081 – Soft Cloud (TX81Z)

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My new synth, the Yamaha TX81Z, came in the mail yesterday. I haven’t had a chance to much programming of it yet, but I am looking forward to using it. This is a short little piece I created tonight using a patch that was already on it called ‘Soft Cloud’. It’s a nice patch and reminds me a little bit of something Brian Eno might have used – not surprising since he used a a Yamaha DX7. This patch seems to be a user generated patch – maybe the previous owner made it?
 
The programming is difficult and strange, using a series of buttons on the front of it and a small LCD panel, where most of the parameter descriptions are abbreviated. I haven’t successfully found an editor that could be used on the computer, so I am also looking at that as a possibility. Luckily I found a manual online, so I should be able to start working on some new sounds.
 


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