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yamaha rx17

info Country: Japan
Weight: 1,5 Kg
Dimensions: 350 (w) x 54,5 (h) x 202 (d) mm
audio demo trend price : 50€
manual sample pack demo comments

YAMAHA RX-17
Digital Rhythm Programmer (1987)

 

Budget programmable digital drum machine with 26 PCM samples.

logo rx17
rx17 edit panel

info DRUM MACHINE main panel features a 16 x 2 lines LCD display, 27 rubber buttons, 13 pads (no velocity) and 2 sliders.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- Midi interface
- tape interface
- headphones
- main signal out.


info Power supply
external PSU 9-12 V DC with negative in center (original is PA-1).

info TECH main 8-bits CPU HD6030 manages 6 voices polyphony.
STRUCTURE main sound generation is based on plain PCM samples coded at 12 bits resolution generated by IC YM2154 rhythm generator (also found on RX11 and RX15) + DAC YM3012.

yamaha rx17 functions



infoWAVETABLE
pure rompler machine with a 2 MB ROM wavetable that contains 26 PCM samples at 12 bits. Internal PCM sounds cannot be really edited but only 2 parameters: volume set and stereo panning.


yamaha rx17 functions

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infoPERCUSSIONS
Up to 2 samples are assigned to each pad which is split into 2 banks "A/B", here's the full list:

A Hi-hat open
Hihat- close
cymbal (x2)
Cowbell
Claps
Timbale (x2)
Bass Drum
Snare Drum
tom (x3)
B Conga (x2(
Bongo (x2)
High Agogo(x2)
Whistle
Shaker
High Cuica (x2)
Tambourine
rim shot
High Conga (x2)



infoEDIT INTERFACE rubber pads and many controls keystroke functions with "job" button

yamaha rx17 functions

 



info SEQUENCER
notes can be recorder in 2 modes:

rec

- step in mode entry

- real-time with various quantisation levels 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/12, 1/24 or 1/48.

demo HEAR sequence with synth

The sequencer features some edit functions such as Delete, Copy, Clear, Repeat, Punch-in or tempo change. Of course it is also possible to trigger sounds by MIDI, and each sample can be assigned to a different MIDI note that cannot be remapped.


infoSYNC tempo can be set internally (range 40-240 BPM) or synched to Midi clock or tape sync.

cas





info MEMORY
:

rec

- 10 songs
- 999 patterns.

Songs and patterns can be saved to magnetic tapes ("CAS") or by Midi exclusives dumps.

infoBATTERY REPLACEMENT: memory system works with a CR-2032 battery soldered to the board.




info MODIFICATION
the RX-17 is one of the most circuitbent drum machine of all time and this for 3 common reasons: it is now so cheapand you can afford to smoke one, it is easy to modify, and finally it sounds good if you like digital glitches I personally did a little on-the-fly connector 10 X 2 matrix points - connected to PCM IC with some bending on the fly demo HEAR test

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not RELATED RX FAMILY
:

rx11video rx15video
rx21video rx21lvideo
RX11 first of the series

RX15 improved rx11

RX21 budget version with different soundset RX21L same as RX17 but with latin-oriented sound
       
yamaha rx5

rx120video

rx7 rx8video
RX5 flagship with mixer less sounds than RX7

RX120 a preset pattern version of 21

RX7 less features than rx5 but more PCM RX8 first with 16 bits sample



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Company: Yamaha
Model: RX-17
Class: drum machine
Pads: 13 (no velocity)
Dates: 1987
Display: LCD 16 x 2 lines
Synthesis: PCM rompler
Polyphony: 6 voices
N. Samples: 26 PCM
Resolution. 12 bits
LFO: none
Filter: none
Envelope: none
Sequencer: 999 patterns
Sync: Midi
/ tape
CPU: HD6030
PSU: 9VDC
DAC YM3012

 

demo AUDIO DEMO

demo RX17 +Yamaha DX7
demo factory demo 1
demo factory demo 2
demo circuit bent test

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manual

manual


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Factory reset

hold on accent then turn ON then press "YES"


manual
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awardSPECIAL AWARDS:
cheap as hell!
cheap as hell!
PCM obsolete meat for bending

comment

REVIEW "If you're into old samples drums for few bucks, or bending mod, then it is a bargain. "

manual manual
- good to mod -unappealing
-cheap
-not much to edit



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