Monday, September 14, 2009


via this auction
"Debuting just months after the announcement of the MIDI spec and offering a new and varied palette of tonal textures, Yamaha’s DX7 was the right synth at the right time. When the DX7 launched in 1983, users were amazed by its purity of tone and its ability to mimic certain instruments—particularly struck percussion, chimes, electric pianos, etc.—and its wealth of cool synthesizer sounds. During the instrument’s short tenure, Yamaha sold a then-unheard-of 200,000 DX7s. The DX7 also marked the beginnings of custom VLSI integration into musical instruments, making it affordable."

1 comment:

Cinema Verite said...

Hahahaha "RARE" lol...Is there a more common keyboard than DX-7? I just sold mine yesterday for $250 to pay the electric bill.