How to fix SY77 floppy for free

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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Re: How to fix SY77 floppy for free

Unread post by Derek » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:27 pm

ledan wrote:Oh, need to ask Derek: does sy.factory convert DX7II sysex into sy77 format? I haven't been able to do it (it says that it's done, but opening the "user voices" section, everything is "init voice" (??)

These are the ones i'm trying to convert: https://onedrive.live.com/?id=A4AE3FB12 ... ion=locate
Yes it does, as I used to have a DX7II. There could be an issue with the file which is causing a problem. I am really busy right now, but will try and take a look at your file when I get time.
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Re: How to fix SY77 floppy for free

Unread post by AudioSaucer » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:12 am

Just got one from here:
http://www.ebay.nl/itm/Riemen-f-Mitsumi ... 2078023562?
(he keeps relisting them, so don't worry if it runs out)

Used a normal thin rubberband, but yes, they don't last that long and needs to be used regularly or they'll get 'set', so just ordered and recieved very quickly from the above seller. (y)
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Unread post by Jokeyman123 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:10 am

I agree. Rubber used for rubber bands deteriorates quicker than the black factory type. Might be going to USB floppy with my SY77 soon. I repaired a V50 floppy this past year and the factory belt was so bad I had to scrape it out of the drive wheels. Not a good design. USB I think is worth a try.
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Unread post by Derek » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:16 am

I have just finished building a new music computer and the motherboard had no floppy connector for my trusty 3.5" internal drive, so I fitted a media bay instead. I did think about a USB floppy drive, but my local PC world had none when I was there last. That's when I decided that it's time in the new year to see if I can get rid of the floppy drives from my SY99 and EX5.
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Re: How to fix SY77 floppy for free

Unread post by Jokeyman123 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:00 pm

Derek-has anyone here done this floppy/USB conversion yet-successfully? I know there can be compatibility problems galore, and what a particular vendor may claim to be compatible with a certain music keyboard may in actual practice not end up being so. I'm also keeping my eye on the sector 101 website as I had missed the creation of this, have a serious collection of SY77 sounds from many sources, 2 MCD64 cards and would definitely want to purchase this setup when it becomes available again. Amazing,this has finally come to fruition!
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Unread post by Derek » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:22 pm

Jokeyman123 wrote:Derek-has anyone here done this floppy/USB conversion yet-successfully? I know there can be compatibility problems galore, and what a particular vendor may claim to be compatible with a certain music keyboard may in actual practice not end up being so. I'm also keeping my eye on the sector 101 website as I had missed the creation of this, have a serious collection of SY77 sounds from many sources, 2 MCD64 cards and would definitely want to purchase this setup when it becomes available again. Amazing,this has finally come to fruition!
It has indeed been done. See the following thread on EX5Tech

http://www.ex5tech.com/ex5ubb_cgi/ultim ... 1&t=000135
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Re: How to fix SY77 floppy for free

Unread post by Jokeyman123 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:57 pm

Thank you Derek!
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Re: How to fix SY77 floppy for free

Unread post by Derek » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:38 pm

No worries. I had to think for a minute where I had seen it! I'll be looking into it in the new year myself! Along with some SCSI solid state devices for the EX5s
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