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Re: Yamaha Manual Downloads

Unread post by rawl747 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:19 pm

Thanks guys.

Amazing what you can do with a razor blade, a good scanner, and some Adobe software.

Too bad I had to "sacrifice" my hard copy but even I would rather be able to look it up online without PDF "corrupted page messages" than reach for my old hard copy. Maybe I can find someone to re-bind the original, LOL.

BTW, we just need 6 more DX7 Supplemental Booklets to complete that archive for upload. We need the following titles:

01 Quick Reference Guide
02 DX7s Quick Guide
03 Memory Management
04 Memory Management for the DX7s
09 Advanced MIDI Applications
11 Modifying the Preset Voices

If you have one of these please contact me. We can work it out (as the song goes).

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Re: Yamaha Manual Downloads

Unread post by parametric » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:42 pm

Hi Rawl,

I have to say that I DO in fact have a DX7 "book" of some sort - which is odd, as I've never owned a DX7 8O

I should explain:

Back in 2009 when Tech Support was unceremoniously "screwed in the arse" at my place of work in the Music Dept of a University . . . My boss and I were made an offer it would have been stupid to refuse . .

When I cleared the desk and cupboards in my office - I brought away all that they contained - and some of it has proved "interesting" . . . .

So, I'll check that book and let you know . . .

I also came across this. It's not on your list, but is worthy merit, due to its rarity value after all these years . . . . .
Yamaha Flexidisk Cover A.jpg
Yamaha Flexidisk Cover B.jpg
Yamaha Flexidisk A.jpg
Yamaha Flexidisk B.jpg
When I get a moment, I'll record it and try to make it available somehow . . . .

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Re: Yamaha Manual Downloads

Unread post by rawl747 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:00 pm

Parametric,

This is "way cool"! Is this a full size LP? I have 4 Evatone thin vinyl discs (inserts from the AfterTouch Magazines) to record yet and they should prove a challenge as they are so flimsy. But if this is a regular LP in decent shape, it should be fairly easy to record.

If you care to record to WAVE or loss-less FLAC, I can make available an FTP login for you to upload to me and I will gladly perform some cleanup of the audio prior to conversion to MP3 prior to uploading to the site. Let me know if you are interested in collaborating as I have Adobe Audition which works well for scratch, pop, and noise removal.

Keep looking for these old gems in your attic dude!

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Unread post by parametric » Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:46 pm

Hi Man,

Its a 7" flexidisk, in its sleeve, though it plays at 33-1/3 rpm . . . .

Looks in good shape. If it needs tweaking - I have SoundForge Pro10 if necessary . .

But thanks for the offer . . . .. I'll keep looking . . . . .

I have just found a similar "disk" for Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 and Prophet 10 (sides A and B on the same disk) - buts that's for later.

If I can get "FreeMake" to behave - I also have Videos about the KX88, TX816, and QX1 . . .

Oh, and an hour long Tutorial by Akai - on the S900 Sampler - (which is probably good enough for some of its later "children" . . . .

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Re: Yamaha Manual Downloads

Unread post by monsterjazzlicks » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:20 am

Rawl,
rawl747 wrote:BTW, we just need 6 more DX7 Supplemental Booklets to complete that archive for upload. We need the following titles:

03 Memory Management
04 Memory Management for the DX7s
I am really looking for some advice on what I would call Memory Management, but I am not sure if these two (above) books are (descriptively) the same thing. I am wanting help with the best way to ('location-wise' etc) STORE/ORGANIZE Patches/Banks and all that...

For example, on the DX21, would you fill your PERFORMANCE BANK with 32 x Patches and would you try and included a selected handful from each each instrument type or genre of music? Or would you prioritize with having combinations of Splits, Layers and Singles? Or even your band-set (in order) so you can flick thru each Patch in song-list-order fashion? This would also be (in my situation) using the DX21 in conjunction with the DX7 and MDF2.

I ask because (before I start programing/storing) I would like to have something of a mental map with which I can aim towards before I get started. Otherwise, I am going to end up with stuff all over the place! lol

Not sure if this is the correct thread for this question and so I am going to copy it into my "MDF2 w/ DX" :-

http://www.yamahaforums.co.uk/forum/vie ... =35&t=7811

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Unread post by nikos3 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:28 pm

Hi, I have just joined the site because I have an original Howard Massey DX7 manual with the original three vinyl double sided audio cue records that have never been played. I think its quite rare that these are still with the manual!.
The manual's front cover has a crease and a few of the perforations have torn but apart from that it in good condition. I want this to go to a real collector and thought this would be a good place to start. If anyone is interested then please get in touch
I have an original DX7 keyboard as well but it has slight damage on the back panel but works fine.

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Unread post by AndyHornBlower » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:34 pm

rawl747 wrote:
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:51 am
Just uploaded (to the Yamaha DX section) - The complete DX7 (Mark I) 70 page manual in PDF format WITH NO BAD PAGES (5, 18, 27 and 29 - PDF
pages 10, 23, 32 and 34).

As many have found, the various copies of this manual derived from the one originally released by Yamaha had these pages corrupted and virtually every copy on the net was a duplicate from this source, warts and all.
..

Rawl
Is that version of the book still on the forum, somewhere? I've looked, but I can't find it.
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Unread post by rawl747 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:39 pm

Andy,

I honestly don't know. When Saul moved the site to this current hosting platform, a lot of what I had uploaded didn't get moved over. Send me a PM with your email and I will send you a download link to it.

