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Yamaha VL70M Virtual Acoustic Tone Generator

1/2 space rack monophonic tone generator with 256 presets in 2 banks, custom bank (6 voices), internal bank (64 voices), VLXG mode with effects (3 blocks), BC and WX input, and to host connector. Editor software available. (65) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Yamaha VL70M Module

VA Synthesis
Unique to Yamaha, computer-based "physical modeling" technology which accurately simulates the complex vibrations, resonances, reflections, and other acoustic phenomena that occur in real wind or string instruments to produce high-quality monophonic voices.

Built-in Effects Section
With independent Reverb, Chorus, Variation, and Distortion effects

Flexible Voice Editing Options
Although many parameters can be edited via the panel controls, peripheral voice editing software is available to give much more voicing flexibility. These can be obtained by downloading them from Yamaha XG-MIDI home page via Macintosh (registered trademark) systems.

Visual Editor
An application with a graphical interface which allows you to make selections using easy-to-understand palettes and clickable buttons. (A Windows [Registered Trademark] version of the Visual Editor is also available.)

Analog Editor
An application with graphical interface which allows you to make selections using familiar analog-style knobs and switches.

Expert Editor
Provides full access to the complete range of physical modeling parameters, ideal for creating entirely new voices.

Compatible
Designed for compatibility with various types of external devices. A WX In jack lets you connect a Yamaha WX-Series Wind MIDI controller. The "VL Extension for XG" feature significantly enhances and expands the musical capabilities of the XG format. A TO HOST connector lets you connect a personal computer for editing, sequencing and other musical applications without a separate MIDI interface.

Versatile
Use from a keyboard, a Wind MIDI controller, or a Guitar MIDI converter

System Examples
VL70-m with a BC3 breath controller, the BC3 allows even greater musical expression; VL70-m with a WX5 wind MIDI controller; VL70-m with G50 and G1D, setup with a guitar MIDI converter; VL70-m sound to a Computer Music Playback (VL Extension for XG)

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Type: S/VA (Self-oscillating Virtual Acoustic Synthesis), VLR Algorithm

Effect Reverb: 12, Chorus: 10, Variation: 44, Distortion: 3

Polyphony: 1 note (monophonic)
Modes Voice mode, VL-XG mode (VL Extension of XG)
Voices Preset: 256 voices (including 137 VL-XG mapping voices), Custom: 6 voices (edited by external editor), User: 64 voices
Connectors FRONT PANEL: Phones, WX In (for WX7 or WX11 wind controller), Breath (for BC1, BC2, or BC3 breath controller) REAR PANEL: Output X2; (L/ Mono, R) MIDI In, MIDI out, MIDI thru, to Host (for MAC, IBM PC-compatible computers), DC In
Power Requirements Yamaha PA-3B or equivalent AC adaptor (CD 12V 700mA)
Dimensions (W/D/H) 220 x 212 x 46 mm (8-3/5" x 8-2/5" x 1-4/5")
Optional BC3 Breath Controller

Optional
BC3A Breath Controler Headset - The BC3A allows even greater musical expression - setup with a Keyboard
WX5 Wind MIDI Controller
G50 Guitar MIDI Converter
MDF2 MIDI Data Filer
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-522-9011
Customer Reviews
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"Unless the factory can give better preset sounds and then ways to make them better, it is useless to a novice user"
Sound: It is too difficult to set all of the parameters to get a good sound. I have an older model which if feel is easier to work with than the VL70M. The sounds are too difficult to set. I have even written many letters to Yamaha and have had some success with their tips, but they are still not true sounds. Feature: I have the WX5 next generation instrument which is a great looking unit and easy to play which the exception of the lower E flat key and the lower C sharp key. It takes some getting used to on this two keys. Quality: Well constructed and a fine looking instrument. Value: too expensive for the quality of sound I am able to produce with the unit. Manufacturer Support: I have sent many emails trying to get someone to help me set the paramenters. Did get some help on the woodwinds, but nothing on the brass sounds. Overall: I am not really satisfied with the unit. I paid over $1,200 for the instrument and the sound module and I must say that it is not worth that much money since no one can actually give the parameters that make it worth using.
Style of Music: mostly church music
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"The only module for windsynth gigs."
Sound: The best sounds for windsynth, once you have the Patchman chip installed :) Ease of Use: Again, once you install Matt Traum's chip from Patchman Music... it's the best. Quality: Power unit died, but easy to replace. Second-hand unit just died, so I'll be buying a new one asap. Manufacturer Support: Unfortunely Yamah don't sell this in Europe, so you cannot get a european guarantee :/ Overall: Fantastic possibilities for sonic creation and control, whether you emulate real instruments or not. I don't.
Style of Music: World, Jazz, Fusion, Celtic
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