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Old 21st November 2009 | Show parent
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Bruno B's Avatar

I can't believe you got one so cheap! It's like a DX7 on steroids. I will never sell my SY77.

The presets in general are very weak and don't show its strength at all. There are so many excellent libraries available though. Bell-like sounds and SFX in particular are its strength imo. Great for movie soundtrack stuff. The FM editing capabilties will take a lifetime to fully understand...

The problem with these synths is the floppy disk drive fails after a while (rubber drive belt wears out). So I opened mine up, temporarily replaced the belt with a rubber band and managed to save my thousands of sounds/disks as MIDI bulk dumps into Pro Tools... Now I just hook it up and send a bulk dump into its internal sound bank from PT to get my fav sounds. Get some sounds for it!