This VL1-m Archive Page is meant to be a convenient place where fellow VL1-m and VL1 users can submit patches that they've worked on. The elements in these sounds are either those from the Yamaha factory disk, the new .all file from the Yamaha rep, or voice designers that have sent me patches for distribution on this page. Commercially available patches will not be included here -- if any end up here inadvertently, please notify me and they will be removed.
Note: I've zipped and Stuffed some files, and they are available as .zip and .hqx archives, for PC-clone (PKZip) and Macintosh (StuffIt Expander), respectively. Simply unzip or unstuff these files to a convenient directory, or to DOS-compatible floppy, and load that into the VL1. Mac users must have the PC Exchange extension installed in their System folder. VL7 players can also use these patches, but for ones with two elements, have to choose between one or the other.
Unless otherwise noted, the zip and hqx files will consist of one .1vc file each.
Version 1, Version 2.....?
If you have a Version 1 machine, it will *not* be able to read Version 2 voices. (Ver. 2 machines can read Ver. 1 patches.) Most of the newer voices here (above "vl1lib.zip", and including some from "vl1arch.zip") are Version 2 and hence not compatible with V.1 machines. Occasionally you can find a version 2 EPROM for sale on eBay, but they're not easy to find any more. Version 2 features a new "straight horn insertion" parameter which increases flexibility and realism of many voices. Dennis Nomer has more Version 2 info and EPROM installation instructions at his web site.
VL Computer-Based Editors
VL1 and VL1-m computer-based editors are available here -- The Expert Editor (Mac only) will give you complete access to all parameters of the instrument.
".hqx" files are an old Mac storage format. Unless you are working on a Mac OS9 machine, please download the Zip format.
Here are 3 "analog synth" voices from Manny, followed by his descriptions.
If you have a VL patch that you've worked on and would like to have up on the archive, send me an e-mail, include the .1vc file as an attachment, plus a short description of the voice.