Sixteen voice polyphonic synthesizer with sound generation on Frequency Modulation (FM) principle. It has 6 operator digital processing blocks rated at 16 bit. The LFO can do sine, square, triangle, saw up, saw down and random. It has 6 envelope generators with 8 parameters each. It can store 32 patches in it's memory. The keyboard has 61 keys. It was in production during the years 1983-1987 and was one of the most popular synthesizers of it's time.
...wave instead of low res look up tables etc . If you want a near perfect replica of a dx7 get plogue ops 7 ( software )
.../ electrical engineering career track. And the lack of reliability is also a good part of the reason that the Yamaha DX7 became the stage keyboard warrior's weapon of choice for many years, hastening the demise of many an analogue polysynth manufacturer.
Mid-to-late 90's workstations were made with really high quality standards. Roland XP-50, Korg T-1/3, Ensoniq TS-10 and of course Kurzweil K2500/K2600. Not everyone likes the sound of these romplers but I remember drooling to the build quality of XP-50. And in the end it didn't sound half as bad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6TCnZJHZew
A little background:
As stated in my RS7000 review I didn't seriously get into dedicated hardware synths until 2009, and the DX7 was the first. In fact I have the DX7 to thank I got so into synths that in the last 2 years I've owned and played at least a dozen different beasts.
The DX7 is...
My favorite synthesizer and my introduction to synthesis.
Still probably the best introduction to FM available is a DX7.
Despite what people say, the DX7 is not impossible to understand or make sounds on.
It is, however, a little bit tedious because of how many parameters one has to keep...