TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 20 October 2017, “No Comments”

“Hey everyone . Im am 80s Electronic Music from YouTube. You may have heard my TX816 online . I have decided to sell her because I am moving and can no longer have such a large studio. She is almost mint with the the exception of a few scratches on top from laying my rack mixer on top. I also took the liberty to replace all of the module batteries and reload the factory sysex data. Also included are the xlr to 1/4 adapters. Six of them. This thing sounds insane with all 8 channels. Each module creates a different part of the preset and when they all come together , it’s sheer power. You’ll be in love with this synth. The dx7 is popular again along with FM so I predict this 816 will double in price within. Year or two. Get her now ” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 22 September 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816 with 8 Yamaha TF1 Modules

“Yamaha TX 816 Tone Generator System Midi Synthesizer Rack with 8 TFI Modules (16 voices per module for a total of 128 voices) in very good condition with a few scratches on the top of the unit. Each TF1 module is a compact version of a complete Yamaha DX-7 Frequency Modulation engine. Each TF1 has an independent audio out (XLR) and MIDI I/O for a total of eight audio outputs and MIDI I/O’s. It also has one general MIDI I/O port. A real tank of an FM synth machine. Bid with confidence” Link

TX-816, Yamaha @ 01 September 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

“Used” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 11 August 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

“This unit has been kept in pristine condition with only a few minor scratches on the exterior. ” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 04 August 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

“This is in great shape. Never left my smokeless bedroom studio. Just a few scratches from mounting and unmounting from the rack. The second slot needs a battery replacement. When powered up it shows error code #4 which means low battery. It works just fine when sounds are loaded into it but when the power is turned off it will lose its programs. The slots use a common button type battery that is readily available. The originals are soldered to the board but can be replaced with a battery holder. If you Google “Changing the battery on a TX816″ you will find directions on how to do this. There is also a service manual available online. Other than this issue the unit is in perfect working order.” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 21 July 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

“Unit powers up. Some wear to the finish. Scuffs and scratches.” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 21 July 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

“I bought it used, but never used it myself. It has sat untouched, unmoved and only powered on once. The blemishes are as they were when I received it. Hope you enjoy! :)” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 30 June 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816 with 8 TF1 Modules

“Yamaha TX816 with 8 tf1 modules I tested and I’m able to get sound from a few of the modules but static or no sound from others when I press the keys on the controller. I’m not sure if its the internal battery or what, this unit has been setting unused for quite some time could be a easy fix or simple battery swap, This is vintage but in great condition I will ship no later then one business day after confirmed purchase. This is a As is sale.” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 19 May 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

“Up for auction is my original Yamaha TX-816 with 8 working modules in wonderful condition. The unit works beautifully and still sounds great. It is literally a wall of sound, and still classic after all these years! I personally tested all of the functions on all eight modules in both individual and common mode and everything tests out. I reloaded the eight modules with the original Yamaha patch banks exactly as it came from the factory. I am including all of the original manuals. Also included in the box is a modern patch librarian and FM sound editor with thousands of additional preset patches, organized by bank name and patch name, and a MIDI cable.

This unit ships with tons of nostalgia. I loaded up the original DX7 cartridge patches from 1983 yesterday afternoon and enjoyed playing and listening to the exact original sounds from tons of classic hits from the 1980’s. Anybody who remembers “Do they know it’s Christmas” by Band Aid will be happy to find the original patch, TUB BELLS #12 from DX7 cartridge 1A on the included disk.” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 12 May 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

“Excellent condition. Lightly used. Includes manual plus midi and audio cables.

Module 6 is need of a battery.” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 24 March 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

tx816 “This Yamaha TX 816 is a rack containing 8 32 voice DX7 modules. The unit is currently operating in the studio without issue. All modules pass signal and respond to MIDI. ” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 17 February 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

tx816 “PHYSICAL CONDITION – Good: There are scratches, dents, signs of oxidation, one of the rubber feet are missing, the rack ears have been removed, there is some corrosion under module #3 from a leaking battery, but it still looks good overall.

WORKING CONDITION – Very Good: Module #3 has a battery error, the old battery (solder-on type) has leaked on the module board and chassis below, but the module still passed audio and MIDI tests functioning normal (without store function reliant on the battery). The rest of the modules and chassis tested working very well otherwise. ” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 10 February 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

tx816 “Fully loaded, absolutely maxed out, 8 part multitimbral, 256 sound patch storage, 128 voices.

This comes from the 1980s collection of a super famous pop band that had 3 Billboard Hot 100 #1 hits between 1985 and 1987. Yes, three of them (even Jackson didn’t have 3 in that period). You will never in your life have a chance to get one of these from an artist with more 80s success than that.

