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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Lior Z a professional user from Denver,COLORADO writes:
I gave it a 5 stars but i wanted to give it a 4.5 For the price they are selling these days ( Feb 2000 ) It should be a crime not to own one. very underrated little synths. It is very good for soundscape/Movie layers. The vector Joystick is very usable and so easy... I've been told that the designer was the same guy that did the Korg Wavestation and the Sequential Circuit-VS. I do own the wavestation and in recordinf i like to use both. The TG-33 is really a 12bit sample player-but again there is something strange about the sounds...they sound very good. there are many sounds available on the net for free. use the search. Ciao

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Feb-11-2000 at 02:07
the-fatman a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
For some reason, everyone seems to be selling this. I picked one up for $60 as it was too cheap to let pass.

I wasn't expecting anything great from such a cheap module but I was blown away. The vector synth allows the creation of some really dynamic voices. I use it mainly for some exceptional swirling pads. The basses are not great, but they tend to get layered anyway and just add some presence.

I've not tried to program this yet, but just played with the internal stuff. Many of these are seriously useful voices.

If you see one for less than about $150 go for it. They're a little bit different to the mainstream and I doubt you'll be disappointed.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-04-1999 at 14:45
moy a professional user from malaysia writes:
this synth is the coolest. hey guys try the patches from the net. especially those sy35 ones. some are real cool. especially those M1 poly sounds and a 2 LFO sweep. just download those damn patches.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-05-1999 at 03:54
rich wied a hobbyist user from usa writes:
I have the 61 key sy-35 version and it was my first synth of 6. It is irreplaceable. The joystick is where the action is as the pianos and effects are ho-hum. It takes all the complexity out of FM programing by allowing you to choose from 256 fm tones with limited tweaking parameters. but you can overdrive any one of them into total white noise distortion for industial insanity. also great for slow evolving ambient stuff. try taking four bell tones (2 samples, 2FM) panning each differently, spin the joystick, record it, loop it, speed it up: super stoney space vibes!! no filter but I pump mine thru a Peavey analog filter for wicked bass and acid jams. anyone can quickly come up with crazy sounds on this unit.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-09-1999 at 02:38
Ed a part-timer user from USA writes:
Ok, based on what I read here I ran out and picked up a unit in decent shape from my local house of used gear (where what passes for expendable income goes). Drug it home, plugged it in, and let me tell you it definitely has a ton of way-cool features! Got me a real nice evolving pad at the first go, dropped it into the mix and it was good to go. Not all of the presets are winners, but there's some inspirational material and it doesn't take a degree in rocket science to program it (like the DX7II I used to own, urk!). Some patches do lack bottom, but I have an Aphex 104 and that puts the low-end punch right back into the box, no problem. It's no WaveStation, but then I didn't have to sell my dog to pay for this, either! Well worth the $199 I paid for it, and more. Oh, and for real jollies turn off the automatic vectoring and twiddle the joystick yourself, you can do some seriously trippy noises..

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jul-04-1999 at 01:16
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