Yamaha TX816 & CX-5M Computer

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Yamaha TX816 & CX-5M Computer

Postby Brujo76 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:28 pm

Hello everybody, I just ran into this 2 wonderful machines, I just need advice on some things, first how good are they? and second can you program the tx816 through the cx-5m?
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Postby burnt toast » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:41 pm

how good? if you enjoy a synthesizer then its pretty good in my book.. are you familiar with yamaha's FM synthesis at all? its quite a challenge, especially at first but it can be very rewarding. sorry for stating the obvious if have used it before..

how many modules did you get in the tx816/how much? i'm not sure if you could control it from the cx-5m. you are better off getting a DX7 editor for your PC/MAC and using that. im sure someone will suggest one shortly...

look forward to a picture !
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Postby Synthaholic » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:52 pm

The TX816 contains up to 8 modules, each of which is equivalent to a DX7 FM synth (16 voices, 6 operators). So if yours has all 8 modules then you have 8 DX7s in a box, each on its own MIDI channel.

The CX5M has a number of program ROM cartridges available for it, one of which is a DX7 editor. If you got that cartridge with it, you could use it to program the TX816. But if not, use the CX5M as a doorstop or boat anchor and get a PC or Mac based editor for your TX.
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Postby Brujo76 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:56 pm

well it has 4 modules for 200dlls, and the programmer computer is going for 150,it looks like it's complete, computer, keyboard, manuals, some adaptors and cables, even a freakin printer, all i'm missing would be a monitor, wich i need to know what type of monitor would work with it.
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Postby Synthaholic » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:20 pm

It has a composite and RF video outputs, so you can connect it to a regular television set.
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