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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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Glen a hobbyist user from UK writes:
Have just purchased an SY35 for Fifty Pounds. I will use the keyboard as a midi controller to my computer VST instruments. I believe the SY35 has aftertouch and touch sensitivity which, for fifty pounds, has to be the cheapest aftertouch midi controller I have ever heard of!! And if your excellent reviews are correct I also have a synthesiser with some very nice sounds and vector features which should be amazing.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Jun-06-2005 at 12:35
Lenti Lenko a professional user from Australia writes:
What is the difference between the SY35 and the SY22 besides the number of presets and the slight colour diffference of the 2 synths????

I remember playing these SY's when they came out and really liking them for the great animated pads they could produce.

They were also very well priced at the time.

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Apr-13-2005 at 08:47
This synth is more for vector pads than anything else. It's no Prophet VS or Wavestation, like Mal said below, but is still a sound and fun board to use. It is not that easy to program . I like the vector record function which can be inspirational. Prices tend to vary. It is the cheapest vector going. They are becomming quite rare as people collect. There are no vector synths being made for reasonable money. One might go for nothing whilst another will be very expensive. If you can, shop around. The FM sounds are not much good. The s&s stuff is quite lush. They do link in a mix. No filter is a pain in the arse. The Wavestation lacks a resonant filter. Only the VS has a proper filter. Maybe a full filter isn't necessary. Still nice tp know it's there.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jun-12-2004 at 03:43
Peter a part-time user from Belgium writes:
I purchased this synth third hand some months ago for a delirious 100 euro. For that price, it is -of course- unbeatable. I think it sounds very fat. I use it mainly for leads, pads and bass-sounds. Of course, you cannot expect a decent realistic sound. Piano's and all are crap. But then again, it is a synth. You want realism? Buy a sampler or even a cheap Technicks keyboard. This synth is also very easy to program. You get what you had in mind, although it can't handle every sort of sound.

If you aren't keen on programming, You can find great sounds and editors on the web. Also, the presets are quite good. De demo is crap and in fact, it bothers me there is a demo on it.

Minus: There are no filters. However, the vectorcontrol can deliver some nice filterlike-effects.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jun-11-2004 at 18:54
ArthuRock a professional user from Mexico writes:
The sy-35 and sy-22 are a very usefull keyboards for all kinds of music, altought the acoustic instruments left a bit to wish. I made a few fix it on them to make them a workstation, I put a pedal on the +yes circuit and it let me change easily the multis, I use it with a Qr-10 accompaniment programer, wich I modified too and put outside buttons and pedals for easy control and to send program changes to these keyboards and they work great, I recomend the use of one or two mcd64 memory cards (buy it before they extinct), to expand posibilites and to convert the sound accomodation like general midi. if you have a comment or wish to have memorycards or wearever write to or

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Sep-07-2003 at 20:44
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