aeon wrote:I hope this has been of some help.
aeon wrote:At one time I owned both of these synths.
The SY99 is also an excellent-sounding synthesizer, but one with a user interface that can often lead to tears. Its engine is certainly deep - well-spec'd 6-op FM and PCM-based S+S, with possibility to mix the two. The onboard effects processors are excellent for the time and still damn good now - the equivalent of two SPX1000s. The SY99 also has an excellent-feeling keybed, and good master keyboard controller capabilities. With optional RAM expansions, you can load your own (short) samples into the SY99, expanding its timbral scope. You might program this synth on your own, especially with the aid of an external editor, but due to its depth and UI, I can also guess you might use a set of preprogrammed patches selected from the plethora available on the 'net. I see the SY99 as a complement to the synthesis engines in your current setup. I traded my SY99 for another synth, but often think about replacing it with a DX7IID or TX802.
I hope this has been of some help.
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