Some say the prevalence of the TX81Z's presets was also because of the difficulty in creating new patches...The TX81Z was released as a low-cost FM machine and has always been relatively inexpensive compared to most other FM synthesizers...
This is a complete set of digital and analog synth sounds, including basses, horns, pianos, useful splits and effects...This special dual bank is actually a condensed version of our D-50 and M1 sounds (originally designed for the Yamaha V50) in TX81Z format...Performance effects are utilized to produce the ultimate TX81Z re-creations of classic DX7 staples...This is a dual soundbank designed...
DarkSonus Gear Reviews: Yamaha TX81Z FM Tone Generator
The Yamaha TX81Z is a one-unit rackmount 4-operator 4-part multitimbral 8-note polyphonic 12-bit FM synthesizer produced in 1987...The downside is that unleashing this powerful weirdness requires knowledge of FM programming, or a good patch randomizer program...The TX81Z is not the type of synth that can create convincing recreations of acoustic instruments, although the sound designers at Yamaha...
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Yamaha TX81Z: Harmony Central User Reviews
"10 This was my first ever synth and I used it's paltry 8 note multitimbrality to knock out some pretty complex stuff back in the mid-90s..."
"So if you're like me, good luck figuring it thing out, because it seems like Yamaha went out of their way to make this thing confusing to use..."
"keyboardists are either all mathematics professors, total snobs who hate the idea of anyone else learning..."