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Yamaha DX7IIFD For Sale. Fully serviced and tested by professionals and working great.
The photos and description below were based on a previously sold unit. The unit we are selling has been fully serviced and is working as it should. We replaced the battery and reloaded patches. The tact switches under the front panel buttons were all replaced with new ones, solder joints that are normally stressed were resoldered, the unit was cleaned inside and out. All functions were tested and determined to be working properly. Note: the DX7iiFD keyboard mechanism wasn't designed very well, so it's typical for velocity sensitivity to vary from note to note. This is the case with this unit as well, and is the norm. We noticed variation most when hitting keys very hard as part of our normal stress testing, but playing that hard isn't how most people play, nor is it comfortable or good for your wrists. When playing normally, we didn't notice much of a difference between keys.
You all know the classic Yamaha DX7, the most well known digital synth ever. World famous for the beautiful synthetic sounds generated by its FM synth engine. There's hardly an 80's synthpop band that didn't use one (or several)! This is the latest, best sounding and most advanced of the DX7 series released by Yamaha. It's got improved audio outs over the original DX-7 so sounds a lot better, an improved user interface and look, offers split and layer capability so you can play 2 sounds at once and, in addition to the cartridge port, this model has a 3.5" floppy drive where you can store banks of sounds to readily available / cheap floppy disks.
The DX-7 IIfd is well suited for a variety of musical styles. It's capable of reproducing the classic DX7 "Full Tines" lounge piano sound. If you're into techno sounds or ambient music, many of the distinctively digital sounds which can be programmed into this keyboard will separate your music from the currently trendy analog sound. And of course, if you're an 80's synthpop fan, this is the keyboard for you - there's hardly an 80's synth group that didnt use the same sounds you'll have access to if you buy this synth. Here's a brief list: Vince Clarke of Erasure, A-Ha, Depeche Mode, Tony Banks of Genesis, Karl Bartos of Kraftwerk, Level 42, Cabaret-Voltaire, Dead or Alive, Coil, The Cure, Stock Aitken and Waterman, D:Ream, Brian Eno, Howard Jones, Enya, Front 242, Herbie Handcock, Kitaro, Petshop Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Talking Heads, U2, Underworld, Stevie Wonder, Vangelis. Whether you're trying to recreate classic sounds of the 80's or 90's or looking to make fresh new sounds, this synth should provide some great inspiration.