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REFACEDX

Your Price: $359.99 CDN

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Yamaha's Reface DX is a 37-key mobile mini keyboard with a 4-operator FM Sound Engine, two programmable effects blocks with seven effect types per block, sustain pedal input, phrase looper, built-in stereo speakers, MIDI connectivity, aux input, and dual line outputs.

Control

Based on the FS action found on the flagship Motif XF, the reface's HQ (High Quality) Mini Keys provide premium feel and response for fast, accurate and natural playing. The Sustain pedal input allows the sustain function for all electric piano sounds.

Mobility & Connectivity

The 2W, 3cm stereo speaker system lets you play any place, any time, for up to five hours using six "AA" batteries. And its specially designed bass reflex port technology enhances the bass response for full, rich sound.

• USB "TO HOST" allows MIDI connectivity to your USB-equipped computer or iOS device
• Dual 1/4" unbalanced line outputs provide connection to mixers, audio interfaces, DI boxes and more
• A 3.5mm aux line input lets you connect and hear mobile devices, tablets and more through the instrument

Specs:

VOICES

Number of types: 4 Operators, 12 Algorithms
Number of voices: 32 (memorable)

EFFECTS

- VCM Touch Wah
- VCM Flanger
- VCM Phaser
- Chorus
- Delay
- Reverb
- Distortion

KEYBOARD

- 37 keys HQ mini (High-Quality mini)
- Initial Touch

TONE GENERATION

- Maximum Polyphony: 8
- Engine: fm

- Amplifiers: 2 W x 2
- Speakers: 3 cm x 2

CONNECTIVITY

- 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)
- OUTPUT: L/MONO, R (6.3 mm, TS phone jack, unbalanced)
- USB TO HOST: USB (TO HOST)
- Pedal Type: SUSTAIN: FC3(A), FC4(A), FC5 (optional)
- Half damper: NO (*Half damper's control message can be sent to external device via MIDI)

POWER SUPPLY

- Power Consumption: 6 W (When using PA-130 power adaptor)
- Battery Life: Approximately 5 hours
- Auto Power Off: Yes
- Power Supply: Adaptors - PA-130 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
- Batteries: Six AA size batteries or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries

ACCESSORIES

- Included: MIDI breakout cable, Owner's Manual

SIZE/WEIGHT

- 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)

Very under-rated and extremely powerful synth that is not a toy.2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
The first thing any reface DX owner should realize is that you need to download the supplemental MIDI Data List manual from the reface website to full comprehend the full potential of the reface DX. Practically every parameter can be automated via MIDI Sysex. It took me around a week to figure out how the MIDI Sysex worked between my Novation Zero and the reface DX but once I figured it out I could switch to the appropriate page on the reface and then adjust a control on the Noavation and see the actual change happen on the reface screen (which is very cool). I'm quite certain EVERY parameter for the reface DX can be controlled via MIDI Sysex while the MIDI CC implementation is limited. http://home.kpn.nl/m.tarenskeen/download/sysex/RefaceDX/RefaceDX.html allows you to upload different patches from other FM synths from Yamaha & Korg (including ones forthe V50 & TX81Z, not to mention the DX11 and DX100). This is probably the most rewarding FM synth I've ever used; in that it's only as useful as the amount of effort you put into learning it. The graphical user interface is what makes the reface DX THE greatest FM synth Yamaha has ever made. Keep in mind I haven't looked and or used a Montage but have used the DX27, SY77, and DX200. The graphical user interface of the reface DX is what makes the reface DX extremely powerful (when paired with an external MIDI controller). Considering it also runs on AA batteries and consumes as little as 5 to 10 percent of the electricity as a DX7 is testament to the sheer genius and ingenuity of Yamaha's designers and engineers and how far FM technology has come.
Posted by Sergio on Feb 14, 2018
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Great classic and modern sounds!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreHamilton, Ontario
-Great sounds - lots of classic 80's FM, but with the individual saw/square feedback you can program sounds that would be impossible with other FM synths. Also, 2 effect slots - I love feeding the reverb INTO the distortion for shoegazey ambient sounds. -Speaking of programming, the interface (& great display) is really user friendly once you get the hang of it. Which is nice, considering the DX7... -Also makes a great compact MIDI keyboard. Via USB or 5-pin, I can use the keyboard to play another synth while using an external sequencer to play the DX. Sweet. My only complaints: -The looper could be use a few more features, like memory, multiple loops (one per patch?) -Only 32 patch memories! making patches is so fun and easy that I replaced all the stock ones quite quickly and ran out of space... You can back them up on the Soundmondo website, but I didn't see an easy way to back things up locally.
Posted by Lawren on Dec 26, 2017
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Gone, but not forgotten4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
Cool speakers on board, 2 FX units, 4 operator architecture, fat little mini-keys- that's the good news. It's fun to program and very portable. However, you can't transfer TX81Z or V50 data in, there's no multi-timbral or layering sounds, there's only 32 memories, and it is pricey. I sold mine, but miss it.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2016
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