YAMAHA FS1R

    Bugs & Wish List



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--BUGS--
(Latest OS 1.20)

LFO bug-- With the LFO 'key sync' off, the LFO should run continuously, and not reset at random. However, when editing a sound, if you change the LFO sync to 'on', then back to 'off', the LFO will re-trigger at random. This is most noticeable at slow LFO speeds, and affects both LFO 1 and 2.

If the voice is saved, and re-loaded into the performance, the LFO will then work as it should.
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When selecting waveforms, if you change from 'frmt' to any other waveform, the 'Freq Mode' will switch to 'ratio', even if it was previously set to 'fixed'.
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SoundDiver Bugs (FS1R)
--Summa flotorian@yahoo.com

In sounddiver versions before 2.1.3, skirt was only visible when waveform was set to formant. According to SD the bug originaly appeared in version 2.0.8.

In sounddiver versions before 3.0.1. the pitch mod parameter wasn't visible when waveform was set to fomant.


Polyphony Bug
--Robert Wolf Robert.Wolf@torson.com

Polyphony bug, in documentation, anyway. The documentation implies that if any voice has the filter turned on, the polyphony of the whole machine is cut in half, from 32 voices to 16 voices. It's not that simple, and it's not that bad.
FS1R can operate in three different polyphony modes:

  1. 32 notes
    This mode is available when all of the parts in use have the filter turned off.
  2. Two 16 note banks
    This mode is available when one or two or three of the parts in use have the filter turned on. All of the FS1R's internal generators are divided equally between two banks. 16 generators are assigned to filtered parts, the next 16 generators to non filtered parts. In total FS1R can still produce 32 notes simultaneously.
  3. 16 notes This mode is available when all the parts in use are using filters.

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--WISH LIST--

I want a manual that dosen't suck.
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I want the waveforms that are in the TX81z, even if they don't have a 'skirt' parameter.
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I want to be able to switch to a 'harsher' sound by letting the modulation index go beyond the DX-7 level, to at least the DX-100 level.
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The 'feedback' should have a higher resolution, like 0-70. This could still maintain compatibility with the DX synths, while allowing more flexibility in voice programming.
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The 'feedback' should be a target for the controllers.
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The 'Reset All Controller' message does not affect the parameters that where edited by using the controllers.
I'd like a small sysex string or CC that would reset the edited parameters in 'Performance > Part' to all zeros.
I'd also like a separate sysex string or CC that would reset the edited parameters in 'Performance > Part' to the values stored with that performance.
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The 'Resonance' parameter for waveforms 'res1' and 'res2' should be a destination for the controllers as part of the 'FM' and 'FRMNT' parameters.
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Velocity should be available as a 'Control Source'.
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Alternate tunings would be nice.
--james warren
noosphere93@hotmail.com


'Keyboard Scaling' should be available as a 'Control Source'.
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LFO 1 and 2 should be available as a 'Control Source'.
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Digital outputs.
--Robert Wolf
Robert.Wolf@torson.com


RAM card storage of voices, performances, and FSEQs.
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User programmable algorithms. 88 algorithms is a good start, but if I could make my own...
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