Synth Site: yamaha: SK-20: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.3 out of 5
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curtis electric a part-time user from uk writes:
This is a very unique sounding beast-The best way to describe its sound is buzzy,harmonic and just alive in an electric buzzy way. There is not a lot of scope for making loads of differnet sounds but what it does do it does well. Great organ sounds that sound very Majestic for want of a better word. The string section is liited but put it through some electro harmonix pedals and your away and it is definitely usable. polysynth is good for sweeps and i have had some buzzy little basses out of it that do not overpower a mix just sit nice warm and buzzy. For what these go for it is worth getting. I make music like Air,zero seven etc and this synth definitel adds to my sound and not many people are using it which is good. I will give it a 4 out of 5 its certainly a uniq sounding machine and its easy on the eyes and reliable.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Feb-24-2008 at 02:30
Chris a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
I was 20 at the time when I bought a new SK-20 in 83 for $2000Cdn, and must say I was somewhat disappointed with its lack of features/sounds for its price. The polyphony was okay. Its analog sounds were cheap and not as fat as some proclaim. The organ was good, while the preset strings and brass sounded cheap. The tremelo was alright. I used to jam with it often and a few buttons started acting up, so I sold it cheap to a bud in the early 90's, since nobody wanted it. I'm amazed that these units are now going for approx. >$400US. It looked cool for its time, yet I wished I had saved up for the far better SK-30, which I tried at the same store then.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-25-2007 at 22:59
Scott a part-time user from USA writes:
I bought my SK20 (used) on a whim from a local music store. Guess I was hoping for something a bit fatter sounding--it is analog, but very thin. The organs are good, but the strings and polysynth section are disappointing. The tremolo and ensemble effects do help, but it needs external chorusing and reverb to really sound good.

It's for sale--$150, with manual!

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-23-2006 at 13:05
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