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Yamaha VL70-m

(image courtesy of Yamaha)

Released: 1996

MSRP: Y58,000


Rack mounted VL7 with more presets, XG mode, and WX input, swapping disk drive for PC/Mac interface. Architecture Class: Modelling.

Ebay Description:

The Yamaha VL70-m is a pressure and velocity sensitive 1U half rack (monophonic) Virtual Acoustic modelling synthesizer, featuring up a single element, effects, MIDI, WX input, PC/Mac, interface, and 320 presets (64 editable). The element features a modelled instrument and associated controllers/modifiers. Element controllers include pressure (with preset ADSR envelope), embouchure/pitch (with IHD envelope), vibrato, tonguing, amplitude (with AADSR envelope shared with filter), scream, breath noise, growl, throat formant, dynamic filter (high, low, or band pass or band reject), harmonic enhancer (FM), damping, and absorption. Modifiers include extensive key scaling, 5 band parametric equalizer, Impulse Expander (delay), and resonator (parallel delays).


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
1U half rack W:220mm(8.6875in) D:212mm(8.375in) H:46mm(1.8125in) 1.3kg(2.875) no stereo MIDI PC/Mac MIDI WX MIDI no DC (PA-3B)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
VL70-m XG N/A preset:256 user:64 custom:6 MIDI-SysEx MIDI-SysEx mode based buttons LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
no 2 no [Driver->String]x2


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
reverb:12 chorus:10 variation:44 distortion:3 Impulse-Expander/Resonator(delays) no aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend velocity yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A breath-controller MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC2 MIDI-CC4 MIDI-CC7 MIDI


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
channel no MIDI:IN/OUT/THRU RS-232C|422(8-pin mini-DIN) pedal MIDI microtuning 4


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Driver1 digital preset - aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend velocity FM aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend velocity PitchEG1 portamento aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend velocity no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
Filter1 digital ? yes high, low, or band pass or band reject FilterEG1 aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend velocity aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend velocity aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend velocity
Equalizer1 digital ? parametric low/high pass and 5 band parameteric aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend velocity aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend velocity aftertouch MIDI-CC MIDI-PitchBend velocity


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
PressureEG1 sustain attack decay release no no key velocity velocity
PitchEG1 initial hold decay no no key key velocity key velocity
FilterEG1 attack1 sustain attack1 attack2 decay release no no key key key
VibratoEG1 sustain delay attack no no key key key


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
Growl triangle? no no Vibrato no no key
Vibrato triangle? yes attack no key no key key
Modelling Models
VL1 VL1-m VL7 VP1 VL70-m