Rita Braga tries out Ripcord USB Cable – Powering Yamaha Reface YC and a Roland Street Cube.

Published on Jan 21, 2020 myVolts

“Porto’s finest songstress, Rita Braga, gave MyVolts the pleasure of her company for an afternoon. Filmed in Silo Auto, Porto. Using a 12V and 9V Ripcord USB cable, we were able to power a Yamaha Reface YC keyboard/organ and a Roland Street Cube Amplifier from a single Powerbank.

Rita plays an instrumental version of her song ‘ I can still remember Spring’,

E520 Hyperion Processor + Yamaha W5 = Ambient Space Music | "Indigo Ray" by Moot Booxle

Published on Jan 21, 2020 mootbooxle

“Let’s go to OUTER SPACE! The Shimmer reverb on the #E520HyperionProcessor from #SynthesisTechnology can take any sound to outer space, but it’s especially nice when it’s sweetening an already lush pad.

This sound I’ve come up with on the forgotten 90’s ROMpler, the Yamaha W5, is gorgeous on its own…With the E520 it’s otherworldly!

Take a little quiet

CS-80V Tutorial Complete – Blade Runner

Published on Jan 17, 2020 Digiphex Electronics

“Guide to every function of the CS-80V.”

KORG has a sneak peak of a new DX7-like FM synth – the opsix

Imagine a DX7, but with more parameter controls via extra faders – and it’s a KORG. That’s the best we can tell about the new opsix.

MATRIXSYNTH got the scoop on this one before the American NAMM trade even began this week:

New KORG DX7 – the opsix

I’m not sure if calling it a “new DX7” is quite fair, as we just don’t know about it enough. But certainly KORG have copped the look and feel of the original – curious how Yamaha will react there – and added additional controls. Whether there are other KORG touches, it’s hard to say, though you’re welcome to squint at this image:

It’s not unheard of for manufacturers to show up with synthesizers hidden under glass. (I hear if a certain Prince Charming comes along and gets into the glass coffin and kisses the prototype, the enchantment will be lifted and it will magically wake up with complete firmware. But maybe that only works in Disney movies.)

FM synthesis remains a tough nut to crack from a usability standpoint, so I’m not sure about this one. It at least adds to the pile of retro-themed synths this year.

It seems likely that this came from the Japanese engineering team at KORG, given their past with FM on the volca series – and it seems equally likely that they were busy on other products, too. But KORG are proving themselves to be still prolific and provocative.

Watch this space.

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Winter NAMM 2020 | MONTAGE LIve Performance | Dom Sigalas

Started streaming 71 seconds ago Yamaha Synths Official

“Check out the sounds of the MONTAGE in the hands of composer, producer and musicologist, Dom Sigalas, live from Winter NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, California.
#YamahSynths #NAMMShow #YamahaMusic #MakeWaves”

NAMM 2020 – Yamaha YC61 Stage Keyboard

Published on Jan 16, 2020 Kraft Music

“Find exclusive Yamaha YC61 stage keyboard and organ BUNDLES at Kraft Music.

Blake Angelos from Yamaha performs on the Yamaha YC61 stage keyboard and organ at the 2020 NAMM Show

The Yamaha YC61 stage keyboard and organ gives gigging keyboardists that iconic organ touch, tone, and real time control in a compact instrument. Yamaha’s VCM organ engine

Winter NAMM 2020 | YC61 Stage Keyboard | Jonas Gröning | Live Performance

Started streaming 5 minutes ago Yamaha Synths Official

“Keyboardist Jonas Gröning demonstrates the sounds of the new YC61 Stage Keyboard, live from Winter NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, California.
#YamahSynths #NAMMShow #YamahaMusic #MakeWaves”

New KORG DX7 – the opsix

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

opsix and is 6 Operator FM synth like the DX7.

Note the sliders on the left.

This isn’t too far fetched considering KORG made the Volca FM.

I’d love a desktop version myself. 🙂

Yamaha CS-50

via this auction

“Unit is in superb condition. There’s a few nicks and scratches on the unit but this is to be expected 40 yr+ machine. I’ve had the unit completely done over by my synth tech in Feb of 2019. Work as followed:

-Replacement of all the electrolytic caps in the power supply -Op amp replacement in the square wave LFO
-Re-calibration of the Brilliance Fader. Item was removed,