[ANN] Yamaha RM50 manager (voice and rhythm kit editor)

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tux99
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[ANN] Yamaha RM50 manager (voice and rhythm kit editor)

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I'm pleased to officially announce the release of version 1.1 of RM50 Manager, a voice and rhythm kit editor for the Yamaha RM50 Rhythm Sound Module.

The RM50 Manager is written entirely in Perl and therefore runs on any Linux PC with Perl installed (most distros have Perl installed by default, if not then just install it using the package manager of your distro).

This version features a full voice and a full rhythm kit editor for the Yamaha RM50 Rhythm Sound Module. Both voices and rhythm kits can be loaded from sysex files, edited and saved again to sysex files. Furthermore full real time editing via MIDI is possible and both downloading and uploading of voices and rhythm kits directly to/from the RM50 via MIDI is implemented.

All waveform cards compatible with the RM50 are fully supported and the RM50 Manager fully supports MCD32 and MCD64 data cards including bank switching with MCD64 cards.

Download version 1.1 here (read the included README.TXT for install instructions):
http://www.linuxtech.net/files/rm50_manager1.1.zip
(Size: 53996 bytes, MD5 checksum: 7122b7635009cd8ff93f2e249a295b65 )

The source code of the development version is hosted on github:
https://github.com/tux99/rm50_manager

(Post updated on 2013/1/17 for version 1.1)

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Re: [ANN] Yamaha RM50 manager (voice and rhythm kit editor)

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Version 1.1 is now available, I have updated the first post to reflect this. Version 1.1 is primarily a bug fix release.
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Re: [ANN] Yamaha RM50 manager (voice and rhythm kit editor)

Post by StudioDave »

Hey tux,

Well done ! I have no RM50 but your software looks good. :) I just might have to pick up one of those puppies.

Best,

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Re: [ANN] Yamaha RM50 manager (voice and rhythm kit editor)

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Thanks Dave, the Yamaha RM50 is AFAIK the most flexible and powerful drum machine ever built (with a proper synth engine and even optional sample RAM), if you need a drum machine then I'd highly recommend the RM50.
The only flaw of the RM50 is that (like many rack synths) it's awkward to edit from the front panel, and that's why I wrote the RM50 Manager program! :)
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