Yamaha TG100 | Cool Little GM Gaming Synth

Submitted by synthwork on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 22:43

Yamaha TG100 General MIDI Game Synth

In my quest to own as many computer game related GM synths as possible, today i picked up a Yamaha TG100. It was in decent shape and under $20 USD without a power supply so i figured why not (uses the standard Yamaha PA-1505, so most 12V ~ 15V DC, 500mA, center positive AC adapters should work). While it was in operational order with no physically broken bits, it was pretty filthy with years of dust. After a good 30 minute cleaning session it now looks pretty good.

Yamaha TG100 AWM Tone Generator

Yamaha TG100 AWM General MIDI Synth Introduction

The Yamaha TG100 was Yamaha's foray into the small, computer side, General MIDI synth, aimed at gamers and hobby musicians (this was before Yamaha introduced their XG line). Of course, Roland had a lock on this, somewhat small market already going back to the MT-32 and CM/GS line.