SY-99 Sample Converter?

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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SY-99 Sample Converter?

Unread post by steph » Sun Jul 02, 2006 5:30 pm

Hi,

on this URL

http://server1.yamaha-europe.com/softwa ... index.html

a sample converter for the SY-99 is offered for downloading. THE LINK IS BROKEN :( . Anyone know what tool this is? Anyone have this tool?

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Re: SY-99 Sample Converter?

Unread post by Clyde » Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:22 pm

steph wrote:Hi,

on this URL

http://server1.yamaha-europe.com/softwa ... index.html

a sample converter for the SY-99 is offered for downloading. THE LINK IS BROKEN :( . Anyone know what tool this is? Anyone have this tool?

-- Steph
Hi Steph,
I did not see a sample converter for the SY99 (or any other synth) at the link you posted. There is one listed in the Yamaha Knowledgebase under the SY99, but I have no further info as to if it is still available, pricing, etc. I use Awave to convert .wav samples to SY99 format, it works quite well and there is a demo version you can try before you buy.
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Unread post by steph » Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:03 am

Thanks for your reply, Clyde. Was there somewhere a description of the format for the sound files of the SY series?
I could do it myself ;-).
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Unread post by Clyde » Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:52 pm

steph wrote:Thanks for your reply, Clyde. Was there somewhere a description of the format for the sound files of the SY series?
I could do it myself ;-).
Hi Steph,
There are quite a few different types of files for the SY series. The SY85 and 99 use the same .W01 sample file. Here is a partial listing of SY77 and SY99 file types as of March 1990 (this was prior to the release of the SY85, so there are no file types listed for it). All files listed can be numbered from 01 to 99 (.T01-.T99), if you have several files on the same disk, they must have different numbers or the synth will only recognize the first file.
.T01- SY99/77 all data
.J01- SY99/77 synthesizer all data
.K01- SY99/77 sequencer all data
.W01- SY99 sample
.C01- SY99 card data
.B01- SY99 MDR data
.M01- SY99/77 KSEQ sequencer data
.L01- SY99/77 ESEQ sequencer data
.X01- SY99 Standard Midi File (format 0)

Most of the file formats for other SY series synths/modules are different than these as they are not compatible with the SY99/77 with the exception of the TG77 (rack version of the SY77). The owners manual for each synth (such as SY85, SY35, SY22, TG500) should have a list of file formats in the appendix of the owner's manual. Hope this helps.
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