PreSonus delivers drum library from groove master Tom Brechtlein

PreSonus Tom BrechtleinTom Brechtlein is a master of many grooves whose passionate drumming has earned him an enviable reputation performing with such greats as Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Jean Luc Ponty, Al Di Meola, and Robben Ford. Brechtlein brings his famed intensity to the new PreSonus Tom Brechtlein Drum Library, Volume 1, delivering brutal rock, sludgy blues, […]

YAMAHA CS-30 SN 1793 w/ Original Case

Synth Stuff Ep. 43 – Yamaha DX100

Published on Jun 17, 2018 tritonrecordings

“When two DX7’s love each other very much, they may decide to have the stork deliver a baby DX100. This was released a couple years after the DX7 as a budget model but quickly gained a sort of cult following, especially in the dance and Detroit house genres. If you thought the DX7’s DAC was noisy, just listen to this. I actually like the fuzzy, gritty

FM Synthesis, Preserving Preset Data

Published on Jun 15, 2018 Element433

“Digital data, including synthesiser data is gradually eroded as new incompatible technologies emerge.

This video tests how F.M. synthesis data from a 1985 machine is preserved, by step conversion, across 3 decades, from one machine to another as new technologies arrived. Did it work?

From 1985 till 2017, features the Yamaha CX5m, FB01, N.I. FM8, VOPM VST

Dark Mood free MPC expansion pack by The Cycle Kit & Beat Community

The Cycle Kit & Beat Community Dark MoodThe Cycle Kit has collaborated with The Beat Community Facebook group to launch a free MPC expansion pack. The Dark Mood pack features the sounds of a sampled Yamaha Piaggero NP31, a lightweight 76-key portable digital piano. The Piano was processed using UAD SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor and Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder. There […]

Yamaha CS5 repair tips/demo/feature review

Published on Jun 14, 2018 sounddoctorin

“Bob Weigel of shows a peculiar manifestation of a bad IG00156 vcf chip in the Yamaha CS5 synthesizer from 1978. Pardon absence of highest frequencies that my camera and audio at 22khz doesn’t register but I was hearing those shrill upper notes here and sounded reasonably in tune 🙂 . I added a description of this issue to my

Yamaha EMT-1 Synthesizer Soundexpander Midi @ Matrix Piano PC-Keyboard

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Digithalis

[Retro preset desktop synth. Curious if you could edit these via MIDI]

0:06 Brass
0:20 Strings
0:40 Violin
0:58 Trumpet
1:16 Horn
1:39 P.Organ
1:51 Sax
2:11 J.Organ
2:32 Piano
2:49 Clarinet
3:13 Oboe
3:32 E. Piano
4:03 Flute
4:22 H.Chord
4:45 Celesia
5:00 Accordion
5:22 Vibes
5:38 Guitar1
5:49 Guitar2
6:04 Guitar3
6:22 Clavi
6:40 Bell
6:57 Sitar
7:17 Bass

Win (5x) Multiton Bits sample pack re-Yamaha RY30!

Multiton Bits re Yamaha RY30Multiton Bits has announced the release of its latest sample pack featuring the sounds of the RY30, an early ’90s drum machine by Yamaha. The re-Yamaha RY30 collection comprises loops, one-shot samples, percussive and melodic elements. The Yamaha RY30 is an elegant drum machine with advanced synth-like features that give it a really great sound. […]