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The classic electronic instruments of the past are fast-becoming the big mass market play electronic instruments of the present. Case in point: Yamaha.

Today, the Japanese maker accidentally leaked its entire Reface line on a Korean site. UK-based synthjam on Instagram caught it and tipped us off – apparently whilst my fellow former Colonials were off celebrating with a BBQ or something.

And it’s pretty obvious what these instruments are. They appear to be compact keyboards (so perhaps not full-sized keys, despite what I saw in the video). And there are four models already:

1. An YC combo organ, with drawbars.
2. A CP stage electric piano.
3. A DX synth.
4. A CS synth.

(These categories were revealed in a previous teaser.) The CS has some basic synth controls, though nothing we haven’t seen lately; it’s an odd choice in that it’s closer to the AN (as synthjam points out).

The CP is moderately interesting, though; it could be a fun toy to have around. I think the winner here may prove to be the DX. It has an LCD built-in, we don’t have a lot of FM hardware synths, and the programming interface looks like the original (actually, with a little more feedback).

Yamaha says the 9th of July is the reveal. Even that is curious: it reveals just how much the American market matters, if a Japanese maker is showing up with a keyboard at the usually-moribund summer NAMM in Nashville.

But I suspect this will cause some fuss on the Internets, because these are more mass-market, compact devices than they are full-blown synths. Then again, having little keyboards with built-in speakers makes it feel like the 80s all over again, and maybe it’s about time some of the mass market folks got some synth love. I just hope they have MIDI – the ad shot makes it look like they have enough height. And before you get dismissive, the sound sounds great – though, really, it should; there’s no reason you can’t replicate these instruments digitally.

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reface_cs

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The teaser videos:

See you later this week, then, synth fans.

  • Bendish

    So what was R.Devine getting his pants in a twist about?

    • Something else I think (didn’t he even say it was not ReFace?) Hrrmmmmmm

      • Kris Keyser

        yeah apparently if you look at the article its been updated to say it’s explicitly not ReFace. pretty interesting.

        • AlexY

          Oh hey Kris! You know I work at Yamaha Australia yeh.. Glad Korea let this slip and not me lel..

          • Kris Keyser

            Heyyy Alex! Yeah I found out today when talking to Bleo about these! I’m excited to see the price point and hear more demos for sure!

    • klx

      LOL. Nice one. never forget πŸ˜€

    • Bynar

      Dude, this is what he was talking about! The mini-keys and knobs are so alien! πŸ˜‰

  • Bendish

    So what was R.Devine getting his pants in a twist about?

    • Something else I think (didn’t he even say it was not ReFace?) Hrrmmmmmm

      • Kris Keyser

        yeah apparently if you look at the article its been updated to say it’s explicitly not ReFace. pretty interesting.

        • AlexY

          Oh hey Kris! You know I work at Yamaha Australia yeh.. Glad Korea let this slip and not me lel..

          • Kris Keyser

            Heyyy Alex! Yeah I found out today when talking to Bleo about these! I’m excited to see the price point and hear more demos for sure!

    • klx

      LOL. Nice one. never forget πŸ˜€

    • Bynar

      Dude, this is what he was talking about! The mini-keys and knobs are so alien! πŸ˜‰

  • Bendish

    So what was R.Devine getting his pants in a twist about?

    • Something else I think (didn’t he even say it was not ReFace?) Hrrmmmmmm

      • Kris Keyser

        yeah apparently if you look at the article its been updated to say it’s explicitly not ReFace. pretty interesting.

        • AlexY

          Oh hey Kris! You know I work at Yamaha Australia yeh.. Glad Korea let this slip and not me lel..

          • Kris Keyser

            Heyyy Alex! Yeah I found out today when talking to Bleo about these! I’m excited to see the price point and hear more demos for sure!

