Synth Site: Yamaha: RY-10: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Paul a professional user from Baltimore writes:
For the amount of cash you can get this little tool for(I got it new in '92 for only $199!)I have no choice but to give it five out of five. I run all of my stuff lo-fi (other tools:guitar pedals,Yamaha DX 100(another great cheapy),and a 4-track)and people don't believe what I am using! Run this baby with a Boss equalizer pedal and a little delay and you will run into endless possibilties. Some of the sounds are not at all used by me ,but the ones I'm stuck on...!!!!!!!!!!! Check it out at work.... www.mp3.com/pauljoyce

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Dec-03-1999 at 12:19
ameoba a hobbyist user from USA writes:
hehehehe, you prefer a 909 to the ry-10. Hmm... quick math... 1x909@1000USD=10xry10@100usd. Tough call.

Nobody in their right mind would take their 909 to a party, out to coffee, or to school with them, but...... AHHHHH!!! the ry10, being battery powered is great for those uses. How many things can you dink around with in a public place, and pass around the table at a restraunt, working on music? It's truly a social drum machine. And it sounds pretty good too (with a little compression, or even 2 detuned pads, phear the 808 kick on this thing) The sound effects, while kinda cheesy, can, if used properly, make some interesting industrialesque beats.

and everything sounds better through the internal speaker =)

Downside: No midi out/through, 2 outs, can't turn off the metronome in realtime mode and the sequencer is limited to 16 ticks per patern(of course your 909 is too..)

Of course, I think I'd rather find an ry30, but I picked this one up for 97.62USD (after tax) at a pawn shop.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-04-1999 at 23:39
J.Kerbo a part-timer user from Estonia writes:
I think its wonderful,but i better prefer Roland TR808 (for hard analogue drum sounds) or Roland TR909 (if you are a techno maniac) Two years ago i had such kind if a rythm machine in my bedroom and i made some nice techno tracks with it but now im using Roland TR909.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Saturday-May-15-1999 at 05:52
seanstyles from Serbia writes:
a really hard sounding lofi drummachine, some of the percussionsounds suck but the kick, its so hard, it just blows a away the R8 or DR660 is terms of raw power

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-May-10-1999 at 09:46
Ev a hobbyist user from USA writes:
This is a wonderful little drum machine. It's portable, has it's own speaker and you can mix another instrument into it. It's got the Roland X0X style drum programming and it isvery simple to get around the unit , without a manual. And the sounds ! I am not sure how many are in there, but there are a lot from 808 style drums, to KraftwerkFX, to Bass lines. I traded my Yamaha MU-5 tone box in for this and have not looked back. I only wish it had a MIDI out, but I can live without it. Although I have other gear, right now , I am only using the RY and the new Korg Electribe EA synth. Lots of noise in my bedroom.....

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-18-1999 at 00:35
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