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Synthbits: The Blackhole Effect with reface CP

Synthbits: The Blackhole Effect with reface CP
Welcome to the first installment of our new weekly series - Synthbits - where we highlight the creative work of our Yamaha synth users!

Check out this cool video we found on Matrixsynth created by oLLiLabratories featuring reface CP.
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Studio Visit: Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Kleerup talks using Yamaha reface

Studio Visit: Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Kleerup talks using Yamaha reface
Named as one of the world’s hottest producers by NME, Andreas Kleerup plays intensely on his Yamaha reface DX and notes that this homage to the seminal 80s synth—the Yamaha DX7—has played a central role in making his new album.
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Get Connected - Part I: MD/UD-BT01 Bluetooth wireless MIDI Adaptors

Get Connected - Part I: MD/UD-BT01 Bluetooth wireless MIDI Adaptors
If you're old enough to remember the early days of MIDI, you probably recall MIDI patchbays, multi-port MIDI interfaces, processors - and so on. You probably also remember the associated "MIDI pasta" of cabling required to hook it all up! With the popularity of today's wireless devices, we can enjoy the same connectivity and flexibility - without the messy cables - using wireless Bluetooth MIDI.
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Bass Sounds

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Bass 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.
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Synth Pads

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Synth Pads

An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - Lesson 4.

For this article, I'm going to delve into an area where FM synthesizers like the Reface DX are especially versatile -- the creation of pad sounds. Because of the amount of harmonic (overtone) content that can be created by even just a single modulator, FM synthesis is capable of creating a vast array of evolving and shifting pad sounds and timbres. The first place to start in constructing your pad sound is the Algorithm – which one to choose?
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Ensemble Brass Voices

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Ensemble Brass Voices

An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX Architecture - Lesson 3.

In the last lesson, you learned how to program Solo Brass Voices (if you missed it, check it out here). Now experience how to enrich your repertoire - and sound - by creating Ensemble Brass Voices.
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Intro to FM Synthesis

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Intro to FM Synthesis
An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - the first in a new series.
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Reface YC and the Clavinova 700 Series Session

Reface YC and the Clavinova 700 Series Session
UPDATED: Craig Knudsen is a Yamaha Clavinova product expert and provides these detailed instructions about integrating a Reface YC with a Clavinova CVP-709. Learn how to reap the benefits of pairing their strengths. In addition to written instructions, video examples and instruction included from Craig.
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Reface Capture 2.0 and Reface OS Update 1.3!

Reface Capture 2.0 and Reface OS Update 1.3!
Announcing Reface Capture Version 2.0 for iOS and Reface OS 1.3!
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Review roundup: reface

Review roundup: reface
The reface reviews are rolling in! Hit the read more to check 'em out!
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Reface YC Rotary Speed Control

Reface YC Rotary Speed Control
The Rotary Speed Control is an effect designed to emulate a rotary speaker device. Such a device became very popular for use with an American tonewheel organ around the early 1940s.  The original intent of such a speaker device was to create an amplification system for the American tonewheel organ so that it had a better emulation of a theater organ or pipe organ.
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Distortion and Reverb

Distortion and Reverb
Effects are an important audio tool to add specific nuances to the sound of any instrument. The YC DISTORTION and REVERB effects allow for a wide scope of expression with simple and easy to use controls.
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Vibrato and Chorus

Vibrato and Chorus
SO, what is the VIBRATO/CHORUS section and what is the difference between the two modes?
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Organ Percussion

Organ Percussion
American tonewheel organs included a feature of "Harmonic Percussion". This was intended to imitate sounds with percussive attacks, like a harp, a marimba
or other mallet played instrument.
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