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Yamaha 6op-FM Family

Yamaha 6op-FM Synopsis

Popular 6 operator FM line

  • DX7: First digital synthesizer to unseat the analog synths as king.
  • DX1: Contains the functionaly of 2 DX7's with an LED based interface.
  • TX816: Contains the functionaly of 8 DX7's (i.e. TF1 modules) in a rack (only editable via MIDI).
  • TX216: Basically a TX816 with the 6 empty TF1 module slots.
  • TX7: Basically a desktop version of a TF1 module.
  • DX5: Bascially a DX1 without the LED interface or wooden keys.
  • DX7IID: Improves on the DX7 with 16 bit DACs, stereo outputs (with pan EG), bi-timbral, more memory, microtuning, programable controlers and unison voice modes.
  • DX7IIFD: Adds a floppy drive to the DX7IID.
  • DX7S: Basically a mono-timbral DX7IID.
  • TX802: Basically an 8 voice multitimbral DX7IID in a rack.

Voice architecture is 6 operator, 32 algorithm FM. Both poly and mono voice modes are provided.

Key Features

  1. Aftertouch: routed to pitch and amplitude
  2. Architecture Class: fm
  3. Audio IO: headphones (see Models) (see Sibling Comparison)
  4. Audio Source: sine waves
  5. Communication Interface: MIDI In, Out Thru (see Models)
  6. Effects: None
  7. EG: Pitch and 6 Operator EGs have 4 levels and 4 rates (see Models)
  8. Expansion: (see Models)
  9. Filter: None
  10. Form Factor: (see Sibling Comparison)
  11. Key Scaling: EG levels (linear, exponential, with breakpoint) and rates (linear) (see Models)
  12. LFO: Routed to all operator pitch and/or each operator amplitude (supports delay and key sync). Waveforms are down saw, up saw, random, square and triangle
  13. Memory:
    • Multi Memory: (see Models)
    • Patch Memory: (see Sibling Comparison)
    • PCM Memory: N/A
    • Sample Memory: N/A
    • Sequencer Memory: N/A
  14. Multitimbral: (see Sibling Comparison)
  15. Pedal Inputs:
  16. Performance Control: portamento, glissando
  17. Polyphony: 16 (see Models)
  18. Power: AC
  19. Released: (see Sibling Comparison)
  20. Sequencer: No
  21. Signal Class: digital
  22. Velocity: routed to operator level

Sibling Comparison

Model Audio IO Form Factor MSRP Multitimbral Patch Memory Released
DX7 1 output 61 keys $1995US 1 32 user, 32 external 1983
DX1 2x3 outputs 73 wooden keys ? 2 2x32 user, 2x32 external 1983
TX816 8 outputs 4U rack $4995US 2 8x 32 user 1984
TX216 2 outputs 4U rack $2095US 2 2x 32 user 1985
TX7 1 output desktop $845US 1 32 user 1985
DX5 2x3 outputs 76 weighted keys $3495US 2 2x32 user, 2x32 external 1985
DX7IID stereo outputs 61 keys $2195US 2 64 user, 64 external 1986
DX7IIFD stereo outputs 61 keys $2495US 2 64 user, 64 external 1986
DX7S stereo outputs 61 keys $1495US 1 64 user, 64 external 1986
TX802 stereo, 8 individual outputs 2U rack $1895US 8 64 user, 64 external 1987

DX7

DX7

Additional Features:

  • Expansion: cartridge
  • Pedal inputs: sustain, portamento, volume, mod (LFO/EG bias)
  • Performance control: portamento or glissando, breath control input (LFO and EG bias), pitch and mod (LFO/EG bias) wheel

DX1

DX1

DX1 back

Additional Features:

  • Audio IO: 2 channels, mix x2 (balanced/unbalanced)
  • Expansion: 2 cartridge slots
  • Pedal inputs: sustain, portamento, volume, mod (LFO/EG bias)
  • Performance control: portamento or glissando, 32x2 performance table, breath control input (LFO and EG bias), pitch and mod (LFO/EG bias) wheel
  • Polyphony: 2x

TX816

TX816

TF1

Additional Features:

  • Communication Interface: 9x MIDI In, Thru
  • Performance control: portamento or glissando
  • Polyphony: 8x

