Synth Site: Yamaha: TG-55 Module: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.9 out of 5
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mike smiley a hobbyist user from calif. usa writes:
I just recently bought one for 200.00 and it was well worth it. I use it with my wx7 wind midi controller and my roland jv880 and u220. It is easy to program voices for breath control. The only thing I don't like is being unable to access the multi-play setups to program change numbers 1-5, they are accessible from numbers 64 through 79.Otherwise it works very well for me.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-03-2000 at 19:41
Paul Goetke a part-timer user from USA writes:
I justpicked up a used one for $225 and it complments my EX7 and SY85, and TG500 very nicely. It is not a easy to program as the SY85 or the EX7 but has some very usefull sounds. My main point of contention is the keyboard itself, the feel is more like that of a PSR keyboard and is a bit disappointing.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-14-1999 at 10:25
Stephanie Sante a professional user from USA writes:
I just picked one up for $275.00 to add its shimmer to my studio. This is one

excellent little synth. I mainly got it for its etheric and more austere sounds.

I was very surprised to find out the synthetic brass and orchestral sound where

so powerful. Reminds me of the power in some of Larry Fast's work with Synergy.

Some of the onboard Rom samples are very unique. This is a really nice addition

to my studio. It also fits really nice in the mix with the rest of my gear without

hogging all the audio spectrum. Highly recommended.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:16
Jay Easterby a hobbyist user from England writes:
The TG55 is an awkward bastard to use. This is a shame, as once you get

past the user-interface the module is a deceptively powerful bit of gear.

The architecture and parameters are very well thought out which allows a

considerable amount of subtle tweaking. The inclusion of resonant filters

is especially welcome and these, along with the handful of analogue

waveforms, enable the creation of some convincing analogue timbres. The

acoustic samples are useable but are not multi-sampled comprehensively

enough to place it alongside, say, a Proteus. However the synthesis

capabilities compensate for this. Pick a sample, detune it, filter it, and

chances are you'll knock it into a useful shape. The TG55 has a definite sound character of its own. I would describe as

detailed and engaging, though somewhat cold and clinical. Its a subjective

area but personally I feel the module lacks the assertiveness to hold a

track up on its own - the EGs are little to slow to give an aggressive bite

to sounds and the filters lack warmth. In context, however, it's great at

providing interest in a tune, and at £200-250 is a steal on the second hand

market. If you're looking for a first synth or just feel like a cheap

synth you can get your teeth into, buy one, but consult a doctor first if

you have arthritus (you'll see what I mean!).

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:16
Derek J. a professional user from Canada writes:
I love this thing !! Picked it up for $200 and it's really a great box. Believe it or not, it'll do a stunning D50 impression (Soundtrack) impersonation. Great for all sorts of things and definetly worth the usually low used price!!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:16
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