Yamaha S-YXG50
by Nick Howes

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Operating System: XP
File Size: 4.1 M
License: (All Trial software)
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Last Updated: 1997-09-16
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Tags : synthesizer | synth

Software Description

The Yamaha S-YXG50 Synth is no longer available to download

Optimised code allows the softsynth to run at 44.1KHz 16bit resolution with full effects processing on MMX PCs, or standard PCs with cpu speeds in excess of 166MHz.

The software offers 676 fully programmable voices, 21 fully programmable drum kits (GM/TG300B & full XG), and a staggering 3 parallel 24 bit resolution effects busses.

S-YXG50 Operating Environment

Please Note: Due to the anomaly in the Cyrix 686 range of processors with regards to their floating point maths co-processor, some functions of the S-YXG50 will be disabled.

Main Specifications of the S-YXG50:

  • Voice Data: AWM2 custom technology
  • Wavetable Data Size: 2MB (using highly-optimised compression technology)
  • Multi-Timbrality: 16 parts
  • Polyphony: 128 notes max (can be scaled by the user)
  • Voice Set: 676 melody voices (fully programmable) + 42 SFX voices (fully programmable) + 21 drum kits/SFX kits (fully programmable)
  • Sample Rates: 44.1 / 22.05 / 11.025 kHz
  • Synth Modes: XG / GM / TG300B.

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Re: trial version

I haven't tried this yet...will soon.
http://www.cyber-bp.or.jp/yamaha/s-yxg50/m_left_e.html

S-YXG50 with 2 sound cards!

I am using the trial version of S-YXG50. I have two sound cards in my computer. How do I assign the S-YXG50 to use only the SB16, not the Turtle Beach one?

Please help!

Re: S-YXG50 with 2 sound cards!

: I am using the trial version of S-YXG50. I have two sound cards in my computer. How do I assign the S-YXG50 to use only the SB16, not the Turtle Beach one?

: Please help!

You have to set the wave out port to the card you want to use in the multimedia control panel settings. Seeing as this post is two years old I'll assume you've already done that

Pozzuoli (NA) Italia

Non riesco a trovare il programma nei negozi di
nei negozi di Computer.

Re: Pozzuoli (NA) Italia

: Non riesco a trovare il programma nei negozi di
: nei negozi di Computer.

Re: Pozzuoli (NA) Italia

: : Non riesco a My name is Joe Porpora. I plan to be in Italy next spring, and I am trying to find any relatives. My grandparents were Antonetta Villani and Guisseppe Porpora. They came to America some time between 1900-1915. Are there any Villani or Porpora families still in Pozzuoli?

Re: Pozzuoli (NA) Italia

I believe that my family came from Pozzuoli in the early 1900's. I would like to find any relatives of Antonetta Billani and Guisseppe Porpora.

huge difference with s-yxg50 on Gus PnP

I notice an enormous (positive) difference with this on
a Gus PnP. Granted, I just have a stock 1MB card and
perhaps the 8MB Gus patchsets can be better, but this is
like having a Yamaha MU80 or a new top soundcard for no
effort. I'm running it on a 233MMX computer so hopefully
that's enough processing power for me to stay afloat.

Re: huge difference with s-yxg50 on Gus PnP

you IDIOT! my AWE64 with the standard 4mb SoundFont sounds better than every kind of software synth out there! except for the kind that requires you to download a REAL patch of REAL instruments online, like that one that emulates a Gravis ultrasound with 16mb patches.

s-yxg50

For me, at first listen, the s-yxg50 -- well, midi sounded better, but
not enough to call it a big difference, but the more I listen the bet-
ter I can distinguish sounds. It's alot like the difference between
mono and stereo. I like this program!

Re: s-yxg50

: For me, at first listen, the s-yxg50 -- well, midi sounded better, but
: not enough to call it a big difference, but the more I listen the bet-
: ter I can distinguish sounds. It's alot like the difference between
: mono and stereo. I like this program!

Re: s-yxg50

Same here, the more I use this program, the better it gets!
It's probably about the best software synth you can get for under $50

Re: s-yxg50

: Same here, the more I use this program, the better it gets!
: It's probably about the best software synth you can get for under $50

So what is better / best in the software department? Regardless of cost? Comments?

Re: GigaSampler

: : Same here, the more I use this program, the better it gets!
: : It's probably about the best software synth you can get for under $50

: So what is better / best in the software department? Regardless of cost? Comments?

This has been used for movie sound-track composition and easily slaughters anything Yamaha, Seer Systems, or Roland can cough up; heck, it even slaughters Emu and Akai's best hardware samplers that cost $5000+. How much does it cost? $800 :) What do you need to run it on full polyphony? A PII with a fast HD (7200 RPM is a plus) ... ^_-

And then there are the instuments.. While it comes with the basics, you can buy more for about $100 a set (e.g., a professional String Set or a professional Brass Set) if you want the BEST sounding instruments you can buy.

..well, you asked :)

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Re: GigaSampler

: : : Same here, the more I use this program, the better it gets!
: : : It's probably about the best software synth you can get for under $50

: : So what is better / best in the software department? Regardless of cost? Comments?

