Synth Site: Yamaha: SW-60: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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blank frank a hobbyist user from UK writes:
I have had the SW60XG for about a month, and I was very impressed with the sounds overall. However I do have some problems. The very thin instruction booklet does not help. I have clicked on every option in every menu but cannot get beyond the 127 general midi sounds to the 676 sounds boasted about on the box. I also have great trouble getting any drum kits other than GM. I did manage it once by accident. I use Cakewalk express &amp; professional, also evolution audio. XGedit is bundled, but again no instructions. That program looks useful but has anyone any idea how to use it?

I might be soudning negative about it but I love the sounds I can get. No good for dance/techno but i'm not into that anyway. Most important to me is good piano sounds, &amp; strings. You are welcome to email me if you have any answers to my problems. thanks

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:22
kenneth c a hobbyist user from canada writes:
i only use the sw60xg for sing alongs at sounds great

and everything works great,effects,xgedit and everything.

the only problem is when i play my songs they seem to pause for a split

second then keep sounds like a record skiping.

i would apreaciate any idea on solving this problem.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:22
Alex Kidd a part time user from USA writes:
I picked this up at a special blowout sale for $30US. Very nice card for the money, but I couldn't get the included copy of Digital Orch to install. Anyway, the sounds are very high quality, except for the guitars and horns, which sound pretty bad on synths anyway. Alot of the synth pads sound fairly similar. It's a very nice card for people with computers and SBs already, and are looking to upgrade.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:22
Peter Horsham a hobbyist user from ENGLAND writes:
The voices available on the card are excellent except for some of the drum sounds.

With the fx units and the controllers availalbe almost any sytle of music can be produced

but for dance / techno type music the drums are almost useless on their own.

I use it together with a Gravis Ultrasound and the results I have achieved are

pretty good using the Gravis to play sampled drum loops / sounds. You can't really

critise the card considering its price but it would be excellent if the delay

fx could be used separately from the other variation fx because I use this for nearly

this all of my tunes.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:22
Zaphod a part time user from United States writes:
Fantastic sound! Super customizability! Great voices! Only downside I've found is that most sequencers seem to arrange voices in bank/voice order, which makes choosing just the right voice a pain. Voyetra's Digital Orchestrator is the only one I've found that arranges them by type instead of bank/voice number.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:22
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