"Adams does his composing at his home studio in Berkeley, which consists of several Yamaha keyboards, including an SY77, SY99 and Electone, Korg Wavestation, Emu Proteus 1 module and Emax II, Kurzweil K2000, Lexicon LXP15 reverb, Macintosh computer with software such as Performer and Blank Software's Alchemy, and a small 16-channel desk ("I can't remember the name. I only use this studio for writing, and I write as much with the sequencer as with pen, paper and piano")."more
Sports a Unique, 6 Operator FM Synhtesis that sounds absolutely warm and analog-ish. Yamaha's AWM2 Sample Synthesis also add a bunch of lovely features like EP Attack Samples to stick over whit the FM Sounds, editing is really cozy thanks to the page jump and mark system. Add 4 Yamaha effect DSPs, 2 separate outputs, an awesome connectivity (MIDI, ROM and Waveform Cards, Floppy) and You'll have a beautiful synth, surprisingly warm-sounding for the age ('89)
It's an absurdly powerful synth that has both suped up DX 6-op FM capabilities as well as sampled waveforms, which you can combine freely. I use it live and at home and I would never be caught without its lush sound. Only disadvantage is that it is very big and very heavy, and for that reason I'm looking for a TG77 (rack mount version of the same synth) to replace it live and supplement it with additional polyphony at home.