Synth Site: Yamaha: PSS-450/465: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.3 out of 5
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hoodatbe a part-time user from TIP OF ALASKA (igloo pad) writes:
This toy synth packs a fakin huge punch due to its capability to apply the digital synth mods to the presets. The digital synth by itself is also great. Buy it if you can find one. (got mine in a pawn shop for $12)

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jun-13-2002 at 11:43
Lenny Douglas a part time user from USA writes:
Well like eveyone else this was my first synth too,I still kinda like it though. True the drums are hideous, but hay, when you're 10 years old anything that makes noise is cool. This thing could still make some neat sounds if you have the patence to play with it for a while. Anyway, my model is the 460 and I'll hang on to it forever!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:21
Jeremiah M Stanfill a part time user from USA writes:
I have had one of these for six years....a friend just gave it to me. It was my very, very first programmable synth. I showed the sounds that I was pounding out of the thing to my friend and nevertheless, he was jealous. I can perform some sounds that can represent somewhat a wurlie or farfisa type replication. I will have to agree with Mark's comment that it DOES have a lot of bottom end IF You connect it to a good sound system. If You are looking for a slow type pad try the POPSYNTH preset and set the faders as followed: wave: 4; spectrum 2; modulation 1; attack 1; decay 1; volume 1. You can move the wave fader from 4, which sounds half-sine to 3, which will sound triangular....put the synth through a hexa-chorus and see how it sounds!! Anyways, despite its limitations, I have spent thousands of hours over it.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:21
Mark a hobbyist user from England writes:
It's the PSS470 'synth' I've got, but I thought I might as well put the review here. It's the first synth I had, when I started playing 10 years ago. It sounds complete crud with the normal speakers, but, if you link it up through an amp, and mess about with the synth slider controls, I've found some really wide bass sounds that certainly make the bottom end of my recordings make the studio vibrate (and make the neighbours complain)! 10 / 10 for weird and loud bass sounds, but if you're trying to imitate real sounds, forget it!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:21
Alex B a hobbyist user from USA writes:
well, as said before, never a better synth for the money, i want to rip it open and modify the hell out of it, like put in a tb303 filter, accent etc, just for the hell of it. maybe distortion because it sounds really powerful through that. actually this is the LAST synth i bought up to this point, about a few months ago. good bass drum sounds if you play around, also sustained basses like bass drums. can rattle the floor through a good system, but its not flexable enough, you need to control the range or something. i could mod it but why destroy it, and why even bother...i put a guitar strap on it al la the sh101, and i looks like something devo would own. also under the waveform switch, the top two or three are really weird, like metalic waveforms, ive even found some weird choir sounds as on like the one used on some komakino song. anyway, if you find it get it, whats $15 if you can get hours [or is that minutes] of programing fun out of it!

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:21
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