Hot news; See the software section to download the freshly scanned YRM MIDI Macro & Monitor Manual or the YRM-306 cartridge. A rare DX7-II/FD Editor, brought to my attention by Chris Conkie
For extra ‘reading’ material – Yamaha has released a Synth book app which also features samples of various Yamaha classic instruments.
Weird thing is: THEY COMPLETELY LEFT OUT THE CX5M RANGE!!
I got a call from Chris Conkie who had some nice screenshots for me so I added 5 new ROM images to the Software page:
- CMW-31 Keyboard Chord Master
- GAR-01 Graphic Artist
- TWE-01 Teleword Processor
- UGA-02 Graphic Card Program (needs hardware)
- UPA-01 Playcard Program (needs hardware)
Well, CX5M lovers – I found this link while looking for some FM stuff and it took me back in time: http://yates.ca/dx7/
Great resources from the Yamaha community back in the 80s!
Here’s Emilio P.G. Ficara’s writeup about how to reuse the FM chip on an old PC ISA SoundBlaster soundcard:
I’m not sure if it would have been easier connecting the PIC directly to the FM chip though but it sure is a nice project.
Chances are you have a thing for the 80s, checking out CX5M stuff and all. The sound of that era is quite recognizable to say the least.
There are a lot of musicians out there still grasping that sound and producing new 80s music. There are great tunes to be discovered on the Future City Records label. Check out their stream here on soundcloud.
Amazing that I haven’t come across this MML player before: http://mmltalks.appspot.com/
I used to program songs in MML on the MSX (the Music Macro cartridge YRM-104 also makes use of this syntax).
The MML Player is based on Flash’ SiON engine which actually is able to emulate all the CX5M’s soundchips: https://sites.google.com/site/sioncenter/example