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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65 Visitor comments
October 14, 2013 @ 2:55 pm
Nice synth with a lot of vintage character! Please check my demo here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fZDU_kGJcY&feature=youtu.be
June 11, 2013 @ 2:23 pm
YEs. I have Jupiter 8 too, but I think the TX802 is better for everything. THe worst problem with programming it (with an external MIDI controller) is too many possibilities!
I tend to fotget analog more and more, what do you need them for? Except some times
maybe for fun.
April 30, 2013 @ 11:19 am
I use the TX802 and the TX81Z that provide me with all the Psy Trance Bass I could ever need. Sonically this machine gobbles the plugin counterparts for breakfast. Despite a few of the comments on here the plugins do not sound the same I have lined them up together and there is no comparison.
Both machines are hard to program (a [beep] infact). This is why god invented Sound Diver or Midi Quest. With sounddiver its standalone with midiquest you can use it like a plugin in the DAW. Either way once these machines are hooked up to a programmer then easy to find the sounds you need.
October 23, 2012 @ 7:42 am
My best synth Yamaha TX802
July 18, 2012 @ 9:39 pm
I just found this demo of TX-802 on youtube.

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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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