I've just got Yamaha Electone D85

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Re: I've just got Yamaha Electone D85

Post by Mooger5 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:44 am

Man, that song has got one of the best sequencer lines ever. Well done!

Is there a harmonica preset or similar in the D-85, so it could mime the CS-80? Do you know Blade Runner Blues?
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Re: I've just got Yamaha Electone D85

Post by adamstan » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:45 pm

Man, that song has got one of the best sequencer lines ever. Well done!
Thanks :-)
Is there a harmonica preset or similar in the D-85, so it could mime the CS-80? Do you know Blade Runner Blues?
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Re: I've just got Yamaha Electone D85

Post by insky » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:13 am

I had the D80 about 2 years ago. unfortunately I had to give it away because of space constraints. I wanted to expand those presets into knobs and sliders so bad. The one thing I really liked with the mini monosynth keyboard was the after touch...or more accurately the after wiggle. Moving the whole keyboard from side to side was much easier than pushing keys down farther.

At the time I had it I could not find any more information about PASS other than it was based on technology from the GX-1. My guess was that there was only a square wave that had PWM abilities that made the monosynth voices. I really wish I still had it because I had a lot of stuff in mind for it.
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Re: I've just got Yamaha Electone D85

Post by Hair » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:05 pm

Looks like I have the chance to pick up a D-80 locally myself, but what exactly am I getting myself into here? It seems most of the information on the D-80 (or mostly 85) comes from the viewpoint of using it as an organ, but I'm more interested in modding it (or having it modded, I have a great tech) to have a breakout panel for editing sounds as more of a synth.

I have a good idea of the analog synthesis going on for the monosynth section, but is there anything interesting or worth exploring under the hood for the poly(para?)phonic section? I'm more interested in the polysynth side, and I know the E-70s and the like are more ideal for that - but are the D-80/85s at least similar? Any similar functionality to the GX-1 on the poly side of things? Is the PASS stuff only on the mono section?

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Re: I've just got Yamaha Electone D85

Post by adamstan » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:46 pm

D80/85 polyphonic section is paraphonic. It uses same filters (IG00155) as E-50/70. I don't know D-80, but in D-85 there are two sections. "Special presets" are decaying sounds (like piano, harpsichord, etc) - they have polyphonic volume envelope, but common filters with no envelope. "Custom sounds" are continuous sounds with no release (trumpet etc) - they have paraphonic filter envelope which retriggers on each note. The only parameters that could be tweaked externally are filter settings (cutoff and resonance) - everything else (oscillators and envelopes) is just buried inside single LSI chip with no control except the preset data (it just receives preset number and sets everything internally).

So it seems impossible to do any in-depth editing on paraphonic sections of D80/85.
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Re: I've just got Yamaha Electone D85

Post by Hair » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:05 am

Thanks for the info! It looks like I'm going to pass and wait on one of the E series, the D-80 still seems cool too, but I really can't justify the space or weight of two Electones :shock:

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Re: I've just got Yamaha Electone D85

Post by adamstan » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:17 am

Then it's best to wait for E-75 as it combines best from both worlds - it is basically E-70, but it additionally has strings & choir sounds, ensemble chorus and superior drum-machine from D-85.
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Re: I've just got Yamaha Electone D85

Post by adamstan » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:43 pm

Do you remember "Golden Axe"? Here is one of in-game songs played on D85 :-) (Recorded ~30min ago)

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Re: I've just got Yamaha Electone D85

Post by adhmzaiusz » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:02 pm

adamstan wrote:Do you remember "Golden Axe"? Here is one of in-game songs played on D85 :-) (Recorded ~30min ago)


I thoroughly enjoyed that :shock:

I grew up on sega music....there were so many awesome songs like this out there, especially on the master system!

Awesome performance!
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Re: I've just got Yamaha Electone D85

Post by StepLogik » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:17 pm

Awesome!

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