Yamaha SY85 Keyboard Velocity Modification

Introduction: The Yamaha SY85 is fitted with a good quality semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch capability. This makes it ideal for use as a master keyboard in the studio. The only flaw is that the note velocity range is somewhat limited. The velocity range of the keyboard never reaches the full 127 velocity value no matter …
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Yamaha FL512M to FL1024M Upgrade

Recently I picked up a Yamaha FL512M Flash Expansion board from an eBay sale. I bought this card primarily to upgrade it to 1GB using the 4x JS28F00A Flash ICs leftover from the Mutec FMC-05 Upgrade Project. Unlike the Mutec board this product is a double-sided design:FL512M Version: 512MB capacity with one side populated.FL1024M Version: …
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Mutec FMC-05 upgrade to FMC-07

Last year I took the plunge and bought myself a Yamaha MOXF-6. As with the Motif XF series (and later Tyros models) this synth could be upgraded with a Flash Expansion Board to allow the storage of new waveforms. Having a look around for flash board prices I discovered that Mutec do a similar board …
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