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
Richard Geere
March 7, 2014 @ 1:55 am
If you are curious to know how this module sounds, check out my demo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBDlv-Ifvu8&list=UUx7UwDxleFkXwjnK5o2FxK Q

Synth enthusiast since 1979
February 25, 2014 @ 4:33 am
Can anyone recommend a patch editor that will work with Windows 7 x64?
January 1, 2014 @ 4:40 am
I've got mine a few days ago for only (!!) $25, just without power supply, but I've got a proper and original 10V one (some ppl say it may work with 12V power supply, but it should NOT). However I was not looking for this device tbh. but after some time with it, rather I'm not going to sell it :)
October 23, 2013 @ 3:34 pm
crazy - mine just sits since i use vst's live now... bought mine back in 1999 for $30 ...yes, $30...
May 16, 2013 @ 6:49 pm
my demo: http://youtu.be/DeFuuLr4NPI
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  • 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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