Yamaha RS7000 Music Production Studio

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The RS7000 is a major groove production workstation! It's sort of like Akai's MPC-series, combining sampling and sequencing, but with an added internal synth engine. The RS7000 is particularly suited for dance, techno, Hip Hop, R&B, and ambient genres.

The sampler section consists of a 4MB (expandable to 64MB) sampler (5kHz to 44.1kHz or 32kHz to 48kHz via digital option board). You can use it to sample external sounds, re-sample the RS7000's sounds itself, or load samples from a variety of common formats! Auto-beat slicing lets you easily sample any loops or sounds and sync them to your sequence tempo! All the professional sampling and editing features you'd expect are here, and more!

The tone generator offers 62-voice polyphonic AWM2 synthesis, with over 1,000 synth sounds and 63 drum kit sounds (all via ROM). Here you'll find the resonant filters (6 types), advanced LFO modulation, BPM-synchronized LFO waveforms, and more! Edits made to the internal sounds, as well as to any samples are all stored within your sequence patterns.

The Sequencer is the real meat of the RS7000, where you make music out of the sounds it's got and that you've put into it! It offers pattern-based recording with 16 tracks each, and a 200,000 note-per-song capacity. Linear sequencer sequencing, like you would do using a software sequencer like Cubase, is also supported by the RS7000. Pattern-based sequences can be converted to the linear format as well. Realtime, grid and step recording methods are also available. Linking patterns into songs can be done in real time and meticulously tweaked. Total MIDI control, real-time hands on control, 18 assignable knobs and two pads, a Master effect section (with a multi-band compressor, slicer, isolater, other DJ-style master effects), and more make the RS7000 the most professional quality groove/loop/dance machine out there! It has been used by Hardfloor.

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55 Visitor comments
mogie
June 10, 2012 @ 9:32 pm
I have one for sale. Fully expanded to 64mb with the coveted Yamaha AIEB2 Output Expansion Board

The Yamaha AIEB2 Output Expansion Board expands the input/output capabilities of your RS7000 Music Production Studio.

The AIEB2 board gives you additional digital I/O options, featuring both optical and coaxial connectors, plus three stereo analog Assignable Output pairs (6 analog jacks). mogieisrael@gmail.com
Tony Woodard
May 26, 2012 @ 12:51 pm
anyone looking to buy one of these I have one in great condition, also a hard case for it very nice can send a picture if seriously interested. best offer. contact my email
hydnseek
May 21, 2012 @ 3:25 pm
Just bought a second one - the most intuitive machine to date. - ! :} !
Ramon
May 7, 2012 @ 2:24 pm
Got this monster when it first came out, and have always used it since! When i later obtained a nice DAW with the full set of sw tools, I tried to build grooves in it but it sounded just so static. So, now, I still rely on the RS for the beats and grooves when i make a song.
I have the output board, which i find very useful to compress the drum parts individually on the desk.
Another useful tool is the grid groove function!
Haiku
February 23, 2012 @ 5:46 pm
Astonishing machine! I bought this when it first came out 10 years ago and it is still streets ahead of newer competitors. It is a rugged beast too. Built like a chunky little tank. Mine has travelled everywhere, been bashed about a bit but still keeps chugging along beautifully. If you can find one BUY IT! This is a future classic and the RS7000 is one of the best kept secrets amongst those who know. It is just such a great machine to work with. Feels tactile. SO much control over SO many parameters. You'll never get bored with this beauty.
 
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  • Demos & Media
  • Audio Clip 1 - Drum & Vocal W/ Filter & Delay, Big Beat Pattern, Progressive House W/ Compressor Master Effect, House Track & D'n'B Filters And Bassline Tweaked Through Pitch Change. From Future Music CD issue 113.

    Manual - Download the original owner's manual here.

  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 64 voices in SEQUENCER, 62 voices in TONE GENERATOR, 256 voices in SAMPLER
  • Sequencer - 64-voice, 200,000 note capacity per song, 1-300bpm, 480 ppqn, 16 Sequencer tracks, 16 Phrase tracks, 256 user phrases per style, 1024 user patterns (64 styles x 16 sections), 20 songs. Compatibility: RS7000 format (load & save), RM1x format (load), SMF format 0 (load & save), format 1 (load). Arpeggiator: Up, Down, Alternate1/2, Random), Sort, Hold, Octave range.
  • Tone Generator - AWM2, 16-part, 62-voice, 1054 synth voices, 63 drum-kit sounds
  • Sampler - 256 sample voices (Pitch / Kit), 5.5 to 48kHz sampling, 4MB sample memory expandable to 64MB via 2 72-pin SIMMS; Export RS7000 format, WAV (to HD, MO, ZIP, etc., SmartMediaTM), Import RS7000 format, WAV, AIFF, Yamaha A3000/4000/5000, Yamaha SU700, AKAI S1000/3000 (from HD, MO, ZIP, etc., CD-ROM, SmartMedia)
  • Filter - 6 types (18 with OS 1.2 or later) including 24dB / 18dB /12dB Low-pass, Hi-pass,Band-pass, Band eliminate, and more
  • Effects - 4 blocks: Reverb (11 types), Delay/Chorus (22 types), Variation (92 types), Master (8 types), 6 EQ types
  • Memory - 4MB, expandable up to 64MB
  • Control - MIDI IN/OUT (x2) (16-part)
  • Date Produced - 2001

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