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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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robtronik from USA writes:
Heh. And it is those same PROs you are referring too that dismissed the TR-909, TR-808, and TB-303. Too bad they didn't have enough creativity to do what non-pro's did with them.

Uh, like help create a whole NEW genre of music.

So I guess your comments mean that the RS7000 is crap?

Whatever. One man's garbage is another man's treasure. Besides, there is a great quote by Eno that says "is the failings in things that give it their character their uniqueness...."

Like the human voice. Or the crackle in Vinyl. Or tube compression, or electric guitars overdriven through an amp... the list goes on.

So you have your opinion, but to tell people it is crap and not pro...well, that makes you a NON PRO. A real professional might suggest that you try out the machine (since this is a review site) and see if it works for you - not call it unprofessional.

Think about it.

Now, I have owned the RM1X, SU700, and EMU's Command Station. I have not owned the MPC (any flavor), but I can tell you this: The RS7000 has worked right out of the box. It has reliably worked for me, provided tight timing, and I use it for live manipulation of sequences from other works I have compsed on my computer (via transfer of MIDI files to the RS7K).

Its limitations are what help drive solutions (not that I would say that its limitations are show stoppers...really, they can be, at most irritations and at the least, all solved by workarounds).

You want perfect gear? It doesn't exist.

You want to make music? If you can't with the RS7K (either through use of its "limited" sampler - yeah, foolio - that SP1200 sampler sure wasn't PRO cause of its limited memory...dang the list goes on) then you are just plain silly.

The RS7k is a mean machine. Truly and simply.

It ain't perfect - but perfect doesn't exist.

get over it.

Buy this machine if you need a machine for live playback. Buy this machine if you want to drive external synths. Buy this machine if you want the best HW sequencer out there (bar maybe the MMT8 from alesis which needs an update)....

Some people just don't get it.

Sorry for you, I guess.



Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-26-2002 at 18:06
Blurredlines a professional user from UK writes:
Not a great machine for live use, the internals suck as they always have from Yamaha, the card slot on a machine of this size is a stupid idea.

Made of low gauge plastic that has been painted, two years down the line the paint will begin to wear off ala the prophecy. Five years and cracks will begin appearing. Cheap crap fro a $1400.00 machine. Get an MPC and some other gear. Anyone pretending you can make professional music with just this is not only stupid, but also ignorant. Why do you think professional studio have tens (even hundreds) of thousands in gear? What? You think thwy are less talented than you?

Bottom line? Expensive built cheap, skimped on features, and overall buggy. Avoid this like the plauge, people who claim to love it are just pissed they spent over a grand on it. Either that or they are newbies who dont use for anything but chaining the lame presets. AVOID.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-25-2002 at 07:06
Trance a part-time user from USA writes:
I use this strictly in the studio. (Even though it is AWSOME for live.) In the studio, I work ALL in song mode which is AWSOME. Copy events and move shit around. It's great. It can't be beat and THANK you Yamaha for this awsome PROFESSIONAL tool. Yes, it is professional, so all you little wannabee producer kidies out there, playing your presets and saying they are your own to your friends, please stay away as this is too much for your little unimaginative minds to handle. Thank you.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-18-2002 at 16:23
MCee a professional user from US writes:
If you were ever looking for a professional all-in-one-box, sequencer, tone generator, sampler...the RS is it. Ideal for Live and in the Studio. Usable not only for electronic genre, but for songwriting in general. No kiddie groovebox, this is a music production workstation, just as Yamaha said.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-12-2002 at 04:41
RS7000-Owner from diverse writes:
I've just been experimenting with only a RS and a effect unit (in my case the Pioneer EFX) I have everything organized as songs, and the effect unit is BPM synced with the RS. This works cool! When i want to change songs, i put in some effects (like echo/delay) and let it run for a bit while i quickly stop the RS, change song and press 'play' again. This works seemlessly 'cause the effects are BPM sync! Good for Techno, Trance and/or D&B!!

Stopping the unit in between a set to change songs is probably also neat, Orbital has been doing that for years. Sometimes they take realy a few minutes before the next song is started. But it has probably to do with the hardware (alesis) sequencers, which need to be exchanged once in a while.. :-)


--- In RS7000@y..., "headtrik" <visualufouria@m...> wrote: > I have done many shows with it. I ike it alot in a live setting. It > has one main drwback, it seems like a big deal, but once you get used > to it, it's not that big a deal. Unlike a drum machine it doesn't > wait for your entire pattern to finish before it makes the change. > This means you need to change your pattern on the last measure. It's > hard to get used to, but sonically it really CANNOT be topped by > anything else in its price range, period. Some of the sounds are a > bit cheesey, but with all the filters and lfos, effects, etc... you > can turn most of the lamer sounds into something pretty good. That's > really the nature of any sample based machine, some of the presets > are just naturally going to suck. The sampler kicks ass!! The loop > remix is pretty cool, and it does the sample slicing just like > Recycle, and, is really almost as good as recycle. I have (and am > soon doing) a mostly Hard techno live PA. It's a killer machine for > techno. If you use 303s and so on, go to the files section here, and > listen to the 303 clones I made with it. THESE WERE done using the > internal sounds, NOT sampled at all. Those should speak pretty > clearly on how well this machine will work for techno. To get the > best, really rugged results, just like for DnB, I'd take some of your > favorite records, and sample the kicks, and hats right from there. > That is a sound that just cannot be duplicated short of having the > original 909's etc... The way kicks sound coming off of a record, > when they've been extremely compressed sounds sick for live Hard > House/Hard Techno. Anyway, I'm babbling. It definitely is the right > box for what you want to do. The effects are great, the slice works > really well for techno, the 909, 808, and 303 samples inside the > machine are also really high quality. You've got a master EQ, > to "curve" your final mix, and each track has its own EQ as well. > This thing sonically is flexable. Anyway, back to performance, you > can setup patterns into chains, so it will make all the changes for > you, you can convert them to song, etc... Fully dedicated sequencer.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-11-2002 at 06:30
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