    • klx

      LOL. Nice one. never forget πŸ˜€

    • Bynar

      Dude, this is what he was talking about! The mini-keys and knobs are so alien! πŸ˜‰

  • Michael Aldridge

    Oh ok, Yamaha, you can have some of my money… the amount will vary depending on how many OPs that DX has =D

    • Zymos

      It has 4 ops. The entire specs have been posted all around, though they’ve been pulled from the Korean site. And there is no perhaps about it, they all have mini keys…

      • Michael Aldridge

        Ah yes, literally as I posted that, the other post with all the specs came in(!)
        4 ops will get some nice sounds! Though it’s obviously not the correct product line for it (just visually you can tell!) it would be cool if Yamaha could re-release or advance on their 8 op FS1R =D

        • Zymos

          Join the “wishing for an update to the FS1r” club!

          • Michael Aldridge

            here’s hoping!

          • just passing

            That’d be nice. Only this time something that’s comprehensible to program would be handy; nobody wants to fiddle with a thousand parameters per patch. And more than one feedback loop per voice would be useful. Also something that doesn’t lose the use of half its voices when you want to sweep a filter across your patch…

  • Michael Aldridge

    Oh ok, Yamaha, you can have some of my money… the amount will vary depending on how many OPs that DX has =D

    • Zymos

      It has 4 ops. The entire specs have been posted all around, though they’ve been pulled from the Korean site. And there is no perhaps about it, they all have mini keys…

      • Michael Aldridge

        Ah yes, literally as I posted that, the other post with all the specs came in(!)
        4 ops will get some nice sounds! Though it’s obviously not the correct product line for it (just visually you can tell!) it would be cool if Yamaha could re-release or advance on their 8 op FS1R =D

        • Zymos

          Join the “wishing for an update to the FS1r” club!

          • Michael Aldridge

            here’s hoping!

  • Michael Aldridge

    Oh ok, Yamaha, you can have some of my money… the amount will vary depending on how many OPs that DX has =D

    • Zymos

      It has 4 ops. The entire specs have been posted all around, though they’ve been pulled from the Korean site. And there is no perhaps about it, they all have mini keys…

      • Michael Aldridge

        Ah yes, literally as I posted that, the other post with all the specs came in(!)
        4 ops will get some nice sounds! Though it’s obviously not the correct product line for it (just visually you can tell!) it would be cool if Yamaha could re-release or advance on their 8 op FS1R =D

        • Zymos

          Join the “wishing for an update to the FS1r” club!

          • Michael Aldridge

            here’s hoping!

  • enparticular

    They are some leaked specs already.

    They all have midi in and out, good news.

    Just wanting to hear how they actually sound.

    Common specs:

    Size: 530 mm (20 7/8″) x 60 mm (2 3/8″) x 175 mm (6 7/8″)

    Weight: 1.9 kg (4 lbs, 3 oz) (not including batteries)

    37 HQ mini keys

    Ins and outs:

    DC IN (12 V) jack

    PHONES (6.3 mm, stereo phone jack)

    MIDI (mini-DIN IN/OUT)

    AUX IN (3.5 mm, mini stereo phone jack)

    L/MONO, R (6.3 mm, TS phone jack, unbalanced)

    USB (TO HOST)

    FOOT CONTROLLER: FC7 (optional) (to adjust the volume)

    DX:

    4 operator 12 algorithms 32 voices(patches)

    Max Poly 8

    Engine FM

    CP:

    6 keyboard types (rdI, rdII, wr, clv, toy, cp)

    Max Poly 128

    Engine SCM + AWM2

    YC:

    5 organ types (hammond, vox, farfisa, a (Japanese transistor organ) ,Yamaha YC-45D

    Max Poly 128

    Engine AWM (organ flutes)

    CS:

    5 Osc types

    Max Poly 8

    Engine AN

  • enparticular

    They are some leaked specs already.

    They all have midi in and out, good news.

    Just wanting to hear how they actually sound.

