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Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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aaron a part-timer user from USA writes:
The DX100 is a great synth for the size, and the price. Learning to program it is difficult, but quite rewarding. You cannot judge this synth by its presets, it is capable of creating so many interesting sounds that analog synths will never achieve. It is too bad so many people think that the DX series only does electric pianos and cheesy flutes.

As for "hurting you brain", learning to program this synth will only hurt if you find all learning painful... In which case you are better off with a groovebox anyway.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-13-1999 at 20:46
oded abramovich a part-timer user from israel writes:
ok you want a really cool tip? well instead of getting an fx box , get yourself for about 70 bucks yamaha's module tq5, and connect it through midi (dx 100's out to tq5's in). now first of all you can use the module itself with the dx 100 used as a controller (changing presets ,etc)you should enable the "ch info" on the dx. but the real news is when you enable the "sys info" on the dx, then you can do a few really cool things. 1) when you select a dx100 program you can hear it through the tq5 outputs which are a lot !!! quieter ,then you can assign the tq5's effects to the sound which adds a lot . 2)you can save the sounds to the tq5's memory and therefore have an 8 part multi timbral dx100 3)you can sequence your music to the tq5's built in sequencer . 4)you can edit the much more intresting sounds of the tq5 with the dx100's front panel.the only trade off is that the tq5 doesn't have portamento the possibilities are endless. get this module before it gets too late.

posted Sunday-Apr-25-1999 at 14:02
Rob R a professional user from USA writes:
When it was released in 1985, the DX-27/21/100 series was a cost effective, entry level way to get a synth. The patches are somewhat sterile sounding and many are repetitive. The electric pianos and bells are rather good. These buggers are horrendous to program. Do not attempt! You will only hurt your brain. With no velocity sensitivity or aftertouch, these boards are weak as controllers. For a beginner, these boards once were fine starters but with the amount of used gear on the market for someone planning on playing live there are better buys. (Used prices should range from $175 to $250) Avoid the BC-1 breath controller! You have been warned!

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Friday-Mar-26-1999 at 18:26
b.r.LaVoie a part-timer user from U.S.A. writes:
I love the DX100. Just bought my second one from a pawn shop, even got the manual with. Built a simple little thing that allows me to mount it very sturdily to a camera tripod. Put 6 rechargable C's in it, got one of those new FENDER Ampcans and I'm taking it to the street this spring to play for the touristas. I find the Dx keyboards easier to tweak than the casio cz101 I used to have. I wouldn't recommend the DX100 for any kind of recording but for jams it rules.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Mar-01-1999 at 18:11
Patrick D. Rosenbalm a professional user from TN, USA writes:
I bought a DX100 used in April 87 for $350.00 which was $100.00 cheaper than a new one. That seems like alot now but not then. Anyway, I still have this keyboard and have used it off and on for many years. It may look like toy but it can do some kicking basses and cutting leads. I used it MIDIed to other keyboards, like a Mirage and Prophet 600, doing chime sounds, marimbas and the "orchestra" preset. Generally what ever sounded good. I also have a DX11 that I like real well. I also have the manuals to the DX100 and DX11 if anybody needs any info from them.


Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-27-1998 at 23:47
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