I scanned my original copy by hand to create the one you are asking about. Actually took a razor blade to the binding that was falling apart so I had all the pages loose.

I will be on the lookout for your PM.

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Unread post by AndyHornBlower » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:51 pm

pm sent. Thanks, Rawl.
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Unread post by Saul » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:31 pm

Rawl I did actually find your upload folder from before the move but not had time to add a lot of them back to the downloads section which we now have on the forum itself. The contents of the folder are in the screenshots below:
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I can upload the lot to the forum in one go and then perhaps people could move them into the relevant sections. I already uploaded the individual Aftertouch issues and I think a few other items.

I have a lot going on at the moment so time is something I am very short of. Open to suggestions though.
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Unread post by AndyHornBlower » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:53 pm

Cool. I see lots of TX81Z stuff in there, which hasn't been easy to find.

It seems like most of it falls into a few broad categories. The Aftertouch magazines could probably have a downloads category of their own, if there isn't one already.

All the TX81Z stuff could just be put in one thread in the TX81Z downloads section (which doesn't have a lot in it), e.g. under "Rawl's TX81Z collection". The yam4opfm.zip could probably go in their too. I'll happily add links from other sections it relates to, like the DX11... I don't see a WT11 one, yet, but that's not much different to a TX81Z. Anyone who's interested in one would probably look up the TX81Z too... possibly the category could be renamed TX81Z and WT11.

I see a few DX7 related things, and the Xpress ones - another rmagazine? Maybe that could just be another thread in the same place as the Aftertouch one.

There are probably only a few things left on that list, which could be added later.

Maybe moving things around isn't needed much - so long as it's somewhere, people can add links in places where it possibly belongs. I could make a start on that.
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Unread post by rawl747 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:06 pm

Saul,

The best suggestion I can make to ease the burden on you is to have you provide me with a login that has rights to upload material as I did on the old site. I tried back then to organize items by logical categories and based on the fact that we got a lot of positive responses to what I uploaded, I think I did a reasonable job if it.

If you have been able to resolve this issue with the new site platform s/w, then this would allow you to offload much of the work associated with such an effort. I also could use an FTP login if the site s/w can handle that approach as well.

I have quite a lot more material including all that was hosted on the old TheDX7 site as well as my own "stuff". I have been in some discussions with Steve about re-hosting his TheDX7 site on my server. In that case, I would just upload all my own material along side it as well. His re-hosted site would retain the original "look and feel" but my additional material would have a unique theme. I would use Drupal as my preferred site platform. Links to that site could be freely posted on your site.

Please let me know if you can see your way to providing me with a login that will allow what I would need in terms of rights and functionality. I continue to get requests for material and would prefer to have it available online somewhere.

Oh and BTW, http://yates.ca/DX7 may be defunct as well.

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Win 10 Pro 64 bit with Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 & MOTU MIDI Express XT, Cubase9.5, NI - Kontakt5, Komplete11, IKMultimedia SampleTank 3 & 2.5XL, AAS Suite, BiaB 2016, Emulator X v2 & v3

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Unread post by rawl747 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:09 pm

Andy,

Xpress was a Canadian magazine somewhat similar to AfterTouch. AfterTouch was only published for the US market.

I have a TX81z and quite a bit of material for that synth beyond what Saul has listed.

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WX7 & MDT (Morrison Digital Trumpet) MIDI windcontrollers
VL70m synth module w/ Patchman Turbo
Tx81Z, FB-01, RX-5, Roland XV-5080, Emu Emulator E6400 Classic - thanks to James M.
Win 10 Pro 64 bit with Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 & MOTU MIDI Express XT, Cubase9.5, NI - Kontakt5, Komplete11, IKMultimedia SampleTank 3 & 2.5XL, AAS Suite, BiaB 2016, Emulator X v2 & v3

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Unread post by Saul » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:04 pm

Thanks guys. Rawl we no longer host downloads on the front of the site. They are all in the forum now as this allows all members to attach files so we can host a wider range of items than before and it spreads the workload somewhat. There is also no longer any ftp access to the site. We moved to AWS and everything that end is locked down.

The resurrection of 'TheDX7' site would be a great thing and I would certainly be happy to link to you when it's up and running.

I can upload all those files to another of my sites and you can download from there if there are any you are missing?
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Re: Yamaha Manual Downloads

Unread post by rawl747 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:48 pm

Saul,

I understand your new approach. As I see it there are some pros and cons as with anything.

Unfortunately, there are old posts from your previous site iteration regarding uploads to that old downloads section that are confusing some folks. And with just links embedded in forum posts, there is no one place for users to go to see posts organized by categories.

But I respect your site's limitations so I will find alternatives.

As to TheDX7 site, I believe that I have all the original files and I have copies of several of the most popular sites (with their downloads) he linked to on TheDX7.

I just am waiting for his permission to re-host his old site. Much of what the site had is on "The Wayback Machine" site but collecting all of the pieces from there is not that easy. If I find anything I am missing, I will let you know and thanks for the offer.

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WX7 & MDT (Morrison Digital Trumpet) MIDI windcontrollers
VL70m synth module w/ Patchman Turbo
Tx81Z, FB-01, RX-5, Roland XV-5080, Emu Emulator E6400 Classic - thanks to James M.
Win 10 Pro 64 bit with Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 & MOTU MIDI Express XT, Cubase9.5, NI - Kontakt5, Komplete11, IKMultimedia SampleTank 3 & 2.5XL, AAS Suite, BiaB 2016, Emulator X v2 & v3

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