Tag Archives: VL70m

Programming a Synth for Wind Control (part 2 of 2)

Part 2: It’s an ill wind that blows no good Part 1 offered simplified theory of why most stock synthesizer patches don’t work well with a wind controller, and summarized a few guidelines for making a patch wind-friendly. Part 2 … Continue reading

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Programming a Synth for Wind Control (part 1 of 2)

Part 1: It’s an ill wind that blows no good So…, you just returned from a musician’s yard sale where you scored a MIDI gadget that looks like Darth Vader’s clarinet. You plug it into your keyboard synth, select your … Continue reading

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Bob Norton Wind Synth Gig Rig Update

From the editor:  Our good friend Bob Norton has updated his wind synth “Gig Rig”.  Ever searching for a lighter rack while still providing full equipment redundancy, Bob has switched to powered speakers, and took the amps out of his … Continue reading

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VL70-Wizard: a new programming interface (part 2 of 2)

Here is a Q&A between Mr. Verpaele and WindWorks Design on his project, VL70-Wizard:  How did it start?My hobby is sound design. I have a specific interest for Acoustic Modelling and Modular Synthesis. Years ago I became owner of a … Continue reading

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VL70-Wizard: a new programming interface (part 1 of 2)

Rudy Verpaele has “developed a new advanced VL70m editor – librarian – effect editor” that he calls VL70-Wizard or VL-Wiz.  It has been in beta for a long time but now he’s almost reached the point for a official release. … Continue reading

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Yamaha VL70m Discontinued

We have confirmed that the Yamaha VL70m synth module has been discontinued, with no stated replacement.  Not only does this seemingly close the chapter on VL modeling (virtual math modeling of voices/instruments), but also drops out an important wind synth … Continue reading

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Going rate for a VL1m synth module?

As we sometimes do, here’s a letter we got that seems excellent to toss out there.  Posted with permission of the original author.  Name witheld on request.  Please post comments with your thoughts on value, or if you are interested … Continue reading

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Reader question on WX11 and JV1010 Combo

Here’s a question posted by a blog reader: I am a sax player and recently purchased a used Yamaha WX-11 & Roland JV 1010.  They are working well, but I am having trouble tweaking the set up.  Unfortunately, the JV … Continue reading

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VL70m Voice File Formats

Sometimes we get email with interesting questions that the larger community of wind synth players can probably answer better than we can.  Here’s one.  Please respond via the comments on this blog posting: I have a VL70m that I’d like … Continue reading

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Adventures in VL70m Voice Editing for Wind Control

I re-un-mothballed the VL70-m at the end of October and hauled out the old Mac. It’s a Mac Performa 6360 with OS8.x I bought around 2007-2008 from a local guy. I intended to use the Mac to run the VL … Continue reading

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