Yamaha Rev 7 #4

£195.00

In stock

Description

In good used condition. Case has been repainted, front panel is good apart from a ding on the top right rack ear. All knobs & switches are original & in good condition. Input metering not working & no display backlight. Otherwise tested & working. Photos show the Rev 7 for sale

Yamaha and Roland helped kick-start the digital effects revolution in the mid-1980s. Up till then, outboard gear had been expensive German, American or British devices that did one thing and one thing only. By contrast, the new digital multi-effect units had dozens of preset effects at a fraction of the price of an EMT or Lexicon

Fast-forward to 2021 and these units look massively out-gunned by modern FX with their high sample rates and 16 or 24-Bit convertors. But these early devices sound different to modern ones and have a character all their own. 12-Bit encoding, limited audio bandwidth and primitive algorithms all help to create dark, smooth-sounding effects and grainy, unreal-sounding reverbs

The Rev 7 has a palette of outstanding chorus, flange and phase effects. Symphonic is a favourite – it’s a stereo chorus which is great for widening synth pads & basses and creating subtle movement. It can be tweaked to be a subtle or as deep as required and is a good alternative to a Dimension D

The Rev 7 has many similarities to the SPX90 but adds balanced inputs & outputs on XLR and jack connectors, switchable front-panel 3-band EQ and a dedicated dry / reverb mix knob. Unlike the SPX 90 it has stereo inputs and a mono / stereo switch on the front panel. The EQ in / out & mono / stereo switches have nice obvious front panel indicators
“Yes, the Large hall is one of the Rev7/SPX 90/990 strengths. As was the Symphonic program – wonderful. As is the Gated reverb – snare power deluxe. All of those Yamaha reverbs are NOT good in terms of “natural space simulation”, they are not a Bricasti or even an old Quantec, they do subjectively “artificial”, hairier & granier reverbs that really stand out in a mix with their midrange, when U want a reverb to be “an effect”, to be heard, old Yamahas do that. Just ask Hugh Padgham, and many others” 

“I have to admit that i really like the Rev7 and use it side by side with my PCM70, my Bricasti and a few good plugins”

“Factory preset 5 (ER) is quite unique and I also like the prests 1-3 (large hall, small hall and vocal plate). Sounds old in a good way”

“I’ve used a REV7 for a short room for a couple years. I never change it. Nice thing about the REV series stuff is how they stick out a bit and can really thicken some things up when you want to hear the verb”

“I do not use very rarely, but I refuse to sell, mainly for some effects that I never managed to get with other machine”

Stereo inputs & outputs are on balanced XLR connectors and jacks at a nominal operating level of +4 dB. The rear panel also has Midi in & thru plus a socket for a dedicated remote control. 220 Volt AC power input is via a captive 3-core mains cable with a standard UK mains plug
19" 2U device suitable for all 19" racks. 220 Volt AC with short captive power cable with IEC socket. UK or Euro IEC cable supplied on request

Owners manual

http://www.ctc-productions.co.uk/manuals/REV7E.pdf

Product Page

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/live_sound/processors/rev7/

Audio Fanzine ★★★★ Review

http://en.audiofanzine.com/reverb/yamaha/REV7/user_reviews/

Dancetech ★★★★ Review

http://dancetech.com/item.cfm?threadid=403&lang=0

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In good used condition. Case has been repainted, front panel is good with some rack rash. All knobs & switches are original & in good condition. Input metering not working & no display backlight. Otherwise tested & working. Photos show a Rev 7 sold previously All vintage gear will have case scratches and marks. It may also have, or develop, noisy pots and switches. I make my descriptions as accurate as possible and note any existing defects. I test each item before shipping, and and supply a test sheet, but please understand that vintage gear will not be perfect and adjust your expectations accordingly