SynthsYamaha ⇝ Yamaha PLG Expansion Boards

Yamaha released two classes of plugin boards, the PLG100 and newer PLG150. PLG100 boards will work in newer synthesizers such as the Motif ES, but voice data and/or patch storage may not be right.

PLG150 Series

PLG150-AN: Analog physical modelling based on the AN1x synthesizer engine. Adds 5 notes of polyphony.

PLG150-AP: Acoustic piano with 29MB of waveform data and 32 patch presets. Adds an extra 64 notes of polyphony.

PLG150-DR: Drums with 22MB of waveform data. Adds 80 drum kits and 32 notes of polyphony.

PLG150-DX: FM, adds 16 voices of 6-operator FM synthesis to polyphony. Updated version of the PLG100-DX.

PLG150-PC: Latin groove factory with 19MB of waveform data. Adds 80 Latin drum kits and 32 notes of polyphony.

PLG150-PF: Piano, with 29MB of grand piano waveform data and 32 patch presets. Adds an extra 64 notes of polyphony plus effects.

PLG150-VL: Virtual acoustic, adds one voice of physically modelled wind instrument sounds. Updated version of the PLG100-VL.

PLG100 Series

PLG100-DX: FM, adds 16 voices of 6-operator FM synthesis to polyphony.

PLG100-VH: Vocal harmony with real-time voice effects including vocoding and gender-bending.

PLG100-VL: Virtual acoustic, adds one voice of physically modelled wind instrument sounds.

PLG100-SG: Formant singing (called "formant synging" in the documentation). This board was the predecessor to the Vocaloid software and was only available in Japan.

PLG100-XG: Contains an XG compatible sound set. Adds 16 parts of multitimbrality and 32 voices of polyphony.

Specifications

User Demo Videos

Rating


Not Yet Rated (click a star to rate)

File Downloads

Yamaha PLG150-AN Manual

Yamaha PLG150-AP Manual

Yamaha PLG150-DR and PLG150-PC Manual

Yamaha PLG150-DX Manual

Yamaha PLG150-PF Manual

Yamaha PLG150-VL Manual

Yamaha PLG100-DX Manual

Yamaha PLG100-VH Manual

Yamaha PLG100-VL Manual

Yamaha PLG100-XG Manual

Items for Sale on Reverb

Yamaha YAMAHA PLG 100 XGYamaha YAMAHA PLG 100 XG ($499.99)

Yamaha PLG 100 VH Vocal Harmony w ManualYamaha PLG 100 VH Vocal Harmony w Manual ($249.99)

YAMAHA MOTIF HORMONY CARD PLG- 100-VHYAMAHA MOTIF HORMONY CARD PLG- 100-VH ($150)

Yamaha  Motif ES rack with PLG100-SGYamaha Motif ES rack with PLG100-SG ($500)

Yamaha PLG150-PC - latin percussion for Yamaha synthsYamaha PLG150-PC - latin percussion for Yamaha synths ($150)

Yamaha PLG100-XG - plugin card for Yamaha synthesizersYamaha PLG100-XG - plugin card for Yamaha synthesizers ($200)

Yamaha PLG150-PCYamaha PLG150-PC ($251.01)

Yamaha PLG150-PFYamaha PLG150-PF ($251.01)

Yamaha PLG100-VHYamaha PLG100-VH ($179.95)

Yamaha PLG150-ANYamaha PLG150-AN ($349.99)

Yamaha PLG150-VLYamaha PLG150-VL ($301.21)

Yamaha PLG150-VL Virtual AcousticYamaha PLG150-VL Virtual Acoustic ($299.99)

Yamaha PLG150-DRYamaha PLG150-DR ($251.01)

Yamaha PLG100-VH Vocoder/Vocal HarmonyYamaha PLG100-VH Vocoder/Vocal Harmony ($99)

Yamaha PLG150-ANYamaha PLG150-AN ($279.95)