Synth Site: Yamaha: TG-77 Synth Module: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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Zingy a professional user from NY - USA writes:
Unique and interesting instrument! FM synths alone (like the DX7) have tremendous musical value for their classic sound. Unlike the dozens of classic analogs and emerging VA synths, FM has a different sound that no other synths really duplicate. What makes the TG77 and SY77 so valuable is that this is combined with sampler/rompler technology to give the artists a sound that no other instruments can approach!

Pros: -------------------- Fantastic sound engine. Decent quality samples in the AWM portion of ROM. Expansion capabilities via Yamaha proprietary cards (hard to find!!) Supports DX7 patch library. Ability to combine FM sounds with samples (AWM) for distinctive sound. Typical Yamaha flexibility in programming and control. On-board effects.

Cons: ----- Typical Yamaha complexity - difficult to program. Effects are a bit dated for 2003. Display falls short of modern synth graphical interface. Analog outputs only. Expansion limited to proprietary Yamaha cards

Overall: ---------- These synths are selling on eBay for $250-$350. You cannot approach the quality of sound with another instrument at 2 or 3 times that price! The TG/SY77 offers a unique and distinctive sound that the dozens of commercially available synths cannot accurately duplicate. It is a unique instrument in an oasis of similarity. If you are looking to add new colors to your sound pallette, the TG/SY77 will achieve that at a ridiculous price!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-06-2003 at 07:38
jacob a part-time user from USA writes:
I know this is somewhat frowned upon but for some reason my ad is not linked to the unit specifications, so here goes. I have a near mint (LCD is dim) Yamaha TG 77 I'm selling for $200.00 plus half of the shipping which is some what of a bagain due to financial debts. contact me at if your interested. Also I find it to be a very versatile unique powerful and original synth as far as reveiws go, but I can't keep it at the moment. I have a rather extensive list of features about this synth not mentioned here at the classified section. I was actually sort of getting a little bored with synthesis when I was using a nova, perhaps its a matter of taste, but this reiginited my interest again, but at the moment keeping it is simply not possible. 4 out of 5 relative to other (sometimes much) more expensive synths, 6 out of 5 compared to others in its price range.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jun-20-2003 at 02:35
Chris a part-time user from France writes:
I am looking for a PC editor for the TG 77 and i can't find any. Pleasesend me an email if you can help me. thanx

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Feb-20-2003 at 15:56
Akai96 a professional user writes:
This is the most underated Synth Module I have ever encountered!! Literally,If this machine is programmed,it Produces sounds that the 2002 Roland's,Korg's,andEMu's can not come close to emulating!!I am not saying that it is better than everything,but it is just as good,if not better than most synths Now days,and it realeased in 92!!

I truly give this a 10 out of 5! I will never,I reapeat never part with this!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-22-2002 at 03:12
peter kadar a professional user from Canada writes:
I've owned my TG-77 for about a year and a half now. Although I haven't mastered it by any means, I feel quite comfortable programming original sounds on it with no editor. I find that I appreciate the FM side of it and the filters the most, but the AWM samples can come in handy as well. This synth inspires me to create a lot of analog bass lead and pad type sounds. The result is often an analog warmth but with a quality that could not be achieved with your average analog synth. If you find one somewhere and you don't mind doing some work to create your own sound, then I would highly recommed this synth. Think of it as a DX-7 on steroids with filters, fx, and a Rompler all in the same box, and you can't go far wrong. Does all the classic DX stuff great as well as some analog stuff that is quite surprising considering its age and synth architecture. I think that the best thing I can say about this piece is that even though I know how to get around on it fairly well, I always surprise my self, and am inspired in new directions when I sit down to program. One problem: I find that my unit will not send any of the more complicated voice structures out over MIDI when I try to archive my sounds. I've tried different sequencers, and I think it's something inside the unit. If anyone has any way to help me, please email me. I'm reluctant to create sounds that I will not be able to save over MIDI when the time comes to change the battery.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-08-2002 at 04:12
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