TX216

Additional Features:

  • Communication Interface: 3x MIDI In, Thru
  • Performance control: portamento or glissando
  • Polyphony: 2x

TX7

TX7

Additional Features:

  • Communication Interface: tape (8 pin DIN)
  • Performance control: 64 performance table, portamento or glissando

DX5

DX5

Additional Features:

  • Audio IO: 2 channels, mix x2 (balanced/unbalanced)
  • Expansion: 2 cartridge slots
  • Pedal inputs: sustain, portamento, volume, mod (LFO/EG bias)
  • Performance control: 2x32 performance table, portamento or glissando, breath control input (LFO and EG bias), pitch and mod (LFO/EG bias) wheel
  • Polyphony: 2x

DX7IID

DX7IID

White DX7IID

Additional Features:

  • Architecture: Unison poly or mono voice modes are also supported
  • EG: Pan EG has 4 levels and 4 rates
  • Expansion: cartridge (RAM4 or ADP1 adapter)
  • Key Scaling: also support fractional scaling for EG levels
  • Multi Memory: 32 user, 32 external
  • Pedal inputs: sustain, programable switch (sustain, portamento, key hold, soft), mod (volume, LFO/EG bias), programable (volume, LFO/EG/Pitch bias, CS1)
  • Performance control: pan, 2 programable sliders (105 destinations), 32 performance table, portamento or glissando, breath control input (LFO and EG bias), pitch and mod (LFO/EG bias) wheel
  • Scaling Memory: 2 user, 64 external
  • Tuning Memory: 11 preset, 2 user, 63 external (2 if voice/performacne data)

DX7IIFD

DX7IIFD

Additional Features:

  • Architecture: Unison poly or mono voice modes are also supported
  • EG: Pan EG has 4 levels and 4 rates
  • Expansion: cartridge (RAM4 or ADP1 adapter), 3.5" DSDD floppy drive
  • Key Scaling: also support fractional scaling for EG levels
  • Multi Memory: 32 user, 32 external
  • Pedal inputs: sustain, programable switch (sustain, portamento, key hold, soft), mod (volume, LFO/EG bias), programable (volume, LFO/EG/Pitch bias, CS1)
  • Performance control: pan, 2 programable sliders (105 destinations), 32 performance table, portamento or glissando, breath control input (LFO and EG bias), pitch and mod (LFO/EG bias) wheel
  • Scaling Memory: 2 user, 64 external
  • Tuning Memory: 11 preset, 2 user, 63 external (2 if voice/performacne data)

DX7S

Additional Features:

  • Architecture: Unison poly or mono voice modes are also supported
  • EG: Pan EG has 4 levels and 4 rates
  • Expansion: cartridge (RAM4 or ADP1 adapter)
  • Key Scaling: also support fractional scaling for EG levels
  • Pedal inputs: sustain, programable switch (sustain, portamento, key hold, soft), mod (volume, LFO/EG bias), programable (volume, LFO/EG/Pitch bias, CS1)
  • Performance control: pan, 2 programable sliders (105 destinations), 32 performance table, portamento or glissando, breath control input (LFO and EG bias), pitch and mod (LFO/EG bias) wheel
  • Scaling Memory: 2 user, 64 external
  • Tuning Memory: 11 preset, 2 user, 63 external (2 if voice/performacne data)

TX802

TX802

Additional Features:

  • Architecture: Unison poly or mono voice modes are also supported
  • EG: Pan EG has 4 levels and 4 rates
  • Expansion: cartridge (RAM4 or ADP1 adapter)
  • Key Scaling: also support fractional scaling for EG levels
  • Multi Memory: 32 user, 32 external
  • Pedal inputs: sustain, programable switch (sustain, portamento, key hold, soft), mod (volume, LFO/EG bias), programable (volume, LFO/EG/Pitch bias, CS1)
  • Performance control: pan, 2 programable sliders (105 destinations), 32 performance table, portamento or glissando, breath control input (LFO and EG bias), pitch and mod (LFO/EG bias) wheel
  • Scaling Memory: 2 user, 64 external
  • Tuning Memory: 11 preset, 2 user, 63 external (2 if voice/performacne data)