SY85, Yamaha @ 24 March 2017, “No Comments”

sy85 ” For sale is the classic SY85 workstation keyboard from the early 90′s, everything works as it should except for the floppy disk drive. The keys are clean and have a very good action. Back in the day this keyboard was in the top 5 along side the Roland D50 and the Korg M1 sharing a lot of components with the Korg, as at the time Yamaha owned Korg, most notably is that they use the same keypad, that alone justifies using this as a controller as it has a far superior action to the modern day controller keyboards.
The SY85 has a more powerful sequencer than the Korg and is easier to edit with the addition of the faders and wheel.
The disk drive does not work but everything can still be saved and loaded via midi and as this can be plugged into any Daw it is not really an issue.
It has great sounds and the onboard effects are very good, touch sensitive keys as well as having aftertouch.
Includes the original manuals.” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 27 January 2017, Comments Off

85Yamaha SY85 SY-85 Music Synthesizer Workstation.

Used but in good working condition. Tested through my little guitar amp Ana got plenty of sounds (sorry, I’m NOT keyboard guy). It’s quite advance for a simpleton like me. Appears to work properly except for one sticky key. Might be an easy fix for someone more skilled then a noob like me. Has slots for various upgrades and additional sound patches.

Listing is for the keyboard (and attached cord) only.”
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SY85, Yamaha @ 25 November 2016, Comments Off

yamahasy85 “Used, in great condition for it’s age. Everything is in perfect working condition including the floppy drive.
Cosmetically great (see pictures) and comes with gig bag!” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 28 October 2016, Comments Off

yamahasy55 “Yamaha SY55 Music Synthesizer Keyboard

Sounds are great missing “B” key” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 28 October 2016, Comments Off

sy85 “Hello, and thank you for visiting my listing.

You’re looking at a Yamaha SY85 in mint condition. Every aspect of this keyboard is in full, working condition.

The floppy drive was a constant pain in the butt to deal with, so i’ve replaced it with the infamous “Nalbantov USB Floppy Disk Drive Emulator” (a $140 value in itself). Now there’s no need to fumble with floppy disks/drives.”
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SY85, Yamaha @ 14 October 2016, Comments Off

sy85 ” In good condition” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 08 July 2016, Comments Off

sy-85 “Yamaha sy-85 synthesiser

I don’t know anything about keyboards so all I’ve done is plug it in, it powers up as seen in pics but says disc error not ready so may need a disc or memory inserting? I don’t know, also I wasn’t getting any sound out of the keys I don’t know if a switch needs flicking or something ” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 03 June 2016, Comments Off

used sy85 “This is a Yamaha SY-85 synthesizer workstation. It works well and includes a stack of floppy disk sound banks, mostly downloaded from the internet. (The banks are easy to find and download– getting them onto non-HD floppy disks is the hard part these days.) The drive works– see pictures for the loading messages. There’s some wear and scratches on the underside, but the whole thing is in generally good condition.” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 03 June 2016, Comments Off

sy-85 “Excellent condition and in good working order, used every day, but I need to make space, not sure if floppy disc drive works as I never use it,” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 18 March 2016, Comments Off

sy_85” Yamaha SY85 in great condition. A classic synth workstation which I’m sad to have to sell. Won’t list the specs because they’re easily googled. Keys and controls all in perfect working order. Just tested the disk drive after not using it for years and it’s faulty – a motor whirrs but nothing is read. I’m sure the drive could be replaced if you wanted to. Or just manage your sounds and edits over MIDI if the internal storage isn’t sufficient.

Comes with Yamaha sustain pedal, original box and foams, manuals. There is cosmetic damage to the back, scratches from the plug, photographed these but they are not too noticeable.” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 04 March 2016, Comments Off

sy-85 “This is Yamaha SY85 61 music synthesizer in great condition and clean %100 working condition and very clean. All the keys, sliders, switches, buttons, knobs and LCD screen work perfectly . The unit has some minor scratch here and there . It comes with the power cord .” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 26 February 2016, Comments Off

