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Yamaha DX200 Desktop Control Synthesizer

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    Description
    Combining a 6-operator 16-note polyphonic FM synthesizer with over one hundred rhythm sounds and a 16-step analog-style sequencer, the DX200 is one of the most unique "groove boxes" available today. Thanks to its realtime control knobs, you can easily get inside this once-forbidden FM architecture and effortlessly tweak the voice parameters to come up with totally bizarre sounds that have never been heard before. Many hip-hop and techno producers are already hip to the punchy bass sounds and radical metallic textures that can be created with FM, and now you can, too! If you've been looking for some fresh new electronic sounds for your dance tracks, the DX200 is your new secret weapon.

    Great Features

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    DX200- Discover the untapped power of FM!

    Combining a 6-ooperator 16-note polyphonic FM synthesizer with over one hundred rhythm sounds and a 16-step analog-style sequencer, the DX200 is one of the most unique "groove boxes" available today.

    Thanks to realtime control knobs, you can easily get inside this once-forbidden FM architecture and effortlessly tweak the voice parameters to come up with totally bizarre sounds that have never been heard before.

    Many hip-hop and techno producers are already hip to the punchy bass sounds and radical metallic textures that can be created with FM, and now you can, too!

    If you've been looking for some fresh new electronic sounds for your dance tracks, the DX200 is your new secret weapon.

    Analog-Style Sequencer

    Each step of a pattern can be precisely controlled with the turn of a knob. Change the pitch, gate time or velocity of any synth or drum note - on the fly!

    Realtime Morphing

    Tweak your sound just the way you want and store it as a "Scene." You can create and use two different Scenes within a single pattern. The Scene knob lets you "morph" between the two sounds in realtime.

    Record Your Knob Tweaks

    Free EG tracks let you record knob changes into your pattern. Using the bundled software editor, you can hand draw the shape of the EG on your PC screen.

    LFO

    You can modulate the pitch or the filter with any one of the 21 different LFO waveforms. Use this knob to adjust the LFO speed.

    EG (Envelope Generator)

    This group of knobs lets you set the attack, decay, sustain and release of the amplifier envelope (AEG) and filter envelope (FEG). You can control these envelopes independently or at the same time.

    Distortion

    In addition to the four effect types common to all tracks, the Synth track has a dedicated distortion effect for creating hardcore synth leads.

    3 Rhythm Tracks

    Three tracks are provided for you to build rhythm patterns using the 120 built-in drum, bass and percussive synth sounds.

    Portamento

    Portamento makes the notes of the Synth track glide from one pitch to another.

    FM Depth

    Tweaking this knob produces interesting variations in timbre ranging from subtle harmonics to harsh metallic sounds.

    Noise Level

    As the name indicates, this knob adds noise to the synthesizer voice. Great for making percussive sounds.

    6 Filter Types!!!

    A total of 6 different types are available, including 24 dB, 18 dB, 12 dB, band pass, high pass and band eliminate. You can apply the filter to both the synth track and rhythm tracks, and change the filter type during playback.

    32 Algorhythms

    Algorithms are the basic sound generating component in FM synthesis, similar to VCO waveforms in analog synthesis. By simply changing the algorithm type, you can get radical variations in timbre.

    MIDI Control Data Output

    All knobs transmit MIDI control messages, which means that you can record knob changes into an external hardware or PC-based sequencer. You can even use this feature to edit and control synth modules that don't have realtime controls.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, ROM
    Pattern Notes:
    4 parts: Synth, Drums, Percussion, and Bass
    16 steps per part
    Sounds Per Pad (+) Open Manual Page
    Sounds Per Pad: 4
    Sources: ROM, Synthesizer
    Filters: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 18dB Slope, 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    LFOs: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 32
    Timbrality: 4
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
    Storage
    Patterns User: 128
    Patterns Preset: 256
    Storage: Internal
    External Storage: USB
    Effects
    Reverb, Delay, Distorion, Chorus, Flang
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Trigger Pads : 16 pads, Soft Pads
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Sequencer, Tap Tempo
    Display Type: LED, Numeric
    Display Count H: 4
    Display Count V: 1
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 338mm (13 3/8") x 209mm (8 1/4") x 51.7mm (2 1/8")
    Weight: 3.53 lbs / 1.6kg
    MIDI / Sync / Trigger (+) Open Manual Page
    Audio Outputs: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 4
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT/THRU
    DAC Bits: 16
    DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
    Pricing
    List: $595
    Retail: $495
    Used: $350 - $500
    Production
    Released: 2001
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Sites & Reviews
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] usa.yamaha.com

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