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The TG33 uses a 2-operator FM/PCM hybrid engine with joystick-controlled vector synthesis. Yamaha calls the hybrid engine DASS which stands for Dual Architecture Synthesis System. The PCM samples used are version 1 of Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) and are 12 bits in resolution. The FM sounds consist of 256 un-editable presets. It also has a card slot with a few expansion cards available and can save additional patches to MCD32 or MCD64 memory card. Although it has 32 voices of polyphony, most patches use 4 oscillators to take advantage of the vector morphing capabilities of this synthesizer, making this unit 8-note polyphonic for all practical purposes. Keyboard versions of the TG-33 are the SY22 and SY35.


This is what a Yamaha TG33 sounds like! (mp3 & free patches!)

What a little cutie :) The TG33 has a joystick for mixing/detuning between 4 waveforms, Vector Synthesis apparently, and creates sound by mixing preset FM waves with 12 bit samples. Interesting notes: - You can set feedback of FM parts, creating all sorts of sounds from soft to gnarly. - The effects are great, very 90's grungy...

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Finding worth and contentment in what you have.

...inadequacy. Luckily, the moment I start using this gear, it goes away for a while, I tweak something on the TG33 or Kawai K11 (my cheapest babies) that sounds utterly original and then a song forms and I'm like "Whoa, I have good taste in synths!" And I think this might be one answer to finding...

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Yamaha DX200

...TX802 or DX200 editor and dump it to that synth and finish it. It's a great tool. Also FWIW the TG33 editor radically transforms the TG33 into a real deep powerhouse as well :) My TG33 sits right next to my DX200

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