    Common specs:

    Size: 530 mm (20 7/8″) x 60 mm (2 3/8″) x 175 mm (6 7/8″)

    Weight: 1.9 kg (4 lbs, 3 oz) (not including batteries)

    37 HQ mini keys

    Ins and outs:

    DC IN (12 V) jack

    PHONES (6.3 mm, stereo phone jack)

    MIDI (mini-DIN IN/OUT)

    AUX IN (3.5 mm, mini stereo phone jack)

    L/MONO, R (6.3 mm, TS phone jack, unbalanced)

    USB (TO HOST)

    FOOT CONTROLLER: FC7 (optional) (to adjust the volume)

    DX:

    4 operator 12 algorithms 32 voices(patches)

    Max Poly 8

    Engine FM

    CP:

    6 keyboard types (rdI, rdII, wr, clv, toy, cp)

    Max Poly 128

    Engine SCM + AWM2

    YC:

    5 organ types (hammond, vox, farfisa, a (Japanese transistor organ) ,Yamaha YC-45D

    Max Poly 128

    Engine AWM (organ flutes)

    CS:

    5 Osc types

    Max Poly 8

    Engine AN

  • enparticular

    They are some leaked specs already.

    They all have midi in and out, good news.

    Just wanting to hear how they actually sound.

    Common specs:

    Size: 530 mm (20 7/8″) x 60 mm (2 3/8″) x 175 mm (6 7/8″)

    Weight: 1.9 kg (4 lbs, 3 oz) (not including batteries)

    37 HQ mini keys

    Ins and outs:

    DC IN (12 V) jack

    PHONES (6.3 mm, stereo phone jack)

    MIDI (mini-DIN IN/OUT)

    AUX IN (3.5 mm, mini stereo phone jack)

    L/MONO, R (6.3 mm, TS phone jack, unbalanced)

    USB (TO HOST)

    FOOT CONTROLLER: FC7 (optional) (to adjust the volume)

    DX:

    4 operator 12 algorithms 32 voices(patches)

    Max Poly 8

    Engine FM

    CP:

    6 keyboard types (rdI, rdII, wr, clv, toy, cp)

    Max Poly 128

    Engine SCM + AWM2

    YC:

    5 organ types (hammond, vox, farfisa, a (Japanese transistor organ) ,Yamaha YC-45D

    Max Poly 128

    Engine AWM (organ flutes)

    CS:

    5 Osc types

    Max Poly 8

    Engine AN

  • Tony Scharf

    The DX is disappointing. Why no sliders on it? Why recreate the WORST part of the user experience of that particular instrument?

    The minikeys also make this a no-go for me. I’ll be they only have USB connections on them, too.

    • Bernard Perbal

      I totaly agree regarding minikeys, it’s a pity! Let’s hope for miniprices then.

      • ja

        I prefer minikeys any time. It means that there will be more room for other stuff.
        But I doubt that those new synths will make the sound that I’m after.

        • Bernard Perbal

          Yeah, I agree, but if you need room for other stuff, then no keys at all is better. Rackmount synths and a good fullkeys MIDI controller, and voila!

          • ja

            That’s exactly what my setup is like. Rack full of synthesizers and some other stuff. But I’m not bringing it with me when I have to perform. For that I prefer when everything could fit into a backpack and something could be carried by hand too if needed.

            Honestly – those new synths are probably not meant for dead serious studio work πŸ™‚ rather something which could be carried around with ease.

          • just passing

            I think you’re right about that – Yamaha seeing what Korg have done with the Volca and going “we can do something like that, but better…”

            One tiny thing has me scratching my head, though. Why a 6.3mm headphone jack? Surely a 3.5mm jack would make more sense on the road?

          • foljs

            Because 90% of musicians use headphones with 6.3mm jacks?

          • just passing

            In the studio. Where you’re also likely to have an adaptor. Or plug that headphone into a mixer.

            You really need to put a little more thought into your contrarianism sometimes, foljs.

          • foljs

            “””In the studio. Where you’re also likely to have an adaptor. Or plug that headphone into a mixer.”””

            Nope. Everywhere. You’ve seen many musicians (including bedroom musicians) without headphones like DT700, AT-M50, MDR-7506, etc? Besides, all popular DJ headphones come with large jack too.

