Synth Site: Yamaha: DX-200: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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miek a part-time user writes:
The DX200 is good at one thing... SYNTH FX! Just hit record on your multi track and tweek up FM parimaters and LFO in realtime with sustained note with medium delay and tweek away for about a good ol 5 minutes. Make several 5 minute sessions and find intresting Loops and Wham... you got yourself a good resourse of custom Synth FX! You will eventuly be able to puplicate your own FX sample CD and stuff...

This is greatt live tool... I only encountered the clicky issue when I do rapid trasnmission from the DX200 Puter editor, but when I dump it to the DX and play it back in my setup clicks are gone... When you change parimaters on computer a lag causes a rapid shift in a sound parimater and this causeing a little click. But if you stored yoursound and do minimal modification to your sequence then clicks are gone...

I just wish that you can rought LFO to individual Operator Pitch and operator FM gain fir syncy effects, but all you got is a envelope generator for this... Oh well... More to come!

For $200 you cant complain!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Dec-20-2002 at 21:23
no one of consequence a hobbyist user writes:
The DX200 is pretty darn cool, but here are my issues with it. The sounds can be a clicky (i notice this on the an200 as well) sort of like like a light switch... annoying, and I cant seem to get away from this when it occurs. So far I have had notes hang, and the note skip in unison mode is quite annoying, seeing thats where the best sound comes from! :( interface is truly fun, and cool to play with, but ya know a $200 LCD is just that... annoying. It does sound amazing, but like everyone else has said, if you dont hook it up to a PC/Mac then your REALLY limiting the sounds/shapes you can create. Because of the bugs I am dealing with I will only give it a 3, cause they are pretty big in my eyes... I mean come on this did have a street price of 600$ at one point. I would recommend everyone on a tight budget to buy one... cause its a lot of sound for a little $. Same with the AN200.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Dec-05-2002 at 09:39
allen wrench a hobbyist user from san frandisco california writes:
timing could better. drums could have better control and punch. i think its much better than the korgs in many ways. reminds me of industrial from the late eighties, early nineties. and a lot of pop from the same. i really like it. but my comments come from only two hours of use in two days. and is it easy to use. the grunge sounds are so cool. it would be nicer if it fit in a rack,and had recessed plug holes so it would not take up so much space

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-01-2002 at 01:23
Dan a hobbyist user from USA writes:
First, I must admit that I'm addicted to my DX200. O.K., now that that's out of the way here are my comments: The DX200 is versatile in that you can get some surprisingly warm sounds out of it in addition to the metallic and strange sounds that FM is known for. There are several excellent preset sounds but, overall, I wished that there were more traditional sounds to go along with all the dance mix sounds. No problem though, I just started turning knobs and pushing buttons to get some of my own sounds to store in the user bank and came up with a good saxophone, clarinet, and organ sound as well as some mind-blowing pads,leads and a couple useful bass sounds as well. If you team the Yamaha DX200 up with an Yamaha AN200 (only about $200 a piece) you'll have the capability to synthesize a tremendous range of sounds. As a synth module the DX200 is a compact, inexpensive, user friendly DX7 - What's not to like?!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-30-2002 at 11:33
david a professional user from germany writes:
i am a real fan of fm sythesis!!! dyrty crancy metal sounds....the dx is really a fulldx 7 with tweaking possibilities,very nice but the avm sounds are really bad and weak. as grovebox i ts not usable 4 sequencer parts??? with all this polyphony, what is this????if u want fat fm keep ur money and buy a tx 802!!! 7dx7in one box!!program it with ur pc.boycott yamaha for its user unfriendly we get better updates and they d learn to treat user in another way!!

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Sunday-Oct-27-2002 at 19:57
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