Yamaha TX-81Z

The TX-81Z is a 4 Operator FM synthesizer from 1987. This is the sound module that contains the famous “Lately Bass” patch used on countless records. It features eight voice polyphony, is eight part multitimbral, and features microtuing. Notable users include Roni Size, Future Sound of London , Squarepusher, with notable recordings made by Ace of Bass, Janet Jackson and The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Theme Song. Watch the demo. The Lately Bass patch featured in Everything But The Girl's Walking Wounded. Starts at 0:45. Listen with sub woofer for the full effect.

This instrument is available for use at our studio in Long Beach, Ca for playing and recording. Contact us to book your time.

Custom patch loading is possible for this item. Send us your sysex, midi files containing sysex, tape backup audio, or even Opcode Galaxy Bank or Bundles or Unisyn files for pre-loading for synth rentals or synth recording services.

We can convert synth patches for this FM synth to almost any other type of FM synth. Learn more about our FM synth patch conversion.

Are you outside of LA or OC? No problem! We can record the synthesizer, drum sounds, or effects tracks for you! Send us your MIDI or audio files, we play it through the instrument or effects unit, record it, and send you the audio files. Learn more about our synthesizer and effects recording services.

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