If you collect old issues of Keyboard Magazine, the exact unit for sale here is pictured and mentioned in the text on page 22 of the January 1990 issue of Keyboard Magazine. ” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 13 January 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

tx816 “Estate sale. As-is. Believe all 8 TF1 modules need new batteries. Fair condition see photos. Needs love. No returns no exchanges no refunds. Bid accordingly. Parts or repair. ” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 13 January 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

816 “This is a rare find. It is a TX216/TX816 system that is mounted in a heavy-duty SKB rack mount case. This is like having 8 DX7’s in one rack. It comes from my husband’s home studio. It has been in a clean, smoke free environment. ” Link

TX-816, Yamaha @ 23 December 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

816 “This is a rare find. It is a TX216/TX816 system that is mounted in a heavy-duty SKB rack mount case. This is like having 8 DX7’s in one rack. It comes from my husband’s home studio. It has been in a clean, smoke free environment. ” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 09 December 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

816
These need no introduction and if you are looking at this you probably know what this is and what it can do. I admittedly am no expert with these but I have heard what they can do in person during sessions and its amazing. Nothing else quite like it and the sound is super thick and punchy.

This unit comes from the historic Studio East / Arthur Smith Recording Studios and was tested recently with 7 of 8 modules working. I am not sure what is wrong with the one that isn’t working but it could be a battery, not sure. The unit has been sitting for some years unused in Studio Easts production room.

The cosmetic condition is old with scratches and scrapes on the top and bottom. The face is clean and all the buttons seem to work like they should. The rack ears work and the power cable is in good condition.

These basically give you multiple DX-7s in one unit that you route through any 8 channel mixer and layer any way you want. The processing power is gigantic and the sounds are legendary. You can do things with this unit like no other synthesizer ever made. ” Link

TX-816, Yamaha @ 09 December 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

tx816 ” This comes from the 1980s collection of a super famous pop band that had 3 Billboard Hot 100 #1 hits between 1985 and 1987. Yes, three of them (even Jackson didn’t have 3 in that period). You will never in your life have a chance to get one of these from an artist with more 80s success than that.” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 02 December 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

tx816 ” Up for sale is a Vintage Yamaha TX816 Rack Mount Synth fully tested and in perfect working condition. Comes with Programmers manual, Mac editor floppy discs (!) and as a special bonus, a collection of AfterTouch newsletters from Yamaha from 1986!

This incredibly powerfully synth is essentially 8 DX7 Synths all in a rack mount module, with individual MIDI inputs and XLR audio outputs for each module.

This particular unit has only been used in a Professional Recording Studio (no touring!) and has been fully checked and certified in perfect working order!” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 29 July 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

816 “Good condition, expect normal rack wear. Recent service. New high quality memory batteries installed in all tf1 units.” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 08 July 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

816 “8 DX7 synths in 1! 8 TF1 modules. Here’s a great vintage unit up for sale. Really hard to part with but alas, I must. This has been a great unit for some killer monster analog sounds! You know who’s used these before so you know how amazing it is. It’s been kept well in a non-smoking studio. All 8 modules work very well. Just one has need of a new battery. It plays fine, it just won’t save for that module only. Batteries for these are very cheap.

It’s been gently used in a non-smoking studio environment.” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 01 July 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

816 “The TX816 is the big boss of all FM synths. It is a rack with eight TF1 modules which are Yamaha DX7 synthesizers condensed down to a single circuit board. Designed for use with an external controller and patch editor, the TX816 allows you to easily play eight DX7s.

There are 3 levels of Yamaha TX816 expertise. Level 1: how to use the TX816, Level 2: which software claims to emulate it well, and Level 3 why none of them does, but can sound great layered to it. If you are reading this listing, I guess you made your way to Level 3 already, congratulations. It’s nice to be between professionals.

Although one can use the TX816 like it’s eight seperate DX7s, mixing and panning each module together to layer the sounds into one monsterous 128 voice and 48 operator DX powerhouse is where it truly shines. The TX816 has been used by Kitaro, Chick Corea, Michael Jackson, Europe, and Scritti Politti between others. In the early eighties the unit cost $5,000. Each module also features an indepednent audio out (XLR) and MIDI I/O for a total of eight audio outputs and MIDI I/O’s. It also has one global MIDI in/out port with 8-part multitimbrality, but no common stereo or mix output.

The unit I’m selling works, I just played all 8 modules separately to verify. It has two minor issues: the last module flashes a low battery error though it still holds patches (I’m out of TX816 batteries) and the back of the enclosure has a small ding on the left. It doesn’t show if the TX816 is mounted in a closed rack. So instead of the $1600 what some people listed their mint unit on eBay, you can have mine for $999 with the one memory error and case ding.

