The standalone version has the black UI in the skeumorphic look of the actual SY85 hardware. The other version is an expansion pack for Pure Synth® FREE Player. The Pure Synth® version has more editing capabilities as the standalone (black) version is limited in dynamic assignable modulation sources. The Pure Synth® Expansion version has the silver UI; whereas, the standalone has the Black.
Yamaha SY99 Virtual Instrument
18GB Library (11GB Lossless)
128 Factory Voice SY99 Presets
128 Factory Voice SY77 Presets
Includes all RAW Waveforms
Includes all Drum Kits
Fully editable sounds
Yamaha SY-99/77 Virtual Sample Library
Released in 1991 this one is probably our second favorite synthesizer next to the EX5. The thing that made this synth amazing was it's AFM (Advanced FM Technology). Not only could it read the DX7 patches, but the enhanced AFM allowed for even better FM EPs with a ton of expression. The other thing you will recognize from this synth is it's incredible A/D converters which really make the synthesizer sound warm and phat. You can still hear the digital edge, but it's mixed with a warm analog tone that made all of the patches just sound professional and organic. This is what people lover about our libraries: We are able to capture the pure essence of the original hardware as it relates to sound and "feeling," and this library is no different.
The Ultimate Recreation of a Legendary Classic Synth
All Inclusive SY-99 Virtual Sample Library
FREE Bonus Factory Presets
Stacking and Layering
No Lugging Heavy Hardware
Pure Synth® Expansion vs. Dedicated
The Standalone includes the black skeuomorphic interface that resembles the actual hardware. This version is still a plugin for VST/AU/AAX.
The Standalone's navigation is very similar to the hardware with a small LCD screen; whereas, the expansion is more accessible with a larger editing surface.
You have better access to tweak your sounds using the Expansion as the parameters are immediately accessible with less button pushes.
The expansion allows you to assign dynamic modulation sources and the Standalone version does not.
VST/AU Plugin Support
Both versions load as a VST/AU plugin in your DAW. The Pure Synth® Expansion loads in Pure Synth® Player, but both are plugins.
The Standalone installs the samples inside of the Black UI. The Expansion comes as an expansion pack inside of Pure Synth® FREE Player.
What's the Bottom Line?
If you are a synth-head and love editing and creating your own sounds, then go for the Expansion. If you are sentimental about the UI and just want to play presets, then go for the standalone.
Version 2 vs Version 1
SY77 Factory Presets
Hi-Res Resizable Interface
Enhanced Preset System
Simple Serial System
Experience the same exact, sounds, presets, and samples on your iPad or iPhone Device. You can save sample space by storing samples on your external SSD or Thumb drive and experience ultra fast sample loading. Our iOS apps have the same user experience as the desktop.
AUv3 Plugin Compatible
External Drive Storage
iPad Device Only
iPhone only with Pure Synth® Expansion
- The library comes in a Pure Synth® Expansion Version and a Standalone Version
- The Standalone version does not have the dynamic custom modulations.
- The Standalone does not have the Feedback Circuit.
- Both versions have the same exact sounds.
- The Standalone includes the skeuomorphic UI; whereas, the Pure Synth® Expansion runs inside of the Pure Synth® FREE Player and uses the sliver UI.
- The Expansion versino requires Pure Synth® FREE Player.
18 GB Library (11 GB Lossless Compression)
256 Presets, 453 Sounds, 30 Digital Effects
44 kHz/16-Bit Recorded at 88.2 kHz
3-Activations Per License; Requires Internet to Activate; Ability to Reset License through Manager
**This is not an iLok product, so please do not try to register via iLok. It is a normal serial registration.
High Speed Internet
High Speed internet greater than 300MB/s required. Wi-Fi Hot spots or hubs will not work.
- Standalone Runs in Standalone and/or VST/AU/AAX
- Expansion runs in Pure Synth® FREE Player
- Does not use iLok and No iLok Authorization Used
- Internet connection REQUIRED for the license activation
- Internet connection REQUIRED for sample download
- Supported Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.12+ / Windows 10+
- Mac M1 Native Support (Universal Download Includes both Intel and M1)
- 50 GB of disk space required
- Solid State Drive (SSD) Required (Fast NVME Highly Recommended)
- 8 GB RAM or Higher Required (16GB or Higher Highly Recommended)
- i5 Processor or Higher Required (i7 Or Higher Highly Recommended)
Supported Plugin Formats:
Audio Units, VST, AAX, Standalone
Tested DAW Compatibility:
Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic Pro X 10.5+, Mainstage 3+, Cubase 7+, Ableton Live 10+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6+, Reaper 4+, Reason 9.5+, FL Studio, Reaper 4+, Machine.
Skill Level Required:
Our software is not for novices in music and computer technology. This software assumes that you know how to extract zip files, know where your downloads folder resides, understands how to connect MIDI, and Audio. Prior VST/AU plugin knowledge is required.
What is the difference between the Standlone and the Expansion version?
Can I load my SY99/SY77 Patches?
Our app is not compatible with the SY85 file format, nor can it load the sounds. Since we give you all of the raw waveforms to work with, you can re-produce those sounds through programming.
Will it Sound Like the Hardware?
We samples all of the waveforms and factory presets extensively; however, the filters, effects, and other synthesis functions cannot be mimicked exactly. We can safely say that we matched the presets to about 80%-90% of the original. The upside is that our effects, routing, functions, and synthesis are far more advanced than those of the hardware, so you can create sounds that rival the original.
Is this product shipped or is it digital download?
All of our products are digital downloadable and are processed immediately upon purchase. You will receive serials, download links, and detailed video instructions on how to install.
How many computers can I activate at one time?
You can activate up to three computers at one time per one user. Please remember that virtual machines count towards an activation. You can always login to your profile and deactivate your activations.
Is your software compatible with M1 natively?
Our software does work with the M1 Mac in Rosetta mode, but it is does not have native M1 support. We do, however, have plans for this in the future.
If I purchase the desktop, will I get the iOS for FREE?
What is your return policy?
Due to the nature of the product, we cannot offer satisfaction refunds, due to the plethora of video demos of the sounds. We do, however, offer refunds if you just can't get the product running on your system.