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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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MIKEJ a part-time user from UK writes:
The dogs parts as far as synths go. Built like a brick sh*t house, great sounds - endlessly programmeable, and nowhere near as difficult as some iots would have you beleive. If you're serious about your kit get one of these old buggers 0 you will not be disappointed.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-22-2002 at 08:05
Algorithm18 a part-time user from Vancouver, Canada writes:
I've used a DX7 extensively for several years and just sold it and bought a TX7. I wanted to free up some space, but now I program all my FM sounds via DX Heaven for the Atari ST (picked up a 520ST for two bucks at thrift shop). The DX7 has possibly one of the worst interfaces ever designed. If you didn't have a manual, I don't think you would ever figure out how to set the sysex perameters. The MIDI button isn't even labelled!! This thing went through some serious cost cutting before Yamaha released it. Pfff... assholes. FM synthesis isn't really that difficult to grasp, but using the DX7 front panel to program is like painting an entire house through the mail slot. Really. Download an editor with graphic envelopes and you can seriously pimp this thing. I sit down to program and go from industrial and EBM to smooth r'n'b with a stop at everything in between. I like it for very sterile, digital sounds. It's so inhospitable sounding, and all the microtuning possibilities can add alot of tension to your sounds. All you have to remember is that operators on the bottom row of the algorithm are carriers, and the ones on top are the modulators. As you increase the volume on the modulator operators, you get more harmonics, just like opening the filter on an analog synth. Sit down with a good editor/librarian program and it becomes clear really quickly. After a short while, it's easy to program AND have an idea what you're going to end up with. Just don't let Yamaha engineers rape your creativity with a ridiculously under-equiped interface for a very complex synthesizer.

Check out the download section at Tim's Atari MIDI world, and liberate your DX. Peace!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-May-20-2002 at 23:38
code by code a part-time user from belgium writes:
great great bing bong sounds lis to to dance electronica go to detroit techno than code by code for the machine at work

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Feb-01-2002 at 19:06
Justin Havu a professional user from USA writes:
I borrowed a DX7 for a talent show at my High School and I was amazed at what I could do with it. I figured out how to program it inj 10 minutes flat. I find it difficult to program, but the sound is sweet!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-06-2001 at 17:59
you can get them on ebay for a pretty inflated price. though if you want strings and organs it's better to download patch banks. or just program your own.

posted Friday-Aug-17-2001 at 11:23
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