Yamaha RM1x Sequence Remixer

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The RM1x is a great new pattern based instant dance music machine! It sounds great! The patterns are perfect and inspiring forms of trance, house, hardcore and more with tons of great analog-like sounds and drum kits. The RM1x also features plenty of effects, filters, knobs, and MIDI control. The patterns have a whopping 16 parts (that you can drop-in or out in real-time performances) for lavish and professional productions. Making dance music has never been easier!

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For those of you who want to get a little deeper into creating your own tracks, patterns and sounds, there is more. As if the awesome preset patterns aren't enough for you, creating your own 'phrases' is easy. You can modify a phrase's variation, instruments, sounds, tempo, filtering, LFO, and effects until you've morphed it into something of your own. Then store it into one of the 50 user patches. Creating an entire song is also pretty easy. Knobs, mutes, and patterns can be changed on the fly or meticulously programmed in. For the best all-in-one music box that will make you famous for a day - chose the RM1x over the rest! It is used by Apollo 440, Crystal Distortion, and Signal Electrique.

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76 Visitor comments
January 28, 2010 @ 4:26 pm
My favourite piece of kit! Mainly because it has such an excellent sequencer and you can save your songs to floppy disk. On board sounds could be better though layering them with effects improves them alot. Has a good 303 sound if your after one. Shame that the keys aren't built that well so use an external keyboard to take the wear off them whenever possible and it should last you a good few years.
January 20, 2010 @ 4:22 pm
I'm not sure what do people mean by "outdated" - that doesn't mean you can't use them:

January 20, 2010 @ 4:06 am
Any one who doubts this little box hasnt spent enough time getting to know it. very powerful 'brains' for any midi controlled hardware setup. yes some sounds are outdated, yes somethings take alittle tweaking but it is all made up for in the control over the patterns, mute/unmute controls as well as sound twiddling on the fly. Used as a drum machine with space filling sounds backed up by a synth for leads and a sampler for interests.. and your on your way to total live remixing possiblities. 9/10. aslo check out its older brother the yamaha RS7000 which has a built in sampler.
December 6, 2009 @ 1:32 pm
For anyone looking to make electronic music WITHOUT a computer, the RM1X is the best component to have. I have a hardware only setup and I use my RM1X as my core piece of equipment. It's two weak points (button issues and underwhelming sounds) are both overcome by MIDI... I use mine to run various modules with better sounds (up to 16 at a time!) , and use a good MIDI Controller to get around the poorer quality buttonry (it takes velocity info, it just doesnt make it)... all while building on it's strength of huge and solid memory banks and all that pattern variety. Well worth working through the manual tho as it's a dense little box with tons of features I didn't find for quite some time... (and more I've yet to see)
and all that for the bargain price of less than $250! I dont see how you could go wrong!
October 16, 2009 @ 8:10 am
Some complain about it, and some love the RM1x's PHRASES feature.
I can only say that pattern-based sequencing is exactly the way I like to compose, and being able to switch patterns on-the-fly is a bit like working with Ableton Live. To add audio/samples/loop support, I've added the Roland SP-404 and MS1 samplers, for better bread-and-butter sounds, I use the Roland JV-1010, and the Waldorf Blofeld for great synths.
All in all not that expensive, but loads of fun and all I need!
I've even started to record vocal takes with my SP-404, sequenced with the RM1x.
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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Demos & Media
  • Audio Clip 1 - WARNING! Listening to this demo may cause you to compulsively go out and purchase the RM1x now! It sounds awesome... Patterns, sounds and grooves with a hard edge!

    Manual - Download the original owner's manual here.

  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 32-voice (tone generator), 64-note (sequencer)
  • Multitimbral - 16 parts
  • Sounds - 654 sounds, 46 drum kits
  • Filter - Low pass; cutoff, resonance, envelope
  • Effects - 11 reverbs, 11 choruses, 43 variations
  • Sequencer - 110,000 notes
  • Memory - 60 preset patterns, 50 user patterns, 20 user songs
  • Control - MIDI (16 parts)
  • Date Produced - 1999 - 2002
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