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Yamaha EX5 EX5R EX5-r patches programs voices sounds soundbanks at Patchman MusicYamaha EX5 & EX5R Soundbanks

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PATCHMAN MUSIC offers a brand new wind controller soundbank for the Yamaha EX5 and EX5R. This soundbank contains 128 VL Voices specially designed by wind controller expert Matt Traum to be controlled with a wind controller such as the WX5, WX7, WX11, WindJamm'r, Akai EWI and EVI, Nyle Steiner's MIDI EVI and EWI, EWI5000, EWI4000s, MDT, or Synthophone. These highly expressive sounds are also fantastic for keyboardists when used with a breath controller such as the Yamaha BC1, BC2, or BC3 plugged into the EX5 or EX5R. These sounds require a wind controller or breath controller for proper use.

Volume 1, "Best of VL", is the result of the frustration we felt in using the EX5 / EX5R with a wind controller. We wanted to simply play the built-in VL Elements with a wind controller. Unfortunately, the EX5 / EX5R is not wind-friendly out of the box even though it contains 256 VL Elements that could be used in an EX5 / EX5R Voice. So we carefully reviewed all 256 of the EX5's built-in VL Elements and chose 128 of the best, most responsive woodwind, brass, solo string, and exotic synth lead Elements. Then we programmed special breath-sensitive, wind controller-friendly Voices for each of these Elements. The result is a full bank of 128 wind controller Voices that can easily be loaded and played with your wind controller or breath controller. Please note that this soundbank utilizes only VL synthesis. No AWM, AN, or FDSP synthesis is used anywhere in this bank!

Yamaha EX5 EX5R EX5-r patches programs voices sounds soundbanks at Patchman MusicThis soundbank was designed to allow you to take advantage of the EX5 and EX5R's preset VL Elements very quickly and simply. The Voices in this soundbank have been arranged in logical groupings and categorized to allow you to quick access to the desired sound. Additionally, all 128 Voices makes full use of the 6 Controller Knobs for maximum realtime control. The 6 knobs are programmed to allow you to adjust the reverb level, delay level, and early reflection level, PLUS 3 bands of EQ! These 6 important parameters are "brought up front" for fast access so you can quickly customize the Voice to your musical situation. No more fumbling at the gig to find the right edit page to tweak the reverb or EQ!

If this native EX5 / EX5R soundbank isn't enough, it is also possible to load in up to 16 all-new VL70-m Elements via the MIDI cable by using the Mac or PC VL70-m Expert Editor software. PATCHMAN MUSIC offers two professional quality VL70-m soundbanks (purchased separately) that can be loaded with the Expert Editor software. Click here for details on how you can purchase our VL70-m soundbanks. When using the Expert Editor, we recommend using one of these EX5 / EX5R Volume 1 Voices as a template. This makes the process of loading and controlling new VL Elements very easy.

This soundbank is NOT compatible with the Yamaha EX7

We hope you find these highly responsive sounds to be useful and enjoyable!


Yamaha EX5 EX5R EX5-r patches programs voices sounds soundbanks at Patchman Music "Best Of VL" for Wind / Breath Controller - Volume 1 contains 128 EX5 / EX5R Voices. These Voices utilize 128 of the best EX5 / EX5R VL Preset Elements set up to be used with a wind controller or breath controller. This soundbank utilizes only VL synthesis. No AWM, AN, or FDSP synthesis is used anywhere in this bank! These sounds require a wind controller or breath controller for proper use.

 Please Note: This soundbank is specially designed for use with a wind controller or breath controller and thus requires one of these devices for proper use. These sounds require MIDI continuous controller #2 (breath controller) in order to make any sound. If you do not have a wind controller or breath controller you will probably not be able to use these sounds.

