Yamaha Reface DX FM Synthesizer


Sounds of the 80's in a Tiny Package

Genuine FM Synthesis

  • 37 HQ mini Keys
  • FM Sound Engine
  • Multi-Touch Interface
  • 32 Voice Memory
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Yamaha Reface DX Mini FM Synthesizer

Yamaha's groundbreaking FM synthesizers shaped the sound of the 80’s like no other electronic instrument. With the reface DX, all these legendary sounds are back in the 21st century – ready for the new generation of FM sound fans. A carefully developed user interface offers intuitive access to the FM tone generators even for starters. A capacitive multi touch controller allows dynamic modifications of a sound. The reface DX is polyphonic with 8 voices and features 7 effects.


Features Sound

・4-operator FM Sound Engine offers dynamic and expressive additive synthesis
A new feature of this engine is continuously variable feedback on every operator allowing for a wide-range of sound creation
・Two programmable effects blocks with seven effect types per block:
The effect types are: VCM Touch Wah, VCM Flanger, VCM Phaser, Chorus, Delay, Reverb and Distortion
・Multi-touch control interface gives direct access to four simultaneous parameters
・32 Voice memory locations allow storing and recalling favorite Voices

・Based on the FS action found on the flagship Motif XF, HQ (High Quality) Mini Keys provide premium feel and response for fast, accurate and natural playing
・Integrated Phrase Looper: capture song ideas or just jam
・Sustain pedal input allows the sustain function for all FM generated sounds
Mobility & Connectivity

・2W 3cm stereo speaker system lets you play any place, any time
Specially designed bass reflex port technology enhances bass response for full, rich sound
・Battery powered – uses six "AA" batteries with five hours of life

・USB "TO HOST" allows MIDI connectivity to your USB-equipped computer or iOS device


Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers     2 W x 2
Speakers     3 cm x 2
Power Supply
Power Consumption     6 W (When using PA-130 power adaptor)
Battery Life     Approximately 5 hours
Auto Power Off     Yes
Power Supply     Adaptors     PA-130 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha
Batteries     Six “AA” size batteries or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Included     AC adaptor*, MIDI breakout cable, Owner’s Manual, Warranty* *May be included depending on your locale
Number of types     4 Operators, 12 Algorithms
Number of voices     32 (memorable)
Effects     Distortion/VCM Touch Wah/Chorus/VCM Flanger/VCM Phaser/Delay/Reverb
Dimensions     Width     530 mm (20 7/8")
Height     60 mm (2 3/8")
Depth     175 mm (6 7/8")
Weight     1.9 kg (4 lbs, 3 oz) (not including batteries)
Number of Keys     37 keys
Type     HQ mini (High-Quality mini)
Initial Touch     Yes
Tone generation
Maximum Polyphony     8
Engine     FM
Other Features
Phrase Looper     Yes
Display     Type     Full Dot LCD (128 x 64 dots)
DC IN     DC IN (12 V) jack
Headphones     PHONES (6.3 mm, stereo phone jack)
AUX IN     AUX IN (3.5 mm, mini stereo phone jack)
OUT PUT     L/MONO, R (6.3 mm, TS phone jack, unbalanced)
Pedal     Type     SUSTAIN: FC3(A), FC4(A), FC5 (optional)
Half dumper     NO (*Half damper's control message can be sent to external device via MIDI)
・Dual 1/4"unbalanced line outputs provide connection to mixers, audio interfaces, DI boxes and more
・A 3.5mm aux line input lets you connect and hear mobile devices, tablets and more through the instrument
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