Synth Site: Yamaha: PSS-460 : User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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"mr david" John Aird a hobbyist user from uk writes:
these tings are fantastic. i have a 360 which is like the 460 but with only one speaker and no chorus setting. this is fine with me as i have it running through amps most of the time.

its crap at first, but just fiddle with the sliders and it makes some evil monster sounds, the likes of which my korg n5 can only dream. i tend to stick at the bottom of the keyboard - its strength lies in its BASS.

also great live cos it has lo-fi charm as well as the ability to piss about with the sound mid-performance with strange and disturbing results.

oh and zenn, "professional user" how can a synth be "too fat"?!!! perhaps you've missed the point.

seriously though, you can pick these things up fer like under tenner (i got mine for £4 on ebay but the postage pushed it up to 10) but just set the sliders right and you get a moog in portasound clothing. and moogs cost like a grand plus. which is fine for a "professional user" but if like me the thought of even touching the fair, finely crafted knobs of a moog is but a mere dream, the pss 3/460 rules.

oh and the 5 sound drum machine is actually pretty cool cos it's stupidly simple to program and the noises are fantastically silly... and sound rather hard of the core when shoved thru a resonant filter (that's a wahwah pedal for us hobbyists) and some distortion with the tempo set to "ludicrously fast".

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-10-2003 at 16:49
"mr david" John Aird a hobbyist user from uk writes:
these tings are fantastic. i have a 360 which is like the 460 but with only one speaker and no chorus setting. this is fine with me as i have it running through amps most of the time.

its crap at first, but just fiddle with the sliders and it makes some evil monster sounds, the likes of which my korg n5 can only dream. i tend to stick at the bottom of the keyboard - its strength lies in its BASS.

also great live cos it has lo-fi charm as well as the ability to piss about with the sound mid-performance with strange and disturbing results.

oh and zenn, "professional user" how can a synth be "too fat"?!!! perhaps you've missed the point.

seriously though, you can pick these things up fer like under tenner (i got mine for £4 on ebay but the postage pushed it up to 10) but just set the sliders right and you get a moog in portasound clothing. and moogs cost like a grand plus. which is fine for a "professional user" but if like me the thought of even touching the fair, finely crafted knobs of a moog is but a mere dream, the pss 3/460 rules.

oh and the 5 sound drum machine is actually pretty cool cos it's stupidly simple to program and the noises are fantastically silly... and sound rather hard of the core when shoved thru a resonant filter (that's a wahwah pedal for us hobbyists) and some distortion with the tempo set to "ludicrously fast".

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-10-2003 at 16:45
erik a part-time user from netherlands writes:
Basically this synth sucks like most Yamaha-synths. But It was the first instrument I bought from hardearned money from a summerjob when I was like 14 or so. I used it in my first band, and because we didn't have a drummer we used the rythm through a guitaramp with lots of bass turned in to make it sound less thin (or record it at double speed) When I started recording on a 4-track I started using it run through varies effectboxes. And a few years ago (years later) I used it a lot as a keyboardplayer in a band. Enhanced with a chorus, delay and especially a wahwah-pedal and using the fingered and chord-option to it's fullest it sounds pretty funny. You can listen to a lot of these songs here http://come.to/howtoplays . On the Fruity Loops-CD (especially this one) and the Pop Kit-CD (there are also a lot of other synths but you'll recognize the Portasound when it comes) I played my Yamaha this way at the Paradiso in Amsterdam two times and one time live on national radio :-)

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-03-2002 at 03:34
[E] a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
i had WAY WAY WAY too much fun with this thing at my friend Allisons house, i had good fun for about a solid half an hour. REAL-TIME FM TWEAKING !!! this is like the CS-01 of FM!!!!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-26-2002 at 08:32
Inglis a professional user from Cambridge writes:
I use this baby on all my tracks! A triumph was on the recording of Sunday Proud which was entirely recorded using this baby. I was totally living it up on dangerous ground then! Check it out at www.inglismusic.com.

I love this machine. It's pretty complex I admit, but I've managed to press two keys together and get what is apparently known as a 'chord'. Apparently you can add another note for three-note chords, but you need a slightly more advanced keyboard for that one. Maybe for the album eh?

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Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Monday-Jul-22-2002 at 07:02
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