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*IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RACK AND MO USERS!!!: The rack and MO will not load the Performances. It will load all the voices, but not performances. You can create the Performances with the voices, but they will not load.  

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80s Pop/Rock Soundset Volume One

Quick Description: Custom synthesizer patches of synth sounds used in specific synth cover songs from the 1980s.  Great for 80s synth cover bands or anyone who wants to sound like the CD.  These voices and performances load without external waves - these utilize the ROM already in your Yamaha synth. We send you by email files to download and load into your synth or rack.
























Supported Synths: Motif ES, Motif ES Rack, Motif XS, Motif XS Rack, Motif XF, MO6/8, MOX, Motif XF, S90ES, S70XS, S90XS


Type of Product: Yamaha synth sound packs and libraries sent as Digital Yamaha files that your synth will load.  There are no samples used.  The files are sent to you by email, which you load into your synth using the method specified in the email and/or your synth’s instruction manual.   


Why This Sound Bank Is Different:  The tone of a synthesizer patch on an 80’s cover song is as important, and sometimes more important, than the notes being played. Good synth players in cover bands or tribute bands must get their sound to match the CD.  We made a list of  classic 1980’s rock and pop synth songs and programmed patches for those specific songs.


How We Programmed These:  Every voice started as an initialized sound on a Yamaha synth, with no modification to the default parameters.  We listened to the CD, one channel at a time, and started tweaking.  Using the Yamaha synth’s internal ROM waves (there’s a lot to choose from), we tweaked the filters and envelopes and added whatever effects were required to get close to the CD sound.  Frankly, this process sucks and takes a long, long time.  We hope you find good use for the final product!









Listen to Samples:









Europe - The Final Countdown

Van Halen - 1984

Van Halen - Jump

Van Halen - When It's Love

Van Halen - Love Walks In  

Van Halen - I'll Wait

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell

Billy Idol - Mony Mony

INXS - Never Tear Us Apart  

The Cars - Magic

The Cars - Just What I Needed

The Cars - You Might Think

Heart - Alone  

Whitesnake - Here I Go Again


Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking  

Rush - Tom Sawyer

Rush - Subdivisions

Styx - Too Much Time on My Hands

Bon Jovi - Runaway

Corey Heart - Sunglasses At Night

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Toto - Hold The Line

Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears

Bananarama - Cruel Summer

Roxette - Listen to Your Heart



Loverboy - Working for the Weekend

J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame

Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me

Howard Jones - No One Is To Blame

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen

Van Halen - I'll Wait

Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax

Cutting Crew - I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight


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