Synth Site: Yamaha: TX-802 module: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Mike Mattson a part-time user from Portland OR writes:
Got my TX802 yesterday. It has exceeded my expectations which were honestly pretty high. Glad I went this route and skipped the 816's that come up occasionly on ebay. It is light (10 lbs) and powerful. I have no life so I spent way too many hours learning to program by converting DX-100 sounds to DX7. I'm thinking w/ this module to work with that may prove to be a valuable skill after all. Not that FM can really stand on its own these days but it really is valuable when mixed w/ high quality sampled sounds. The display is pretty large and gives nice graphic representations of the level scaling curves in addition to the numeric info. DX first generation sounds can be dumped in one at a time but not as a group. I'm glad Yamaha introduced the FS unit so these are being let go to some lucky recipients.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-20-2000 at 22:56
Freshie a hobbyist user from Kanada writes:
If you want a DX-7 and think you need some FM synthesis in your collection then you can't do much better than this. It's like having 8 DX-7's in one box. 8 part multi and 16 part poly. So you can have 8 parts going at once with 2 voices each...or 4 parts with 4 voices....or 2 parts with 8 vocies or whatever. You get the idea. Get a software editor, learn to program it and you will be rewarded with funky bass, leads, hard noise, whatever you want. I managed to find one dirt cheap, so keep your eyes peeled. Looks nice in your rack too.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Dec-09-1999 at 15:03
pelle from USA writes:
For the price, nothing beats this synth. Pain to program but tones of sounds on the net. You want punchy bass that will blow up your speakers? This thing will deliver. Stacks up all the eight out puts and wait for the neighbors to call the cops. Great bell and electric piano sounds. I also like the brass sounds. No BS effects to hide the limitations. What you hear is pure FM monster. Blends real good in the tracks with out muddying out the bottom end.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Mar-22-1999 at 01:27
Adam Brinkmann a part time user from USA writes:
Ditto Steve Sauve. Nothing compares with the expressive response. Very versatile with 8 separate outs (one for each 2 voice operator) plus pair of stereo outs. You can even stack two together for a really FAT sound (kind of like the TX816). Rumor has it tha FM will come back; witness Yamaha re-introducing the DX-7 as a daughterboard to one of its recent boxes. Escape from sample playback and make your sound come alive with FM!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:23
Steven Sauve a professional user from Canada writes:
Arguably the finest of the original FM series, the polyphony, the multi-timbrality, and the alternate scales are great...And a plus is that almost all of the patches for the original DX7 or DX7II are compatible, which means THOUSANDS of sounds!...You can't really beat multi-operator FM for expressive response. The sounds are more obviously synthetic, but the way the operators interact with each other dynamically to brighten a sound or to add edge is more natural than simply opening up a lowpass filter...These machines are pretty easy to find these days, and very well priced...Likely to increase in value over the next 2-3 years. Grab one!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:23
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