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Karl Mousseau (karl.mousseau@cgocable.ca) writes:
Finally a REAL synth with no PCM. Very convenient user interface with a very large and detailed LCD. Advanced FM synhesis with 8 operators (with a choice of 8 waveforms for the OP). Formant shaping use 8 other operators that can be tought as comb filters. In addition, there's a multimode filter (LP 24db/oct, LP 18db/oct, LP 12db/oct, HP, Bandpass, and a notch)that sounds very good. It's very easy to surf between the multiple edit page thanks to the 4 front panel knobs that double as macro-controller (attack, release, formant, FM) and Midi controller.

Comments About the Sounds:
FM synthesis with 8 operators combined with formant shaping delivers zillions of very interesting sounds. It's very long to program ( 8 FM operators plus 8 FS operators...the DX7 is chocolate cake...) but worths the effort.

(Thanks to Karl Mousseau for this info.)

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x Yamaha UK
x Programmers User Guide + FS1R MP3s
x Yamaha FS1R Mailinglist
x Cubase mixermaps and studio moduless
x The Official David Kristian Website This site features mp3s, a gear list, and album reviews - DK uses the Yamaha FS1R to create complex soundscapes for film and music projects.
x Junglesound.net A place for information about some synths (a lot about fs1r), and a price database for dj gear.
x SoUnDEnGiNe.com Professionally programmed FS1r patches from Joel Putman!
x FS1R on Parallel Worlds new album INSIGHT on SHIMA RECORDS. the yamaha FS1R has been used to all of the tracks of the new Parallel Worlds album "insight" in combination to other vintage and new analogue modulars.
x JSynthLib Free Universal Editor/Librarian supports FS1R and many other synths
x TRIBAL HOUSE WITH A FS1R fresh uploaded Housetracks
x Electronic Musician review
x User reviews on Harmony Central
x Free fs1r editor for MAC This is yamaha's freeware editor for the fs1r
x Nooloop Editor for FS1R
x FS1R resources
x Sound On Sound UK review
x Future Music UK review
x FreeFS Home Open Source/Free Win9x Editor for the FS1R
x Salva VP: FS1R, VL70-m, W7, JV-1080
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x -UNOFFICIAL- FS1R The un-official home for the FS1R. Programming Tips, Hacks, Software, Bugs, Wish-List...
x Yahoo Yamaha FS1R Users Forum discussion group/online forum for FS1R users of all levels
x Yamaha FS1r @ deep!sonic Find some rare picts behind the panel

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