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Manufacturer's ID: REFACE DX
What we say:
Yamaha’s Reface range is a great idea: make a range of extremely portable keyboard instruments, each focussing on a specific type of sound and designing the front panel to suit these sounds exclusively. Yamaha have a long history of products to draw upon for this range and each model has its own unique appeal. We’re happy to say that the Refaces are a complete win! From the playable keys to the specific controls, these are a joy to play. As for the sound: it’s no surprise but these sound uniformly excellent, with authenticity and depth available to add loads to your recordings and performances.
Each Reface can run on mains power or batteries, making them truly portable. They weigh less than 2kg and have 37 keys with additional octave available via a selector on the front panel.
Amazingly, Yamaha have managed to cram not only the sound but the whole vibe of the famous DX-7 into a tiny little keyboard! We were hoping for this to be good and we weren't disappointed! The look even apes the iconic design of this era-defining keyboard. Playing a few notes on this immediately opens a portal in time to transport you directly to 1986!
The distinctive sound and FM-synthesis of the DX-7 has been faithfully retained, although you operate it in a slightly different (easier? Maybe...) manner than original models. Those great bell sounds, stabs, fantasy movie soundtrack sounds: they are all here are ready to be enjoyed and modified as your creativity guides you. Nostalgia will certainly play a part in its appeal for some people but you can really love this synth without being old enough to remember the originals!
Although this is most definitely not designed to be a carbon copy of a DX-7 (or any other Yamaha DX model for that matter) we did happen to have a Pre-Owned DX-7 from 1987 in one of our stores around the time this came out. We A/B'd them. We were VERY impressed. We highly recommend all of the Reface units for their respective purposes but we REALLY recommend this one!
|Amplifiers||2 W x 2|
|Speakers||3 cm x 2|
|Power Consumption||6 W (When using PA-130 power adaptor)|
|Battery Life||Approximately 5 hours|
|Auto Power Off||Yes|
|Power Supply||PA-130 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha|
|Batteries||Six “AA” size batteries or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries|
|Included Accessories||AC adaptor*, MIDI breakout cable, Owner’s Manual, Warranty* *May be included depending on your locale|
|Number of voice types||4 Operators, 12 Algorithms|
|Effects||Distortion/VCM Touch Wah/Chorus/VCM Flanger/VCM Phaser/Delay/Reverb|
|Number of voices||32 (memorable)|
|Width||530 mm (20 7/8")|
|Height||60 mm (2 3/8")|
|Depth||175 mm (6 7/8")|
|Weight||1.9 kg (4 lbs, 3 oz) (not including batteries)|
|Number of Keys||37 keys|
|Type||HQ mini (High-Quality mini)|
|Display||Full Dot LCD (128 x 64 dots)|
|DC IN||DC IN (12 V) jack|
|Headphones||PHONES (6.3 mm, stereo phone jack)|
|MIDI||MIDI (mini-DIN IN/OUT)|
|AUX IN||AUX IN (3.5 mm, mini stereo phone jack)|
|OUT PUT||L/MONO, R (6.3 mm, TS phone jack, unbalanced)|
|USB TO HOST||USB (TO HOST)|
|Pedal||FOOT CONTROLLER: FC7 (optional) (to adjust the volume)|