Synth Site: Yamaha: RX-5 drum machine: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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que a part-time user from omaha writes:
i love it for the proformance it gives and control and i really like all the botten it have only problem i have only one cart. i need more if anyone no where to get some of any tips email me please .

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Oct-06-2002 at 04:00
alan a part-time user from to ca writes:
The RX5 was certainly ahead of its time. For the amatuer/part timer like me, its proably more than I can handle. The only draw back that I have is that like many machine of its era you can't find data rom cartridges any more. Yamaha, while great on supporting older equipment by putting all their manuals in PDF online, could make a small fortune if they were to reintroduce or make available their ROM carts.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Aug-03-2002 at 15:06
gregory a hobbyist user from usa writes:
you can get some pretty interesting expressive sounds if you enter the edit menus, but one major creativity inhibitor is that you can't edit the sounds while they're playing. this is probably natural for a machine it's age. the reason i use it at all though is that you can edit the sounds into clean little clips that can act as trigger signals to drive analog drum modules! with 12 outputs this is the perfect sequencer for a nice analog kit. it syncs to midi, and it's way cheaper than 12 midi-trigger converters. this function brings its rating way up for me.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-07-2001 at 14:57
Clinton 2X a part-time user from USA writes:
The RX-5 has to be a great drum machine. U-2 used to tour with 2 of them. I've used mine since the early 90's. It was very expensive and it's still rocking. I have the heavy metal cartridge.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Sep-05-2001 at 21:12
It is good for acoustic sounds (well the Jazz card is, anyway) but I find the programming to be pretty easy. It's pretty unintuitive if you try the "edit pattern" functions but overall I find it very easy to use and amazingly versitile in its programming.

and despite fear of this turning into a discussion about "techno", yeah it's really easy to get some nice 808/909 sounds.

posted Sunday-Jun-10-2001 at 02:16
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