Synth Site: Yamaha: PSS-680 Keyboard: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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drone3 a professional user from Canada writes:
If you enjoy playing the newer hi-tech keyboards that sound great no matter which keys you press down, this synth is not for you. The PSS-680 requires creative minds only. The sounds are virtually unlimited with the use of parameter variables. The pitch wheel is also great for added expression. Fuzzy distorted sounds are reminiscent of the DX-7 or a Casio CZ-101, awesome! You may like to check out a PSS-380 or PSS-360 as they are very similar, but have sliders on the top interface to really give movement to the sounds you play. I would love to hear an album from a guys basement that is written entirely on this keyboard.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-May-05-2008 at 15:36
Numberman a part-time user from UK writes:
I bought one of these recently just to add a few touches to my samples and breaks. It's a charming machine and although the sounds aren't as glossy as the modern synths, they have a certain character that feels very authentic and 'eighties'.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jan-09-2008 at 05:42
Tony a hobbyist user from United States writes:
I bought my PSS-680 from my nephew for $16. I had never played with any sort of synth/sequencer before. It's easy to use and although it may be a little cheesy sounding it's a hell of a lot of fun. Real time adjustments, ease of use, and the cool sounds I get when I run it through effects pedals all make this little keyboard worth owning.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-01-2007 at 18:32
Michael E Litchmore a professional user from Huntington,N.Y United states of america writes:
All along this instrument has had good sound quality and only being skeptical of its humbleness did I try to turn to other intruments that have sounds that are direct copies of real intruments. This pss 680 is clear and professional and I thank Sonic states workers if you have posted this review over my prevoius less understood review. Using the synthesizer function creates more than just noises. And I said just because noises are JUST. And I mean that when I am really good and humble with this instrument and program the settings on the synthesizer I created and now have( in addition to the good 14 preset sounds) very good sounds that sound clear from far away even more than they do from close up. That is the testimony of the Lords perfect happiness through every intrument that is good and humble and dont try to create over powered sounds. Over powered sounds are not what I want anymore because they damage peace and happiness over the heart. Go try a pss 680 yamaha or any other instrument made well yet not costly or more than 400 dollars and prosper. I recieved my Pss 680 for only 70 dollars and it sounds just as good as a instrument for 900 dollars. That said is what the magic is all about.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jun-20-2007 at 09:20
Muffy St. Bernard a part-time user from Canada writes:
Sometimes having limited equipment can force you to be creative. Until I moved to software synths, the PSS-680 was the only keyboard I had, and though (as others have said) the bass sort of stinks, you can still get some cool buzzy sounds out of it...especially if you run it through an effects processor. Don't bother with the preset sounds...try adding a long attack to the modulator to get ambient, grating spookiness. Take advantage of the real-time editing features when you're playing drones. I used to use the sequencer to trigger my sampler and it did nicely as a little drum machine. In short, I view it as a quick sound generator that MUST be run through processors before it sounds cool (with enough reverb even the drum pads are useful). And the realtime sound editing can make for some great effects!

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-30-2006 at 10:56
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