Synth Site: Yamaha: TX-816: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.8 out of 5
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Colin Chung a professional user from Australia writes:
I bought this synth second hand, actually its a Tx-816, with 2 extra modules (half of tx-816) - I wanted a dx-7, but this seemed a much better deal for the money! :) But I find it sounds different to the original Dx-7, its a lot cleaner, so its a bit cold and lifeless in my opinion. I love the rhodes type sounds and the portamento lead type sounds. But the lack of buttons and on-board editing is a pain, I have editors for it on my computer, but its a hassle - especially since I have a room full of analog synths. I'm seriously thinking about selling it, and getting a Yamaha FS1R - since I'll be able to transfer my fave patches onto it (I only use 2 modules on it anyway).

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Jun-21-1999 at 12:36
David Morley a professional user from Germany writes:
The TX816 is about the biggest bargain at the moment. With careful programming, it can produce sounds that will shame most new synths. Treat it as 8 seperate synths, or treat each synth as a partial, and build a single sound up out of the 8 "partials". So useful to have lying around! I feel that most modern synths would still be blown away by this, if they didn't have internal effects. Lovely and the last of the true synthesizers.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:23
Doug Norton a professional user from USA writes:
I actually have the TX216, which is a two module version, and I bought two extra TF1 modules. If you like FM, definitely a good buy. Very robust casing, very roadworthy. I've traveled all over the country with it in an SKB rack (that should tell you something! ... XLR outputs are nice to have. Best Hammond sound that I own. Mostly use it for Rhodes, organ, and clav/guitar type sounds (I play country music), but it has some very nice flutey and digital synth stuff, too. Plus, you can get billions of patches for it off the net. Sounds great paired up with my Kurzweil and Korgs. Overall, I'm quite satisfied.

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