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Need a Librarian Program for DX7, and more...

Post by KX-88 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:22 pm

Ever feel left behind? Well I do! I have a nice collection of old Yamaha gear (TX7s, TX802, TX81Zs, FB-01) as well as other synths and modules by Roland and Korg. But I have never used a librarian program. I am tired of cassettes and cords...it is time to leap into the 1990's! :lol:

But trying to find a current editor to run on a modern Mac is a tough challenge. Can anyone help suggest a librarian program(s)that would work for me? (I was told that Opcode's Galaxy did this for most synths but they are long gone, right?) Thank you in advance!!

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Re: Need a Librarian Program for DX7, and more...

Post by pflosi » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:22 am

Sysex Librarian: http://www.snoize.com/SysExLibrarian/

Free, works fine, easy layout. Cannot go wrong with it.

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Re: Need a Librarian Program for DX7, and more...

Post by Weirdofromouterspace » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:23 am

Weird name, but I get along well with it:

http://www.vstforx.de/index.php/disco-n ... ller-s-dx7

I mainly use it for compiling banks - I have yet so see a program that is easier to use :). And it's free as well. It may not be useable for other synths, but since it's free - who cares ;).
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Re: Need a Librarian Program for DX7, and more...

Post by KX-88 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:21 pm

Thank you very much! I will check out both!

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Re: Need a Librarian Program for DX7, and more...

Post by Synthetech » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:21 am

If you can get a Windows PC the very best to use is DX Manager for most the FM synths.

That and there is a very good GUI made with Ctrlr to edit sounds on the TX7 that gives just about every single parameter to tweak in realtime.. great for those fat detuning phases.



I have a half patch memory working TX7
only the even number patches work.. haha

but with DX Manager, I simply pull up a Bank of patches, double click the one I want to play and it's instantly loaded. Easy! Alot easier than messing with that TX7 panel.


There is a mother load of patches for the DX7.. like 12,000 of them or some crazy number... out there for FREE to download.

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Re: Need a Librarian Program for DX7, and more...

Post by Bitexion » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:57 pm

Yep there are zip files containing hundreds of soundbanks easily searchable in google.
And thousands of individual sounds too. The DX7 was one of the best-selling synths in synth history, and it shows.

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