Dave Smith's forgotten synth - the yamaha sy22

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Postby Sir Ruff » Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:51 pm

nuketifromorbit wrote:Ha, so thats what tallows did with my sy35. Honestly I like the tg33 I picked up quite a bit better than they sy35. Theres certain waves that went missing on the sy35, specifically a really great one which I swear I've heard used on skinny puppy's last rights.


ha... it's like "pass the synth"... where'd my k4r end up? :lol:
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Postby tom Cadillac » Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:37 pm

My sy22 arrived yesterday - delivered to my door for $233 NZ! - yeah and immediate synth bonding. Had to pull my fingers off it to come to work this morning.

The keyboard feels lovely to play and moving the joystick in and out of the four sounds is great. And soundwise - just seems normal synth patches - waiting to be tweaked. The rock organ is good, but who the f#@k wants "synth tormbone?
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Anyways - its a great synth. And I think I'm going with the neglected work of a synth genius tag.
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Postby Taxidermy » Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:37 am

If I remember correctly, you can't damage the presets, because their are user storage slots and presets, and you can't overwrite the latter (unless you inadvertently overwrote one of the patches the previous owner worked on, which may suck if its a good sound).
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Postby Isthmus » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:43 pm

I'll definitely be on the lookout for one of these on the cheap. I've recently fallen in love with vector synthesis through my experience programming the Wavestation (via Korg's Legacy Collection), and I'm thinking my next major synth purchase may be a Prophet VS.
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Postby Computer Controlled » Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:47 pm

nuketifromorbit wrote:specifically a really great one which I swear I've heard used on skinny puppy's last rights.


You are correct. They used one the TG-33's presets. I don't remember what one it is, i haven't had a TG-33 in a few years now.
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Postby carlosagv » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:14 am

The problem of yamaha sy22 is the 12 bits samples the yamaha sy35 is 16 bits

here is the yamaha sy22/35 and tg 33 yahoo groups in the files you can download patches
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tg33sy2235/
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Postby elmosexwhistle » Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:50 pm

i've had one for a while now...personally i love 12-bit stuff, as i make alot of industrial type music...the 2-op fm on this board is very very cute and can be used to create some sega-like patches...x
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Postby Dano » Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:44 pm

carlosagv wrote:The problem of yamaha sy22 is the 12 bits samples the yamaha sy35 is 16 bits

here is the yamaha sy22/35 and tg 33 yahoo groups in the files you can download patches
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tg33sy2235/


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I wanted to add that IMO FWIW some of the patch descriptions in the TG-33 entertaining are pretty entertaining! (E.g. What it sounds like to fall into a bottomless pit.)
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Postby RedSky » Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:56 pm

It does great stings. Moby used it quite a lot and that "industry" preset is cool as well as the 'water' samples.
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Postby MrFrodo » Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:57 pm

I wouldn't think of the SY22 as "Dave Smith's forgotten synth." As much of a hit as it was in the early 90's, who could forget it?

Now, how many people knew that it was designed by Dave Smith back then, I don't know.
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Postby meatballfulton » Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:01 pm

A lot of people have use them just because they have been so cheap...under $100 was the going rate for a TG33 until recently and not much more for an SY22. Funny how price makes all the difference in a synth's popularity :? Hell, almost any synth is worth having around if you can get it for $50.

Lately there's been unrealistic price inflation...there's a TG33 on eBay right now with a BIN of $282!!! The guy is dreaming.
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Re: Dave Smith's forgotten synth - the yamaha sy22

Postby diezdiazgiant » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:32 am

meatballfulton wrote:A lot of people have use them just because they have been so cheap...under $100 was the going rate for a TG33 until recently and not much more for an SY22. Funny how price makes all the difference in a synth's popularity :? Hell, almost any synth is worth having around if you can get it for $50.

Lately there's been unrealistic price inflation...there's a TG33 on eBay right now with a BIN of $282!!! The guy is dreaming.




ha that bubble crashed, i revived/stumbled on this thread looking for info on the tg33 because i had just bought one off ebay for 75 dollars. i havent played with it yet but from the samples ive heard it sounds like it can make string and horn sounds that i'll love. the few demos ive heard of it, the horns remind me alot of the horns used in el-p's production (i'm not a fan of el-p but i would be lying if i ssaid i didnt like those horns...)
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Re: Dave Smith's forgotten synth - the yamaha sy22

Postby Jabberwalky » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:54 am

Here's a really impressive demo of the Sy-22 I found

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Re: Dave Smith's forgotten synth - the yamaha sy22

Postby kuroichi » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:57 am

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
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Re: Dave Smith's forgotten synth - the yamaha sy22

Postby Hossinfeffa » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:01 am

That's the future of music right there. Our ears are not ready for such a brilliant composition.
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