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Yamaha DX7s factory internal voices and data ROM cartridge voices

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Introduction

This page lists the factory original internal voice and performance data and factory supplied data ROM cartridge voice and performance data for the Yamaha DX7s synthesizer. The lists include the original factory internal voices and factory supplied data ROM cartridge voices.

The following pages on this site also provide information on the Yamaha DX7s:

Factory supplied ROM cartridge

The Yamaha DX7s factory supplied data ROM cartridge has four banks, which contain the following data:

Bank 1 (voice & performance memory):

  • 64 voice memories
  • 32 performance memories
  • 2 micro tunings
  • 1 system setup

Bank 2 (voice & performance memory):

  • 64 voice memories
  • 32 performance memories
  • 2 micro tunings
  • 1 system setup

Bank 3 (fractional scaling memory):

  • Fractional scaling data

Bank 4 (voice & performance memory):

  • 64 voice memories
  • 32 performance memories
  • 2 micro tunings
  • 1 system setup

Banks one and four contain identical voice data, but bank one performances use cartridge voices and bank four performances use the synthesizer's internal voices. Bank four is a copy of the original factory installed internal voice and performance data; this can be used to restore the factory voices in a DX7s; instructions on how to do this are available on my How to restore Yamaha DX7s factory voice and performance data page.

Yamaha DX7s factory supplied ROM cartridge
Yamaha DX7s factory supplied data ROM cartridge

Factory original voice and performance data

Factory original internal / ROM Bank 4 voice data
Voice Voice
 1 MellowHorn 33 Piano 1
 2 SilvaBrass 34 Piano 2
 3 ReverbBras 35 KnockRoad
 4 Tuba 36 RubbaRoad
 5 Trombone 37 HardRoads
 6 HardTrumps 38 FullTines
 7 Trumpet A 39 ClaviStuff
 8 SilvaTrmpt 40 Clavi
 9 BC Trumpet 41 Clavecin
10 FrenchHorn 42 ClaviPluck
11 Strings 43 NasalClav
12 HallOrch 44 HarpsiBox
13 NewOrchest 45 HarpsiWire
14 Analog-Str 46 WireStrg A
15 LiveStrg 47 WireStrg B
16 BowedBass 48 TouchOrgan
17 EleCello A 49 ShOrgan
18 EleCello B 50 TapOrgan
19 Violins 51 BriteOrgan
20 Bassoon 52 MagicOrgan
21 Clarinet 53 SoftOrgan
22 Oboe 54 PipeOrgan
23 Flute 55 PuffOrgan1
24 SongFlute 56 PuffPipes
25 SpitFlute 57 PuffOrgan2
26 PanFloot 58 Harmonium1
27 Piccolo 59 Harmonium2
28 Sax 60 Whisper A
29 Harmonica 61 Choir
30 Harp 62 LadyVox
31 EbonyIvory 63 MaleChoir
32 PianoBrite 64 Whisper B
Factory original internal / ROM Bank 4 performance data
Performance Voice
 1 SolidStrg INT 12 HallOrch
 2 Strings INT 13 NewOrchest
 3 GrandOrch INT 15 LiveStrg
 4 Cello INT 16 BowedBass
 5 LittleStrg INT 19 Violins
 6 ReverbBras INT  3 ReverbBras
 7 BrightBras INT  8 SilvaTrmpt
 8 MildBras INT 10 FrenchHorn
 9 W.Leed INT 20 Bassoon
10 SoftFlute INT 23 Flute
11 PanPipes INT 26 PanFloot
12 BlowSax INT 26 PanFloot
13 BluesHarp INT 29 Harmonica
14 Harp INT 30 Harp
15 PianoBrite INT 32 PianoBrite
16 MildPiano INT 34 Piano 2
17 Mellow EP INT 36 RubbaRoad
18 Attack EP INT 37 HardRoads
19 Crystal EP INT 38 FullTines
20 DX Clavi 1 INT 39 ClaviStuff
21 DX Clavi 2 INT 40 Clavi
22 Claivicord INT 41 Clavecin
23 Harpsicord INT 45 HarpsiWire
24 WireString INT 46 WireStrg A
25 GreatPipes INT 57 PuffOrgan2
26 RotaryOrg INT 50 TapOrgan
27 ConsoleOrg INT 51 BriteOrgan
28 MagicOrgan INT 52 MagicOrgan
29 Softorgan INT 53 SoftOrgan
30 SchoolOrg INT 58 Harmonium1
31 AngelVoice INT 60 Whisper A
32 LadyVox INT 62 LadyVox
Factory ROM Bank 2 voice data
Voice Voice
 1 SuperBass 33 Analog-X
 2 StringBass 34 FMilters
 3 SkweekBass 35 Phasers
 4 SmoothBass 36 Ensemble
 5 BopBass 37 MalletHorn
 6 OwlBass 38 FM-Growth
 7 JazzBass 39 ElectoComb
 8 HardBass 40 ClariSolo
 9 GuitarBox 41 PitchaPad
10 PickGuitar 42 ClaviBrass
11 FingaPicka 43 WhapSynth
12 LeadaPicka 44 Whasers
13 YesBunk 45 Fifths
14 12 Strings 46 ElecBrass
15 Classipika 47 ElectroBak
16 Shami 48 HarmoSynth
17 Maribumba 49 PianoBells
18 DX Marimba 50 St.Elmo's
19 Nu Marimba 51 MilkyWays
20 StonePhone 52 Pluk
21 Vibraphone 53 TingVoice
22 Celeste 54 Plukatan
23 Swissnare 55 Pluk
24 Tom C4 56 LateDown
25 CongaDrum 57 Glastine A
26 Tub Bells 58 BellWahh
27 Gong 59 RubberGong
28 Timpani 60 Wallop
29 Claves 61 Explosion
30 Bells 62 KoikeCycle
31 StellCans 63 Thunderon
32 Handrum 64 Science
Factory ROM Bank 2 performance data
Performance Voice
 1 SuperBass CRT  1 SuperBass
 2 WoodBass CRT  2 StringBass
 3 TackBass CRT  3 SkweekBass
 4 FazBass CRT  6 OwlBass
 5 PickGuitar CRT  9 GuitarBox
 6 FolkGuitar CRT 10 PickGuitar
 7 ClipGuitar CRT 13 YesBunk
 8 ChoGuitar CRT 14 12 Strings
 9 HitPad 1 CRT 17 Maribumba
10 HitPad 2 CRT 19 Nu Marimba
11 HitPad 3 CRT 20 StonePhone
12 AfroConga CRT 25 CongaDrum
13 Woodblock CRT 29 Claves
14 Vibraphone CRT 21 Vibraphone
15 Celeste CRT 22 Celeste
16 GrandBells CRT 30 Bells
17 MultiDrums CRT 23 Swissnare
18 TomTom CRT 24 Tom C4
19 MalletBras CRT 37 MalletHorn
20 ClaviBrass CRT 42 ClaviBrass
21 Ensemble CRT 36 Ensemble
22 WarmBrass CRT 46 ElecBrass
23 Synclaria CRT 40 ClariSolo
24 PianoBells CRT 49 PianoBells
25 St.Elmo's CRT 50 St.Elmo's
26 OctiLate CRT 55 OctiLate
27 EthnicBass CRT 52 Pluk
28 Wallop CRT 60 Wallop
29 Explosion CRT 61 Explosion
30 Thunderon CRT 63 Thunderon
31 Laboratory CRT 64 Science
32 Motorcycle CRT 62 KoikeCycle

