Initially sold for ¥91,000
The DX27 was the most affordable programmable synthesizer with full size keyboard of the FM line of the 80s. Coming at 499£ it attacked the price range of the low-end Casio keyboards, delivering the same 4op FM synthesis of the mid tier models.
Just like the DX21, the new green plastic buttons are a welcome improvement over the membrane controls of the first DX lineup. Less futuristic for sure, but much more durable and easy to repair.
- 24-voice internal RAM memory.
- 192 voices programmed into internal ROM.
- Bank Play mode permits direct access to 96 voices, programmable in any order.
- Shift mode permits access to another 96 voices.
- Built-in cassette interface for voice data storage.
- The DX27 keyboard itself does not have key velocity, but its tone generators accept key velocity data from an external MIDI keyboard or sequencer.
- Sustain/portamento footswitch and breath controller inputs.
- MIDI IN, OUT and THRU terminals.