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Welcome to the Yamaha Gallery

Introducing Yamaha

Yamaha, which began in 1887 as a piano and organ manufacturer, started building synthesizers in in the 1970′s. For manuals, see Yamaha's website. For street prices, see Prepal.

Released Conventional FM FM-Rompler Rompler Sampler Modelling Modelling-Rompler-Sampler
1974 SY-1 SY-2
1977 CS-10 CS-30 CS-30L CS-50 CS-60 CS-80
1978 CS-5 CS-15
1979 CS-15D CS-20M CS-40M SK10
1980 SK20 SK30 SK50D
1981 CS-70M SK15 GS1 GS2
1982 CS-01 SY-20 CE20 CE25
1983 DX9 DX7 DX1
1984 TX816
1985 DX21 CX5M CX5MII DX27 DX100 TX116 TX7 DX5
1986 DX27S FB-01 DX11 TX81Z DX7IID DX7IIFD DX7II-Centennial DX7S
1987 TX802 TX1P TX16W
1988 WT11 YS100 YS200 B200 DS55 TQ5
1989 V50 SY77 TG77 SY99 TG55
1990 SY22 TG33 SY55
1991 TG100
1992 SY35 SY85 TG500 RM50
1993 CBX-T3 TG300 VL1
1994 MU5 W5 W7 VL1-m VL7 VP1
1995 W5v2 W7v2 QS300
1996 MU10 CS1x VL70-m
1997 AN1x A3000
1998 FS1R CS2x A3000V2 EX5 EX5R EX7
1999 CS6x CS6R A4000 A5000

Architectural Classes:

  • Additive: Multiple sine wave harmonics are combined.
  • Conventional: Single cycle waveforms, subtractive architecture (filtered harmonics).
  • FM: Oscillators use Frequency or Phase Modulation.
  • Rompler: ROM based samples (often subtractive).
  • Sampler: User recorded samples (often subtractive).
  • Modelling: Digital model, usually involving a Driver and Modulators.