            At the very worst they’ll have something like Beats Pro that comes with a large jack adapter.

          • Vitor Jesus

            Actually the MDR-7506 uses 3.5mm, but ships with a lovely “screwin” 6.3 adapter πŸ˜‰

            But isn’t the 6.3mm jack more robust?

          • foljs

            Yes. And more standard for professional gear.

            A lot of professional headphones come with adapters, either screw-in or replacement cables — but most gear (music gear, not smartphones and iPods) features 6.3 jacks, not mini-jack.

        • just passing

          Having started out with a Yamaha PSS-480 (some 25 years ago… eep!) I thought I’d prefer minikeys. Until I bought a miniNova. I think I just got too used to the full-sized versions… Still, at least MIDI means you can plug in a decent 88-key master keyboard – which, particularly with the CP, you’re gonna want to.

    • GaΓ«tan Gravel

      On the left side of the LCD screen there is what appears to be 4 touch sensitive sliders marked with up and down arrows.

    • Foosnark

      It’s really difficult to get excited about a 4-OP FM synth with fairly minimal controls. Softsynths made FM much more accessible.

  • Tony Scharf

    The DX is disappointing. Why no sliders on it? Why recreate the WORST part of the user experience of that particular instrument?

    The minikeys also make this a no-go for me. I’ll be they only have USB connections on them, too.

    • Bernard Perbal

      I totaly agree regarding minikeys, it’s a pity! Let’s hope for miniprices then.

      • ja

        I prefer minikeys any time. It means that there will be more room for other stuff.
        But I doubt that those new synths will make the sound that I’m after.

        • Bernard Perbal

          Yeah, I agree, but if you need room for other stuff, then no keys at all is better. Rackmount synths and a good (or two) fullkeys MIDI controller, and voila! Great for live performance too…

          • ja

            That’s exactly what my setup is like. Rack full of synthesizers and some other stuff. But I’m not bringing it with me when I have to perform. For that I prefer when everything could fit into a backpack and something could be carried by hand too if needed.

            Honestly – those new synths are probably not meant for dead serious studio work πŸ™‚ rather something which could be carried around with ease.

    • GaΓ«tan Gravel

      On the left side of the LCD screen there is what appears to be 4 touch sensitive sliders marked with up and down arrows.

    • Foosnark

      It’s really difficult to get excited about a 4-OP FM synth with fairly minimal controls. Softsynths made FM much more accessible.

  • Tony Scharf

    The DX is disappointing. Why no sliders on it? Why recreate the WORST part of the user experience of that particular instrument?

    The minikeys also make this a no-go for me. I’ll be they only have USB connections on them, too.

    • Bernard Perbal

      I totaly agree regarding minikeys, it’s a pity! Let’s hope for miniprices then.

      • ja

        I prefer minikeys any time. It means that there will be more room for other stuff.
        But I doubt that those new synths will make the sound that I’m after.

        • Bernard Perbal

          Yeah, I agree, but if you need room for other stuff, then no keys at all is better. Rackmount synths and a good (or two) fullkeys MIDI controller, and voila! Great for live performance too…

          • ja

            That’s exactly what my setup is like. Rack full of synthesizers and some other stuff. But I’m not bringing it with me when I have to perform. For that I prefer when everything could fit into a backpack and something could be carried by hand too if needed.

            Honestly – those new synths are probably not meant for dead serious studio work πŸ™‚ rather something which could be carried around with ease.

    • GaΓ«tan Gravel

      On the left side of the LCD screen there is what appears to be 4 touch sensitive sliders marked with up and down arrows.

    • Foosnark

      It’s really difficult to get excited about a 4-OP FM synth with fairly minimal controls. Softsynths made FM much more accessible.

  • Chris Stack

    I don’t always dislike minikeys… but on a piano?

  • Chris Stack

    I don’t always dislike minikeys… but on a piano?

  • Chris Stack

    I don’t always dislike minikeys… but on a piano?

  • WetBoy

    Damn, why didnt they release a cute little VL !!!!!!!!

