Newbie into SY77 world.

Yamaha SY77 is a 16 voice multitimbral music workstation first produced by Yamaha Corporation in 1989. The SY77 is a synthesizer whose architecture combines AFM (Advanced Frequency Modulation) synthesis, AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) for ROM-borne sample-based synthesis, and the combination of these two methods christened Realtime Convolution and Modulation Synthesis (RCM).

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Newbie into SY77 world.

Unread post by Studiostriver » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:10 am

Hello to all forum users.

I recently ordered Yamaha SY77 from shoping online website in my country, found it for pretty small cash and wanted to dive in since I only had experience with it in software such as FM8 and Dexed.

The only synth I used in last 4 years was Roland XV5080. I wanted to expand my small home studio with one FM synth (I know SY77 is more then just this) and to be honest software kind a makes me starring on screen all the time, so I wanted to escape bit into hardware world, and hopefully get much better results.

Since I`m total newbie into this keyboard I wanted to ask can you let me know of all good editors/librarians and great presets/patches that I can get free or buy online.

What are the best one you stumble upon for all these years?

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Unread post by Derek » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:22 am

Hello and welcome. The SY77 is a fine synth, and it never fails to amaze me how a late 80s digital workstation can sound so analog - and often it is the FM patches through one of the best sounding digital filters that is doing that.

The simplest way to find SY77 patches is simply search for "SY77 downloads", there are many out there, but here is the best one I know of to get you started :)

http://synthzone.com/midi/yamaha/sy77/

The next one is a modest purchase, but it is amazing

http://www.electric-himalaya.com/yamaha_sy77_sy99.html

If you want a screen based editor, then look at SY Manager

Finally, my own sy.factory librarian (check my x.factory signature link) is a powerful librarian/file manager (but is not an editor like SY Manager)

Hope that gets you going. :)
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Re: Newbie into SY77 world.

Unread post by Studiostriver » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:55 pm

Thanks for accepting me to SY77 club!
Can't wait to test it, need 2/3 days till it arrive to my house.

I honestly purchased it mainly cause of FM synthesis above anything else, I hope I can somehow emulate those famous patches from older keyboards, not just tons of electric pianos and if possible upgrade it with additional syntehsis later.

For example, one of those old sounds I love is lead tone that Chick Corea used. Those digital filters could help getting more mellow, warmer and less high end tone in a style of first DX7 model style.

An thank you kindly for the links.

Sy Manager look it will suits my needs, since I need an editor and librarian too.

Electric Himalaya sounds very good! Thanks for let me know.

If there are any other websites or guys who making such a awesome presets/patches please let me know. One of the thing firstly I need are good FM lead tones for jazz/progressive rock/even prog metal music of early 90thies. Then Pads I guess.

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Re: Newbie into SY77 world.

Unread post by Studiostriver » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:53 pm

No one more?I guess this is very old unit and there`re not so many patches makers online to be found.
I would for sure be interesting in more lead sounds.
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Unread post by casciato » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:27 am

Hello fellow new(ish) SY77 owner. The guy who sold me his SY77 also gave a CD-Rom with, he claims, 10,000 patches on it. He says they were "downloaded from the internet" but I have no idea of their provenance, quality or legal standing. I haven't had a chance to dig into it, and might not have time for a while, but I could probably be convinced to upload a the files somewhere. It's under a gig, so any filehost should work, I think. Let me know if you are interested.
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Unread post by Rara » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:57 am

Hello from another SY77 owner, electric himalaya patches are nice, they are very analoggy :-D
there are some big fat sweeping pads in that lot well worth the money.

Rara 0-)
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Re: Newbie into SY77 world.

Unread post by Studiostriver » Sun May 12, 2019 7:47 pm

casciato wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:27 am
Hello fellow new(ish) SY77 owner. The guy who sold me his SY77 also gave a CD-Rom with, he claims, 10,000 patches on it. He says they were "downloaded from the internet" but I have no idea of their provenance, quality or legal standing. I haven't had a chance to dig into it, and might not have time for a while, but I could probably be convinced to upload a the files somewhere. It's under a gig, so any filehost should work, I think. Let me know if you are interested.
Wow, that would be super cool to check. If you have time to spare please upload it. I suggest dropbox since everyone using it and it has 2GB of free storage.

Rara wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:57 am
Hello from another SY77 owner, electric himalaya patches are nice, they are very analoggy :-D
there are some big fat sweeping pads in that lot well worth the money.

Rara 0-)
Hi. Nice to hear that. I waited almost full 6 months for my tech to fix my SY77,finally its at my home,arrived today and everything finally works as new.

Gonna check those himalaya patches as soon i spare some cash for it. :)

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Re: Newbie into SY77 world.

Unread post by Rara » Mon May 13, 2019 9:08 am

Best of luck to you with your new beastie :-)

Some of the Himalaya patches sound a bit like this ...> https://soundcloud.com/user-36849805/indigo
a bit tweaked with extra FX added in the beginning with the big swirly pads
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Re: Newbie into SY77 world.

Unread post by Studiostriver » Mon May 13, 2019 3:07 pm

Rara wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:08 am
Best of luck to you with your new beastie :-)

Some of the Himalaya patches sound a bit like this ...> https://soundcloud.com/user-36849805/indigo
a bit tweaked with extra FX added in the beginning with the big swirly pads
Thanks, reading the manual currently,we getting to know each other. ;)

Listening your soundcloud song right know. Music structure reminds me more of 90`s dance music to be honest, soundwise very dreamy pads there which i like very much personally.
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