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  DX-11 At a Glance
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John Volanski ( writes:
After 10 years, the DX11 has held up to time better than the DX7, IMHO. It has alot of features that the DX7 doesn't have, including 8-voice Multi-timbal sounds; Breath Controller interface; chord structuring of up to 4 simultaneous notes per key; 13 microtonal scale tuning; 8 voices can be played in unison; complex keyboard splitting per each voice; alternate mode where each successive incoming MIDI note will alternate through the 8 instruments. The unit is easy to operate and set-up, but the patches are a bear to program yourself. The unit is well-made and I have had zero problems with it in 10 years.

Comments About the Sounds:
4-op FM sounds have fallen out of favor these days. (5/98) The stock sounds are fairly mediocre at best. You need to go to the 3rd party programmers to get the good stuff. The FM approach does best on sounds such as electric pianos and bell-like tones. The FM approach does worst on fat/warm analog synth-type sounds. FM sounds are a bear to program for the neophyte.

(Thanks to John Volanski for this info.)
and Al Prentice for the pic

Links for the Yamaha DX-11
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YAMAHA Software Download, Public Domain Archive DX21 files from Yamaha, compatible with DX11
Yamaha Manual Library Contains TX81Z manual in PDF (essentially, rackmou
Yamaha UK Classics Corner DX11/DX27/TX81Z voices + editor (about 2000 voices
Audionaut Music Manager Patches Archive Lots of patches for TX81Z !
Synth Manager for Yamaha TX81Z for Windows 3.x and later
ManyMIDI Yamaha TX81Z/DX11 Sound Library
Patchman Music Yamaha TX81Z Soundbanks
Some Unique Uses of the Yamaha TX81z Effects by Carl Coan
More TX81Z patches
Edd's Music Page DX11/DX21/TX81Z stuff
synthesizer patches / sounds by patrick fridh
synthesizer patches / sounds (some DX11 stuff there) by patrick fridh
The Patch King The Best Sounds @ The Best Prices. Thousands of new sounds for over 100 Synths and Samplers. Check us out!
JCD music Take a listen to the song 'Pod' to hear warm, flowing 4-operator FM.
TX81Z sounds 3rd party sounds available as Sysex files

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