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Average rating: 3.3 out of 5
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Dee a part-time user from USA writes:
I don't know why you chose to complain about a keyboard that's less then $200 what did you think, I bought one of these just to have a light portable board to carry around the house when I didn't fell like working on one of my other boards. If you want a board to sound good spend more money. I have problem using this board it does it's job

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Feb-23-2003 at 03:09
Justin Havu a professional user from USA writes:
I just got my DJX II at a music store in NH. I was lucky to get it on sale, but they should have charged less for it. It's weak. The cutoff and resonance knobs don't work in the voice/keyboard mode, I can't use it as a MIDI controller (i have to settle for a piece-of-shit Casio instead), no pitch bend, and no LCD display. I have to look at my owner's manual for the sound that i want to use in keyboard mode, and I don't like the multi colored keys. Why couldn't they just keep them white? I paid way to much for mine.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-03-2003 at 16:38
David Seaward a professional user from United States writes:
The Yamaha DJXII is in NO WAY a professionaly keyboard - but it does come pretty close. AND IT IS FUN AS HELL!!!

A few months back at guitar center, I was with my dad and they had one for $80 used. We decided to buy it and it turned out to be great fun. We even used it as backing tracks for songs on our cd.

Ups: Many patterns usefull for live. CUTOFF and RESONANCE knobs those are totally awesome i mean really. The effects can be usefull - Echo is nice to "double" the beat and the ring modulater is like WOAH ! I bet i couold do a whole live performance on some banks though just using cut and res and distortion. The sounds - well some are okay - i havent really used them solo. The drums are actually pretty good many of them.

Downs - Cut and Res cannot be on keyboard. THe keyboard itself is NON-VELOCITY or AFTERTOUCH SENSITIVE and IT IS HARD TO PLAY. The effects although sometimes usefull have major problems. Many of them disort, and have clicks (okay, most have clicks or distort). There is also no arpegiator i have no idea why. The sounds all seem to sounds the same and the GUITARS ARE WORTHLESS ya hear? The sampler is worthless, its like 6 seconds of 22k, 8-bit mono sampling !!!Also the worst thing about this keybaord (not to mention that it doesnt send midi) is that YOU CANNOT CREATE YOUR OWN PATTERNS. I belive if you setup the midi with some yamaha program and do all this sh!t you can load some in but you CANNOT like the roland d2 (or other grooveboxes) SIT AT THE KEYBOARD AND ENTER YOUR IDEAS!!!

Overall, i'd say if you find this keyboard for under $150 buy it without thinking twice. Otherwise try it and if you like to play live it may be a really cool. It does work okay recording (RCA outs amp is lil noisy) but its not so good for that. Dont be fooled by its look though - taking some activator loops and messing with the cut and res and fx at the same time can really surprise you.


Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-11-2002 at 16:14
djxapologistsmustpay from USA writes:
this is like selling a blind kid a decapitated parakeet...

there is no justifying buyin this piece of crap when there is so many better options in both software and hardware...

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-25-2002 at 14:34
mediamaffia a professional user from UK writes:
I already have the DJX from years ago - and I intend to get DJX II this weekend - ok - I have heard all the critacisms in these reviews as well as the pluses - I'm glad I have the original DJX but I have played with this keyboard about 2 years ago and have just decided to get one as I saw one selling dirt cheep. I wouldn't be buying one if I hadn't already got the older brother - it obviously isn't as good - but I can't resist this little box o trix.

Can't wait to pick one up tomorrow... £99.00 is a steal. Mainly I am buying it for the beats.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-25-2002 at 14:26
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