  • WetBoy

    Damn, why didnt they release a cute little VL !!!!!!!!

  • WetBoy

    Damn, why didnt they release a cute little VL !!!!!!!!

  • Ray Johnson

    does that say “looper” on the top of the cs?

    • DOG

      it does, and you can see the modes on that switch in a higher res photo that’s floating around… I’m guessing it’s just a simple sequencer.

  • Ray Johnson

    does that say “looper” on the top of the cs?

    • DOG

      it does, and you can see the modes on that switch in a higher res photo that’s floating around… I’m guessing it’s just a simple sequencer.

  • Ray Johnson

    does that say “looper” on the top of the cs?

    • DOG

      it does, and you can see the modes on that switch in a higher res photo that’s floating around… I’m guessing it’s just a simple sequencer.

  • Who are you? And what have you done with the Yamaha that bought us the CS-80?

  • Who are you? And what have you done with the Yamaha that bought us the CS-80?

  • Who are you? And what have you done with the Yamaha that bought us the CS-80?

  • klown

    I wonder if the DX will support importing presets from Yamaha’s other FM synths (DX100 and TX81Z)

  • klown

    I wonder if the DX will support importing presets from Yamaha’s other FM synths (DX100 and TX81Z)

  • klown

    I wonder if the DX will support importing presets from Yamaha’s other FM synths (DX100 and TX81Z)

  • just passing

    Well, I’m definitely interested in the DX, depending on what its specs are (in more detail than has previously been given; are there multiple waveforms per op? what do the 12 algorithms look like? why the hell, when DX-style FM is possibly the single cheapest synthesis method to implement in hardware, does this thing only have 8 voices, when the CP and YC are 128-voice polyphonic? why do Yamaha *still* insist on using “voice” to mean “patch”?) – but I’d also consider the CS; people still praise the AN1x today, even given the advances in VA tech.

    On the other hand… is this what passes for innovation now? Package up synth tech you pioneered 25 years ago in casing that could be mistaken for the tablehooters you were selling 25 years ago, even when that casing is manifestly unsuited for the technology within?

    And have we all become so infantilised, here in Western society, that everything must now look like a toy? Between this and the trend for colouring books to hit the bestseller lists on Amazon, I really do fear for our future. I think Angelspit had something to say about this, too:

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/EcSNZeqHNl4

    • vroom lao phen

      all good points. re: infantilization — true that. you know what doesn’t look like a toy these days? toys. video game flight controllers, toys for grown ups, totally looking like weapons. we live in strange times. insert kermit the frog sipping tea here πŸ™‚

    • foljs

      “””And have we all become so infantilised, here in Western society, that everything must now look like a toy? “””

      Yeah, because adults all like dark colors, and listen to Goth music…

      How about: if it’s not for you, shut up and don’t buy it? Or is there a scarcity of serious looking controllers, synths and pianos?

      • just passing

        > How about: if it’s not for you, shut up and don’t buy it?

        This might be the first recorded instance of someone reading the end of a comment and getting so incensed that they stop reading anything above it.

        Either that, or I’m just foljs’ designated target today, and insane troll logic cares not for logic, reason or basic reading comprehension.

        Having an off day, sweetie?

        • foljs

          “””This might be the first recorded instance of someone reading the end of a comment and getting so incensed that they stop reading anything above it.”””

          Or maybe just another instance on somebody only picking the most inane part of a comment to reply to?

          “””Either that, or I’m just foljs’ designated target today, and insane troll logic cares not for logic, reason or basic reading comprehension.”””

          Didn’t even notice it was the same person I replied to in the other comment. I don’t care about who comments anyway, just what they say. Seems like your opinion in most things, or at least most things related to this Yamaha release, is contrary to mine…

          “””Having an off day, sweetie?”””

          No, business as usual, I never could stand BS.

          • just passing

            > picking the most inane part of a comment to reply to

            Why? Who would DO that? What’s the point? Do you really have so little to live for otherwise that you are happy to waste your time pointing out where, IN YOUR OPINION, someone else has erred from the path of truth and reason?

