Sector101 WaveBlade 8MB Waveform Card & Programmer for SY / TG / RM
The Sector101 WaveBlade 8MB Card & Programmer Unit Kit is £169
Additional WaveBlade Cards can purchased for £99
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Sector101 WaveBlade 8MB Programmable Wavecard Overview
The 8MB WaveBlade card is a programmable Waveform Card for use with all the Yamaha SY / TG series synthesizers that support Yamaha Waveform cards.
Yamaha units that support Waveform Cards:
- SY55 & TG55
- SY77 & TG77
- SY85 & TG500
This card will allow the use of custom samples in machines that do not have this option as standard.
The SY99, SY85, TG500, and RM50 already have the facility to load custom samples into internal or expanded sample memory. The SY55, TG55, SY77, TG77, and RY30 do not have this option. This programmable waveform card will allow these machines access to custom samples.
This programmable waveform card can also be used as a sample storage device for loading samples into machines with internal sample memory. Copying sample data from the waveform card into internal sample memory is much faster than using floppy disk or Midi SDS.
There is no functionality impact when using this programmable waveform card with the SY99, SY85, TG500, and RM50. Samples stored in internal sample memory, SYEMB05 or SYEMB06 modules are still fully accessible. This programmable waveform card offers extra sample storage on top of any sample storage installed in these machines.
Creating Samples & Waveforms:
Currently the only software available that will create the image files for this card is Derek Cook's sy.factory application. This app will allow the import of WAV files to create single-sample tones or multi-sample waveforms. You can configure the key-range, pitch, looping & original key settings of each sample which allows you to easily create a multi-sample waveform. Once you have everything setup it can be saved as one complete image file for direct upload into the WaveBlade card. The image file can be loaded back into sy.factory and tweaked if necessary.
Yamaha Waveform Card Library:
There is a library of Yamaha Waveform Card images for use in the WaveBlade.
The WaveBlade can contain eight Yamaha Waveform card images at one time.
The Card Library has been built from card sets that have been kindly lent to me by card owners.
If you have any card sets that are not already in the library and are willing to have them archived please contact me using the email at the bottom of the page.
Click Here to access the library.
The cards can also be auditioned on SoundCloud
The library contains the waveform cards below:
In addition to the above wavecards there are WaveBlade Images of the SY/TG55 and SY/TG77 WaveROM available in the library.
User Manuals for the WaveBlade & Programmer Unit:
The User Manuals explain how the memory on the card is configured, programming of the the card, installing the software & drivers on to your Windows PC, and any limitations.
The Software Pack contains the applications and files mentioned in the user manuals.
The Software Pack DOES NOT include Derek Cook's sy.factory application.
The WaveBlade User Manual is in PDF format HERE
The Programmer User Manual is in PDF format HERE
The Software Pack for Windows OS is in ZIP format HERE
OS X Users:
Derek Cook (author of sy.factory) has created an instruction on how to upload image files to the Waveblade unit using the Serial Terminal Emulator for OS X from Decisive Tactics. This is in PDF format HERE.
YouTube Video Guides:
Benjamin Zeiss has created several video guides on setting up the WaveBlade, creating BIN Image Files in sy.factory, and uploading BIN files. You can see these videos on his YouTube Channel HERE.
Before buying the WaveBlade Card & Programmer Unit please ensure you have read ALL THE USER MANUALS beforehand and are confident with what is required to setup and use the Programmer Unit with your computer.
A firm knowledge of sample formats and sample editing is required in order to use the sy.factory application. You must be familiar with using Wavecards with your synth unit as using the WaveBlade will require the same knowledge.
Quality Control & Test:
Both units are assembled, soldered and inspected to Class 3 of the IPC-610-C standard for electronic PCB assembly. All anti-static precautions are observed during the assembly & test procedures.
Both units are functionally tested to ensure they are working fully before shipping.
WaveBlade Card mounted on Programmer Unit:
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