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Yamaha SY99 Pages


"I know they say "You can't take it with you.." Well I'm sure going to try!"

But if I really just cannot, then I will tuck as many of its beautiful sounds and the music it helped me create, into a deep recess within my heart so that if I should succeed in surviving death, as I expect to, they will be with me like little birds in the nest of my soul and I will hope to be presenting them to someone, somewhere, somehow in another day and age at the other end of the rainbow.

Yes. THAT's how much I love my SY99


About my SY99
the ultimate FM/AWM music synthesizer keyboard

"It was hard for me to believe that such an instrument exists. I would say that, in Australia around the 1990s, there was only a minority of musicians, let alone composers who knew of it's existence. Those I met who had heard of it but never seen one, like so many muso's, they "know it all" after I'd mention a few familiar hardware characteristics. When I demonstrated it to them, it was another story. They were amazed at the tone, the sensitivity, the control and the response.

I've actually been learning about the SY99 since August 1991. At the time I had little or no real knowledge about music beyond the very basics. I could read notes on a page but it was almost too much for me to actually play a piece from music except after a heck of a lot of practice... in fact I still don't have a great affinity for written music. Makes me a bit limited as a musician doesn't it... but I might get it together eventually.

Since 1991, due to the actual structure and design facilities of the SY99, I have composed really a lot of music. Some good and some, not so good. But anything I think you might enjoy will be eventually edited for release on CDs.

The music for all my albums was composed directly on the SY99 keyboard and recorded as the compositions unfolded. Each song was started with a continuous flow of recorded notes that blended into the keyboard one track at a time. The recordings were manually edited from within the keyboard, and each edition saved and numbered as a "session". Accompanying tracks were added at the right time, and the editing and 'arranging' cycle repeated till the song was made near as clear as the spirit intended.

I have enabled you to listen to a few full song samples - enough for you to find out if my style of music is to your liking."



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You might like to investigate these SY99 related sites.....
Listed Alphabetically.... (These URLs have been last checked by me on  Feb 2017)

Busted Gear : Fixing keyboards
FM Alive  : Software and Support for Classic Yamaha Synthesizers
Musitronics : SY99 Sample RAM-Expansion.
Patchmans : A Manufacturer of Voices  for the Yamaha SY99 Synthesizer etc.
Pro-Rec SY99 Sounds : A Manufacturer of Voices for the Yamaha SY99 Synthesizer.
Sealed's Deep Synthesis Page : FM/PCM hybrid : 4DCO editor - Overview of the SY99
Sector101 : Memory Solutions for Synthesisers.
SoundEngine.com : SY99 Voices
Vintage Synth Explorer : Greytsounds Sound Development.
Sound Programming : Large Repository of  Info on many Synthesizers including SY99
Yamaha Musicians : About the USB floppy emulator .... Sy99 Factory Rest Procedure..

(Any other SY99 related sites you may have knowledge of.. please email me about them... Thanx)

....... Download the SY99 Manual from Yamaha in *.pdf  format

Of course the link has changed. It has up to 3 times at least that I can recall.

Me angry?  Naaaaahhhh

Surely you don't have the idea that anyone would want you to actually HAVE the manual do you?)