You are the proud owner of one of the best-sounding, most versatile, and easily programmable drum machines ever conceived.
In contrast to drum machines that sound strictly mechanical, and others that offer a degree of artificial preprogrammed "feel," the Yamaha RY30 Rhythm Programmer actually allows the user to determine how the rhythm feels in a simple, intuitive way. A special "RY30 control wheel" allows the pitch, decay, panning, filter, balance or timing individual instruments to be varied while you monitor the resultant sound in real time. This makes programming the RY30 a more "musical" process than having to deal with a multitude of numbers and hieroglyphic parameters. The RY30's 12 instrument pads also feature full veloc-ity sensitivity for even more expressive power.
Another.advantage of the RY30 is stunning sound quality. It features 16-bit AWM2 (2nd-generation Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation with programmable digital filtering and wave layering capability. A wide range of editable parameters include filter frequencies, envelopes, volume, pitch, panning, and more. The RY30 allows the user to refine each voice to ideally fit specific musical requirements. On-board memory contains 128 voices, 100 preset pat-terns, 100 user patterns, 2 demo songs and 20 songs, while plug-in cards offer unlimited potential for expansion.
To enhance the versatility of the RY30 and support its vast performance potential, Yamaha is preparing a range of data cards that will provide a colorful range of voices and patterns.
Similar to the modulation wheel on a synthesizer, this feature allows the pitch, decay, panning, filter, balance or timing of individual instruments to be varied while the resultant sound is monitored in real time. This makes programming a more "musical" process than having to deal with a multitude of numbers and hieroglyphic parameters.
12 Instrument Pads
12 instrument pads feature full velocity sensitivity for even more expressive power. Original patterns programmed via the pads will have the right accents and dynamic flow without further need for editing.
2nd-Generation Advanced Wave Memory (AWM2) tone generation with programmable digital filtering and wave layering capability. A wide range of editable parameters include filter frequencies, envelopes, volume, pitch, panning and more.
On-board memory contains 96 voices, 100 preset patterns, 100 user patterns and 20 songs. Optional plug-in cards offer unlimited potential for expansion.
A parameter selector determines the parameter to be modified by the control wheel in the real-time record, step record, and parameter record modes.
A Data Control feature provides a fast, easy way to select patterns, songs, change the tempo values, edit voice parameter values, and more.
LCD Display Panel
A 24-character x 2-line backlit liquid crystal display panel (LCD) shows all the titles, parameters, and prompts you need to operate the RY30 with optimum ease and efficiency.
MIDI In and Out
The MIDI IN and OUT connectors enable the RY30 to transmit and receive MIDI compatible data.
This enables an optional Yamaha FC4 or FC5 footswitch be used to start and stop patterns or song playback and recording.
Cassette In/Out Jack
This feature allows the RY30 to be interfaced to a standard cassette recorder via a mini-plug "y" cable (stereo mini-plug > 2 mono mini-plugs) so that data can be economically stored to and retrieved from cassette tape as required.