4th May 2012
Lives for gear
Joined: Mar 2010
Originally Posted by shponglefan
I've been thinking about jumping on an older 80's/90's FM synth for awhile, but not entirely sure what to get.
A local ad popped up for a DX7ii FD w/ the gray matter expansion for $450.
But I've also read the SY-77/99 keyboards are basically DX7ii's with more advanced features and better sound. And I've seen a couple SY-77's also for $450. I havne't seen any SY-99's and don't think I'd go for one anyway as they are a bit too wide for my rack.
"Better sound"? I wouldn't say so...different, yes. To me, cleaner, more modern, with less balls (
)...more difficult to program too. I'd go TX802 all the way (or DX7II)...it has *that* vintage Yamaha FM sound, just my opinion.
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