The machine comes with the 2 original paper manuals, and I am also including a PDF of the service manual on disc.” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 03 June 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha TX-816

used dx7 ” Yamaha TX816 – 8 DX7 TF1 Modules in a rack – EXCELLENT condition
with manual and XLR to 1/4″ octopus for individual outs.
All modules look fantastic, not beat up and worn like most you find.
It is probably as close to looking new as you will find.
Batteries are all good.” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 01 April 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

tx816 “Yamaha TX816 6 DX7 Modules with Rackmount! JUST THE 6 MODULES AND MODULE LIKE PICTURE THREE THAT HOLDS THE UNITS! I change the batteries on the modules 3,4,6 that needed it. Module number 4 does not show a display and I can’t test it further.The unit was never taken out of home. I am the second owner.” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 01 April 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha TX-816

816 “Yamaha TX-816 rack mount Synthesizer. Eight complete DX-7 synthesizers in a rack. Each module can be used as an individual 16 voice, 6 operator FM synthesizer on separate midi channels or stacked together on one midi channel for a huge, fat sound.
I originally purchased this new as a TX-416 in 1986 and added 4 additional TF-1 modules a few years ago. It has spent it’s entire life in my non-smoking, pet free studio.
It is in working condition, but as a 30 year old instrument it is sold as-is.” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 04 March 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

TX816 “Had the caps replaced about 4 years ago” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 12 February 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

tx816 “Yamaha TX 816 (8 DX7s in a rack unit). Scratched front plate. Otherwise fully functional. I can also provide an 8-channel snake XLR-female to db-25 for audio output if that fits your studio. Additionally, I have a Mac G4 w/ Galaxy software and an Opcode Studio 4 if you want that for programming this beast (to be purchased separately).” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 16 October 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

tx816 “The unit works 100%. The pictures depict the unit for sale. Due to the vintage nature of the unit this TX816 is sold as is with no return. Local pick up is encourage. The unit will be securely packed for shipping.” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 11 September 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

tx816“TX816 is 8 TF1 in one MRF8 system unit. One TF1 is like a DX7 or TX7 and 100% compatible with the DX7 and other Yamaha 6-operators synthesizers. At the front of the TF1s are 4 button. It’s recommended to edit with an edit program in a computer. But you can also edit TX816 with a DX7 and the parameters there – it’s perfect. Functions such MIDI etc can be programmed from each TF1.

Each FM voice is created by setting the value of 145 Editing parameters and 25 Function parameters (at a DX7 as well as TF1). Multiply that by 8 = 1160 Editing Parameters and 200 Function parameters.

At the rear of each TF1 is a MIDI in and MIDI out socket and a XLR audio output. So you’ll need 8 channels on a mixing console (preferable with XLR inputs) for the audio signal, because there is no common stereo output on the TX816. But at the front is a common MIDI in and MIDI out for all 8 modules, so you don’t need a lot of MIDI cables. Unit may need a few batteries replaced but works and sounds immense. Still has the pull out vinyl instruction card in tact.” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 14 August 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

tx816
Really good condition. Normal scratches that you’d expect to see. I have no way to thoroughly check it out – as I have no midi setup – but it was a functioning part of a professional studio when we pulled it from the equipment rack 8 years ago. Powers up and appears to be ready to rock (so to speak). The power switch is a little loose and wiggly (so to speak). Still functions correctly. I doubt they were like that originally. I took the top off but couldn’t see what the problem was. Shot a little iPhone video so you can see what I’m talking about. I will post it tomorrow – so check back for that if you’d like. Otherwise – this amazing box (once upon a time, anyway) is in fine shape. This was an integral part of Leon Russell’s keyboard setup at one time. There was decades old masking tape for labeling purposes from the Leon days. I removed it and almost all the twenty year old residue. I saved the tape in case somebody wants a Leon memento. We are selling this for Leon – and there are other keyboard items of his on our other auctions – with more to come. ” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 07 August 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

tx816 “Yamaha tx816 fully loaded. Has 8 yamaha tf1 cards. It is tested works and runs on 120v. Rackmountable. Has the original pull out card fully intact. Good shape cosmeticly other than slight cosmetic wear but i have shown all angles” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 24 July 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

816“Yamaha TX 816, a bit road worn but in good working condition. ” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 24 April 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha TX-816

tx816 “Yamaha TX-816 FM Synthesizer – 8 Modules,

Original Owner!

Works Great! Sounds incredible! !

Studio use only! Never been on the road or out of studio rack!

8 -DX-7 TF-1 ” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 17 April 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha TX816

tx816 “Yamaha TX-816 FM Synthesizer – 8 Modules,

Original Owner!

Works Great! Sounds incredible! !

Studio use only! Never been on the road or out of studio rack!

8 -DX-7 TF-1 ” Link

TF1, TX-816, Yamaha @ 06 March 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha TX-816

tx-816 “FUNCTION – MIDI RACK DX FM Digital Synthesizer w/ 8 TF1 Modules

DESCRIPTION – This listing is for a YAMAHA TX816 MIDI RACK DX FM Digital Synthesizer w/ 8 TF1 Modules

LINK – More information is available from VINTAGE SYNTH EXPLORER.

ACCESSORIES – Includes original manuals.

PHYSICAL CONDITION – Very Good. The unit has light scratches throughout.” Link