Like the title said, I'm looking for a way to import a bunch of YM2612 instruments to my Yamaha DX7. Is there any way to accomplish this?

The synth is more compatible with the Yamaha TX81Z(4op vs 6op). You are probably better off trying to load one of the 200k+ Dx7 patches for it:
http://korgpatches.com/patches/kronos/d … collection

herr_prof wrote:

The synth is more compatible with the Yamaha TX81Z(4op vs 6op). You are probably better off trying to load one of the 200k+ Dx7 patches for it:
http://korgpatches.com/patches/kronos/d … collection

Hey thanks, but I wanted to import instruments I created with VGM Music Maker and Deflemask over the years. I don't really need any more DX7 patches smile

Ah then if you aren't starting from scratch:
http://members.tele2.nl/m.tarenskeen/do … nvert.html

On a side note, it shouldn't  be a problem to use 4 op voices on a 6op synth, you just disable 2 of them.

On the how tho.. I can't help you wink

Last edited by Timbob (September 3, 2015 5:21 am)

Unless you decide to use those non-sine waveform operators which dont exist on the dx7.

herr_prof wrote:

Ah then if you aren't starting from scratch:
http://members.tele2.nl/m.tarenskeen/do … nvert.html

This one is perfect, thanks dude!

are the YM patches directly compatible with the 4 op non-tx DX models? (DX100 in my case)
if not, how best to transfer such patches?

Domu wrote:

are the YM patches directly compatible with the 4 op non-tx DX models? (DX100 in my case)
if not, how best to transfer such patches?

Hey Domu,

I guess the main incompatibility may be the SSG-Envelopes and Amplitude Modulation (AM). So if you load Sega Genesis / Mega Drive patches to your DX100, there may be differences with some instruments. SSG is a rather exotic feature though which is more useful for pads and fx, not widely used with most of the bread & butter sounds.

Anyway, here's how you get those sounds on your DX100:

- use VGM2PRE to rip sounds in vgm-format
- convert the vgm-files to opm-files with VGM2OPM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M17lsycp7Ds)
- convert the opm-files to sysex using DXconvert
- now you can load the syx-files to your DX100 with any midi-dumping software

I only tested this with my DX7, but it should work with a DX100 as well.