Synth Site: Yamaha: TG-500 Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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SEUNG-SOO CHUN a part time user from Republic of Korea writes:
hello.. I have a TG500 , It Works Well.. kim kwang shick sold to me..Thanks..~ But If he had TG500's manual .. he did not sell to me... In My Opinion... This Moudule is not difficult .. TG500's Power Saw Wave Tone ..I satisfied... This Old Machine .. As U know.. competitible with SY85 synthsizer. I will use this Machine for my part job,compose. I think the sounds are still useful in today's music..but needs more editing tone.. My fellows says, "Oh.. this old dancitic(?) sounds killing me..!!" In shorts , I think , only 1 MIDI Instrument TG500 is not profit Todays. but If U have another different Module,like KURZWEIL,ROLAND,KORG,ETC.. It is best choice supporting Tone Generator. Of course, I have another Instruments... I REQUEST TO YAMAHA ,THIS OLD SERIES MANUALS *.pdf type file upload to your site! humm....

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:23
AdamT a part time user from UK writes:
I`m on my second TG500 (the first one was sold to try one of the new GM/GS machines that came out) and the editing is still as painful as ever, the PCM cards even harder to find and this one has no sample RAM (:-(. It has to be said that the sounds are far fuller, warmer and powerful than the sad thin wheezes that the MU range and similar put out (Roland fans:- compare the ancient/excellent U220 with any sound canvas and you`ll see what I mean), this goes to show that newer ain`t necessarily better even in the digital world. To the uninitiated the TG500 is a 64-note polyphonic 1u rackmount version of the SY85 minus the sequencer, disk drive and excellent user interface (it has probably the crappest readout since the DX7-MK1), but has four card slots and over twice the polyphony. The twin FX system is superb with 90 FX types and full parameter tweaking but unlike newer stuff, the 500 can live quite happily with only a tad of reverb. BTW the pianos are VERY good and usable as is the Digital multimode filter (One hell of a praise that from an Analog fan!). TG500`s can be bought cheap now, take up little rack space and offer a warmth and power missing from the sub-JV1080 sector.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:23
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