It's that bad the DX9?

#1

Well, I’m just interested in the Yamaha DX9 because is the only cheap synth I found, and because is from the DX family.
However, I’ve seen in forums and they say the DX9 is the worst in the DX family.
I just want it for bass lines, talkboxing (I have the c is c patch parameters) and all that, I just need to edit the patches, but…is that true the DX9 you can’t name and save your edited patches?
150 dlls It’s a good price for one of those?
Thank you

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#2

I inherited a friends DX9 in the 90s, and it been a long time since I gave it away… probly 12 years. I’m sure you can save patches you create. There are only 20 memory locations if I remember right… so no naming. I used to actually use the sys/ex to tape function to save whole banks to and from cassette… and later to computer. worked great! The DX9 isn’t a great synth, but it’s an odd duck and that’s what I always liked about it. I say go for it!

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#3

thank you for your answer, and yeah, i like the dx9, buuuut…
ehm, i saw today a dx27 for 180 dlls, and it’s not in bad shape
it’s 30 dlls more so i don’t know, i just want it for fooling around, i heard the dx9 is 16 voice polyphony (twice as the dx27)
so now i’m confused.
but, the dx9 you say there is no name in the patches?
so how can i name my patches or find them?

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#4

In the old days, we just had patch numbers. So you remembered that you saved that brass sound to patch 08, and the bass sound on patch 16. The DX27 is a version of the DX100 that has some famous sounds, but as you mention, it has 8 voices and also only has 20 user patches–but it has 192 presets that you can’t change. It doesn’t have velocity, though, and I can’t remember whether the DX-9 does, or not.

In both synths, you’ll just have to remember where you put your patches. But with only 20 locations, that’s not hard.

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#5

The DX9 is def not velocity sensitive…

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#6

oh well, the dx27 was already sold :frowning_face:
now there´s only the dx9
at least has 16 voice polyphony
i think one day i´m gonna go for it

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