Convert Yamaha operator output to EFM Volume
Posted on 17 Feb 2022, 02:37 PMHello,
I'm trying to convert some of my Yamaha TX81Z patches to the EssenceFM, to see if I can live without it, and just keep the EssenceFM.
Is there some kind of conversion table/chart available that maps yamaha FM operator output levels to EssenceFM operator volume levels, and preferably feedback levels too? Currently doing it by ear, but that is a bit hit and miss.
Since it can read DX7 patches, the data must be available for that one I would think? That could be a good starting point, because I think I've seen articles comparing DX to TX parameters before.
Thanks in advance!
Posted on 18 Feb 2022, 01:22 AMDX7 volumes are more exponential than on the EssenceFM, the middle value of the DX7 (50/99) will be very quiet compared to the middle value of the EssenceFM (64/127).
Green looks like the DX7, blue is more like the EssenceFM (this is just a random pic to illustrate the difference, not actual values)
In the DX7 import system we guessed the values by ear using a formula. It's a bit tricky, since volumes also need to be scaled depending on Velocity Sensitivity.
Best may be to find a way to convert TX81Z patches to DX7, then import them on the EssenceFM, or do everything by ear.
Posted on 18 Feb 2022, 09:44 AMThanks for the information. This is in line with my findings.
I'll continue doing it by ear then. Apparently, the higher output levels of the 4-OP machines cannot replicated by the 6-OP DX7, in addition to the additional waveforms it has.