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Statement regarding the "hidden" piano in reface CP.
The videos keep coming in from Superbooth17 in Berlin! Check out this very cool performance from Xantoné Blacq on the reface CP and reface YC.
It required a drone to film - and a reface to help provide the unique sound. Check out this fabulous video of Arigato Massaï and Tessa B performing at the top of the architectural wonder Le Volcan (the volcano).
Yamaha Artist Stephen Devassy is a master at the keyboard - and has put together a special treat using all four reface instruments - and makes the sound soar!

An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha reface DX architecture - Lesson 6

Hopefully with the articles so far, you've been able to gain a reasonable understanding and 'ear experience' with how FM synthesis behaves. This article is going to put together many of the concepts discussed prior in this series and take a little deeper dive into FM than in the previous articles. We are going to do this as we go into another area where FM synthesis is very effective and powerful – lead sounds.

An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - Lesson 5

For this installment, I'm going to discuss another area where FM synthesis is very versatile across the wide spectrum of musical styles – Bass sounds. From the Bass 1 and Fretless presets in the original DX7 to the LatelyBass and SolidBass patches in the TX81Z & DX100, the legacy of FM for Bass sounds is well known. So, starting from the "bottom up" as it were, let's build some Bass sounds.