56 factory patches from the vaunted classic Yamaha DX7 II – everything except the Piano and EP sounds (see DX Keys for those!) • Many patches include multiple velocity layers and morphing technology to recreate the DX7’s dynamic response • Simple but powerful control set including Tilt EQ, Filter and Amplifier so you can craft your own sounds • Velocity-to-volume and Velocity-to-cutoff retrofitted for even more expressive options • Classic sounds for 20c per patch!
No single keyboard did more to define the sound of the 80s than the DX7 in all its various incarnations… but if we’re honest, the sounds we most associate with ‘7 are those love-em-or-loathe-em tines-based FM pianos. What a lot of people have forgotten is that the DX7 was a great deal more than a one-trick pony. With rip-roaring responsive brass patches, some really cool organs, and surprisingly evocative choir and synth-vocal sounds – plus clavs, harps, harmonicas and delicately glassy strings – the DX7’s internal factory soundset had a great deal more to offer than just power ballad keys.
Sure, it doesn’t sound analogue… but then it’s not supposed to. What really can be a revelation is layering a DX string patch with a Jupiter or PolySix string patch: the analogue poly brings the warmth, the DX brings the air, and the results can be entrancing. Luckily we have PatchVault versions of both those keyboards, just in case you want to give it a go… 😉
This PatchVault set was sampled directly from the DX7 IID, with its higher-quality 16-bit DACs for a crystal clear sound. The soundset contains all the original onboard sounds except the pianos and EPs, which we’ve already sampled (in even more obsessive depth) in our DX Keys instrument – so if you’re after the complete DX7 experience, you might want to consider buying both! But even if the thought of Full Tines makes you recoil in post-traumatic horror, we’re quietly confident that there are FM sounds in this collection that will pleasantly surprise you. Go on… take a listen 🙂