Yamaha TX802 compatibility

The Yamaha TX802 FM tone generator contains identical internal voices to the Yamaha DX7s. They match as follows:

  • TX802 internal ROM preset voice bank A contains the same 64 voices as DX7s factory original internal / ROM Banks 1 & 4 voice data
  • TX802 internal ROM preset voice bank B contains the same 64 voices as DX7s ROM Bank 2 voice data

The TX802 performance memories DO NOT match the DX7s performance memories, as the TX802 is a multitimbral device and the DX7s isn't.

If you need to restore the original DX7s voices and don't have a DX7s factory ROM cartridge, but do have access to a TX802, you could use the TX802 as a voice data source (though not performance data).

Data can be transmitted directly via MIDI between the TX802 and a DX7s (or DX7 / DX7II / DXII FD) without the need for any other device, but with the following restrictions:

The operating system of the TX802 doesn't provide the option of direct transmission of its preset ROM bank voices, either singly or in bulk format, to another DX or device that can store such data, nor does it provide the option of copying the entire contents of ROM banks A and B in one step to either a RAM cartridge or the internal memory bank of the TX802 itself. Instead, each voice must first be stored individually in each slot of a RAM cartridge or the internal memory, the contents of which can then be transmitted in bulk directly to other devices. Even then, the TX802 transmits voice data only in 32-voice chunks, not 64; the user must select from a menu which chunk to transmit (voices 1-32 or 33-64) .

Some, but not all editor / librarian packages can access the ROM banks of the TX802, which can make the job easier. For example, Emagic’s 'SoundDiver', a discontinued editor / librarian for the Mac, is able to retrieve the ROM voices of the TX802 and either transmit them to the internal memory of any DX device, or store them in a cartridge inserted in the DX. 'DX Manager', a Windows editor / librarian by FM-Alive ( www.fm-alive.com), supports Yamaha's 6 operator DX and TX series, including the DX7s and TX802.

For more information on restoring the factory voice and performance data see my How to restore Yamaha DX7s factory voice and performance data page.

My thanks to Brett Kaplan for providing this useful information on TX802 compatibility.

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