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by Miks
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: EX7, a problem with reading banks of sounds from a floppy disk
Replies: 13
Views: 202
Germany

Re: EX7, a problem with reading banks of sounds from a floppy disk

I want to expand my memory. According to the instructions fit any Dram simm 72pin 70ns or faster. From what I read from the instructions must be assembled in pairs. Is this memory used only for samples? Yes, that memory is for samples - the flash memory keeps the stored samples even if you switch t...
by Miks
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Yamaha DX & TX Forum
Topic: Yamaha Dx 7 ii FD sysex issue
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Germany

Re: Yamaha Dx 7 ii FD sysex issue

Battery ? is there a procedure to check battery life in the Yamaha DX 7 mk2 like in mk1 ? Yes - you have to set your DX in test mode like shown in the video. The battery voltage shows up automatically. What puzzles me a bit is that the DX in that video shows Test version V1.1 (which is equivalent t...
by Miks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: EX7, a problem with reading banks of sounds from a floppy disk
Replies: 13
Views: 202
Germany

Re: EX7, a problem with reading banks of sounds from a floppy disk

The EX floppy disk drive is a Mitsubishi MF355F-3252MG - afaik it is a 2HD/DD drive. See also snippet from the service manual - Test Routines - Floppy Test:
Floppy.jpg
by Miks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Yamaha DX & TX Forum
Topic: Yamaha Dx 7 ii FD sysex issue
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Germany

Re: Yamaha Dx 7 ii FD sysex issue

...also i thought that would be a nice idea to try a transfer with an older non usb interface a really old one with serial adapter like the ones used in late 90s pc/sound cards on an older pc as well a Pentium 2/3 or even a 486. Good idea - as long I have used one of these they worked flawlessly! I...
by Miks
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Yamaha SY22, SY35 & SY55
Topic: SY35 Internal Card Preset Keys are freezing the unit.
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Germany

Re: SY35 Internal Card Preset Keys are freezing the unit.

Hi infekted (funny nick btw :lol: ), I'm not familiar with the SY35 - but looking into the schematic it seems as if the issue has to do with the "Scan CPU (IC2)". That line B6 is connected to Pin 24, and the Lines S0~S3 go to Pin(s) 5,4,18 & 19. But I can see there's a resistor array connected to al...
by Miks
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Yamaha DX & TX Forum
Topic: TX81Z and DX21 - restoration/upgrade projects finished
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Germany

Re: TX81Z and DX21 - restoration/upgrade projects finished

Wow - they're looking absolutely amazing! Great work ((i)) ((i))
by Miks
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Yamaha DX & TX Forum
Topic: "NG" while trying to reset Yamaha DX 7 MK2
Replies: 6
Views: 69
Germany

Re: "NG" while trying to reset Yamaha DX 7 MK2

Hmmm - I don't use MidiOx, I'm using DX Manager 5 (fm-alive.com) without the need to set any buffer sizes or something of the kind... Edit: here you'll find some good advice reg. DX7 and MidiOx: https://www.gearslutz.com/board/electronic-music-instruments-and-electronic-music-production/410718-need-...
by Miks
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Yamaha DX & TX Forum
Topic: "NG" while trying to reset Yamaha DX 7 MK2
Replies: 6
Views: 69
Germany

Re: "NG" while trying to reset Yamaha DX 7 MK2

This one I use (amongst others):

https://www.thomann.de/gr/iconnectivity_mio.htm

Works a treat - NO drivers needed due to 'USB MIDI Class Compliant'
by Miks
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Yamaha DX & TX Forum
Topic: Help with DX7 iiFD with E! Board
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Germany

Re: Help with DX7 iiFD with E! Board

Inside RAM4:
RAM4.jpg
by Miks
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Yamaha DX & TX Forum
Topic: Help with DX7 iiFD with E! Board
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Germany

Re: Help with DX7 iiFD with E! Board

Neither do I have an E! board nor a RAM card for my DX7II/D so I can only guess - the sounds and their relevant parameters should be stored on the cartridge if you save them there - don't know if there are a kind of global parameters that will be stored on the cartridge too - lets say something like...
by Miks
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: Loading voices individually from bonus discs
Replies: 46
Views: 516
Germany

Re: Loading voices individually from bonus discs

There's NO native way to connect an USB device to a 'genuine' EX! If you want to use an USB thumb stick you may look here:

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=7440

MAYBE such floppy emulator will work with an EX5 too...
by Miks
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: EPROM Programmers: Willem and maybe others?
Replies: 37
Views: 7705
Germany

Re: EPROM Programmers: Willem and maybe others?

Those .zip files need to be 'un-zipped' - use 7zip (free). The resulting files are not meant to be loaded into the EX - those files are binaries meant to be programmed ('burnt') into Eproms. Then those eproms have to replace the ones that are actually installed inside your EX.
by Miks
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: Loading voices individually from bonus discs
Replies: 46
Views: 516
Germany

Re: Loading voices individually from bonus discs

As far as I'm aware JRE stands for "Java Runtime Environment" - so it seems as if there's an issue with your Java installation... Please check the version of your installed Java Runtime Environment - maybe you need to update. See here for further details: https://www.java.com/en/download/windows_man...
by Miks
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Yamaha DX & TX Forum
Topic: Help with DX7 iiFD with E! Board
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Germany

Re: Help with DX7 iiFD with E! Board

Zonkyzonk wrote:do you think it would be a good idea to buy a ram4 card?
That depends on your needs - but I think you can't go wrong in getting one 8)

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