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Yamaha DX5 Synthesizer

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    Description
    The Yamaha DX5 was a derivative of the DX1, introduced in 1985 with a list price of US$3,495. It has the same synth engine, but lacked the DX1's fully weighted keys, polyphonic aftertouch, aesthetics (rosewood case and wooden keyboard) and user interface features (parameter displays). It included 76 keys with channel aftertouch and slightly improved MIDI features.

    Programming instruments on the DX1 is a little easier than on a DX5 because of extensive parameter displays, but both have an advantage against a DX7, because they have dedicated buttons for some programming tasks and bigger display, so programming is not so tedious as on a DX7.
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    Architecture
    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
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 32
    Timbrality: 2
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 32
    Patches ROM: 128
    Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge, Tape
    Editing: MIDI
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Case Details: 61 semi-weighted keys
    Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Velocity, Faders, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Pedal - Volume
    Display Notes: LCD: 40 x 2, Backlit
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Control Features: IN / OUT / THRU
    DAC Bits: 16
    Power: 120V AC
    Production
    Year Released: 1985
    Units Made: 6,000

    Product Links
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    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $3,495 - convert
    Used Price: 0.00 - convert
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