb
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Single Voice Preset64
User-defined Single Voice64
Effects overall16
MIDI in/ out
Type Synth Action
Velocity Sensitivity 
Initial Touch 
Number of Keys61
Display type TFT
Built-in controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel 
Modulation Wheel 
External controllers
Sustain foot pedal 
Expression foot pedal 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)1
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
Preset Memory Slot/ Wave Expansion Board2
Voltage 220V
Voltage 240V
Voltage 120V
Voltage 12V
Power Supply Built-in, internal
Power Supply External
Power consumption7 W
Height93 mm
Width976 mm
Depth285 mm
Weight6.8 kg
Case/ body
Production start1992
Production ended

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