Yamaha TX1P
Piano tone generator

Yamaha TX1P


The TX1P seems to be the earliest commercially available product from Yamaha to feature the AWM tag. The Advanced Wave Memory engine uses 12bit factory samples to generate sounds, and it's based on the same idea that powered sample-based drum machines and generic samplers.

Although the mainstream product that introduced this technology was the SY77, this unit could be one of the first Yamaha's attempt to get something out of it. The TX1P functionalities are very limited: only 5 tone presets with some digital effects that could be added on top.

Reviews of the sounds appear to be generally positive, and although they cannot compete with today's romplers, they were indeed very realistic for 1987.

Technical specs

Tone generator

AWM (Advanced Wave Memory)

Simultaneous note output

Polyphonic: 16 notes

Connection terminals and interfaces

Output 1, Output 2, Phones

Dimensions and weight

480w x 45.3h x 279.5d (mm) / 18 7/8” x 1 3/4” x 11”
3.4Kg / 7.5lbs


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