|Synthesis type||Digital Sample-based Subtractive|
1.5MB (up to 6MB) RAM|
720kB 3.5" floppy disk
The TX16W has 12-bit sound with up to 50 kHz mono and 33 kHz stereo sampling. Its filter is digital, allowing 17 different types, with one filter/type per voice. On the rear along with a regular stereo output, there are 8 individual outputs. Samples are stored on 720kB 3.5" floppy disks. It shipped with 1.5MB of RAM but is expandable up to 6MB. The TX16W uses a Motorola 68000 processor.
The operating system is loaded from disk. Unsatisfied with the original Yamaha operating system, NuEdge Development created the Typhoon 2000 OS for the TX16W, offering a different user interface, faster load time, less RAM usage, and more features, such as new filters.
A free software emulation "Cyclone" was released in 2013 by Sonic Charge (developed by the people behind the original Typhoon OS).
Artists who use (or have used) the TX16W include:
- Tarantula Hawk (2nd Album)
- Face Control
- b'Hai Death
- Two Foot Tall Jerk
- Jimmy Edgar
- Aphex Twin
- TX16W Homepage
- YamahaSynth.com Original OS (archived)
- Typhoon 2000 3rd party OS
- Vintage Synth
- Cyclone TX16W Emulator
- Polynominal TX16W Demo, Review and Manual