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What do some of the best musicians on the planet have in common? They rely on Yamaha Synthesizers and Stage Pianos for creating their sound on tour. Check out these artists and their tour schedules - and hear the results when great instruments meet fabulous talent!
This week's Synthbits comes from YouTuber Polyphonic and it's all about the "Dream Machine": the legendary Yamaha GX-1 Synthesizer. Yamaha released a large analog polyphonic synthesizer organ called the GX-1 at the 1973 NAMM Show. At over 600 lbs, the 3 manual GX-1 is a remarkable keyboard instrument. It features two 61-note keyboards, each controlling dual oscillator 8-voice polyphonic analog synthesizers, a single oscillator analog monophonic lead synth controlled by a smaller 37-note keyboard and a triple oscillator analog bass synth controlled by a 25-note pedal board. The GX-1 is the epitopmy of hugeness in sound and size with a orginal retail price of $60,000.
Check out this fascinating video on the Yamaha GX-1 (and make sure you check out some of the other great videos on Polyphonic's channel):
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