Yamaha PortaSound Voicebank PSS-170 Portable Toy Small Keyboard Review

When you are on the mission to create music enjoy yourself, you aren’t always stuck on getting the fanciest equipment prior to getting began. Actually, sometimes it’s more enjoyable to simply alter something which appears like it’s more created for beginners and/or hobbyists, and seems like a toy. Continue reading “Yamaha PortaSound Voicebank PSS-170 Portable Toy Small Keyboard Review”

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Yamaha PSS-480

FM synthesis, at its core, isn't obscure. Many people who have some understanding about subtractive synthesis understand the word “modulation”, and understand the results of an LFO with an audio oscillator or perhaps a current-controlled filter. In FM synthesis, the “modulator” has got the same impact on a “carrier” that the LFO is wearing an oscillator: it modulates the regularity. The main difference here's that the modulator within an FM synthesizer usually modulates the carrier at this type of high frequency that you simply can’t really hear the modulation happening rather the perceived effect being a general change in the wave shape. Routing a sine wave carrier via a sine wave modulator produces a more complicated waveform than the usual simple sine, and also the frequency of this modulator, along with the modulation amount, can lead to different wave shapes. This really is FM at its core, yet people still be put off by it due to its status of complexity. Exactly why it's achieved such infamy is the Yamaha DX-7: it's six operators that are arrangeable in various algorithms to find out which operators (an operator in FM speak is essentially a sine-wave oscillator by having an amplitude envelope attached) behave as carriers and which of them behave as modulators, and which carriers are routed by which modulators. Clearly this really is more complicated than merely getting one carrier and something modulator, however when combined with the DX-7’s small Vast screen and confusing button interface, FM all of a sudden appears very cryptic and unfriendly. I'd an identical experience in the period I owned a DX-7, and pointless to state I did not purchased it for very lengthy.

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Analog Relics. Yamaha PSS-120 & PSS-130


Analog Relics

Much like everybody else’s mother did, my mother always stated that should you not have something nice to state, don’t say anything. Understanding that I’ve always attempted to complete exactly that goes a lengthy way towards explaining why I’m as quiet like me, particularly when I’m at the office. However, basically adopted that advice here, this could an very short publish.

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I've a classic Yamaha PSS 780 2op FM synth with editable presets. It features a giant keyboard with small keys and makes interesting sounds, harmful to percussion however the presets seem great whenever you customize the parameters. The tubular bell patch is epic. It's in built loudspeakers that seem great. Also it features a drum section with rompler sounds. Require me to pay £12 at cash generator.

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The YAMAHA PortaSound PSS-790

The YAMAHA PortaSound PSS-790 is adopted having a unique synthesis “Advanced Wave Memory (AWM)’ to be able to perform with an array of natural to hyper-natural seem characteristics.

Furthermore, the Vector Synthesizer function allows you to execute time variance of the tone with controlling mixing ratio associated with a 4 AWM Voices you decide on.

In addition, the car Accompianment function supports your speed and agility around the keyboard with assorted music styles for example rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, Latin, funk, plus much more.

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Yamaha PSS 2-op FM – could it be really just 2 sinewaves?

by BillB » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:54 am

I’ll shortly receive a Yamaha PSS-780 for very low cost. I am very interested in the options and limitations of two-operator FM synthesis. The FM synth parameters are:
Op1 (modulator): attack, decay, frequency, feedback.
Op2 (carrier): attack, decay, frequency, level.
Mod depth – Op1 to Op2.
There are numerous other fun such things as chorus, vibrato, portamento, and sustain/reverb which seem to be envelope effects.

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