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

Quick Description: More custom voice packs and sound banks of keyboard sounds used in specific synth cover songs from the 1980s. Great for cover bands or anyone who wants to sound like the CD.

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

(ES line is NOT supported)

Type of Product: 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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Contains Patches for: Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi | Born to Be My Baby - Bon Jovi | Don't Stop Believin' - Journey | Obsession - Animotion | Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins | All Through The Night - Cindy Lauper | Head Over Heels - Tears for Fears | Send Her My Love - Journey | If You Were Here - Thompson Twins | Take Me Home - Phil Collins | That Was Yesterday - Foreigner | Cold As Ice - Foreigner | Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner | Lucky Star - Madonna | When You Close Your Eyes - Night Ranger | When I See You Smile - Bad English | Kyrie - Mr. Mister | Need You Tonight - INXS | Where The Streets Have No Name - U2 | Carrie - Europe | Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes | Ask The Lonely - Journey | When Doves Cry - Prince | Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz | Dreams - Van Halen | Rainbow in the Dark - Dio | I Get Weak - BeLinda Carlisle | Dress You Up - Madonna | Sara - Starship | Things Can Only Get Better - Howard Jones | Too Shy - Kajagoogoo | Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen | 99 Red Balloons - Nena | All of My Love - Led Zepplin | Never - Heart | What About Love - Heart | Eyes Without a Face - Billy Idol and more...


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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