Synth Site: Yamaha: DX-11: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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Alexis Avila from Somerville, MA writes:
My old man bought me the DX11 in 1987 when I was 12, and I have been loving it to this day. Just like the man from Scotland said above me, this keyboard has soul, and longevity. I've had no problems whatsoever over the course of 16 years. It has a thousand sounds to choose from, its easy to move around, and it looks hot!

I don't know what other keyboards are out there, but I play my DX11 with pride!

posted Sunday-Sep-07-2003 at 23:49
p8ddy a professional user from scotland writes:
I love this synth. IT was the first synth I ever owned, bought for me new by my late Father when I was a young boy. Synth tech moves on and fashions change but there are some things this synth does so well that few, if any, other synths come close. Basses are excellent, top stuff for techno and industrial and some of the weird sounds you can make are spectacular (although they are a pig to program). pads and fat analogue lead sounds are lacking but you can't have everything. The best thing I can say about this synth is that it has character - something that is lacking in so many "me too!" clones these days. You can give a synth sounds but you can't give it a soul and the DX11 has plenty soul. It rocks. It might have been the runt of the DX litter but it came out punching.

posted Saturday-Jan-12-2002 at 12:31
Martijn a hobbyist user from holland writes:
I love my DX-11, I got mine second-handed, wich mean; very cheap.It was a birthday present (my 22th) and it was my best birthday ever! Altough you can't play a nice or smooth guitar on it, it's elecric guitar can be edit to get great fuzzing sounds. Or just fool around with the synthbrass presets, and in no time you get cool sounds. So, if you want a FM synth, low priced and not to hard to understand: go for the DX-11. Oh yeah, the outputs from this synth aren't very silent, you get a lot of noise to, but that's ok for me.


posted Thursday-Jan-25-2001 at 00:53
Arp a hobbyist user from London, England writes:
Unless you want to splash out for a DX7II or a V50 this is all the keyboard FM action you need, really. It's a small and solidly-built multi-timbral FM synth, from a time when FM was beginning to look extremely dated (Roland's D50 was the in thing when this was new). Using second-generation FM synthesis, it sounds clean and clear, and although it's horrible to program there are lots of sounds floating around on the internet. As with all FM, it's good for bass, the classic DX piano noise, and atonal sound effects. Die-hard FM fans can get much more out of this kind of machine, but generally if you're looking for anything natural-sounding, buy a Proteus. It's a shame that there was never a knobs-and-dials FM synth, as the interface makes 'tweaking' incredibly laborious.

If you just want the sounds, the TX81Z is the module version.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Sep-06-2000 at 12:11
Ewan Stefani a professional user from LEEDS UK writes:
I love my DX11 - quite easy to program compared to the DX7, with only 4 operators and 8 Algorithms available. It has extra waveforms (8 including the usual sine) which can add a little to the range of sounds it can make. Yes, it's muliti-timbral, but only 8-note polyphonic, so don't get too excited! Performances are a pain to set-up and program changes wont be recognised on individual channels via MIDI. Also makes a reasonable control keyboard, with velocity and channel pressure sensitivity. I plan to pass mine through a Waldorf Microwave XT's filters for some real fun!

Nice is you can pick one up cheap, and if you like FM synthesis. No samples or FX ! - a bonus, IMO. Make sure all the sliders and buttons work before you buy!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Feb-25-1999 at 06:47
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