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Click for larger view arrowReleased: 1998  Specifications
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Karl Mousseau writes:
Finally a REAL synth with no PCM. Very convenient user interface with a very large and detailed LCD. Advanced FM synhesis with 8 operators (with a choice of 8 waveforms for the OP). Formant shaping use 8 other operators that can be tought as comb filters. In addition, there's a multimode filter (LP 24db/oct, LP 18db/oct, LP 12db/oct, HP, Bandpass, and a notch)that sounds very good. It's very easy to surf between the multiple edit page thanks to the 4 front panel knobs that double as macro-controller (attack, release, formant, FM) and Midi controller.

Comments About the Sounds:
FM synthesis with 8 operators combined with formant shaping delivers zillions of very interesting sounds. It's very long to program ( 8 FM operators plus 8 FS operators...the DX7 is chocolate cake...) but worths the effort.

(Thanks to Karl Mousseau for this info.)

Links for the Yamaha FS-1R
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Future Music UK review A place for information about some synths (a lot about fs1r), and a price database for dj gear.
Nooloop Editor for FS1R Professionally programmed FS1r patches from Joel Putman!
Yamaha FS1R Mailinglist
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The Official David Kristian Website This site features mp3s, a gear list, and album reviews - DK uses the Yamaha FS1R to create complex soundscapes for film and music projects.
Programmers User Guide + FS1R MP3s
Yahoo Yamaha FS1R Users Forum discussion group/online forum for FS1R users of all levels
-UNOFFICIAL- FS1R The un-official home for the FS1R. Programming Tips, Hacks, Software, Bugs, Wish-List...
Salva VP: FS1R, VL70-m, W7, JV-1080
FreeFS Home Open Source/Free Win9x Editor for the FS1R
FS1R resources

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