Yamaha DX100 Digital FM Poly Programmable Synthesiser - Detroit Techno Classic

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Yamaha DX100 Vintage Digital Programmable Polyphonic FM Synthesiser - 100

The the 4-operator DX100 was released in the mid 80s. With its lightweight plastic case, miniature keys and battery slot for portability, the DX100 might look like a bit of a toy, but its sound is a different matter altogether. The DX100 specialises in similar sounds to its big brother: cold, digital chords; hard, aggressive basses; metallic stabs, plucks and bells. Yes, editing it’s a bit of a pain, but that’s true of all FM synths. In addition to featuring the Solid Bass preset, being the synth of choice for Talkbox legened, Roger Troutman, the DX100 is a Detroit techno classic. Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson all used the synth extensively. It has also been used by Orbital, Scanner, Jean-Michel Jarre, Autechre, Laurent Garnier and countless other dance music artists. Many would argue that Native Instruments’ FM8 plugin makes the DX synths redundant. They’d be wrong. Test them side by side and you’ll hear that the lo-fi 80s DA conversion and analogue output stage of the hardware give it a unique character which nothing else can quite match. Every dance music producer should try a DX at some point. The 100 is a true classic. (Attack Magazine)


• This is a used item. 

• This unit is physically in good condition for its age. It shows some wear from use and age. It does not have the mounts for a guitar strap as they have been broken on the inside. This unit also has a mounting fixture on the bottom from a previous owner.

• This DX100 has been tested and is working as it should.

• This unit has had a new memory battery installed for the convenience of its new owner. 

• This unit uses a 12V positive centre power adaptor or batteries to power on. A generic power supply will be included for Australian buyers only. No batteries are included. 


Polyphony - 8 notes
Oscillators - Compact Digital 4-operator FM synthesizer
#Instruments - Monotimbral
Keyboard - 49 mini keys 
Memory - 192 presets, 24 user
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1985


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Return Policy:

Returns will only be accepted for manufacture defects / faulty items. Please contact us if you have any problems with your purchase and we will strive to work it out with you.