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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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FRED YOUR FRIEND a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Well just picked up one 17 years after the fact with 1 rom cart and 2 ram carts and is my only 100% digital synth in my analog setup and truely believe,this dam board stands right the @#&* up Bells,brass,organ,and Balls.Has a character all its own,take time to program this beast and WHAMMO watch out!!YES some of the analog boards kills it but Damn this board is nice.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-23-2000 at 20:08
Carl Ashwin a professional user from England writes:
OK, so I have owned three DX7's so far. One DX7IID and two DX7 mark 1's. It took the selling of the first two, to convince me to buy the third and finally decide this is one synth I will not be getting shot of. Why?, lets be honest, the DX7 does not sound that great. Like me you probably first heard and saw it in the eighties because everybody who was anybody owned a DX7, and it sounded great. But then you get one home and plug it in, maybe in 1983 you went "Holy Shit! This thing is awesome", but today it fails to excite. However, when I take it to a gig and play it, it suddenly seems to come alive. The sounds become more brilliant and even without any effects added, the DX7 suddenly asserts itself once again as one of the greatest synths of all time. Yes it has those classic organs, basses and of course the electric piano's. But it can do so much more. I enjoy working at sounds, theres nothing more boring to me than buying a synth and having presets that are perfectly finished. I want to create my own sound or at the very least my own version of an existing sound, isnt that what makes some keyboard players stand out from the rest. The current price is to good to resist and anybody wanting to make they're way into the clean, sparkling sound of the entire 80's and early 90's could do a lot worse than a DX7. I love using this keyboard in my on-stage set-up and the amount of people that come up to me and say "oh my god, your using a DX7" is testament to the staying power and the reputation of the synth that changed the way the world made music. FIve stars from me*****

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-23-2000 at 19:09
H Thaler a part-time user from CANADA writes:
I upgraded my original DX-7 with the E Gray Matter board about 12 years ago, and just love the MIDI split, velocity and especially program change parameters.

Recently, I was lucky to find and purchase a used DX-7 with the same E board installed, and I now have a spare when I perform with my band. The band is "Riders on the Storm" and I use the DX-7 to drive a Kawai K1 and Korg XD5 sound modules. With the MIDI split, I have pre-programmed the left hand bass sounds from the K1, and customized the different organ and electric piano sounds necessary for quick changes during the Doors' songs.

The sounds on a stock DX-7 alone are now pretty dated, but I love combining them with the modules's sounds. As a controller, the DX-7 with E is tough to beat! If I run accross a DX-711 or TX-802 reasonably priced, I'll pick them up, since they're improved fidelity versions of the original FM sounds. Henry Thaler

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-07-2000 at 11:05
Matt PArsons a part-time user from England writes:
I've use the DX7 and was given a DX9. I found it poor, The sounds are not amasing and you can only get a passable sound after about 2 hours of programming. I know I'm being hard, But I prefer to use an analog and a sampler, both give much better result and require much less work. I didn't find it much fun to use, unlike a good analog or sampler. I wish I could be more positive but I like to tell the truth.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jul-25-2000 at 18:32
Michael a hobbyist user from Armidale, Australia writes:
This is a brilliant synth. Its sounds are really good and it isn't as hard to programme as I expected. While other synths may be a little easier to use, particularly as a result of the Dx7's lack of storage, this is great when hooked up to a computer or sequencer.

This really is a great synth.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-May-04-2000 at 22:01
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