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Yamaha DX1

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The Yamaha DX1 is the top-level member of Yamaha's prolific DX series of FM synthesizers. It featured two sets of the same synthesizer chipset used in the DX7, allowing either double the polyphony, split of two voices or dual (layered) instrument voices. In addition, it contained twice the amount of voice memory as the DX7, resp. it has an independent voice bank for each of two synth channels (engines). Each of 64 performance combinations can be assigned a single voice number, or a combination of two voice numbers - one from channel A and one from channel B.

It included a handmade Brazilian rosewood case, a 73-key weighted wooden keyboard with polyphonic aftertouch, comprehensive backlit LCD displays for instrument programming, and solid push-buttons as opposed to the membrane buttons on the DX7. There were only 140 of them ever made.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Frequency Modulation
Oscillators: 6
Waveforms: Sine
Envelopes: 6
Evelope Paramerters: Rate 1, Level 1, Rate 2, Level 2, Rate 3, Level 3, Rate 4, Level 4
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Delay, Key Sync
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 32
Timbrality: 2
Patches RAM: 64
Patches ROM: 128
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
Case: Keyboard
Case Details: 73 weighted wood keys, polyphonic aftertouch, Brazilian rosewood case.
Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Velocity, Faders, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Pedal - Volume
Display Notes: LCD: 40 x 2, Backlit
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
DAC Bits: 16
Power: 120 V AC IEC Connector
Year Released: 1985
Units Made: 140
Used By
Aphex Twin, The Beach Boys, Brian Eno, Depeche Mode, Dire Straits, Elton John, Herbie Hancock, Jan Hammer, Jean Michel Jarre, Kitaro, Kraftwerk, Michael McDonald, Pet Shop Boys, Steve Porcaro, Tangerine Dream,
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MSRP List Price: $13,900 - convert
Retail Street Price: $10,000 - convert
Used Price: $7,000 - $10,000 - convert

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