Found Another DX7 Bug

This one isn’t a huge bug, but anyone with an original DX7 running OS version 1.7 or earlier (on an expander based on it) can see this bug.  If you edit a patch and set an oscillator mode for Fixed Frequency, you can see that the display shows the frequency table is corrupted in one place.

The table should go (for example with a starting freq of 100Hz):

166.0Hz -> 169.8Hz -> 173.8Hz -> 177.8Hz

but the buggy version has this:

166.0Hz -> 169.8Hz -> 133.8Hz -> 177.8Hz

DX7 v1.8 and later has fixed the table bug

DX7 v1.8 and later has fixed the table bug

It sure would be nice to find some Yamaha Service Notes with information on the changes from one version to the next.  Also this version boots significantly slower. All the expansions I’m selling either have these both fixed or were not affected by them.

DX7 v1.7 and earlier has this table bug

DX7 v1.7 and earlier has this table bug




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One Response to Found Another DX7 Bug

  1. grantb4 says:

    Finally I had a chance to collect some Yamaha DX7 service bulletins and notes on the various versions and bugs. This may also shed some light on the serial number questions that come up regarding the DX7. Please see:

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