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Synthbits: Controlling the DX7 with the DTronics DT7
Check out this sweet demonstration of the DTronics DT7 controller with the classic DX7!
With it's FM engine, expressiveness and polyphony, the DX7 was the synthesizer of the 1980s. Programming the DX7 could be challenging and when it came to realtime control...Well, there were not a lot of physical controls on the membrane switch-laden front panel.
That is what makes the DTronics DT7 controller so appealing. The DT7 provides knobs for literally every parameter of the DX7! It adds a level of control that is incredible! For those who have a reface DX, DTronics makes a smaller controller called the DT-RDX. Check out Ulf Kaiser’s demo of that here after
you check out the demonstration of the DT7 from Vimeo by Florian Anwander:
DTRONICS DT7 with DX7 first try from Florian Anwander on Vimeo.
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About the author
Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.