MATRIXSYNTH: Yamaha PSS-480 - Part 1: The FM Synthesizer

Saturday, May 08, 2021

Yamaha PSS-480 - Part 1: The FM Synthesizer


video by Keen On Keys

"In this video I explain the FM synthesizer of the PSS-480 with its 9 editable parameters. The same synthesizer was also used for the 580, 680 and 780.

In part 2 [below] will look at the accompaniment section, the custom drummer, the sequencer and the midi functions.

00:00​ Intro
00:49​ Overview
01:49​ Portasound FM Keyboards
04:05​ A Look Inside
06:10​ Test Mode
06:37​ Voices & FX
12:33​ FM Synthesis Explained
15:55​ The 9 Parameters
19:14​ A Voice From Scratch
22:19​ Examples
23:42​ The Hidden Parameters
28:34​ More Examples"

Yamaha PSS-480 - Part 2: The Music Station


"In this video I will have a look at the accompaniment section, the custom drummer, the sequencer and the midi functions of the Yamaha PSS-480.

00:00​​ Rhythm Machine
01:17​ Chord Modes
02:52​​ Duet Effect
04:23​ Styles
10:02​ Custom Drummer
17:21​ Chord Banks
20:55​ Melody Banks
28:11​ Parameter Changes
29:54​ Mono Mode
30:41​ Sustain
31:10​ Midi Mode 00
33:57​ Midi Sync
35:54​ Midi Mode 99"

Yamaha PSS-480 - Part 3: The Synth Editor

video by Keen On Keys

In this video I will have a look at a synth editor for the PSS-480. A freeware program that allows to edit all parameters, even the hidden ones, and to save voices to a computer.

You can buy a full album I made with the PSS-480 on Bandcamp.
https://keenonkeys.bandcamp.com/album...
The download also includes 100 synth banks for the PSS-480.

00:00​ Intro
00:23 System Exclusive
01:34 Recording Midi Data
02:43 Synth Editor
03:36 Basic Functions
05:18 Envelopes
10:00 Key Scaling
12:15 Waveforms
12:59 Detune
15:35 FX
16:05 Percussion Voices
16:55 Other Editors
18:45 Conclusion
19:49 Final Track

Synth Editor download links:
Ctrlr: https://ctrlr.org/
PSS-480 Panel: http://ctrlr.martintarenskeen.nl/
PSS Edit: http://members.chello.at/bobby100/
PSS Wave Editor: https://www.facebook.com/PssWaveEditor"

You can find additional Home Keyboard demos by Keen On Keys posted here.

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