Yamaha RX15

Digital rhythm programmer

Yamaha RX15 vintage drum machine
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1984 (May)
Initially sold for ¥74,000

The value version of the RX11, priced at 449£ compared to the 799£ Yamaha asked for his bigger brother. It adopts the same exact case, stripping down some of the features: less sounds, a slightly limited memory and no individual outputs for instruments.

Simplicity of use and quality of the digital sounds are retained, making it a good machine for professionals on a budget at that time.

The all plastic body, general bulkiness compared to the features offered and tech limitations (including a non backlit LCD) make this first series of RXs not a very good choice today compared to later, still easy to find, models.

Yamaha RX15 on After Touch
Yamaha RX15 on After Touch

Technical
specifications

Sound source

256Kbit wave ROM x 4
15 voices

Memory capacity

100 patterns
10 songs
255 maximum parts within songs

Connection terminals and interfaces

Output L, Output R, Output Phones
Cassette IN, Cassette OUT
Foot switch
MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, MIDI THRU

Dimensions and weight

400w x 68h x 270d (mm) / 15-3/4” x 2-11/16” x 10-5/8”
2.8Kg

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