On thisdx7cartdoesnotexist.com, you can download with one-click infinite DX7 carts with new sounds, which are designed in the background by an AI engine
The Yamaha DX7 is one of the most user-unfriendly hardware synthesizers. Not only because of its special synthesis engine but also because of its own interface. Thanks to numerous plugins (free & commercial) and other DX-inspired synths like the preenFM2, FM synthesis has become much easier. However, for many, it remains a synthesis type of what you are more afraid of as wavetable or virtual analog synthesis.
Programming FM sounds requires experience and a feel for the perfect tuning in my opinion. There are already several thousand free presets on the Internet that are compatible with the hard- and software DX7 synthesizers. If these sounds are not enough, you should pay attention now. A website called “This DX7 Cartridge Does Not Exist” promises endless new sounds for the DX7 with the help of AI.
It generates a complete DX7 cartridge with 32 new sounds for you at the click of a mouse. It uses an artificial intelligence model, trained on a collection of hand-crafted DX7 patches, to create synth patches on the fly. Everyone has to decide whether the sound quality is good but at first look, it sounds exciting. That they were designed by AI and by a random process, I think the chance that it contains some nice presets is higher.
The files are also compatible with the beloved Dexed Synthesizer for Windows, macOS & Linux, Rockrelay Synth FM for Android, and others. Sounds very interesting and it is remarkable what is possible today with AI, especially in music tech.
The Developer Says
The Yamaha DX7 has a total of 155 parameters, the AI uses a machine learning model known as a VAE that reduces these 155 parameters down to just 8.
The model can then choose these 8 numbers randomly and map them back to the full 155 parameters of the DX7, it has learned to do this by training on a large selection of presets compiled by Bobby Blue
Each cartridge is generated in real time by sampling 32 sets of the 8 VAE parameters and compiling them together in real time. The model generates 99.9% unique voices and so it is highly unlikely that any two cartridges created on this site will be the same.
The website and the AI engine can be used for free. One can only say thank you for the release and have fun listening to the sounds.
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