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Yamaha TX7 FM Expander Tone Generator

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    Description
    The Yamaha TX7 FM Expander is a MIDI controllable digital FM tone generator system which can dra-matically expand the potential of the Yamaha DX7 Digital Programmable Algorithm Synthesizer. It also functions with other Yamaha DX series synthesizers.

    The TX7 in-corporates a 32 voice memory as well as 32 programmable function memories containing the effect data for all 32 voices. There are also 32 function memories available primarily for use with the Yamaha DX7 digital FM synthesizer. Voices and function parameters can be transferred to and from other MIDI equipment via the MIDI interface.

    The TX7 also incorporates a cassette data interface that offers convenient mass storage and retrieval of FM voices as well as functions.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Frequency Modulation
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 6
    Waveforms: Sine
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Breath Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Velocity
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 7
    Evelope Paramerters: Rate 1, Level 1, Rate 2, Level 2, Level 3, Rate 4, Level 4, Freerun, Triggered
    Envelope Notes::
    + 6 x OP
    + 1 x Pitch
    LFO
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Triangle, Delay
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 16
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Polyphonic
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 32
    Multipatches RAM: 32
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    Chips and Operating System
    YM21280 (OPS) operator chip
    YM21290 (EGS) envelope generator
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Controls: Buttons
    Display Type: LCD, LED
    Display Count H: 16
    Display Count V: 1
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 351 x 241 x 50 mm / 13 5/6 x 9 1/2 x 2 inches
    Weight: 2.3 kg / 5 lbs
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Mono Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 2
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 12
    DAC Frequency Rate: 32
    Power: 120V AC
    Production
    Year Released: 1985
    Year Discontinued: 1987
    Manuals & Documents
    Editors & Software:
    [+] www.squest.com
    [+] www.fm-alive.com

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    Pricing
    List Price: $1,299 - convert
    Retail Price: $1,100 - convert
    Used Price: $80 - $200

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