Synth Site: Yamaha: EX-7: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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Lorenzo Antonelli a professional user from Italy writes:
I think it's very well.It has a 16-track sequencer and,about the sounds,they are very good.It has very good lead sounds and also the pad are beautiful!The only bad thing is that initially it could be seems difficult to use,and the manual don't help(in every lenguage).However it's a great sinth!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-02-2003 at 18:45
Alex a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I've been having my Ex7 for 3 months and I have played with it on stage in gigs and it sounds great, perfect! The sequencer is good as well. I still don't know how to operate it completely. But i think that it's a matter of time. I love it, it's my 1st synth and I am learning fast. The only thing that dissapoineted me is that when using Cakewalk it is not compatible... Other than that it is great!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-18-2003 at 21:46
John a part-time user from birmingham, england writes:
Love it, I call my EX my baby, but those hard edge and soft tine dx ep's are missings, there should have been a GM back as a preset and a bit disappointed that the strings are not what they could have been. Paid £400 about $600 (has 64mb Ram)

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Feb-07-2003 at 08:16
DD a professional user from Md-USA writes:
I've owned the EX7 for over 2 years.The EX7 is a nice add on synth, but the pianos on it make it not my choice for a main axe. The EPs are gd, but the acoustic pianos are not my cup of tea. I found the sequencer is pretty easy to use after you get the hang of it, but if you are trying to be complex, it is quite challenging.Horns and brass are good, synth patches are very gd as well as the guitar patches. Drum kits are nice and clear and sound great for my ear. The sampler is a very nice addition and having a floppy drive makes it very desirable. All in all, a good synth, worth what you would pay for them now that the are no longer produced. I paid 1400 for mine new in 2000.Other board I have: Korg M1,Korg N1r and I just bought the new Yamaha Motif6. Its kinda like the EX7 on steroids.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-27-2002 at 08:51
Wesley Gibbard a hobbyist user from England writes:
First of all, I have read the reviews on this site, and most of them seem pretty accurate, but please, how can someone who played the thing in a shop for 1 minute have anything to say about it? Come on! - the action is superb - probably the best in it's class.

I got the synth for half price, when manufacturing had just ceased, and I'm sure it would have been well-worth it's full price. It's the first synth that I've owned, and I am well pleased with how easy it was to learn use - the manual was good. (I've come to realise that actually being ABLE to use it to it's full potential just comes from experience, both musically and with synthesizers!) The preset sounds are absolutely great, and very inspirational. However, I am very dissapointed that there are certain orchestral sounds missing - harpischords, timpani, solo violins, etc - not only are those voices missing, but they don't even have any samples to build them with in the ROM!! Come on Yamaha! Oh, and how about a couple more decent DX electic piano sounds?

The sequencer is not up to my expectations - even when doing a simple 8-track composition, I get notes cut short and dropped off every now and then - not very impressive, especially if I'm doing music for someone's wedding!!

The arpegiator is a lot of fun, as are the analogue style control knobs, 3 wheels and great ribbon slide control, filters, and VAST range of effects! I like the techno arpegiators best. And just incase anybody hasn't found the following (I didn't for about a year!), on one of the demo disks, there are 40 demo pattern tracks, from jazz to techno!! They're good for inspiration too!

Anyway, have fun! And If you get chance to buy a second hand one now, go for it!

Wesley

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-26-2002 at 12:22
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