Free Yamaha Synth Book For iOS Combines Virtual Synth & Vintage Synths

yamaha-synth-bookAt the 2015 NAMM Show, Yamaha introduced a new iOS app that combines a virtual synth with vintage synths – the Yamaha Synth Book.

This app features a complete history of Yamaha Synthesizers, an integrated virtual analog soft synth, and serves as a portal to Yamaha’s online synth communities.

The app is being released as part of Yamaha’s celebration of its 40 year history of makin

The history features detailed, “behind the scenes” information about the 40-year design and development history of Yamaha synthesizers. It covers the technological breakthroughs behind key Yamaha synthesizers, from teh CS-80 to the DX-7, and some fantastic vintage synth rarities, too.

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Primal Audio FM4 Synthesizer Promises To ‘Reinvent FM Synthesis’

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FM synthesizers have a reputation for being powerful, but painful to patch.

Primal Audio today released FM4, a new FM synthesizer for iPad they say reinvents FM synthesis, making it more accessible and intuitive. Continue reading

Should Yamaha Make These Digital Synth Designs?

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Over at the YamahaSynth forum, user PIOTR shared these design concepts for three new Yamaha keyboards.

They are unofficial design concepts – so don’t ask when they are going to be released! But, they are attractive design concepts – so, check them out and let us know what you think of them!

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40 Years Of Yamaha Synthesizers

40-years-of-yamaha-synthesizersYamaha has introduced a news section on their website, celebrating 40 years of Yamaha synths.

The site features a 5 section history of Yamaha synths, a chronology of their synths and information on a 40th anniversary Motif XF.

Yamaha is releasing the information on the site in chronological order, with updates scheduled through November.