This soundbank is NOT compatible with the Yamaha EX7
001 *Jazz Trumpt    033 *Shakuhatchi    065 *Chanter        097 *Jazz Sax
002 *Jazz Trmpt2    034 *Piccolo!       066 *Thai Reed      098 *TenorSub
003 *Flumpet        035 *Piccolo! 2     067 *Recorder!      099 *Bell Mike
004 *WX Trumpet     036 *Bow Piccolo    068 *Claricord      100 *GlassTenor
005 *Mute Trumpt    037 *C Flute        069 *Soft Pipe      101 *FunkyTenor
006 *Mute Trmpt2    038 *C Flute 2      070 *Ocarina!       102 *Old Tenor
007 *Cornet         039 *Jazz Flute     071 *LonelyPhone    103 *BrightTenor
008 *Flugelhorn     040 *Oak Flute      072 *Mouth Keys     104 *VoxoSaxo
009 *Trumpet 2      041 *BtlFlute       073 *Amped Harp     105 *Maysbe?
010 *Muted Cone     042 *BtlFlute2      074 *ChromaHarp     106 *Mizu Horn
011 *Breath Bow     043 *NZ Flute       075 *YamaBottle     107 *Bari Sax!
012 *Mellow Bone    044 *WX Shaku       076 *Blowsoon       108 *ViolInn
013 *NearzoBrass    045 *Pan Pipes      077 *LipClari       109 *NuViolin
014 *Horn!          046 *PanPicolo      078 *Floboe         110 *C Violin
015 *Horn! 2        047 *Bamboo         079 *Sintax         111 *BrightVioln
016 *Nu Horn        048 *Andean         080 *Eastern        112 *Mute Violin
017 *WX Horn        049 *Flurinette     081 *SoprSax!       113 *BrightViola
018 *Tuba           050 *Soft Reed      082 *NuSoprano      114 *Viol Outt
019 *Brappo         051 *Fluteunce      083 *CvSopSax       115 *Cello!
020 *Crumbone       052 *Baroquen       084 *AnaSoprano     116 *Eleanor
021 *JetLipBow      053 *SoprPipe       085 *Nu AltoSax     117 *Nu Cello
022 *Trombone!      054 *LiteSopr       086 *Sweet Alto     118 *Contrair
023 *Trumpet!       055 *Oboe!          087 *Alto Sax!      119 *Double Bow
024 *ElecTrump      056 *Oboe! 2        088 *Harp Alto      120 *PicoStrg
025 *WX Clarinet    057 *Noboe          089 *Harp Alto 2    121 *Flat Leed
026 *Clarinet!      058 *OboeWhi        090 *Glass Alto     122 *Digitron
027 *Clarinet  2    059 *DoubleReedy    091 *Acid Sax       123 *Rezzawri
028 *KlarinAlto     060 *TripleReed     092 *Lite Alto      124 *Claribow
029 *PicoPipe       061 *EngHorn!       093 *Air Sax        125 *Moko Pipe
030 *Soft Blow      062 *Loboe          094 *Tenor Sax!     126 *Ali Baba
031 *BsClarinet!    063 *Bassoon!       095 *NuTenorSax     127 *Coca
032 *Oboe           064 *Isle Pipe      096 *Mild Tenor     128 *Flurmodia

Yamaha EX5 EX5R EX5-r patches programs voices sounds soundbanks at Patchman MusicEX5 / EX5R Volume 1 Audio Demo (3.9 megs) Click on the speaker at left to download a high quality MP3 audio demo of this soundbank. This audio demo contains 65 short demos recorded directly from a Yamaha EX5R played with a wind controller. Audio Demo Help


Yamaha EX5 EX5R EX5-r patches programs voices sounds soundbanks at Patchman Music $80 (USD). Email delivery only...

Formats: This soundbank is only available in the .S1V format. Simply copy the .S1V soundbank file to a PC formatted floppy (720k or 1400k) and load it into the EX5/EX5R like any other soundbank. This soundbank is NOT compatible with the Yamaha EX7. If you do not have a way to copy a file to a PC floppy, contact us before ordering.

Please note that these Voices contain no new Elements. The Elements used in this bank are all ROM VL Elements. If you wish to load some all-new VL Elements, Patchman Music offers two VL70-m soundbanks that will work very well. It is possible to load up to 16 VL70-m type Elements into the EX5 / EX5R. Click here for details on how to purchase Patchman Music VL70-m soundbanks.

Customer Comments:

"Your new EX patches sound really, really good. I thought the horns were especially impressive; there were a number of sax patches that sounded as good as anything that I have heard - congratulations on the accomplishment of creating those sounds. I have done enough patch editing to know of the challenges inherent in it!"

"Yamaha made it rather difficult to use the VL synthesis in the EX5, and what you have done to make all of these VL patches so easily accessible is remarkable and heaven-sent. These are awesome breath controlled sounds. Now that I know what VL synthesis is all about, I look forward to getting a TURBO VL70-m from you in the near future. Thank you for making this available!"

"So how the hell did they get those great sounds... especially the bowed strings?"

"Matt, got my patches from you and finally got to experiment with them this past weekend. All I can say is WOW, you did a fantastic job and my friends know I am not an easy person to please. And you say the vl70 turbo chip is even better, I can only imagine. The EX5R is a very large unit and at some point in the future, I will pick up a vl70. Thanks again for you services and expertise."

"These sounds are amazing... the cello is fantastic and the wind instruments are the best I've heard. But I'm kind of a conniseur of this stuff..."

"Wow! What a great collection of sounds! The strings I found particularly fantastic, but all were so much better than anything I have ever heard."

"The horns, clarinets and trumpets are much better than the presets... and the cello is just fabulously great."

"I'm quite happy with them and I got my BC yesterday."

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