the RS7000 continues to infiltrate music shops and homes around
the world it is rapidly developing a grand following of Artists
and Producers from all genres of music. Recently two of the biggest
UK music magazines got a hold of an RS7k and put it through it
paces. With a critical eye and an unbiased angle, they examined
it right down to the color and this is what they said:
MUSIC - September 2001 FM
SCORE: 10/10 - RS RECEIVES PLATINUM AWARD
RS7000 is a beast'
you thought the RM1X liberated you in the studio then Yamaha's
latest revolution in hardware sequencing will blow you away'
have simply surpassed all expectations'
Master Effects are the icing on the cake for the RS7000. They
are quite simply awesome.'
sampler is a joy to use; the sound quality is crisp and clear
and the speed of processing
is very fast'
compromises have been made here and - it's this that impresses
me most - it is an all-rounder in every department'
solid timing, reliability and compact solution'
soon realise that you're in for a host of sonic treats'
new waveforms impress too, sounding fuller and cleaner than
those on the RM1X'
found that the sliced up breakbeats used were well interpreted
by the engine and the individual components formed from my
break were spot on'
you've got all the elements together it's a breeze to lay
down your own impressive tracks'
RS7000 excels as a live performance tool'
for a fantastic live experience both sonically and technically.'
ON SOUND October 2001
you need a single, portable, compact box that will do it all
really no competition'
has the depth to satisfy even the technically and musically
most sophisticated user'
sampler is fast and clever'
are going to do great things with it.'
think for a moment that it will only suit dance artists;
pretty much any electronic musician or songwriter could
use what it's got'
really is a machine that makes light work of track creation'
when you really want to get clever that this sampler really
shines. The amazing Slice automatically cuts a sample into
equally sized bits
.the net result is that 'Sliced'
loops respond to changes in tempo and alter speed without
you having to do a thing'
terms of sheer impressiveness and fun, though, the RS's
real-time controllability steals the show'
RS is lavishly supplied with knobs and switches'
pure 'synth' side of the RS is good, with lots of variety,
from subtle and airy to industrial and hard'
a powerful tool for composition, remixing, creative phrase
sampling and live performance'
If you're thinking about buying on of these, ask yourself this question:
These guys see all the best gear that comes out, they get to play
with the toys that we all dream of and yet as you can see even after
all that exposure to technology the RS7000 wins awards and comes
out top. The question is, how long can you hold out without one