Synth Site: Yamaha: DX-100: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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Jimbo a professional user from Los Angeles, CA writes:
Certainly should never be considered a controller for other boards. It has one primary advantage. It is THE board Roger Troutman used for many years after retiring his MiniMoog. If you're after that Troutman talkbox sound you need this board or a 27 to get the correct sound. If you just want sounds and hate the small keys get an FB-01 or TX81Z

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Mar-04-2005 at 04:20
Rambo a part-time user writes:
With the small keys it makes a poor controller. Don't confuse this as being a remote keyboard. It is at the bottom of the DX pile and is very expensive. A DX7 is the best value. The sounds can be quite expressive and thick and it is worth 3 marks. However, there are much better DX offerings about. The DX11 is also over-priced. Get a 7 or a 7mk2. Avoid this and get a Cs-01 instead if you must have a mini synth.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Saturday-Apr-17-2004 at 10:19
the Whiz a part-time user from Washington, DC USA writes:
The DX100 is a limited Yamaha 4-op synth, lacking the more complex waves of the TX81Z/DX11/TQ5/WT11. Even with its limits, it is fairly easy to program, and makes a great controller for other gear if one wanted to get out from behind a keyboard rack.

One of its nicest features is the input jack for a breath controller. Although it sends at a constant velocity, combining it with a breath controller, combined with judicious use of pitch bend and modulation, allows extremely expressive use of wind responsive gear, like the WT11 or the VL70m.

It started going up in price when the "Lately Bass/Heavy Bass" patch started to grow in popularity, and I've recently seen this piece go for prices that seem unreasonable to me. If I wanted to buy a small controller keyboard for the same prices this now fetches, I would probably get something like the Yamaha CBX-K1 (controller only), or one of the other small keyboards now available.

If this piece was still available for the sub-$90US it used to go for, it would have rated higher. With prices so high, I can only give it a 3.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Apr-16-2004 at 23:13
JOHN R. BURKETT a hobbyist user from USA writes:
03/05/04 A really good jamin' buddy GAVE this unit to me and it included the breath modual. I haven't much experience with FM synths and this unit is, well, basic. It is limited by the preprogrammed algorithms and at best has a 1980's cheesy sound, but it is a great learning tool for programming purposes. It makes me think about the process as a whole and the algorithms screened on the top give a visual perspective of whats going on. I don't know what these things sold for back in the 80's but it probably was to much. It does represent the electronic technology of that era but the sounds are not, and never will rival old true synths or the newer modeling synths, still if a person found one of these critters at a yard sale or in a pawn shop for a bargain price, snatch it up. These may go up in value someday and really are fun to play with. Really. I might add that a manual is a must have to learning how this thing works, but I'm sure Yamaha has downloadable versions. I'm going to rate this keyboard a 2 because it's not really something that would get a lot of use in todays studio settings, and the keys are to small to use it as a controller. If the kids would take care of it, it would be a great first timer for them.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Friday-Mar-05-2004 at 03:13
gary a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Great little unit, lots of fun. There are better ones to use if you want inexpensive FM sounds though. I got a TX81Z for almost a third of the price of my DX100, with lots more features. Still, you can't strap the TX on and go crazy with the pitch and mod wheels....

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Feb-14-2004 at 02:02
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