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Yamaha SY85

The SY85 is an AWM2-based synthesizer with sampling capabilities and digital multi-effects. It is available in rackmount form as the Yamaha TG500. It is a more powerful follow-up to the SY55 with a larger wave ROM.

The built-in sequencer can record 8 normal plus 1 rhythm track and can sequence up to 100 patterns. Voice data, sequencer data, and samples can be loaded from and saved to a 3.5" double-density floppy disk. It also has expansion card slots and a number of expansion cards available. Voice data can also be saved to an MCD64 RAM card.

It comes with 512kB of sample RAM and can be expanded to 3.5 MB via optional SYEMB06 memory boards.

Specifications

Year Released: 1992

MSRP: $1995

Keyboard: 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch

Polyphony: 30 notes

Multitimbral: 16 parts

User Patches: 256

User Performances: 128

ROM: 6MB

Sequencer Memory: 20,000 notes

Sequencer Resolution: 48 PPQN

Effects: dual effects processors with 90 effect types

Screen: 20 x 2 character LCD

Power Consumption: 20 watts

Dimensions: 1024 mm x 367 mm x 119 mm

Weight: 14 kg

User Demo Videos

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File Downloads

Yamaha SY85 Manual 1 - Getting Started

Yamaha SY85 Manual 2 - Feature Reference

Yamaha SY85 MIDI Data Format

Yamaha SY85 Job Table

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