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Wednesday, July 09, 2014


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"The Yamaha SK30 is made up of four distinct parts which can be output in any combination thanks to an onboard audio mixer. There are other instruments from the 70s and 80s that offered a similar type of setup. the Moog Opus3 offered a String, Brass, and Organ combo platter. The Arp Quadra had a Bass synth, Poly synth, Lead synth, and String synth and special phaser effect in an all-in-one-package.

Yamaha seems to concentrate on the combo-synth for a few years making a few different varieties, each with their own features and sounds. The SK30 lies towards the top of this evolutionary scale with four distinct sections featured in similar forms in the SK20 and SK50. It also adds some other bells and whistles I have never seen on a combo synth and even though it was made in the late 1970s."

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