85 “FOUND IN AN OLD MUSIC REPAIR SHOP WAREHOUSE

MISSING PITCH WHEEL AND POWER BUTTON

POWERS ON BUT ONLY MAKES ON DISTORTED PIANO SOUND

MISSING SCREWS , SOME INCLUDED IN A BAG (SEE PICS)” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 05 February 2016, Comments Off

yamaha sy85 “FOUND IN AN OLD MUSIC REPAIR SHOP WAREHOUSE

MISSING PITCH WHEEL AND POWER BUTTON

POWERS ON BUT ONLY MAKES ON DISTORTED PIANO SOUND

MISSING SCREWS , SOME INCLUDED IN A BAG (SEE PICS)” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 15 January 2016, Comments Off

sy85” Fantastic Synth in perfect working order, one of the keys is sticking up a bit but still works fine” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 01 January 2016, Comments Off

sy86 “Yamaha SY85 midi synth sequencer 61 key awm awm2 manuals included.

A super clean Yamaha SY85 running their world famous AWM2 sound engine, 8 fader controllers, decent 61 key velocity & aftertouch key bed, lots of ins & outs, working floppy drive included (I just changed the belt). This is a prime candidate for the new generation of USB thumb drive units.

Passed all internal tests.” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 06 November 2015, Comments Off

sy85 “I bought it last year, been used for about 6-7 months and it no longer works. No sound and the power is still on. I don’t know what the problem is.” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 18 September 2015, Comments Off

sy85 ” For sale is a used Yamaha SY85, If you are looking at this action then im sure you already know about these synths. However I will include a link from Vintage synth explorer. this unit is fully working and in good allround condition. £0.99 start and no reserve so hope someone gets a bargain Happy Bidding!!” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 28 August 2015, Comments Off

yamahasy85“I have not used the kit in earnest for some time. All is in good working order.” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 21 August 2015, Comments Off

yamaha sy85 “If you are reading this description, you probably know about the SY-85. It has an exceptionally full sound, and its Rhodes is sizzling. Another aspect is the quality of the semi-weighted keyboard; you can feel the designers were trying to make the action more realistic.

The synth 30 years old, but it looks almost new. I’ve had it for a couple of years, and have never taken it out of the house. The screen is bright, so I don’t think the instrument has had much use over its life. Plus it sounds great.” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 26 June 2015, Comments Off

yam sy85 ” very good condition. just replacement battery. beauty 90′s sounds. my favorite synth. ” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 12 June 2015, Comments Off

sy85 “I purchased this from Manny’s music store in NYC in 1993. It has been played maybe 20-30 times in total. It has a crack on the left side and a few small burn marks on a couple of keys (see pictures). I turned it on and played around with it a few days ago and everything seemed to be working great.” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 29 May 2015, Comments Off

sy85” YAMAHA SY85 SYNTHESIZER KEYBOARD SOUNDS GREAT ALL WORK AS SHOULD BE,
the synthesizer were set to factory sittings
THE DISK DRIVER UNTESTED I HAVE NO FLOPPYS TO TEST IT, ON TH LEFT BACK SIDE
CORNER IS MISSING TINY PIECE OF PLASTIC.” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 01 May 2015, Comments Off

sy-85“Loved keyboard needs a good home. It is too big to post plus I want to make sure you are happy with it. Fully working and could be your best bargain ever. Includes manuals and 2MB memory upgrade. Relocating so need to sell it. Pick up from my home only. Cash on collection only please. ” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 24 April 2015, Comments Off

yamahasy85” Used. Probably needs a new floppy disc drive. Comes with three floppys and CD. The CD contains a load of factory presets and manual. One key has been repaired and plays fine.

It’s been years since I’ve used this synth, therefore it’s hard to determine whether there is any data on the floppy discs as I’m pretty sure the floppy drive needs replacing and I have no other means of accessing the discs. However the CD contains many patches as stated above which can be transferred via floppy or midi onto the synth. Thought I should make that clear.

Another detail, this keyboard also has a card reader. I have a Yamaha card but when I’ve tried to use it the synth says “wrong format”. I don’t know whether this is a fault with the card or the synth.” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 17 April 2015, Comments Off

yamaha sy85“Yamaha SY85 for sale.
Comes with manuals and many sound disks. The factory preset disk, the demo disk.and also a large amount of custom sounds on 40+ disks.

