Yamaha Reface – Defacing – 399€ / Synths – DX, CS, YC & CP- true mobile synths with Web MIDI Interface and speakers

dx reface

na? muss ich dazu noch was sagen? Yamaha besinnt sich und macht ein kleines supermobiles Synth-Teil für FM und Klassischem CS-Sound (und Orgel/Klavier). Sehr gespannt auf Dienstag..
mehr hier im Forum  Yamaha Reface
SynthDB: Reface , DX Digital SynthesizerReface , CS Digital Synthesizer 

399€ sollen sie kosten. Die anderen Synths haben keinen Speicher – aber bekommen es über Apps. Batteriebetrieb möglich, Lautsprecher eingebaut. MIDI in/out. USB.
Pedal, Aux In.

DX Touch Panel Edit:

dx alg
hat 4 OP. 8 Stimmen. Leider nur 32 Sounds – iOS kann Sounds reinschießen mit Reglerstellungen (bei den anderen ist das auch notwendig, weil sie keine Speicher haben). Tasten sind natürlich klein – aber mit Dynamik. FM: Feedback in jedem OP (3x), 2x FX
Feedback OPs können von Säge zu Rechteck vom Sinus abgerückt werden. Gute Idee. Pedal: sustain (anschluss)

Alle haben Web-Edit/Share Möglichkeiten


raface cs
CS:  2 OSC, 8 Voice Synth, each wave has own modifier (does: Supersaw, PWM, FM, subosc, Ringmod – depending on what wave you select – and the last one adds noise – so it’s sort of making it less knobs – but effective and soundful enough),
as said – no memory WYSIWYG – but iOS delivers patch storage – and looks like it sound not too bad – in fact it is more like AN – but possibly it is more like fitting better as a CS since it is a control-synthesizer as Yamaha use to name it. FX also. 1 ADSR.
little Looper inside – works as sort of Sequencer. LFO is in as well with multiple typical mod destinations. So it is sort of „do all“ synth with the concept of a Microbrute but with 8 voices and digital.
-> pedal CV in
Audio rate LFO speed.

Yamaha ReFace CS Exclusive First look

HOW the WEB MIDI works – not bad at all – and after Modal they are the first to doing that and – the first mainstream company – this is and could be the editor that survives the update battle!

it might sound „not so cheap“, but Yamaha know how to built a solid synth – and it is really made to be mobile and simple to use – to me it is very very much 2015. I could imagine all of them .. well not an organ since that’s really not my cup of tea – but at that size this is a nice jam and live stage companion. maybe it is even nice enough to just use them as the only keyboard synth..
it all sends controllers so you could control softsynths as well.

as we are all look forward towards thursday, the official release there’s almost clear ideas about what they do.

how the CS/AN is done and the Piano CP one in comparison:
how the CS/AN is done and the Piano CP one in comparison:

Reface is a simulating very classic Yamaha synths and stuff –
CS/AN,  DX / FM Synths and additional to that CP Piano and Organ YC which are 128noite polyphonic compared to the synths – but also all with aux in, midi etc.. so to me the cool thing is the first 2 things – as the video (see link above) implies – there is Ringmod-kind of stuff and it is totally supersmall mobile kind of small keyboard. The Ringmod is a „mode“ of one of the waves – so it is easy to tweak and make your sound even more metallic. so it’s more than a CS01 or so, but not as much as an AN1x or something like it.

see the controls – I just hope there’s something to control the parameters with easily that won’t explode after the x’th update of WIN/OS X.. – the top right thing looks like there is something – software editor kind of thingy..reface


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  1. Das Reface CP könnte ‚was sein. Das werde ich ‚mal antesten.

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