Friday Fun – Refaces From Hamamatsu

Published on Dec 6, 2019 sonicstate

“Another session from our recent trip to Yamaha HQ in Hamamatsu in Japan. We shot this with Tori Letzler – who’s also recently appeared as a guest on Sonic TALK and was one of the Yamaha artists featured during their 45 years of Making Synths celebrations.

Tori , who’d not played with the Refaces prior to this was game for a short improv session. Using the

YAMAHA SK20 Symphonic Ensemble

via this auction

“Fully polyphonic vintage combo-keyboard from 1979. Featuring a 7-note polyphonic synthesizer with basic filter, pitch, envelope, and portamento controls, two (detuneable) oscillators per voice, organ, brass, and string sections. Also features vibrato with adjustable depth speed and delay controls. Made in Japan. Fully serviced prior to sale.”

Yamaha CS-10 Vintage Analog Synthesizer with hard case

via this auction, also on Reverb


Published on Dec 5, 2019 Audio Wanderer

“Lately I felt in love again with the Yamaha QY70. A powerfull small unit, pretty easy to play with and very enjoyable. Here just jamming with the Yamaha QY70 in the kitchen. No additional equipment. Recorded directly into the Zoom H1.


Jean-Michel Jarre sounds on Yamaha Motif XF7 Keyboard – Part II

Published on Dec 5, 2019 adnmusic

“Sound demos rather than real covers
Everything is played or triggered live, thanks to the Motif’s custom arpeggios.
No talking, no additionnal tracks (except for the choir in Rendez-Vous III and the drums in London Kid).
Thanks to moessieurs and Zozole for some of the sounds.
Thanks to JMJ and his crew for the music (Guy Delacroix forever !)”


Yamaha SS-30 STRINGS Synth SN 2493

via this auction

“This Polyphonic ensemble from Yamaha is in excellent condition, though it does show some tiny signs of age. It is fully working, have been cleaned and refurbished. All the knobs have been cleaned and lubricated. Thekeyboard has been rebuilt, every keys are working correctly without double triggering. The unit has been calibrated following the factory specifications.”

Morrowfaire | The forgotten memento

Published on Dec 4, 2019 MIDERA

Fender Squier (guitar)
Yamaha SY77 (strings)
Spectralis 2 (piano)
Virus TI (controller for spectralis)

Jean-Michel Jarre sounds on Yamaha Motif XF7 Keyboard

Published on Dec 1, 2019 adnmusic

“These are sound demos, not perfect covers.
No talking, no sequencer, just live playing with a little help from custom arpeggios.
Thanks to Zozole and Moessieurs for some of the sounds !”

Yamaha CS-15D Vintage Analog Synthesizer (Serviced) w/ Original Box

via this auction, also on Reverb.

“The units is in Mint condition.
The unit itself had storaged for long time by the owner,
There is also slight minor damage to the surface of body and wood section of the synthesizer.
However, This unit has been serviced and working in great conditon.
All functions are working well .”

Nori Ubukata | Cracking the DX-7 code

Published on Dec 4, 2019 Arturia

“In the early days of FM synthesis, only a few synth masters were talented enough to crack the code of the DX-7 and create patches that were simultaneously innovative, inspiring, and sounded fantastic. Nori Ubukata was one of those people.”