MATRIXSYNTH: Yamaha DX7, Roland D-50 & Korg M1 - 80's Synths Compared

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Yamaha DX7, Roland D-50 & Korg M1 - 80's Synths Compared


Published on May 5, 2017 Power DX7

Playlist:
Yamaha DX7, Roland D-50 & Korg M1 - 80's synth Demo, Miami Vice, Pink Floyd and Yes, Part 1
Yamaha DX7, Roland D-50 & Korg M1 - 80's synth Demo, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Pink Floyd Part 2

"Want to know how capable Yamaha DX7, Roland D-50 and Korg M1 synthesisers are ? Can the DX7 keep up with the mighty D-50 and M1? Watch this video to find out!!!

This is a demo of Yamaha DX7, Roland D-50 and Korg M1 synthesisers, the 80’s 3 iconic digital sysnthesizers showcased side by side. Part 1 will compare e.piano, piano and pipe organ sounds.

Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer – The first commercially successful digital synthesizer with Frequency Modulation synthesis
a. Released in 1983
b. FM synthesis based on 32 algorithms to design a particular sound
c. A sinewave generating oscillator with an envelope is called operator
d. No filters, you create all necessary harmonics/ inharmonics from a sine wave

Roland D-50 Linear Synthesizer – The first commercially successful digital synthesizer with a fully digital subtractive synthesis, a virtual analog synthesizer and 8 bit sampled waveforms
a. Released in 1987
b. Digitally emulated subtractive synthesis with typical waveforms such as sawtooth, square etc
c. PCM section includes 8 bit sampled waveforms
d. Each unit is called partial
e. Structures to combine different partial
f. Digital filter with resonance

Korg M1 Work Station – The first commercially successful digital workstation with 16 bit sampled waveforms for acoustic sounds and drum kits, as well as an 8 track sequencer
a. Subtractive synthesis with 16 bit waveforms
b. Digital filter without resonance
c. 1 oscillator mode for 16 polyphony (2 oscillator per voice for 8 polyphony)
d. A well-designed workstation for music creation

Electric Piano
Korg M1 – Softer with a bit of sharp attack
Roland D-50 – Softer and mellow
Yamaha DX7 – Power DX7 Signature E.Piano patch with solid and sharp attack and a smooth chorusing effect

Piano
Korg M1 – Modified piano patch with amazing realism due to its 16 bit waveforms
Roland D-50 – No compared
Yamaha DX7 – Power DX7 Signature Grand Piano patch with amazing realism at lower and mid notes

Pipe Organ
Korg M1 – Factory Patch Pipe Organ with realism
Roland D-50 – Factory Patch, Cathedral with realism
Yamaha DX7 – Power DX7 Signature Soft Cathedral patch with realism
Yamaha DX7 – Power DX7 Signature Cathedral patch that faithfully emulates the pipe organ sound from Yes, Close To The Edge"

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