TX81Z Editor


The Yamaha TX81Z is well known for its famous Lately Bass patch, but it can do so much more! Tweak your favorite 4-OP FM synth from within Ableton with this Max for Live device:

  • Control Yamaha TX81Z hardware synth
  • Sysex connection between your DAW and synth to read and write patches, and to tweak all parameters from the editor in realtime
  • Visualization of all algorithms, waveforms and envelope shapes
  • Copy and paste mode to easily sync operator settings and envelopes between several operators
  • Routing for external controllers like mod wheel, foot and breath controller, and sustain pedal
  • Initialize all parameters to start from scratch
  • Save and load patches as single files to and from your computer and enjoy unlimited patch storage on your hard drive


Editor Demo

What You'll Get

The download contains the following items, packaged in a zip file:

  • TX81Z Editor.axmd
  • Info sheet with setup instructions and troubleshooting
  • Folder with example patches


Please note that you need a TX81Z, as this editor is meant to control that synth – it won't make any sound by itself. Instructions how to connect the editor with your synth and some example patches are included in the download.

The editor works with every Ableton version since Live 10 (when Ableton integrated Sysex support). It requires Max for Live, which is included with Live Suite.


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TX81Z Editor

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