            You poor, POOR man. I pity you so much right now.

          • foljs

            “””Why? Who would DO that? What’s the point? “””

            Lots of people. To the point that there’s even an XKCD comic about us: https://xkcd.com/386/

            “””Do you really have so little to live for otherwise that you are happy to waste your time pointing out where, IN YOUR OPINION, someone else has erred from the path of truth and reason?”””

            Yeah, either that or I was just web surfing and while doing it I spend like 20 seconds answering a comment on a web forum which is exactly about that: online discussion.

            I guess the irony about lecturing people about “wasting their time pointing out where, IN [THEIR] OPINION, someone else has erred from the path of truth and reason” when you started this thread commenting on how Yamaha designers erred in this or that detail, and how “we all become so infantilised, here in Western society” is probably lost on you…

            Do you really have “so little to live” that you spend your time writing comments to complaint among other things about “why do Yamaha *still* insist on using “voice” to mean “patch””?

          • just passing

            *hugs*

  • Robin Kleven

    The DX is the best one. Using 4 touch sliders to alter 4 parameters at once, which is a huge improvement over earlier yamaha FM synths. And it has all the VCM effects you need. Chorus, reverb, delay, flanger, distortion etc. It’s like a DX100 on steroids. πŸ™‚

    • enparticular

      and it will probably be velocity sensitive, a thing that the dx100 didn’t have.

      • just passing

        Although the DX100 did have one more octave. (And nifty little strap mount buttons… will these have those too?)

        • Robin Kleven

          Some sort of strap will be available too for reface. πŸ™‚

  • Robin Kleven

    The DX is the best one. Using 4 touch sliders to alter 4 parameters at once, which is a huge improvement over earlier yamaha FM synths. And it has all the VCM effects you need. Chorus, reverb, delay, flanger, distortion etc. It’s like a DX100 on steroids. πŸ™‚

    • enparticular

      and it will probably be velocity sensitive, a thing that the dx100 didn’t have.

  • Robin Kleven

    The DX is the best one. Using 4 touch sliders to alter 4 parameters at once, which is a huge improvement over earlier yamaha FM synths. And it has all the VCM effects you need. Chorus, reverb, delay, flanger, distortion etc. It’s like a DX100 on steroids. πŸ™‚

    • enparticular

      and it will probably be velocity sensitive, a thing that the dx100 didn’t have.

  • Bynar

    I would prefer a new DX synth in the form a desktop module. The mini-keys are a waste of space. I’ll stick to my full size 30 year old DX-7 πŸ™‚

  • Bynar

    I would prefer a new DX synth in the form a desktop module. The mini-keys are a waste of space. I’ll stick to my full size 30 year old DX-7 πŸ™‚

  • Bynar

    I would prefer a new DX synth in the form a desktop module. The mini-keys are a waste of space. I’ll stick to my full size 30 year old DX-7 πŸ™‚

  • vroom lao phen

    Meh.

  • vroom lao phen

    Meh.

  • vroom lao phen

    Meh.

  • powder

    Now let’s wait for Montage with all four of these in full size.

  • powder

    Now let’s wait for Montage with all four of these in full size.

  • powder

    Now let’s wait for Montage with all four of these in full size.

  • Sin8a

    Suck balls!

  • Sin8a

    Suck balls!

  • Sin8a

    Suck balls!

  • Grant

    Here’s an interview with a designer for the Yamaha DX reface:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0vbmFrnLFI

  • Grant

    Here’s an interview with a designer for the Yamaha DX reface:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0vbmFrnLFI

  • Grant

    Here’s an interview with a designer for the Yamaha DX reface:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0vbmFrnLFI

  • LongTimeLurker1stTimePoster

    Very interesting. Have been game for something like the Vocla series, but never could quite get on board with the format. These…these really do pique my interest. Mini-keys aren’t the greatest, but after a few years with my LPK25 on the road, I think they’re suitable for what I intend to do. Having the little speakers just tickles my fancy a bunch, I love portable battery-powered devices and if these are anywhere reasonable in price, I’m going to have a hard time not getting one.

