Combining a 6-operator 16-note polyphonic FM synthesizer with over one hundred rhythm sounds and a 16-step analog-style sequencer, the DX200 is one of the most unique "groove boxes" available today. Thanks to its realtime control knobs, you can ea...
We do a lot of vocoding and talk box. We do it with a physical talk box, with a DX100 sound piped through. It's more difficult than I bargained for, because you have this fucking tube in your mouth and you're trying to say esses and tees and shit. It's like having one of those things that the dentist chucks in your mouth to suck up the spit, except that it's not sucking up the spit!more
Per Attack Magazine: > "There’s two distinct setups, one for live and one for studio. The studio setup is the Jupiter-6, which I bought in a pawn shop in 1994 in Edinburgh and I think is my favourite piece, a Jupiter-8, an OSCar, a Sequential Circuits Pro-One… The 808 is kind of the core to trigger the analogues. What else have I got? I have a Crane Song STC-8 outboard mastering compressor. I have a 909, but that just collects dust. I’ve got a nice Midas desk, and I’ve got a DX200, which I quite like... It sold terribly. For some reason, Yamaha decided to put a one-bar sequencer in it, but it’s the heart of two or three DX7s, so it’s incredibly powerful as a module. It’s so difficult to use – FM synthesisers all are – but it’s so powerful for bass, particularly the sort of Detroity techno stuff."more
Combining a 6-operator 16-note polyphonic FM synthesizer with over one hundred rhythm sounds and a 16-step analog-style sequencer, the DX200 is one of the most unique "groove boxes" available today. Thanks to its realtime control knobs, you can easily get inside this once-forbidden FM architecture and effortlessly tweak the voice parameters to come up with totally bizarre sounds that have never been heard before. Many hip-hop and techno producers are already hip to the punchy bass sounds and radical metallic textures that can be created with FM, and now you can, too! If you've been looking for some fresh new electronic sounds for your dance tracks, the DX200 is your new secret weapon.
i like the dx200 very much because you can somehwo edit fm synthesis. with its original dx7 it was more a guessing. with the dx200 you can edit fm more like as a synth... lots of fun!
This compact synth can load all the classic DX7 patches and can be picked up for around 200€. Additionally it has handson controls (knobs), a sequencer and some (surprisingly usable) drumsounds. If only I'd find a good editor/librarian, I'd give it 5* as the DX200 is not fully editable without an editor and the original editor was made for yesteryears computers...
Edit Feb-2019: As promissed, I'll have to beef up the 4* to 5* as I just found an amazing, fast, intuitive, literally hands-on editor for this little beast! Much, much better than Yamaha's own editor...
Check out: https://coffeeshopped.com/2019/01/before-digitone-there-was-dx200
This box sounds amazing and an entire record could be produced on it. Bought it for the drum machine and DX7 patch compatibility, but the tweakability of the synth makes this full of fun surprises. Resonant filter, distortion, and motion sequencer take the DX200 to places the DX7 could never go.