So ... just a few words to the Yammex by Klaus Dzida www.v3sound.com because actually I would have to go now in Heija and a little "before sleeping" for `s musicians meeting over.
10 short sound demos are then tomorrow only from me because ... I have now a lame Internet with grad times almost 1Mbit upload and shoveling hours for the video. Only ... until it's up, I'm at the desk ... so ... tomorrow.
The Yammex comes in a small triangular plastic case and looks pretty pretty chic. Behind the connectors for MIDI, line out, headphones and for the external power supply, which is also included. Ann the right side 2 knobs for volume and reverb.
2 small LEDs on the side signal when the Yammex is switched on and the other when Midi signals come in.
The Yammex comes with 256 votes, so it should not run out of steam that fast.
In total there are 13,000 samples bunkered in the internal 4GB flash memory.
First, just ... Midi cable from the Genos to Yammex, the two line out of the Yammex in the Line In of Genos and ready to go.
As a download directly from Klaus, there's the individual banks as ppf files which you can download to the YEM.
Only ... you just have to adjust the LSB of each bank according to instructions in the pdf file, which you also get, and then you create an install file and load it into the genos just like an expansion pack. This installation file is quite small, since this is just about "Fake Voices", so the voices without the corresponding samples.
And now ... "Max ... hit the button" and go.
A total of 770 Voices are now as selectable as the Expansion Voices.
Overall, the Yammex includes 20 banks but contains a different number of Voices. Overall, mainly acoustic instruments are operated.
But of course ... there are also very good pads, synth leads, basses, choirs, sax and other wind instruments and some, drum and SFX sounds. So everything you need and I do not think you will miss something great.
I personally find the very extensive Classic Orchestra department very successful. Excellent string instruments in all sorts of variations that are soothing to my ears. That's exactly what I missed on the Genos. Not that there is nothing in the string section ... on the contrary. But I still miss some really nice soft strings with a longer attack or release and that's exactly what I find on Yammex. To be found in Bank 62 to 64.
If you hit the keyboard hard here, then it also leads to a hard coat of the strings. The automatic smear of the sheet was also simulated. And here too the Note Off samples ensure a natural decay of the strings ... super ... really ...
Of course there is also everything in Yammex in terms of horns sounds and percussion what you will find in a typical orchestra.
Bank 55 is the complete GM bank and 56 to 61 contains a lot of sound in terms of GM, but here are different variations of each sound available. So you can revoke your Midifiles directly on the keyboard and is sags the way it is ... it sounds really good. Here you can already see that very high quality sampled sounds are used.
Almost half of all sounds are comparable in technology to the SA Voices of the Genos / Tyros. And there is also Wave Cycling used as in "kalimba, trumpet, fiddle, banjo" etc. where then the samples change per attack and thus always sound slightly different.
Some sounds also have note-off samples and you can hear that among other things when the sounds are playing with different touch dynamics and then the key is pressed a little longer.
Same time at the place a few words of praise to the many different pianos and electric pianos, Wurlitzer and FM.
Here you can find very good sounds that can also be played very dynamically, among others, according to the Klaus also a "Bösendorfer".
All pianos feature multi-level note-off samples for authentic sound performance.
The Accordion Bank 72 and also the "Alpine Accordions" in Bank 80 are very extensive. As the hearts of all the "pinch enthusiasts" should beat faster, they really sound very good.
Bank 74 is home to 121 different organ sounds (also B3) and here, too, I think, should the organ lover get his money's worth. Sure ... Disadvantage ... there is no internal Rotary / Leslie but the sounds come so completely finished. But I guess that should be of little importance to most of them, because what's on Slow / Fast organs, I think it covers enough.
Bank 75 / Int Folk includes my favorite sound ... the Highland Pipe and separately also the Drones. Also in this bank to find a very nice mandolin ensemble in different variations and also the pedal steel guitars.
Bank 76 / Swiss comes with special Swiss sounds, such as certain Örgeli, clarinets, alphorns, dulcimer, contrabass and, of course, as in Switzerland very often heard ... the alps of the cows.
Not to forget the Bank 81 with traditional solo sounds like trumpets as solo or ensemble instruments, horns, clarinets, harp, Jew's harp, zither, fiddle, etc.
Special electric basses are available in Bank 82 and Bank 83 contains bass brass sounds.
Bank 71 is a special bank of Celtic instruments such as typical Irish accordions, bagpipes, low and thin whistle etc.
All in all, I find the Yammex a very good complement to the internal sounds on the Genos (or Tyros or PSR). Only thing I did not really like, that was the e-guitars like Distortion or Overdrive etc. Sure ... here are not like z.Bsp. The Genos uses the internal amp simulations and ... you can hear that. So these guitars can actually kick in the bucket and a real guitarist because the hair would stand on end.
There are only a few sounds that are not convincing, but that's also a matter of taste. One will like what I might not like and the other one might agree with me.
Considering that after all, you get almost 800 additional sounds for the 590, - Öcken and as far as possible in really very good quality and just different or partly better sound than the key itself, then I think that the Yammex for some sound Enthusiasts represents an asset.
And since the Yammex can be used completely on the keyboard, including the revoices of midifiles, for styles and of course for the individual parts like Right1 / 2/3 and Left, then of course it makes even more sense for Yammex to use his keyboard. " to knead ". Because ... the Yammex has its own 256 votes and so you relieve his own key.
And as Klaus had already told me, he will also gradually deliver the styles that are actually missing in the various sets that he had previously offered under "ABC Sounds" and which are still missing. He has to adapt so gradually.
And Klaus has also already told me that he also wants to make the Korg Pa4X community happy, and he then brings a special version for Korg. Then the Korgler finally have some decent sounds.
He is still working with Korg Italy and I hope it works out with them.
For the 590, - € you really get an expander makes sense and therefore gives the Lance definitely a buy recommendation.
At the end i will add some more interesting information :
1. The Yammex is not an SMF player as it was 20 years ago, because all sounds have wavecycling and that among other things already named as above with such instruments as a marimba, with trumpets, banjo etc.
2. The sounds have time related note off samples. That means ... Staccato played delivers a different note off than a hard hit and hold for 4 seconds.
3. A 128 GB USB stick can not be compared with Flash in use on the DSP processor. These are two completely different things. Would that be so easy synonymous Yamaha internally install a 128 GB stick. These flash devices are simply no bigger than 4GB. The Yammex CPU could also drive 8 GB only ... there is no such device worldwide.