YAMAHA PortaSound PSS-480 - YouTube

By the beginning of 1988, Yamaha had taken the synth world by storm with the Yamaha DX7 and had launched a number of smaller synthesizers to allow those without £2000 or so to spare to join in with the Frequency Modulation revolution that had been created.

PSS-480 - Portable Keyboards - Portable Keyboards. - Yamaha

Trouble was, although these keyboards gave you editing options on the front panel, there was always the feeling you should be able to do more.

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There was the basics and nothing else, which could leave you feeling cheated if you bought one of these expecting a fully fledged synthesizer.

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Having said that though, the rest of the features were identical, with the same synth editing options, the same MIDI specifications and the same number of voices, 12 notes playable at the same time, more than most professional top of the range synthesizers at the time.


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