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New SY77 owner in Denver

Unread post by casciato » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:00 am

Hello all! I'm the recent (as in noon today recent) owner of a well preserved SY77. So I thought I'd come in and see if I can makesome new friends that will help with the issues I'll inevitably face with a 30-year-old beast of a synth.

I'm an experimental/electronic producer who's been doing this off and on -- mostly off, sadly -- for more than 25 years. When I first started, the SY 77 was one of the God Tier synths. I was afraid to even play one in the store lest I somehow knock it off the stand and go into debt for life! But I sure lusted after it, all the same...

Scratched the FM itch at the time with a TX81Z (which I sold... then bought another five years later... which I then sold, again) but always drooled over the extra operators of the SY/DX, not to mention the sweet filters on the SY!

Got back into producing last month after several years of mostly not doing much (a little tinkering in an ancient version of Reason that went nowhere, installing some of the free DAWs and playing with them for a week before uninstalling them, some musique concrete projects in Audacity, making ringtones from weird samples, that kinda biz is all I've done since...2002 I want to say?) and immediately decided I needed an FM synth to complement the analogs that were suddenly everywhere. Almost bought yet *another* TX81Z but the guy didn't like my admittedly low-ball offer (which I'm now very, very thankful for). Then this beauty popped up and the guy was willing to work on the price and voila, for under $400 I now own one of the great FM synths of all time. (Yeah yeah I know it's a rompler, too, but honestly idgaf about that, unless I use it as a drum machine maybe.)

Anyway, eager to talk about FM synthesis, the SY in general, production, the old days, whatever!

I'm also a former music/arts journalist and I'm usually willing to give advice and feedback on how to get press if some of you are still attempting to make a career out of music. Feel free to ask, and I'll certainly chime in if those topics ever arise.

Happy to meet y'all. Hope the experience will always be wonderful for all of us.
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Re: New SY77 owner in Denver

Unread post by Derek » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:43 am

Hello and welcome. Plenty of SY owners here.
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Re: New SY77 owner in Denver

Unread post by EB5AGV » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:37 pm

Hello and welcome!

I am one of the Forum members with SY77 (4 in my case, but only two working at the moment). Incidentally I have also a TX81Z (and some other synth toys :wink: ) which I am beginning to work with. I am sure you will feel this Forum as your home in short time (Y)

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Re: New SY77 owner in Denver

Unread post by silverlight » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:42 am

Hi Casciato,
thanks for your intro, i'm fairly new member here also, although i've owned yamaha keyboards for decades...i've been crazy about pianos and synthesizers most of my life as a player and a sound designer (knob twiddler in plain language). I try to keep my gear to a minimum now but still hang onto a TG77 and an AN1X. Love the sound of both of them. I think you made a good investment with the SY77...truly a high quality synthesizer.

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Re: New SY77 owner in Denver

Unread post by Saul » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:15 am

Welcome to the forums casciato :)

I was an SY77 owner a few years back. Bought one in excellent condition for I think £125/$160 although I did drive 400 miles for it. That was offset by me dropping off another keyboard I had sold near where I was picking up the SY77. So all worked out well. However I didn't keep it long so never really got the chance to delve into what it could do. I was buying and selling a lot back then.

Anyway, plenty of SY77 owners on the forum and of course some SY99 owners too. You have definitely landed in the right place :)
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Re: New SY77 owner in Denver

Unread post by Derek » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:50 pm

silverlight wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:42 am
Hi Casciato,
thanks for your intro, i'm fairly new member here also, although i've owned yamaha keyboards for decades...i've been crazy about pianos and synthesizers most of my life as a player and a sound designer (knob twiddler in plain language). I try to keep my gear to a minimum now but still hang onto a TG77 and an AN1X. Love the sound of both of them. I think you made a good investment with the SY77...truly a high quality synthesizer.

Regards
Dave Needham
An AN1x and SY77/TG77 pair together so nicely :)

Between them they cover a lot of sonic ground.
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Re: New SY77 owner in Denver

Unread post by casciato » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:23 am

Thanks for the warm welcome!
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