Yamaha TX802

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Despite its name, the TX802 FM Tone Generator is basically a rack-module version of the DX7mkII with full 8-part multi-timbral operation for sequencing and/or key mapping. It has 16-voices of polyphony and six digital FM Operators, the same as in the DX7mkII. There are 128 preset and 64 user patches for your sounds, as well as an external memory cartridge slot.

As if the large keyboard DX versions weren't difficult enough to program, the TX802's limited interface makes editing and programming your own sounds next to impossible without the help of external hardware or software editors. In the late 1980's, the TX802 was an excellent way to get a compact box full of Yamaha's DX sounds.

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Chit Khaing
September 14, 2008 @ 12:59 am
I have DX-5, DX-7 (original mono version) and TX-802. The electric piano cannot be as expressive and as rich as the dx keyboards, no matter how I tried.
matt
September 5, 2008 @ 2:06 pm
The tx802 i think is the gem of the dx range - it can play 8 different dfx patches at once !!!!!!!! and you can stack them !.........it sounds warm , organic , cold and icey and Real.........it blows away the fm7 in depth of sound and spatial quality.I have tried to replace my hardware with software many times - i cannot.........it cant be done .Everything sounds 2d in software and the fm7 whilst handy , novel , clean etc remains very different to a deep resonant and real dx7 or tx802 etc.Dont be fooled...........the biggest con of all time was softsynths..............
 
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  • Manual - Download the original owner's manual here.

  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 16 voices
  • Oscillators - Digital FM synthesizer with 6 Operators and 32 algorithms
  • LFO - Yes
  • Filter - None
  • Effects - None
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 128 preset patches, 64 user patches
  • Control - MIDI (8-parts)
  • Date Produced - 1987

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