80s Pop/Rock Soundset Volume One – $40 USD

Quick Description: Custom synthesizer patches of synth sounds used in specific synth cover songs from the 1980s.
Great for 80s synth cover bands or anyone who wants to sound like the CD.

These voices and performances load without external waves - these utilize the ROM already in your Yamaha synth.
We send you by email files to download and load into your synth or rack.

Supported Synths: Motif ES, Motif ES Rack, Motif XS, Motif XS Rack, Motif XF, MO6/8, MOX, Motif XF, S90ES, S70XS, S90XS

Type of Product: Yamaha synth sound packs and libraries sent as Digital Yamaha files that your synth will load. There are no samples used. The files are sent to you by email, which you load into your synth using the method specified in the email and/or your synth’s instruction manual.

Why This Sound Bank Is Different: The tone of a synthesizer patch on an 80’s cover song is as important, and sometimes more important, than the notes being played. Good synth players in cover bands or tribute bands must get their sound to match the CD. We made a list of classic 1980’s rock and pop synth songs and programmed patches for those specific songs.

How We Programmed These: Every voice started as an initialized sound on a Yamaha synth, with no modification to the default parameters. We listened to the CD, one channel at a time, and started tweaking. Using the Yamaha synth’s internal ROM waves (there’s a lot to choose from), we tweaked the filters and envelopes and added whatever effects were required to get close to the CD sound. Frankly, this process sucks and takes a long, long time. We hope you find good use for the final product!


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The rack and MO will not load the Performances. It will load all the voices, but not performances. You can create the Performances with the voices, but they will not load.

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