Yamaha TG33

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The TG33 sound module is a slightly enhanced key-less version of the SY22. It is a digital synthesizer that employs frequency modulation (FM) synthesis combined with low-fi (12-bit) AWM ROM samples. However, this machine is not low quality (especially for the electronica-oriented musician). Its preset sounds are a bit thin, however using the joystick controller you can manipulate and combine the 12-bit samples with the any of the 256 FM vector voices. This gives it a range of tone and sound that is as dynamic and mysterious as other vector synths such as the Korg Wavestation and ProphetVS.

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Also available is a drum kit, effects, 16-part multitimbrality for layering sounds and 32 note polyphony! Definitely a powerful little beast that can create pretty nice sounds with lots of motion and character. With its wide range of sonic possibility, the TG33 has what it takes to create unique sounds that will keep you and you're music sounding a little different from the rest!

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37 Visitor comments
May 24, 2012 @ 10:52 pm
teengirl fantasy repped this in a recent interview; maybe that's got something to do with the recent price hike. But everything hardware and vintage (especially the underrated stuff) is getting exposed and turning hot these days
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May 2, 2012 @ 2:22 pm
Yup. Easily worth $250 in my opinion. Wouldn't sell mine unless I absolutely had to.
April 29, 2012 @ 9:36 am
these sold for $60 bucks last year. now they sell for $249...LMAO!
March 18, 2012 @ 7:18 am
Here are 2 Vectortests:


http://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=1sWNgXuuHMQ
December 28, 2011 @ 4:27 pm
Got one two weeks ago on Ebay. I knew what I did when I bought it, and I knew what I would get for my money. Paid less then 100€, the price was very good compared to others sold in the last time. A great synth, really unique in its sounds.
I wanted it mainly for pads, but some of the preset bass sounds are very usable for me too. This is surely not the synth I will use for sound design, but the presets give a great spectrum of dark, moody and synthetic sounds which can easily be altered via the joystick. Great for Industrial and EBM/Darkwave, absolute true.
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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.
  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 32 voices
  • Oscillators - 2 Digital FM operators + 2 AWM (using 12-bit ROM samples)
  • LFO - AM, PM, Saw Up, Saw Down, Triangle, Square, Sample & Hold
  • Filter - None
  • Effects - 16 Digital Reverbs and Delays
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 128 preset, 64 user
  • Control - MIDI (responds to Velocity and Aftertouch)
  • Date Produced - 1990

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