Presenting the wonderful Yamaha TX81Z!
The Yamaha TX81Z a very popular synth module! It has a huge range and flexibility when it comes to programming different sounds, styles, and timbres. It is a typical late ’80s Yamaha FM, with powerful bass, cutting synths, and glassy electric pianos. One particular sound this module is famous for: “Lately Bass”, which was used extensively during the mid 90s in a lot of rap, hip-hop and dance songs (i.e., on Madonna’s “Vogue” ). A similar bass sound is also found on the DX100, “Solid Bass”.
Yamaha TX81Z Tips & Tricks
- Stereo Dual TX81Zs
Since the Yamaha TX81Zs have been available very cheap in the past, I’ve heard from friends that use two at once for true stereo FM synthesis! Basically you have two TX81Zs, each hard panned Left and Right respectively. Then load the same patch on each. The real fun is when you play around with detuning or varying the parameters of each patch for a superb chorused, phased, big FM stereo sound! Anyone else doing this?
Yamaha TX81Z Resources and Links
Yamaha TX81Z Downloads, Patches, & Presets
|Yamaha TX81Z Service Manual PDF||Yamaha TX81Z Service Manual in PDF Format! Cheers!||patcharena||1072|
|Synthematic User Banks [x5]||Here's presented is a bunch of dumps from 2014 to today May 24th 2016, They are mostly in Syx and TX8 formats for use with TX81Z Programmer now freeware, the sounds will load in the tx8 formats but may not work with syx counterpart, due to issues yet to be resolved all sounds and presets made from the time I bought my first unit to now which I have 3 Units.||Synthematic||717|
|Joel's TX81Z User Banks||Here's all the presets I have for the 3 Yamaha TX81Z Modules that I currently have There are three different Bank I .syx files that are the user preset banks which I have programmed three sounds on the 1 module, the others are untouched, so Rip Num2 is the module which I have modded, the num3 rip is the newest module which has some great renditions of Yamaha DX100 Solidbass and Casio CZ101 sounds, my bass sound is JB1STBASS which was the first sound I ever made with the TX81Z using just the menus inside the module but the other two presets were made with the help of TX81Z Programmer. Included are my complete system dumps for all three modules and all banks separately, so you get all A, B, C, D, I banks for all modules plus system exclusive dump which will include all the microtuning, performance patches and banks all in one .syx file that is a general backup of the system settings so if you need factory presets untouched and including the bank I factory untouched then I suggest TX81_Rip_Num1.syx because this rip was the complete factory sounds untouched and the other modules have had sounds programmed in the I Bank when I purchased them so now I have 2 user patches and/but also the Factory User Patches as per Rip Num1, I also suggest you get the program to put these on your TX81Z because there are .tx8 and .syx files for each bank due to the way that you save banks in the TX81Z Programmer, go to: http://the-all.org/tx81z/programmer.html The program is around $20 USD and can read these .tx8/.syx files included in this zip, I would like to say enjoy and be careful, make a backup of your own sounds before proceeding in loading these banks because once they're loaded the previous bank is no longer in the TX81Z's memory so back up and have fun.||Synthematic||579|
|2000 TX81Z Yamaha Voices||These were originally in Opcode Galaxy format for Macintosh. They are now available in SYX format, courtesy of a generous Yamaha TX81Z enthusiast.||patcharena||429|
|41 Banks - TX81Z||41 banks designed for the TX81Z (DX11). Each bank holds 32 voices, DX27, DX27S & DX100 users can load these but only the 1st 24 voices of a bank are accessible. Some voices re-occur from bank list to bank list randomly so, essentially DX27 & DX100 users may find all voice files by trying all the sysex patches available in this package. These voices are designed for the TX81Z (DX11) so, they may not sound as they were designed on previous generations of 4 OP synthesizers. When loading these patches to the DX21 the LCD displays: "MIDI CHKSUM ERR". Simply press any button to continue.||patcharena||348|
|Original Factory Patches - TX81Z||The original TX81Z factory voices, grouped in banks of 32 voices. These voices are designed for the TX81Z (DX11) so, they may not sound as they were designed on previous generations of 4 OP synthesizers. DX27 & DX100 users can load these but only the 1st 24 voices of a bank are accessible.||patcharena||305|
|Yamaha TX81Z Owners Manual||Scanned copy of the Yamaha TX81Z owners manual in pdf format.||patcharena||268|
|Yamaha TX81Z Trackdriver Presets||Yamaha TX81Z Trackdriver Presets||tx81mez||259|
|TX81Z - 4 Singles||A small collection of single voices for the TX81Z (DX11). These voices are designed for the TX81Z (DX11) so, they may not sound as they were designed on previous generations of 4 OP synthesizers. DX27 & DX100 users can load these but only the 1st 24 voices of a bank are accessible.||patcharena||250|
|Yamaha TX81Z Service Notes||PDF contains a list of details on each of the updates the TX81Z ROM received during the course of it's production.||patcharena||200|