|Synth Site: Yamaha: FB-01 Synthesizer Module: User reviews Add review|
|Average rating: 3.2 out of 5|
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|kevvo a hobbyist user from new sealand writes:|
this unit is f**kin' awesome. I have just noticed an expontial increase in sites the yahoo engine finds devoted to fb01 worship - 259 - not surprising.
Most cost-efficient synth on market ever award. Mine cost $40 NZ (about $US 16)
- I drive this unit with a yamaha Rx8 drum machine for bass lines - and selected drums sounds from Rx8 on another midi channel
very very good - kicks ass - very simple - good setup for structuring sequences. FB01 attached to RX8 rhythm programmer with blu-tak - mobile unit.
(additional sequencer - alesis mmt8 - for melody and/or bass harmony)
Love the jorgan 1 octaved down sound for bass riffs. All I need is you...!!!
Other great features. Unscrew the 3 underneath facia screwsn and detach for vertical screen (as opposed to rack "horizonal mode").
Fix the sticky switches by going a bit further and filing sides of the buttons. - just so much
I could use a manual for this unit, althought its easy to figure out without one can someone send me a copy please or email. I need to go deeper...
50 Wainoni Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-16-2000 at 06:26|
|Keysoap a part-time user from nottingham, uk writes:|
I don't have an FB01, but a DX9 which is basically the keyboard version of this module - minus a few algorithms. People are always banging on about how difficult it is to program FM synths, well ok its not exactly predictable, but in any spare time you have nothing better to do, its good just to fiddle away with the algorithms and operator fequencies because you occasionally stumble on some excellent sounds! I have got some fantastic organs from the DX9 (i.e. Hammond (with Key Click!) and Rhodes). The module is only half rack, and obviously only programmable via a ccomputer, but if you don't have any source of FM sounds and see an FB01 (or DX9) at a killer price then get it. Alternatively the TX81Z module is better than either of these and very regularly appears in classified ad's etc for under 100ukp ($180 or so).
|Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jun-07-2000 at 10:39|
|casio-core a hobbyist user from USA writes:|
I used to have one of these, but i sold it. It was ok i guess as a first module. I used to take the more percussion sounds and sequence really odd beats, as I think someone else mentioned on here. It really is cool for that. Most of the bass sounds are cool. Use these sounds with some effects and they sound great. Organs with tons of distortion sound good. At least to me. Hmm... I wish I would have gotten around to editing the sounds on the computer, but then again... they are FM synth sounds and that would have been pure hell to program I am sure!
|Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Saturday-Mar-18-2000 at 22:20|
|cypress a part-timer user from South Florida writes:|
For what the Fb01 is going for these days you'd almost have to be a fool to sell it or pass one up. While the biggest limitation is the fact that you cannot program the sound without a computer, the sounds themselves are just like other DX's often useful and warm and provide the full range of general instrument sounds.Add effects like reverb and delay the machine sounds pretty good. Several of the programs are duplicated in different banks but if you can reprogram it that's no problem really. A damn reliable machine.
|Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-16-1999 at 14:02|
|Dean Williams a part-timer user from Canada writes:|
I paid $70 CDN for this thing just today, and although I'm sure some people have paid less, the second I turned this thing on I was not disappointed. All I would want to know about this unit is how capable it is of making fucked up noises. It really shines in this department :) Although it doesn't sound amazing by itself, if you have any effects to run it through you can make really, really strange beats, and it's also great for creating unique drum sounds. That's what I've been using it for primarily so far, but as I said I've only had it for a day. The polyphony is only 8 voices, but this is pretty much acceptable. I'm quite happy with this unit, and if you can find it cheap, grab it. It's a load of fun for sure.
|Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-02-1999 at 19:55|
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