The DX9 was a not-so-special spin off of the aggressively popular DX7. The DX9 wasn't a great synth, it had all of the headache problems associated with its DX7 relative. Difficult programming and limited MIDI implementation to name a few. Still, it is a 4-operator FM synth like the other DX synths and is capable of interesting sounds.
In the mid eighties when the DX9 appeared it was a welcome cheap alternative to the DX7. But current DX7 prices have nearly hurled the DX9 into obsolescence. Also, unlike the DX100 which is famous now for its gritty house-bass sound, the DX9 doesn't have any particular sounds that set it apart from other synths like it.
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- Polyphony - 16 voices
- Oscillators - Digital 4 operator FM synthesis
- LFO - Standard modulation
- Filter - None
- VCA - ADSR
- Keyboard - 61 keys
- Memory - 20 patches
- Control - MIDI
- Date Produced - 1983
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