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Sector101 SYEMB05 Memory module

The Yamaha SY99 is a synthesiser combining frequency modulation synthesis (branded as Advanced FM) and sample-based synthesis (branded as Advanced Wave Memory 2) and the direct successor to Yamaha's SY77/TG77

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Sector101 SYEMB05 Memory module

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Hi EveryBody!

I created this post because of an important technical issue. (I haven't found anything similar in the topic yet, though it's important):

How can I store sounds and syntheses in these memory modules?
I have a special SY99 synthesizer that has a Floppy emulator USB drive that I want to save through. My problem is that in this case, everything automatically went only to the internal bank. (Internal), which overwrites everything when you read from USB. How do I set the save path to one of the Memory modules instead of saving it?
You know this a technical procedure someone possibly?

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Sector101 SYEMB05 Memory module

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Moved to a more appropriate forum. Welcome to YM, I hope you find a solution to your problem.
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Re: Sector101 SYEMB05 Memory module

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Hi,

The SYMEB05 are memory expansion modules that expand the Wave/Sample space in the SY99. Each one adds an extra 512KB of memory to the SY99. Five of these in total (along with the internal SY99 RAM) will provide 3MB of Wave/Sample memory.

If you load an SY99 TNN file set (TNN and ZNN) which has a user wave/sample data set larger than 512K then you need these SYEMB05 modules.

The SYMEB05 modules are not a repository for Voices/Multis, which will always load into internal memory, overwriting what was there before.

If you need extra storage for Voices then you need either an original MDC-64 card (you can still usually find them on eBAY) or a Sector 101 Data Blade.

These cards go into the DATA slot on the SY99.

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Re: Sector101 SYEMB05 Memory module

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Or this: https://www.wohmart.com/sy99-mmb.html, which I can recommend, as well.

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Re: Sector101 SYEMB05 Memory module

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Hi!
Could someone tell me what can be saved in these modules, what is stored and how?
Supposedly not for audio storage.
Then what? What's the point?

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They are for audio samples on the SY99

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Thank you! But...what exactly does that mean?

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Havellant wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 9:41 am
Thank you! But...what exactly does that mean?
Here's something you should download the SY99 manual and review to help learn about your SY99. Disk operations begin on page 265.
Also look at the Sample section on page 275

http://www.polynominal.com/site/studio/ ... manual.pdf

Short answer to your original Topic question - "How can I store sounds and syntheses in these memory modules?" - is you can't.

There are three completely separate "Memory" locations in SY99:
1) Internal
2) Card (if you have a DATA RAM Card in the slot)
3) Sample RAM

1) & 2) are for Performances and Multis only, the synthesizer "voices", "patches" or "sounds" etc whatever your favorite term is for it.
3) Is only for "samples", digital audio recordings that are used as "waves"

After you read the above parts of the manual, you will see that page 268 shows the "Save" file types. Types 1-6 are saved from Internal memory, and can only be reloaded into Internal memory. Type 7 is saved from Card memory, and can only be reloaded into the Card memory

You will see in looking at the "Sample" section, this data can be loaded & saved on its own and, again, is completely separate from Interal and Card memory.

For user conveience there is the file type "All Data" which saves all Internal and Sample RAM memory to one file. Loading "All Data" will always over write the Internal and Sample RAM, as you experienced.

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Thank You Manny!

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Hi!
Which card can be used to save voices from Interbank?
Do you need this?
https://app.box.com/s/hwcj6syaeeutw61865l8yw6rxz5v4w1b
Is this a rescue card?

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Havellant wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 3:00 pm
Hi!
Which card can be used to save voices from Interbank?
Do you need this?
https://app.box.com/s/hwcj6syaeeutw61865l8yw6rxz5v4w1b
Is this a rescue card?

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Yes - this card can be used for saving sounds. It has 16 times the capacity of a 'normal' Yamaha MCD64 cartridge...
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Re: Sector101 SYEMB05 Memory module

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Just to add to Miks’ reply, think if the DataBlade as 16 selectable MCD64 cards in one.

So, with the internal memory and a Data Blade you can have access to seventeen 64 voice banks direct from your SY but you can of course only have one of the 16 DataBlade banks selected at a time.
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