: This has been used for movie sound-track composition and easily slaughters anything Yamaha, Seer Systems, or Roland can cough up; heck, it even slaughters Emu and Akai's best hardware samplers that cost $5000+. How much does it cost? $800 :) What do you need to run it on full polyphony? A PII with a fast HD (7200 RPM is a plus) ... ^_-

: And then there are the instuments.. While it comes with the basics, you can buy more for about $100 a set (e.g., a professional String Set or a professional Brass Set) if you want the BEST sounding instruments you can buy.

: ..well, you asked :)

Re: GigaSampler

Does GigaSampler work with my soundblaster PCI128?

Re: GigaSampler

NO ... :(

Re: GigaSampler

: : : Same here, the more I use this program, the better it gets!
: : : It's probably about the best software synth you can get for under $50

: : So what is better / best in the software department? Regardless of cost? Comments?

: This has been used for movie sound-track composition and easily slaughters anything Yamaha, Seer Systems, or Roland can cough up; heck, it even slaughters Emu and Akai's best hardware samplers that cost $5000+. How much does it cost? $800 :) What do you need to run it on full polyphony? A PII with a fast HD (7200 RPM is a plus) ... ^_-

: And then there are the instuments.. While it comes with the basics, you can buy more for about $100 a set (e.g., a professional String Set or a professional Brass Set) if you want the BEST sounding instruments you can buy.

: ..well, you asked :)

Re: GigaSampler

Chris wrote:
: This has been used for movie sound-track composition and easily slaughters anything Yamaha, Seer Systems, or Roland can cough up; heck, it even slaughters Emu and Akai's best hardware samplers that cost $5000+. How much does it cost? $800 :) What do you need to run it on full polyphony? A PII with a fast HD (7200 RPM is a plus) ... ^_-
: And then there are the instuments.. While it comes with the basics, you can buy more for about $100 a set (e.g., a professional String Set or a professional Brass Set) if you want the BEST sounding instruments you can buy.
: ..well, you asked :)

Right now I am tempted by the stripped-down version, Gigasampler LE which
costs only US$199. However, Yamaha S-YXG 100 is comming out in 2/99 as
I read from Yamaha Japan's web site. S-YXG100 is X-YXG50 plus physical
modeling.

While Gigasampler is undeniably the biggest sampler money can buy, whether it is
useful depends on whether you believe in sampling technology at all. Sampling can
give you exact facimilles of the instrument you are sampling, but it is NOT
the ultimate technology for music production. Physical modeling has
a promising future because it can be used to model expressive elements
in music, like timbral changes when you blow harder to a sax. Sampling at best
can only use some filtering to mimic the effect.

Re: s-yxg50

: : Same here, the more I use this program, the better it gets!
: : It's probably about the best software synth you can get for under $50

: So what is better / best in the software department? Regardless of cost? Comments?

try seer reality software synthesizer. it rocks
like h... :-)

Re: s-yxg50

If it starts costing too much your better off just getting somthing like Sound Blasters PCI 64 which sounds better, has WAY less overhead, and is only about $100

Re: s-yxg50

: If it starts costing too much your better off just getting somthing like Sound Blasters PCI 64 which sounds better, has WAY less overhead, and is only about $100

Oh, I don't know about that. I just bought an AWE64 Value and while the hardware wavetable (EMU) sounds great as my AWE32 did, the WaveGuide sounded pretty crummy with my system. Notes were just subtly coming in too late and stuff (although the WaveSynth/WG drums sounded GREAT!)

So I'm returning the $130 AWE64 and I bought myself a $25 no-name PCI and lo, it came with S-YXG50 and it sounds GREAT! Almost as good (better) as what I'm used to and SO much cheaper.

Re: s-yxg50

YA AINT SUPPOSED TO USE WAVESYNTH ALL THE TIME!
go buy the AWE64 Gold that has 4MB of samples aboard! it sounds a whole hell of alot better than ANY softsynth out there! and you can even record your own instruments on it! but did you bother to read the manual that came with the AWE64 Value? noooooo. GO GET THE 4MB OF RAM FOR IT! ONLY COSTS AN EXTRA 40 BUCKS AND IT SOUNDS REAL! DUH! AND the value edition only has a 1mb onboard instrument set. a 1mb AWE64 Value vs a 2mb softsynth isnt even competition! the 8mb PCI 64 blows away a 2mb softsynth!

Re: s-yxg50

YA AINT SUPPOSED TO USE WAVESYNTH ALL THE TIME!
go buy the AWE64 Gold that has 4MB of samples aboard! it sounds a whole hell of alot better than ANY softsynth out there! and you can even record your own instruments on it! but did you bother to read the manual that came with the AWE64 Value? noooooo. GO GET THE 4MB OF RAM FOR IT! ONLY COSTS AN EXTRA 40 BUCKS AND IT SOUNDS REAL! DUH!

Re: s-yxg50

I too purchased a 12$ sound card that came bundled
with the s-yxg50. Only thing is that I can't find
the serial number to install it. Can you help?

Re: s-yxg50

: I too purchased a 12$ sound card that came bundled
: with the s-yxg50. Only thing is that I can't find
: the serial number to install it. Can you help?

Serial number for S-YXG50 Ver 2.0 is:
G5ALAB888013.

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