Synthbits: The Groovy World of "thebrackett" on Instagram, Part II

Synthbits: The Groovy World of "thebrackett" on Instagram, Part II
It should be pretty clear that yamahasynth deeply digs thebrackett's postings on Instagram.
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reface CP Piano Easter Egg

reface CP Piano Easter Egg
Statement regarding the "hidden" piano in reface CP.
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Xantoné Blacq and reface CP and YC at Superbooth17

Xantoné Blacq and reface CP and YC at Superbooth17
The videos keep coming in from Superbooth17 in Berlin! Check out this very cool performance from Xantoné Blacq on the reface CP and reface YC.
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Synthbits: The refacerobot for reface CS

Synthbits: The refacerobot for reface CS
From an anno lab and Yamaha collaboration comes refacerobot!
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Interview with Spanish Electronic Artist Moira Muñoz - Superbooth17 Spotlight Moments

Interview with Spanish Electronic Artist Moira Muñoz - Superbooth17 Spotlight Moments
Moira Muñoz is a dynamic Spanish electronic artist from Madrid, Spain.
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Interview with Xantoné Blacq - Superbooth 17 Spotlight Moments

Interview with Xantoné Blacq  - Superbooth 17 Spotlight Moments
At Superbooth 17, we had a chance to interview Yamaha Europe product demonstrator and talented artist, Xantoné Blacq.
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Synthbits: Savoir Adore performing Giants with reface DX

Synthbits: Savoir Adore performing Giants with reface DX
"Create your sound, anyplace, anytime" is the guiding principle of the reface product line and this week's Synthbits video from Savior Adore performing "Giants" really shows that.
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Synthbits: Finding New Voices with Reface CS, the U1TA Transacoustic Piano and MIDI Designer for iOS

Synthbits: Finding New Voices with Reface CS, the U1TA Transacoustic Piano and MIDI Designer for iOS
What happens when you give legendary Yamaha product guru, Craig Knudsen, a Yamaha U1TA Transacoustic Piano, a reface CS and the iOS app MIDI Designer? See for yourself!
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Synthbits: The Blackhole Effect with reface CP

Synthbits: The Blackhole Effect with reface CP
Welcome to the first installment of our new weekly series - Synthbits - where we highlight the creative work of our Yamaha synth users!

Check out this cool video we found on Matrixsynth created by oLLiLabratories featuring reface CP.
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Studio Visit: Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Kleerup talks using Yamaha reface

Studio Visit: Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Kleerup talks using Yamaha reface
Named as one of the world’s hottest producers by NME, Andreas Kleerup plays intensely on his Yamaha reface DX and notes that this homage to the seminal 80s synth—the Yamaha DX7—has played a central role in making his new album.
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Bass Sounds

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Bass Sounds

An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - Lesson 5

For this installment, I'm going to discuss another area where FM synthesis is very versatile across the wide spectrum of musical styles – Bass sounds. From the Bass 1 and Fretless presets in the original DX7 to the LatelyBass and SolidBass patches in the TX81Z & DX100, the legacy of FM for Bass sounds is well known. So, starting from the "bottom up" as it were, let's build some Bass sounds.
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Synth Pads

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Synth Pads

An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - Lesson 4.

For this article, I'm going to delve into an area where FM synthesizers like the Reface DX are especially versatile -- the creation of pad sounds. Because of the amount of harmonic (overtone) content that can be created by even just a single modulator, FM synthesis is capable of creating a vast array of evolving and shifting pad sounds and timbres. The first place to start in constructing your pad sound is the Algorithm – which one to choose?
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Ensemble Brass Voices

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Ensemble Brass Voices

An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX Architecture - Lesson 3.

In the last lesson, you learned how to program Solo Brass Voices (if you missed it, check it out here). Now experience how to enrich your repertoire - and sound - by creating Ensemble Brass Voices.
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Intro to FM Synthesis

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Intro to FM Synthesis
An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - the first in a new series.
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Reface Capture 2.0 and Reface OS Update 1.3!

Reface Capture 2.0 and Reface OS Update 1.3!
Announcing Reface Capture Version 2.0 for iOS and Reface OS 1.3!
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Reface YC and the Clavinova 700 Series Session

Reface YC and the Clavinova 700 Series Session
UPDATED: Craig Knudsen is a Yamaha Clavinova product expert and provides these detailed instructions about integrating a Reface YC with a Clavinova CVP-709. Learn how to reap the benefits of pairing their strengths. In addition to written instructions, video examples and instruction included from Craig.
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Review roundup: reface

Review roundup: reface
The reface reviews are rolling in! Hit the read more to check 'em out!
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Connecting reface to DAW

Connecting reface to DAW
The reface can be connected to your computer via USB (direct) or standard MIDI jacks, if you are using an external MIDI interface.
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Ensemble Brass Voices

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Ensemble Brass Voices

An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX Architecture - Lesson 3.

In the last lesson, you learned how to program Solo Brass Voices (if you missed it, check it out here). Now experience how to enrich your repertoire - and sound - by creating Ensemble Brass Voices.
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Intro to FM Synthesis

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Intro to FM Synthesis
An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - the first in a new series.
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