Synth Site: Yamaha: RX-5 drum machine: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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beatmeister a part-time user from London UK writes:
I love the RX5 It proved that didgital can have as much punch and fattness as analogue. The beauty of this drum machine is in the programming and sequencing. It really takes it to another level. People pay a fortune for an EMU SP1200 or Akai MPC60, this machine is just as phat at a fraction of the price. If you want a famous example of what this classic can do. It was immortalized on Cameos "Word Up". They used not just drum sounds but the horn section, bass and clavinet type sound aswell. I bought one for 80 quid. And it is worth every penny.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-24-2005 at 18:37
Simon a professional user from The Bronx U.S writes:
The 3rd greatest beat box ever made behind the MIGHTY DMX & CLASSIC 808. What I like about the RX5 is the meaty hi-hats great gated kick drum and snares. E.G CAMEO ****WORD UP****, PRINCE ***SIGN O' THE TIMES***


OBERHEIM DMX NUMERO UNO ROLAND TR808 a close second YAMAHA RX5 a worthy 3rd.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-24-2005 at 14:50
Mike a hobbyist user from secret writes:
I got a RX-5,RY30 and a DR550,the RX-5 I like the most cause it sounds so typical,the RY30 I use the most cause it's versatile and the 550 well...It got 808 and I love it.

I got cards with the Rx-5 so no need to panic but they are hard to get.

I put mine for sale on the web but I took it of,I can't part with my Yamaha.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-02-2003 at 02:16
Mikefoundahobby a hobbyist user from Mars writes:
Well...first of this machine is huge!

It sounds 80'd with plenty of editing to do.The standard sounds are ok.More sounds to be stored or loaded from cardridges (80's ?).

12 individual outputs,damp,reverse pitch envelope generators it got it all.

Buy if you find one!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Feb-07-2003 at 14:22
Mikefoundahobby a hobbyist user from NL writes:
Good machine with all the basic sounds.

Sound quality is good (12bit) and can sound very agessive when tweaked.

Good editing options,almost synthesizer like.

Internally only 24 sounds (1987 people!).

With extra cards more waveforms available (combinations of internal and card sounds possible!!!!!).

Save everything on RAM card(s).

8 individual outs and 2 card slots (RAM & ROM).

Very nice machine and Yamaha kept the RX5 on their website! So the manual is there in PDF!!!

Well done Yamaha,they treat people better then Boss et al.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Feb-05-2003 at 10:09
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