Yamaha D1500

Digital delay

Yamaha D1500 digital delay midi 1980s
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1984 (July)
Initially sold for ¥140,000

The Yamaha D1500 is a digital delay system with a time range of 0 to 1023 milliseconds in 1 millisecond increments, with full 20Hz to 18kHz frequency response throughout the delay range. It was the first commercially available digital delay with a MIDI interface and follows the success of the R1000 digital reverb.

Any of the D1500's 16 programmable memory banks can be selected remotely from a MIDI instrument. This allows specific delay effects to be assigned to particular instrument voices. The appropriate delays are then recalled automatically as each voice is selected.

For non-MIDI equipment, programmed delays can be recalled simply by selecting the appropriate bank – either manually or by footswitch.

Features

  • 16 fully programmable/editable memory banks + pass
  • 6 ready-to-use pre-programmed delays
  • Full range of effects including chorusing, phasing, flanging, doppler, ADT, repeat echo, hold-and-repeat etc.
  • 1.023 secs maximum delay
  • 20Hz - 18kHz response at full delay setting
  • 16-channel MIDI availability
  • Comprehensive footswitch facilities
  • –20dB or + 4dB operating levels
  • Easy-to-read LED display
  • Balanced or unbalanced inputs/outputs
  • Sine and square LFO waveforms
Yamaha D1500 brochure
Yamaha D1500 brochure
Yamaha D1500 on Sound On Sound Dec 1985
Yamaha D1500 on Sound On Sound Dec 1985

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