Yamaha V50

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Imagine the excellent sonic characteristics of the DX11 synthesizer or TX-81Z sound module. The V50 is the ultimate 4-Operator FM synth workstation comprising 16-note polyphony, a dual effects processor (with distortion), a large dual line, backlit LCD display, a drum machine, a 16,000 note sequencer and a 3.5in floppy drive to save your songs and voices!

The DVA function and built in voice-based pitch delay are two interesting features in this synth. It's great for percussive sounds such as short bass sounds, marimbas, clavinets, etc and should one pitch an operator really high and work with the pitch bender, one gets very cool ambient effects. It's very rare yet cheap in today's 2nd-hand market and coupled with an outboard (analog) filter it makes an unbeatable digital FM synth!

The V50 has been used by Sin.

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59 Visitor comments
May 4, 2011 @ 7:12 am
no longer for sale we decided to implement it into my new band, got it hooked up to a moog low pass filter, it was good before, brilliant now. Also using a program called p - farm to edit it. Check it out p farm v50 owners, its free and can randomly come out with great sounds!
April 29, 2011 @ 12:06 am
I have a V50 in Melbourne. Don't use it currently. Perfect condition with a hard case and manual. Offers will be considered.
April 25, 2011 @ 8:25 pm

I'm from Melbourne and I'm interested in your V50. Could we work out a deal?
April 1, 2011 @ 10:02 pm
so im selling one in sydney make an offer, im looking at around 250?
April 1, 2011 @ 10:00 pm
Hey, im living in sydney australia ive got one of these great synth. Real nice digital tone and sound. It can be tedious to program but after a couple weeks you'll get it and be programming vibrant multi layered sounds. The effects can be a bit too over the top so i tend to keep them on the downside. But preset 33 "Widestrings" is to die for, great pet shop boys string sound!
At the moment i'm into more analog percussive sounds and am thinking about selling this, if u live in sydney or want to make an offer post a comment, i'm not in a rush to sell it.
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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 - 16 notes
  • Oscillators - 4-Operator Digital FM synthesizer
  • #Instruments - 8 parts
  • Filter - None
  • VCA - 1 DVA env , 1 Pitch Envelope Generator
  • LFO - One
  • Effects - 2 FX Units - 16 different effects
  • Keyboard - 5 octave touch sensitive with pressure sensitivity.
  • Memory - 100 preset / 100 user voices, 100 preset performances / 100 user, 3.5in disk drive.
  • Arpeg/Seq - sequencer: 16000 notes, 8 songs, 32 note polyphonic, punch in/out, real / step programming.
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1989
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images from AudioFanzine.

    Thanks to Edwin Balzan for providing this info.

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