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Synthbits: Yamaha DX7 - The Synthesizer that Defined the 80s

Synthbits: Yamaha DX7 - The Synthesizer that Defined the 80s
The DX7 was the sound of the 80s. Enjoy this way back Wednesday flavor of Synthbits!
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Synthbits: 80s Action Movie Soundtracks!

Synthbits: 80s Action Movie Soundtracks!
What do the names Crockett, Tubbs, Maverick and Axel have in common? They strutted their stuff to some of our favorite television and movie soundtracks! Check out this latest taste of Synth...
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Synthbits: DX7 FM Tutorial Sound Design Vibe

Synthbits: DX7 FM Tutorial Sound Design Vibe
Check out this cool taste of synth - an FM synthesis tutorial on the classic DX7!
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Synthbits: DX7 FM Tutorial Sound Design Vibe

Synthbits: DX7 FM Tutorial Sound Design Vibe
Check out this cool taste of synth - an FM synthesis tutorial on the classic DX7!
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Synthbits: An Audio Demonstration of the CX5M Music Computer

Synthbits: An Audio Demonstration of the CX5M Music Computer
Back in 1984 Yamaha released the CX5M music computer. Enjoy this tasty bit of vintage synth!

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Synthbits: A Demonstration of the Legendary Yamaha DX5

Synthbits: A Demonstration of the Legendary Yamaha DX5
It's amazing how fresh the Yamaha DX5 sounds in this sweet bit of synth video from YouTube user CLASSIC VINTAGE!
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Synthbits: Power DX7 and the Classic Sounds of the 80s!

Synthbits: Power DX7 and the Classic Sounds of the 80s!
YouTube User "Power DX7" nails the sweet synth sounds of classic 80s hits with his masterful DX7 programming.
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Copy of Synthbits: Power DX7 and the Classic Sounds of the 80s!

Copy of Synthbits: Power DX7 and the Classic Sounds of the 80s!
YouTube User "Power DX7" nails the sweet synth sounds of classic 80s hits with his masterful DX7 programming.
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Synthbits: Computer Chronicles Episode from 1986 on MIDI Music

Synthbits: Computer Chronicles Episode from 1986 on MIDI Music
It's a "Flashback Friday" Synthbits video - a 1986 episode about MIDI Music from "Computer Chronicles", a show that ran on PBS from 1983-2002. 
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Synthbits: Yamaha CS01 Synthesizer & MR10 Drum Machine Hands-On Demo

Synthbits: Yamaha CS01 Synthesizer & MR10 Drum Machine Hands-On Demo
From the YouTube channel 8-Bit Keys - by way of our good friends at Synthtopia - comes this cool video review of the Yamaha CS01 synthesizer and MR10 drum machine. There is also a special musical treat!
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Synthbits: Help for Moving GarageBand Projects to Logic Pro X

Synthbits: Help for Moving GarageBand Projects to Logic Pro X
Are you a GarageBand user looking to upgrade to Logic Pro X but wondering how to move your existing projects over? This short video from our friends at Ask Audio takes only six minutes of your time to answer that question!
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Aftertouch - Volume 2, Number 7 (June 1986)

Aftertouch - Volume 2, Number 7 (June 1986)
The July ’86 issue introduces the FB-01 multi-timbral FM tone module, three new DX9 Voices and more!
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Aftertouch - Volume 2, Number 6 (June 1986)

Aftertouch - Volume 2, Number 6 (June 1986)
The June ’86 issue introduces the MEP4 MIDI Event Processor and MJC8 MIDI Junction Controller, plus four new DX7 voices and more!
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Aftertouch - Volume 2, Number 4 (April 1986)

Aftertouch - Volume 2, Number 4 (April 1986)
In part two of an exclusive interview (check out part one here), electronic music composer, Morton Subotnick, explains the nitty-gritty details of QX1 programming; users submit four new DX Voices and an introduction to the MCS2 MIDI Control Station.
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Aftertouch - Volume 2, Number 3 (March 1986)

Aftertouch - Volume 2, Number 3 (March 1986)
This issue contains part one of an exclusive interview with electronic music composer, Morton Subotnick, plus four new DX Voices, QX/RX advice and more!
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Aftertouch - Volume 2, Number 2 (February 1986)

Aftertouch - Volume 2, Number 2 (February 1986)
This month's issue includes advice on the QX1, TX816 and KX-series, five new DX Voices and info on using the CX5M as a word processor/modem.
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Aftertouch - Volume 2, Number 1 (January 1986)

Aftertouch - Volume 2, Number 1 (January 1986)
A DX7 Voice programmer in this month's issue says "I like to watch peoples faces when I play about four bars of bass plus piano (which most synthesizer will do), and then bring in the brass with the breath controller. It really floors 'em!"
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Aftertouch - Volume 1, Number 3 (December 1985)

Aftertouch - Volume 1, Number 3 (December 1985)
This issue has part 2 of the Dr. John Chowning interview as well as more DX7 Voice and programming information. Also read about the CX5M, the CP60M, the REV7 and lots more!
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Aftertouch - Volume 1, Number 2 (November 1985)

Aftertouch - Volume 1, Number 2 (November 1985)
Issue #2 from November of 1985 features a facinating interview with Dr. John Chowning, the "Father of Digital FM Synthesis" as well as an article on "MIDI Basics". Also read about the "7 System", KX88/KX76 programming and much more!
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Aftertouch - Volume 1, Number 1 (October 1985)

Aftertouch - Volume 1, Number 1 (October 1985)
In October 1985 Yamaha introduced the monthly magazine Aftertouch. Editor Tom Darter wrote "We want to help you learn more about the instruments you are using to make music. Let us know what you want to know. In the meantime, enjoy the first issue". With that same goal in mind we bring you Yamahasynth.com. For the next several months, with a new issue every Thursday (TBT), we will bring you all the published issues of Aftertouch.
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