Yamaha PSS-480 – Part 1: The FM Synthesizer

From Keen On Keys.

In this video I explain the FM synthesizer of the PSS-480 with its 9 editable parameters. The same synthesizer was also used for the 580, 680 and 780.

You can buy a full album I made with the PSS-480 on Bandcamp.
The download also includes 100 synth banks for the PSS-480 (watch part 3 for more details)

Part 2 – The Music Station: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmLnO8WFtfc&t=306s
Part 3 – The Synth Editor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TfpcAmaPGg
The original demo with custom voices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdXqRlvc-jY

00:00 Intro
00:49 Overview
01:49 Portasound FM Keyboards
04:05 A Look Inside
06:10 Test Mode
06:37 Voices & FX
12:33 FM Synthesis Explained
15:55 The 9 Parameters
19:14 A Voice From Scratch
22:19 Examples
23:42 The Hidden Parameters
28:34 More Examples

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