Yamaha DX7 Bank
I present to you, the original stock patches from the Yamaha DX7 🙂
LOW HIGH – A bell sound, the low notes can make some sick basslines, and the high notes sound nice too — add some reverb and woah!
MOOG ROGUE – Very nice sounding moog-ish bass
SUNRISE – Gated ethereal sound,
Brass FULL – Massive mid-range, phat-low-end, 80’s pad sound
ORCH.SPACE – An absolute gem to play staccato / quickly
DX7 RHODES – Nice in the high registers
PROPHET 1 – Nice pad
BRASSHINE – Reeks of 80’s PBS documentaries
7th WAVE – Im a sucker for harmonics, love this one 🙂
*PPG*Vol.4 – If this is as good as a replication of the PPG, as the Moog Rogue patch, then, PPG’s sound like crap 🙂
BIGBADBASS – Awesome bass. Reminds me of the 90’s, breakbeat, techno, and modern dubstep.
Grinder 6Y – Love this patch in the bass registers, also some famous techno patch I think
SOLID BASS – Love this bass patch in the mid / bass registers, also a famous techno patch from Orbital
For awhile I sought the phat punchy low-end, authentic DX7 bass sound from the Orbital song “Halcyon On & On”. It was a stock patch on the DX7 called “Solid Bass”. Nothing online was clone. I located “Solid Bass” SysEx patches people posted online, and it all lacked transient clarity, and phat bottom end.
When I obtained an original Yamaha DX7 I exported all the original stock DX7 patches as SysEx. When loaded into the open source VST Synthesizer “Dexed” –and level matched to my Hardware DX7 — the sound is perfect.
With Dexed, you can switch between 3 different implementations of the DX7 FM Synthesis Engines. The default engine sounds like a real hardware DX7 with all it’s 12 bit hiss,artifacts and, transient punch! Then there’s a cleaner Modern FM Engine implementation, presumably higher than 12 bit, with no audio glitches / hisses. Let’s just say I havn’t hooked up my DX7 since Dexed 🙂