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Average rating: 4.1 out of 5
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DB a professional user from UK writes:
Russell Miller what the fuck are you smokin? "DJX sounds better than crap VA`s out there like S/Nova and Virus etc"hahaha LOL that is so funny!

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jul-25-2000 at 08:21
b3tech writes: is blowing out these bitches for $189. that's like a limp dick - you can't beat it. sorry this isn't a review, but may be appreciated 4 1 1 for some people anyway. maybe it won't get deleted. OK, a review then, I really think the DJX is a keyboard made by yamaha that makes purty music.

posted Tuesday-Jul-25-2000 at 04:37
Russell Miller a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I have owned the DJX for about eight months now. I like it because it for the money, you get some nice out of the box synth sounds. These are good for techno and dance, but most of them have an aggressive note, so if you want to do early eighties OMD type music, you might want a matrix 1000 instead.

You also get good quality samples of many real instruments like guitars, chiff flutes (aside: if you want to do a cover of "the chauffeur", this is your man) and organs, which takes care of most of your real instrument needs. So if nothing else, don't spend a grand on a JV-1080 just because you need a decent harp sound.

Thinness: The DJX sounds can be somewhat thin. However, they're much nicer than some of the much pricier but still crap VAs out there (supernova, virus, etc.) Also, realize that thin can be good. Unless you're Utah Saints, you want the singer's voice to dominate, not the synth. The minimoog, for example, does not play well with others. But the DJX tends to blend nicely into a mix. When I first got my DJX, I thought the effects weren't any good. Not true. I made the mistake of trying to run the synth sounds through the DSP. There wasn't much of an effect. But most synth sounds are pretty basic--a sine, square or a sawtooth in some combination. Consequently there's not much "digital signal" to "process." However, the DSP works quite well on the sampled guitar sounds. For a nice "Up"-like REM guitar with distortion, put on "nylon guitar" with the DSP at full blast using the hard distortion option. Turn on the reverb. Then use the assign knob to lengthen the release a bit. Another nice one I just discovered is to do the same on the "clean guitar" voice, and then put the dual voice on "strings". Tasty!

Now, as for what this box is not. It is not a synthesizer. Sound creation is limited to combining sounds via the dual option, and processing sounds through the internal effects. If you want to spend a long time on sound creation, buy a pulse. On the other hand, if you want some pretty good presets, buy this box.

For price/performance, I give it a 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Jul-17-2000 at 00:16
DJ Pace a part-time user from Canada writes:
Damn my God!!! I admit the DJX is great for the money, but it's nothing more than a "cheesy can"! You cannot produce a complete song with it! You cannot produce anything on it. Period. Even sampling each individual track of a sequence is ridiculous, just because the presets are crap and so thin! And as a scratch pad, it doesn't inspire my dog! BTW, you cannot program the individual parameters of a patch (pitch, envelopes, LFO's...), in order to customize it and make it more original. So, do you wanna flush 200 bucks in a crappy toy, designed to entertain kids, or do you wanna wait a little more and spend money on usable gear? Come on guys and gals, stop dreaming about the DJX and put your feets on the ground! So, I merely give a 1 to this shitty box (although I would have given a 0, if it was possible).

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jun-03-2000 at 20:10
o a part-time user from uk writes:
hey whats up djx ppl....i just got mine a few days ago, and what impressed me most was the sampling capabilities, especially editing them. however i do have one big problem:

is there any way to get the ability to sample anything longer than around 3 seconds?!?!? is there some way i can upgrade my djx for that?? peace, [o]

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jun-01-2000 at 13:06
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