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  4. Tuesday, 21 July 2020
The Yamaha Tech Talk about YC61.. Hi I Own a YC61 and Watched Your Presentation and waited to the end for Questions and Answers about the YC61..You didn't answer any about It.. Yes I also own a MODX7 and the info was helpful, BUT This is supposed to be about the YC61 which I would like Much Much more information.. Please ONLY talk about the YC61 on the YC61 Show!!! Your still Cool with Me..YamahaJim...Also Put Velcro on the stand and Bottom of your YC61 like I do and it won't Move...
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Blake
Yamaha
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Hi Jim,

We answer questions from the survey and sometimes they are about other products....I can't answer everyone's questions in the amount of time we have, and this last one was specifically about the organ section. What question do you have? You can email "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." as well or ask your question right here.
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Blake
Yamaha
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I do see a question that I'm guessing is yours that I missed: Is it about the ability to customize drawbar arrangements? My answer to that is I'm not sure what you are asking. You mean change the footage?
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Hey Blake...this is the other Jim here...aka Counterpoint on the IdeaScale. First, I thought you did a great job today...I know it was geared toward new and prospective YC-ers so didn't expect you to get into the nitty gritty of things proposed here and at the IdeaScale by those of us who have already had a chance to deep dive on the YC...and I know you need to keep a lid on such things.

I was the one, though, that asked the question about drawbar customization. I understand the instrument is not currently capable of doing this but I am hopeful the hardware is arranged in such a way that future OS updates might allow a user to customize drawbar footage locations for the "F" organs. I have made the point elsewhere that I feel the F3 organ set-up, in particular, is a little awkward with an 8' voice on the farthest left drawbar then two 16' drawbars to its right. It would be nice to be able to rearrange this and maybe alter the mix of sine versus other waves produced by the eight FM operators to create custom transistor organ sounds. The YC is a fantastic instrument and I'm very happy I purchased it but coming from a Nord Electro, the transistor organ emulations are the one area where I think the YC clearly falls short of the Nord (of course sampling too but I bought this expecting and understanding that it will never have that capability). The ability to customize organ drawbar set-ups would turn this into an advantage for the YC IMO. Thanks again...Jim J (aka Counterpoint)
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Ok, I'll see you on the Next Tech Talk...
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Blake
Yamaha
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Hi Jim J:

Thanks for the kind words, man.

I really appreciate that you have joined IdeaScale. I can't emphasis this more: IdeaScale is your best bet for getting ideas to the people that can implement them. Sometimes requests are out of scope; sometime they are possible but need more research and sometimes they are as simple as a OS update. Your idea can be evaluated properly because you joined a community set up for sharing and suggesting ideas that get lost in a forum or chat room. IdeaScale is administered by Ben Israel at Yamaha CRD (Content, Research, Development) You should check out our podcast with Ben Israel on Sound Cloud (Like! Subscribe!). Ben's very cool and interesting and you'll get some insight into the process at Yamaha. Anyway, I get your idea and it completely makes sense. I'll make sure it gets the proper attention.

Trying to answer lots of questions during Tech Talk Live is a bit challenging as I am trying to talk to the camera, run my streaming software/hardware system (that is constantly evolving in the endless quest for better production tools and understanding) and just very hard to be live and read the sidebar comments window without pause. And things like product suggestions, or "is Yamaha going to add this technology to this product", or anything like that is hard for me to respond to during the livestream However, we do have Yamaha peeps in the chat area (Dom was there today!) and they try to address things there as much as they can.

Anyway, thanks for watching, thanks for your contribution to IdeaScale, thanks for choosing the YC61.
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I have made the point elsewhere that I feel the F3 organ set-up, in particular, is a little awkward with an 8' voice on the farthest left drawbar then two 16' drawbars to its right. It would be nice to be able to rearrange this and maybe alter the mix of sine versus other waves produced by the eight FM operators to create custom transistor organ sounds.
Anyway, I get your idea and it completely makes sense. I'll make sure it gets the proper attention.
Sorry to put Blake on the spot, but a recent episode of Behind the Synth revealed that one of his first instruments was a Farfisa. So, I'd definitely believe him when he says he gets it. :)
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