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Yamaha TX16W

 

 

 

yamaha tx16w

info Country: Japan
Weight: 7 Kg
Dimensions: 372 x 480 x 94,5 mm
audio demo trend price: 100€
manual demo video comments

Yamaha TX16W
Digital Wave Filtering Sampler (1988)

 


The TX16W is a 12-bits rackmount sampler with disk storage,

Today the TX16W a totally forgotten machine.

digital wave filtering sampler
digital wave filtering sampler

info RACKMOUNT 2 units height.
The main panel features a 2 x 40 lines display, 8 push buttons and 12 numeric pads.

Front panel terminal connectors:
- headphones
- footswitch input relative polarity can be inverted
- sample input with pad switch LINE/MIC impedance

Back panel terminal connectors:
- EXT port which is RS-422 data transfer
- Midi interface
- main out
- 8 mono AUX.




edit FOREWORD back in 1988, the original TX16W OPERATING SYSTEM was sluggish and painful.
Later in 1993 a 3-rd part Swedish company developed a far better OS TYPHOON 2000 with enhanced features like better memory handling, CPU optimization, AIFF samples import, new filters and more.
NOTICE: This review is based on Swedish OS but the included manual for download is relative to standard Yamaha OS version.

 

structure





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VOICE CPU Motorola 68000 (+sub 6809) manages 16 voices polyphony at 12 bits resolution.
Basic sound hierarchy is the WAVE (sample) grouped in VOICE (patch) and then VOICES are layered to make a PERFORMANCE.

 

cpu 68000



edit SAMPLING the custom IC YM-2409 handles various sampling modes:
- mono at 16 / 25 / 33 / 50 kHz
- stereo sampling only at 33 kHz rate.
Some sample edit functions like: cut point, trim cut, loop (modes: forward, single point), crossfade, reverse play, fade out / in, timestretch and gain set.
TIP: Resampling process allows to convert frequency from 3 Hz to 50 kHz.



sampling data

 

edit SAMPLE IMPORT systems import/export as standard AIFF PCM or original OS format, in addition some AWM2 synthesizers including Yamaha Sy-99 o Sy-85 directly import Tx16w samples by disk.


structure

 

edit PERFORMANCE the 16 voices polyphony can be assigned to up to 8 groups (parts) each with individual settings:
- Volume gain
- Midi channel
- keyboard zone
- semitones transpose
- voice priority (3 levels)
- analog out
- Special key scaling function features 11 presets including full reverse, fixed and different microtonal controls including half semitones, quarter semitones, double ...
- special front input can trigger a sample from external audio source or drum machine signal with variable threshold.

 

display


 

edit MATRIX flexible modulation routing system offers 8 source + destinations:


SOURCES: DESTINATIONS:
velocity transpose
modulation wheel volume
pitchbender cutoff
CC# MIDIs panning
aftertouch attack ADSR
external trigger time glide
LFO 1 LFO 1 / LFO 2 depth
LFO 2 LFO 1 / LFO 2 frequency
EG 1 / EG 2 EG 1 / EG 2

 

 

edit cFILTER a fine selection of 17 filter models at 2/4 poles with resonance PEAK including;
lowpass, highpass, bandpass, notch and 3 user free slots.


filter edit



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ENVELOPE each group features 2 EGs:
- AEG1 amplitude is hardwired(4-segments+2 levels)
- AEG2 matrix routing (3 segments + 3 times).


edit LFO up to 2 modulators for each group with 5 bipolar shapes (noise, saw, sine, square and triangle) with retrig and tempo-sync options.
Each LFO modulates 14 destinations: pitch, volume, cutoff, resonance, panning, EG attack, AEG time, glide time, LFO1/2 depth, LFO1/2 rate and LFO1/2 EG.




edit MEMORY:
- 1,5Mb of sample data.
RAM can be expanded up to 6 Mb using special custom 1,5 MB memory modules (model YAMAHA EMM15) fitted into the dedicated slot.


memory ram

|PIC| YAMAHA EMM15 ram expansion


 

adsr STORAGE data can be saved in 3 ways:
- standard Midi SDS dump
- RS422 transfer range from 19200 to 153600 bauds.
- 720 DD disk PC DOS compatible file-system.
TIP: internal disk can be replaced by more modern USB emulator.

disk tx16w


edit RELATED FAMILY:

Sonic Charge Cyclone

Sonic Charge Cyclone an incredible Tx16W virtual emulator plugin, not a mere VST sample player! and best of all it is FREE! GET IT HERE

tx802

ptx8 drum brain
Not directly related, but the tx16w design is very close to other modules:

- TX-802 FM expander
- PTX-8 Drum brain


 

demo AUDIO DEMO

demo choir filter demo from sound library
demo electro drumkit
demo sorry just a few TX16W demo. If you want to send us some (with credits) UPLOAD

 



video YOUTUBE VIDEO CLIP SELECTION

Typhoon 2000 OS Cyclone VSTi TX16W EMULATOR Tutorial  
Short demo Cyclone VSTi TX16W EMULATOR  

 



Company: Yamaha
Model: TX16W
Class: Module sampler
Dates: 1988
Price: 100€
Synthesis: sampler
Resolution: 12 bits
Polyphony: 16
Memory: 1,5 mb
Filter: digital 17 models
LFO: 2
Demo: 2

 

manual
MANUAL

manual
-SCHEMATICS / SERVICE MANUAL
-MORE DEMOS
- FREE SAMPLES

 

edit

TYPHOON DISK

typhoon2000

GET THE FREEE IMAGE HERE for free

 

circuit

 

yamaha tx16w brochure
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tx16w flyer
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tx16w flyer
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tx16w flyer
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Yamaha RX7 ad
editoriginal brochure
with RX7

 

Tx16w SCAN card
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circuit

 

 


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motorola CPU pcm54HP ym 2412
MOTOROLA 68000 MAIN CORE NUMERIC PAD YM2412+ 2409

Dates: 1988
Price: 100€
Synthesis: sampler
Resolution: 12 bits
Polyphony: 16
Memory: 1,5 mb
Filter: digital 17 models

LFO: 2


comment
for GEEKS

REVIEW "Can be grunge, dark and lo-fidelity. 12 bits helps, modulations matrix can make some great edit (typhoon)! OK it's obsolete but synth geeks should consider it at depreciated low-price !"

manual manual
- matrix - poor edit interface
-cheap
- obsolete

 

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yamaha tx16w 4 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. price €100