This video, via Masaki Takada, features sounds of the new Korg Volca FM synthesizer.
The Yamaha DX-7 is one of the most successful synthesizers of all time – but it also has a reputation as being one of the most cumbersome synths to program. DTronics has introduced a new hardware controller, the DTronics DT7, designed to provide hands-on control of the synthesis options of Yamaha DX series synths.
Korg has officially announced the Volca FM synthesizer – a three-voice digital FM synthesizer that they say reproduces the sound of ‘a classic FM synthesizer’ (aka the Yamaha DX 7) and provides compatibility with it, as well. Here’s their official intro:
Our coverage of the Yamaha Montage synthesizer introduction generated a lot of questions from readers about FM-X – the company’s ‘modern, pure Frequency Modulation synthesis’ engine. So, we talked with Yamaha product specialist Blake Angelos, right, to find out more. “Although it’s is based on the same type of synthesis as the DX-7,” said Angelos, “It is very… Read More Yamaha FM-X Synthesis: Way More Powerful Than A DX-7
At the 2016 NAMM Show, Korg was displaying an as-yet-unannounced Volca FM synthesizer. The Volca FM is a 6-operator FM synth that can read and play DX-7 patches. It also offers an enhanced version of the Volca sequencer. The Korg Volca FM synthesizer isn’t official yet – but we’ve got an exclusive audio preview of… Read More Korg Volca FM Synthesizer (Sneak Preview)
This video, via 80’s Electronic Music Production, demonstrate how to get your 80’s on, synth style, using a Linn 9000, Juno 106 bass, Juno 60 brass, DX7 keys, 808 hi hats and Korg Polysix lead.
Yamaha Synthesizers Europe has released DX-7 Blaze – a sound library based on the Yamaha DX-7 – as a free download. Here’s what they have to say about the free sound library: Depeche Mode, Underworld, Brian Eno, Phil Collins, Front 242, Queen, Beastie Boys, Herbie Hancock & many more adored their DX7 keyboards. And now it’s… Read More Free Yamaha DX-7 Sound Library
This video, via muzykujkropkacom, pits the new Yamaha Reface DX mini synth, head-to-head against a vintage Yamaha DX-7.