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DX7II Factory sounds

Someone at vintagesynth.com was so nice to upload the original Yamaha DX7II factory presets.
I also uploaded the Yamaha floppy disk I recovered last month. It contains some nice brass sounds (to be stacked).
Here are the links (links UPDATED 6/16/2008):

24 responses

  1. Daniel


    April 4, 2011 at 2:55 pm

  2. roger

    THX a lot!!! Me too was searching the original presets all over the world! 🙂 THANK YOU!!!

    January 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm

  3. Spleet

    Me wants to sincerely thank you for those……….
    So with your kind permission, THANKS A MILLLION!!!!!

    July 3, 2012 at 5:13 pm

  4. Bo

    Deepest Gratitude for your kindness. 🙂

    September 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

  5. Raph

    How do you use the .img file?

    October 22, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    • Not sure what you mean. It’s a zip file with syx files which you can import into FM7 or FM8 or some other DX7 editor.

      October 22, 2013 at 4:59 pm

  6. Zem

    These files are not the DX7 II Presets!

    On the actual presets Int 5 is ‘Full tines’.

    May 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    • Note there are 2 files: internal and cart. The internal does have #5 as FullTines. For me they match.

      May 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm

  7. Thank you for posting these. I just bought a DX7 II and am having a blast with it – these will be files to have around!

    July 17, 2014 at 9:09 am

  8. hi there, i have a yamaha dx7IID plus and I can’t find my manual. I bought it when it first came out back in the 80’s. my question is, does anyone have a list of the factory preset sounds? I’m trying to find one that has the word, “whisper” in it somehow, it’s a pad, very lilting and I need to recreate a song that I originally used it on. if anyone knows what I’m talking about please reply, thanks!!

    August 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    • If you open the internal.syx file in the zip file you find 2 voices called Whisper A and Whisper B. Maybe that’s the one you’re looking for. As performance it’s most likely stereo dual mode. You can find the original manual on http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual but it doesn’t have the patch list.

      August 17, 2014 at 4:14 pm

  9. Hi!
    I uploaded these to my dx7ii fd last night. I got the 64 voices listed in the manual, but the 32 performances did not match the manual.
    Any ideas?


    September 25, 2014 at 2:04 am

    • Sorry!
      Turned on the dx again today, and all the performances match the manual! No idea why they didn’t update immediately..

      September 25, 2014 at 4:12 am

  10. SledDriver

    I downloaded your files from the top of this page today and have managed to SysEx load them into my FM7. However, none of them sound right. They are all very short sounds as if the envelope data is all wrong. I don’t know much about SysEx or what I might have done wrong here. Can you help?

    I also note that after loading these sounds, even returning to the patches provided with FM7 as DX7 factory patches is also messed up until I close the VST totally and reload it, then it is fine again until I load the new DX7II patches.

    Any advice as to how to use these DX7II patches succesfully on FM7 will be much appreaciated.

    October 23, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    • I’m guessing the issue might be that FM7 doesn’t support the slightly different DX7II parameters. I know it worked for me with FM8.

      October 23, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      • SledDriver

        Is it possible to get an export of DX7 II preset bank files (not SysEx) from FM8 which I could try in FM7 as FM7 can allegedly load those OK??

        October 23, 2015 at 6:08 pm

  11. Unfortunately I don’t have access to FM8 anymore.

    October 23, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    • SledDriver

      Ok thanks. I’ll keep looking. Maybe someone has uploaded them in FM7 format somewhere else. If you have any pointers to good current patch lists that would be helpful. Cheers

      October 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm

  12. Scott Wenborne

    “If you open the internal.syx file in the zip file you find 2 voices called Whisper A and Whisper B”

    I’m a little confused. internal.syx is a single file. How do you open it to see the contents?

    I’m having difficulty dumping this file on to my DX7II using Sysex Librarian. The file sends from my laptop but nothing happens on the DX7.

    February 28, 2018 at 2:16 am

    • You should be able to import the internal.syx to DX7II using transfer and then see the sounds on the DX7II. Might be issue with your librarian or the DX7II is not in midi receiving mode.

      February 28, 2018 at 7:36 am

      • Scott Wenborne

        Hi Lucien,

        Thanks for the quick response. I managed to get it working. I realised I was using my new laptop and it didn’t have the drivers installed for my USB interface.

        I have one more question – does the file above contain the 32 performance patches too? Or is that a separate download?

        February 28, 2018 at 8:03 am

      • Yes I believe they are at the end of syx file. Not sure if that requires different kind of midi receive on the DX7II. It’s been long time I’ve had a DX7II

        March 1, 2018 at 3:23 pm

  13. Scott Wenborne

    Thanks dude.

    March 3, 2018 at 12:54 pm

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