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Hacking the Yamaha DX9 To Turn It Into a DX7
A brief account of hacking the Yamaha DX9's firmware ROM to make its functionality more closely match the DX7.
How the Yamaha FM Synth Cassette Interface Works
A technical overview of how the cassette interface used in Yamaha's FM synthesisers encodes, and decodes patch data for external storage.
Yamaha DX7 Official Technical Analysis
A chance discovery on eBay has surfaced some of Yamaha's original technical documentation for the DX7 synthesiser.
Yamaha DX7 Firmware ROM Disassembly
A brief update regarding the reverse-engineering of the Yamaha DX7's firmware ROM.
Yamaha DX7 Technical Analysis
An introductory technical analysis of the Yamaha DX7, detailing some of the known information about the synthesiser’s engineering.
Korg Volca FM Review
A review of KORG's modern FM module, in which we discover how embarrassingly little research I put into my equipment purchases.
Casio CZ-101 Review
A review of the Casio CZ-101 synthesizer, from the charitable perspective of someone with experience in ugly, digital noise: An industrial musician.