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yamaha tx16w

info Country: Japan
Weight: 7 Kg
Dimensions: 372 (w) x 480 (h) x 94,5 (d) mm
audio demo trend price: 100€
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Yamaha TX16W
Digital Wave Filtering Sampler (1988)

 


The TX16W is a pretty old 12-bits rackmount sampler with disk storage.

NOTICE: This review is based on Typhoon Swedish OS that improves original function,

digital wave filtering sampler
digital wave filtering sampler

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

Front panel terminal connectors:
- headphones
- footswitch input (bipolar)
- sample input (with pad switch LINE/MIC impedance)

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


edit VOICE CPU Motorola 68000 (+sub 6809) manages 16 voices polyphony at 12 bits resolution.
Basic sound hierarchy is based on 3 different levels:

cpu 68000 WAVE (sample) grouped in:
^
VOICE (patch) and then VOICES are layered to:
^
PERFORMANCE




edit SAMPLING Sample editor includes traditional edit functions eg. cut point, trim cut, loop (modes: forward, single point), crossfade, reverse play, fade out / in, timestretch and gain set.
The custom custom IC YM-2409 allow different recording modes:

sampling data - mono at 16 / 25 / 33 / 50 kHz
- stereo sampling only at 33 kHz rate.
Resampling process allows to convert frequency from 3 Hz to 50 kHz.

demo hear resample from 50 to 0,3 kHz

 


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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 media.


sample dump





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PERFORMANCE TX is multitimbric and manages up to 8 groups (parts) each with individual settings:

- Volume gain
- Midi channel
- keyboard zone
- semitones transpose
- voice priority (3 levels)
- analog out

- 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

 

 


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FILTER a fine selection of 17 filter models at 2/4 poles with resonance PEAK including:

filter edit

- lowpass
- highpass
- bandpass
- notch
- 3 user free slots






edit
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

LFO

Pitch, volume, cutoff, resonance, panning, EG attack, AEG time, glide time, LFO1/2 depth, LFO1/2 rate and LFO1/2 EG.

 

 





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MEMORY:
- 1,5Mb sampling RAM (factory)

memory ram

-<-- LEFT RAM

can be expanded up to 6 Mb using special custom 1,5 MB memory modules (model YAMAHA EMM15) fitted into the dedicated slot.

 


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
OS back in 1988, the original TX16W YAMAHA OPERATING SYSTEM was a total disaster: sluggish and painful. 5 years later, the 3-rd part Swedish company NUEDGE developed a new more efficient OS TYPHOON 2000 with enhanced features e.g better memory handling, CPU optimization, AIFF samples import, new filters and more.

structure

GET THE FREE IMAGE

HERE


 

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 VIDEO SELECTION

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

Company: Yamaha
Model: TX16W
Class: Module sampler
Rackmount: 2 units
Display: 2 x 40 lines LCD
Dates: 1988
Price: 100€
Polyphony: 16 voices
Multitimbric: 8 parts
S.Resolution: 12 bits
S. range: 16-50 khz
Filter: digital 17 models
LFO: 2 modulators
Envelope : 2 EG
Memory: 1,5 up to 6 mb
Sequencer: none
Sync: none
Effect: none
Storage: DD 720 kb
Midi: IN / OUT / THRU
CPU: MC68000
DAC: BB PCM56P
OS: latest Typhoon
Demo: 2

 

manual
MANUAL

 

FREE!
manual
DOWNLOAD
30 mb of TX16w sound collection !


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

 

 

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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motorola CPU pcm54HP ym 2412
MOTOROLA 68000 MAIN CORE NUMERIC PAD YM2412+ 2409
awardSPECIAL AWARDS:
solid
solid
Cheap as Hell! edit interface boredome

comment

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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