Propellerhead has introduced PX7 FM Synthesizer, a new six-operator FM synth in Propellerhead’s Rack Extension format, based on the classic Yamaha DX7.
The PX7 FM Synthesizer is patch-compatible with the classic it’s based on. Patches from the original are included with PX7, and Propellerhead has an online patch converter that takes Yamaha DX7 patches and converts them to PX7 format.
This is a demo of the classic Yamaha DX7 II FM Synthesizer.
The Yamaha DX7 was a synthesizer manufactured by the Yamaha Corporation from 1983 to 1986. It was the first commercially successful digital synthesizer, and its sounds can be heard on many recordings from the 1980s.
Three improved “DX7 II” models were released between 1987 and 1989, all of which featured updated internal circuitry and a new style case.
the DX7 IID, which improved sound quality from 12 bit to 16 bit, and allowed bi-timbrality;
the DX7 IIFD, which was identical to the DX7 IID except that it also had a floppy disk drive; and
the DX7s, which had improved sound quality and the updated case, but otherwise had the same essential functionality of the original DX7.
There was also a TX802 rackmaount version.
DX7 IIs could transmit and receive on any one of 16 MIDI channels at a time.
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