  • Modern3

    This is incredibly underwhelming, with all the technology that Yamaha has pioneered, and the user interface of their new digital line of mixers, I was oping for something far more forward thinking.

  • 036

    This is incredibly underwhelming, with all the technology that Yamaha has pioneered, and the user interface of their new digital line of mixers, I was oping for something far more forward thinking.

  • 036

    This is incredibly underwhelming, with all the technology that Yamaha has pioneered, and the user interface of their new digital line of mixers, I was oping for something far more forward thinking.

  • brianmoore

    Oh a ribbon controller on the CS would have made SO MUCH SENSE! There’s even a great spot for it!!!! Arghhhhh – Yamaha!

  • brianmoore

    Oh a ribbon controller on the CS would have made SO MUCH SENSE! There’s even a great spot for it!!!! Arghhhhh – Yamaha!

  • brianmoore

    Oh a ribbon controller on the CS would have made SO MUCH SENSE! There’s even a great spot for it!!!! Arghhhhh – Yamaha!

  • just passing

    Watching the webcast. Patch storage with an iDevice only.

    *Patrick Stewart grade facepalm*

    Didn’t Korg already resile from that, after everyone went “nice one, guys, you just alienated half your customer base”?

    But then, it looks like Korg and Yamaha are chasing pub audiences: Korg want to attract people who love hi tech music gear and want to play with new stuff and experiment, and Yamaha appear to be targeting the one man wedding band who still thinks in terms of the kind of rigid gender stereotypes promulgated by the most generic of 80s ballads. (I was, er, unimpressed by the DX demo.)

  • I think I keep my DX100 πŸ™‚

  • I think I keep my DX100 πŸ™‚

  • I think I keep my DX100 πŸ™‚

  • Gustavo Bravetti
    • aaron

      A V/A with no built in memory and positional sliders/switches. Doesn’t make much sense.

      • Robin Kleven

        You will be able to store patches with an iOs device or through a new website from yamaha.

  • Gustavo Bravetti
    • aaron

      A V/A with no built in memory and positional sliders/switches. Doesn’t make much sense.

      • Robin Kleven

        You will be able to store patches with an iOs device or through a new website from yamaha.

  • Gustavo Bravetti
    • aaron

      A V/A with no built in memory and positional sliders/switches. Doesn’t make much sense.

      • Robin Kleven

        You will be able to store patches with an iOs device or through a new website from yamaha.

  • aaron

    Most ppl are looking at the DX and CS here… but it seems to be the only real bargain and access here is the YC and CP. CP is probably the cheapest high quality digital piano/rhodes/clav you can get in a keyboard for cheap. Budget access to Yamaha. I’ll definitely give it a poke despite the mini keybed.. that clav+wah sounds great.

  • aaron

    Most ppl are looking at the DX and CS here… but it seems to be the only real bargain and access here is the YC and CP. CP is probably the cheapest high quality digital piano/rhodes/clav you can get in a keyboard for cheap. Budget access to Yamaha. I’ll definitely give it a poke despite the mini keybed.. that clav+wah sounds great.

  • aaron

    Most ppl are looking at the DX and CS here… but it seems to be the only real bargain and access here is the YC and CP. CP is probably the cheapest high quality digital piano/rhodes/clav you can get in a keyboard for cheap. Budget access to Yamaha. I’ll definitely give it a poke despite the mini keybed.. that clav+wah sounds great.

  • Foosnark

    Here’s the funny part:

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/search?sB=r&Ntt=reface

    $799 MSRP, $499 street.

    Yamaha, what happened, man? You used to be cool.

  • Foosnark

    Here’s the funny part:

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/search?sB=r&Ntt=reface

    $799 MSRP, $499 street.

    Yamaha, what happened, man? You used to be cool.

  • Foosnark

    Here’s the funny part:

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/search?sB=r&Ntt=reface

    $799 MSRP, $499 street.

    Yamaha, what happened, man? You used to be cool.