Its the most saxophone like wind synth we've found to date, if that's what you want. Very horn player friendly under the fingers and sbout 70 sax sounds onboard .. its a proper 'digital saxophone' if thats what you're wanting then Yamaha have nailed it really well.......and if we were to buy one, would you expect us to be pleased, or disappointed?
Jules how would you compare its "feel" to a WX5 or WX7, if you've played either?Its the most saxophone like wind synth we've found to date, if that's what you want. Very horn player friendly under the fingers and sbout 70 sax sounds onboard .. its a proper 'digital saxophone' if thats what you're wanting then Yamaha have nailed it really well....
Who has it in France?Prices are starting to be disclosed on the various European websites too. So far from 825€ to 899€.
It will be difficult to get one for this Christmas... I bet they are going to be sold out very quickly!
It's exactly the size of a straight soprano.
Keywork wise its very similar to the old WX series but with the 'missing keys' added in (right hand side keys, aux F etc). Its certailny more sax-likeI think it does, because there's the special reed like the WX5. We won't know til someone with one in hand tells us, though
EDIT: I have the user manual and there's no mention of lip sensor. You just blow. Knowing how well this works on the WX series, if this is the case, it's less interesting to me, especially for blues, where note bending is part of the identify.
Thanks, Jules, I was about to ask you! It has so many qualities I'm interested in. The keys definitely look like they'd feel just like a real sax. So bottom line, no intonation issues, but need to use a special "bend key". THat's workable, I guess. Thomann say probably Oct delivery.The embouchure and breath control was more subtle on a WX (no reed pitch bend this time round)
I ordered one last night, but there was a little problem of payment. I'm considering talking to my local store to see if they're going to get any. Easier to return. I think vibrato would have to be with finger controls.