An absolutely great synth (this very song was written on it… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TByIyHqlTnA ) and it will be sorely missed, but i have a plethora of new instruments shoe-horned into my study (studio) and i am getting stern looks from the wife every time i try to put more things in it.

It has a missing power button but this is no problem as it powers on when the plug is inserted and the synth is still fully functional. Some of the sound bank buttons need persuading to be pressed but the jog wheel does what the buttons can’t. Haven’t tested all disks but the factory disk and a small selection on other disks load with no problems. I have left in my custom sound banks i created. There is a crack on one of the white keys.” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 10 April 2015, Comments Off

sy85
UNIT WAS TESTED USING A PEAVY AMP… WITH ALL FUNCTIONS WORKING…

FLOPPY AND CARD FUNCTIONS WERE NOT TESTED…

UNIT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO NOTABLE FLAWS…

UNIT WEIGHS ABOUT 40 POUNDS AFTER PACKING AND WILL BE SHIPPED DOUBLE BOXED AND WELL PADDED…” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 03 April 2015, Comments Off

sy85“Yamaha sy85 rarely used in good condition. The keyboard works great I just dont have a need for it anymore and trying save some space. Cool vintage synth and good workstation and arranger. Hybrid cases hard shell case included. ” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 27 February 2015, Comments Off

sy85“Yamaha SY85 classic synth… excellent condition… comes with top quality stand (worth £70 on its own). Comes with reset disk and manuals (No box)” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 13 February 2015, Comments Off

yamaha sy85FOR SALE YAMAHA SY85 EVERYTHING WORK AS SHOULD BE
DRIVER WORKS, ALL SLIDERS AND BUTTONS ALL WORKS
OUTPUTS AND MIDI ALL WORKS,
UNIT IS IN GREAT SHAPE, GREAT SOUNDS
UP TO 8 SOUNDS CAN BE PROGRAM IT TOGETHER” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 10 January 2015, Comments Off

used yamaha sy85” Never used on the road or professionally, I am selling this very adaptable workstation as my hobbies have changed. In excellent condition, very slight cosmetic marking if you look hard – with no operational faults. Supplied with all original manuals, data cards and software.” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 02 January 2015, Comments Off

sy85” Great sounding vintage keyboard with sound cards in really good condition. What you see in the photos is what you get. I have used this very little in the 13 years I have had it. Has some great sounds.
No accessories or case.” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 28 November 2014, Comments Off

sy85 “Used but in good working order. The LED light works intermittently but unless playing the synth in the dark, this does not affect performance in any way. A fantastic keyboard. Does have cosmetic marks as shown in the pictures [areas of white].” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 21 November 2014, Comments Off

“Selling used Yamaha SY85 Keyboard comes with soft case, manual, pedal and disks.” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 03 October 2014, Comments Off

sy85“FOR SALE YAMAHA SY85 EVERYTHING WORK AS SHOULD BE
THE SOUND IS CRYSTAL CLEAR AS SOULD
DRIVER WORKS AS SEEN EN THE PICTURE I LOADED THE FACTORY DATA
SO EVERYTHING WHEN TO FACTORY SITTINGS

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!INCLUDES ETHNIC SOUNDS VOICE DATA CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
W/ THIS DATA MEMORY CARD YOU DOUBLE IT UP THE SOUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OWNER’S MANUAL 1 GETTING STARTED
OWNER’S MANUAL 2 FEATURE REFERENCE
2 MANUALS IN 1 BOOK FANTASTUC CONDITIONS

THIS KEYBOARD GREAT YOU CAN EDIT UP TO 4 SOUNDS IN ONE
IN PERFORMANCE THIS IS POSIBLE VERY EASY TO EDIT IT
HAS ABOUT 390 SOUNDS PLUS HAS SEQUENSER
YOU CAN RECORD AND PLAY BACK” Link

SY85, Yamaha @ 12 September 2014, Comments Off

sy85 “FOR SALE YAMAHA SY85 SYNTH/WORKSTATION KEYBOARD IN GREAT COSMETIC CONDITION AND IN FULLY WORKING ORDER WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FLOPPY DISK DRIVE.” Link