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Yamaha DX11 vs TX81Z

Hello slutz

Quick question; Do you know of any differences between the DX11 and the TX81Z? I've always thought the TX is just the rack version of the DX, but do they actually sound different? Does one offer anything the other lacks?
Any reason you would rather have one instead of the other?

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The DX11 has a pitch envelope, very useful for percussion, I read also that the DX11 has a 12bit DAC & the TX's one is 16bir, lending Thelma grungier sound to the DX. Finally, I much prefer the presets on the DX11, one of the brass sounds is the green hill zone sound

They totally nail the gritty techno/megadrive sound, and you can load TX patches into the DX if you NEED your lately bass! Finally now, VOPM patches can be imported!

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the DX11 has a 12bit DAC & the TX's one is 16bit
Not questioning that statement... just seems odd with the 81Z being the older of the 2.
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Yeah I can't remember which thread I read that on. They both sound great, anyway.
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I happen to have an ancient well thumbed 'Keyfax' here. It says the TX is 16 bit - same as DX 7 II - so assume the DX 11 is likewise.
It has 128 pre-sets, 32 user pre sets, but you can use a cartidge. Also the TX has quick edit keys for 4 parameters, tone, attack, volume and release. Other than that they are the same machine.

Being a fan of the TX, I reckon the DX11 would be a fine little keyboard.
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Dont know if the dx11 is but the tx81z is multitimbral, i used to make some odd drum kits with it.
I got a tx802 about a year ago but im still keeping the 81z.

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DX has the easy edit options too, and is 8 part multitimbral with assignable polyphony for each part.

I love it, very aggressive and glitchy. At the moment I have:

2op PSS 390/460
4op DX11/Plugiator FMagia
6op DX7 Mk1
6op AFM SY77 (Built in Disortion and other FX!)

And the best thing is, they all sound wildly different and very useful in their own way, I put this down to, aswell as technical/engine differences, the user interfaces are all very different, giving you very different start and end points, I mean the PSS's have 6 or 10 sliders to muck up the presets.
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Hello slutz

Quick question; Do you know of any differences between the DX11 and the TX81Z? I've always thought the TX is just the rack version of the DX, but do they actually sound different? Does one offer anything the other lacks?
Any reason you would rather have one instead of the other?

Thanks!
The extra buttons and data slider on the DX11 make it a lot easier to edit. Great compact keyboard with a nice feel.
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I find that it is worth paying a little extra to get the keyboard. Having all those buttons that take you directly to the right menu makes all the difference in the world.

There is nothing wrong with the tx81z, it is just that you will be less likely to program it because the interface is such a PITA.
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