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by shadowmask
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Yamaha SY85 Forum - Covers the SY85 Keyboard and TG500 Module
Topic: SY85 Factory SYSEX Transfer and the floppy disks...
Replies: 9
Views: 169
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Re: SY85 Factory SYSEX Transfer and the floppy disks...

The two Factory SYSEX files on the S101 site came from my own SY85 (V1.20 OS) and another owner who has the V1.10 OS version. There were bugs in V1.10 firmware so it can only load SYSEX that came from a V1.10 SY85 so that is why there are two versions. The only way to get those G01 files into the SY...
by shadowmask
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: Battery backed RAM?
Replies: 2
Views: 79
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Re: Battery backed RAM?

The EX firmware expects the DRAM memory area to be in a random state on power up. If a battery backed SRAM expansion was made it would not make any difference as the EX would ignore the contents and treat it as blank.

Brian
by shadowmask
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Yamaha SY77 Forum - Covers the Sy77 Keyboard and TG77 Module
Topic: Discontinued? Sector101 Datablade (16 x MCD64) is out of stock, unless
Replies: 16
Views: 382
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Re: Discontinued? Sector101 Datablade (16 x MCD64) is out of stock, unless

I have the Voice Cards for the SY/TG55 D5501 Sax and the SY85/TG500 D8501 Jazz Funk. The bad news is that these dumps are the raw data in the cards and cannot be directly loaded into a synth by floppy or Midi. The only way to use the data is to program it directly into an MCD or DB card using a prog...
by shadowmask
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Yamaha SY77 Forum - Covers the Sy77 Keyboard and TG77 Module
Topic: Discontinued? Sector101 Datablade (16 x MCD64) is out of stock, unless
Replies: 16
Views: 382
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Re: Discontinued? Sector101 Datablade (16 x MCD64) is out of stock, unless

I do have dumps for some of the cards, including the SY55 & SY77 internal ROM formatted for the Waveblade. The original cards were on loan from the owners so the library is limited by who has the cards and is willing to lend them. They do seem to attract high prices so it is understandable that the ...
by shadowmask
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Yamaha SY77 Forum - Covers the Sy77 Keyboard and TG77 Module
Topic: Discontinued? Sector101 Datablade (16 x MCD64) is out of stock, unless
Replies: 16
Views: 382
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Re: Discontinued? Sector101 Datablade (16 x MCD64) is out of stock, unless

I will look into getting a quote for another 50 panels for the Datablade. Production should then happen again in the New Year, probably Feb / March as the PCBs take about a month from order to delivery. I do have Waveblade panels in stock, I need to get the other parts ordered so I create more of th...
by shadowmask
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Yamaha SY77 Forum - Covers the Sy77 Keyboard and TG77 Module
Topic: SY77 won't boot after proactively replacing battery :-(
Replies: 34
Views: 1378
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Re: SY77 won't boot after proactively replacing battery :-(

The original battery has those legs tacked-on so you cannot remove it from the bracket. This is the most cost-effective way for the factory to have the battery fitted. The legs help prevent the battery overheating during the solder process. A battery holder just costs more but not a big cost, other ...
by shadowmask
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Yamaha DX & TX Forum
Topic: Yamaha DX7 Specific Web Site
Replies: 36
Views: 6168
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Re: Yamaha DX7 Specific Web Site

Sorry to be off topic - but I'm deeply shocked to hear that our friend Clyde passed away already two years ago - of which I was totally unaware 8O :( May his good soul rest in peace... I'm only getting this news today.. very sad to hear this. Clyde was the first person I spoke to on the forum and a...
by shadowmask
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Other Yamaha Keyboards/Modules & Equipment
Topic: RM-50 'Receiving SDS ... XXX' SYEMB06 WaveRAM Sample Dump
Replies: 5
Views: 261
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Re: RM-50 'Receiving SDS ... XXX' SYEMB06 WaveRAM Sample Dump

I had one of those cheap interfaces and it did work with most units but failed with some. It was sending out 3.3V instead of the standard MIDI 5V and that was not enough to trigger the optocoupler at the far end. I now use a Midisport 2x2 and that never fails me.
by shadowmask
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Roland
Topic: Extract samples from S-50 or S-550 file?
Replies: 3
Views: 233
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Re: Extract samples from S-50 or S-550 file?

Awave will do this:

http://www.fmjsoft.com/awavestudio.html#main

Load the OUT file, select a waveforam, then Save Waveform As..

I think the looping information will be lost when you save as WAV but I cannot be sure.

Brian
by shadowmask
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Yamaha SY77
Topic: Proud owner of new WaveBlade. Need help with SY.factory not working.
Replies: 8
Views: 615
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Re: Proud owner of new WaveBlade. Need help with SY.factory not working.

Good to hear you got this cleared up :) The programmer firmware version shouldn't be an issue with sy.factory as nothing has changed regarding the connection. It's mostly code clean-ups and trivial stuff. All I can suggest is that to make sure the correct COM port is selected and use the 480600 rate...
by shadowmask
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Retro Gaming with the Roland MT32 . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 363
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Re: Retro Gaming with the Roland MT32 . . .

Every now and again I put the stuff on the bay as a sort of advertisement to say that it exists. There are long-time SY / TG owners out there that have only recently discovered the expansions are available.

Brian
by shadowmask
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Retro Gaming with the Roland MT32 . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 363
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Re: Retro Gaming with the Roland MT32 . . .

Thanks for posting that video para, the MT sounds a lot better than I imagined. I found a service manual for the MT that has a test routine that may be useful.

I don't see a download section for Roland so I've put the file here:
http://sector101.co.uk/external/files/M ... ES-3rd.pdf

Brian
by shadowmask
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Yamaha SY85 Forum - Covers the SY85 Keyboard and TG500 Module
Topic: Yamaha SY85 Sound Disks.
Replies: 7
Views: 719
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Re: Yamaha SY85 Sound Disks.

Here's an archive of 60+ SY85 disk images. Some are patches only and others have sample data. I've no details about most of them so you'll need to just try them out and see what you like.

https://app.box.com/s/k5h30ik8ob44nmsf2zuqaof0ead73u8j
by shadowmask
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Yamaha SY99 Forum
Topic: Begging for ROMS
Replies: 149
Views: 20162
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Re: Begging for ROMS

Manny, thanks for the hint - will try bending the pins. Need to find out wich ones are exactly the ones for the wheels - is it documented somewhere? AN0, AN1, AN2 on the right-side of the CPU read the wheel positions: http://sector101.co.uk/external/forums/SY99_CPU.jpg It's probably best to adjust ...

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