MATRIXSYNTH: Yamaha TQ5 Vintage FM Synthesizer

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Yamaha TQ5 Vintage FM Synthesizer

via this auction

If you follow MATRIXSYNTH, you know these do come up now and then, so relatively rare would be more accurate than hyper rare in the description from the listing that follows. One of the coolest retro designs for a desktop synth imo.

"This is a hyper rare Yamaha FM synth from 1988. You won't find another one for sale. It's sounds are from the DX line and don't get more 80s. It's in great condition and comes with the original manual which is very in depth and covers all aspects and functions of the synth.


The TQ5 is a pressure and velocity sensitive desktop (8 voice multitimbral) FM synthesizer.

4 operators (8 waveforms and algorithms) with dedicated (ADSDR) envelopes,

3 stage pitch envelope, an LFO (saw, square, triangle, random waveforms),

10 effects, card and MIDI interfaces

8 track sequencer

200 presets (100 editable)"

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