Discuss: the end of useful synthesizers from Yamaha? 2


Whilst I was surfing I found a page about the Yamaha CS series in which ‘David’ makes a closing statement:

Right around this time [early 80s] the GS-1 & GS-2 came out which lead to the CE-20, DX-1 (nice machine!), the DX-7 and therefore the end of useful synthesizers from Yamaha.

The end of useful synthesizers from Yamaha?

What do you make of that? That implies that not only was the DX-7 not a useful synth, but that all subsequent offerings also.

Leaving aside home keyboards—which are a perfectly legitimate offering in their own right, but not really synths—are Yamaha now just making glorified digital pianos?

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Did the art of Yamaha synth-making die after the CS-20?

What do you think?


2 thoughts on “Discuss: the end of useful synthesizers from Yamaha?

  • Stuart

    Let’s see. Korg get their tech from Yamaha, so things like the Triton range (just a bit newer than the DX-7…) are one data point against the argument. Then there’s the Motif series, including the recent S90ES and MO6/MO8 synths – all great sounding machines. I could go on, but why bother, the original point is clearly rubbish.

  • Stuart

    Let’s see. Korg get their tech from Yamaha, so things like the Triton range (just a bit newer than the DX-7…) are one data point against the argument. Then there’s the Motif series, including the recent S90ES and MO6/MO8 synths – all great sounding machines. I could go on, but why bother, the original point is clearly rubbish.

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