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Hypersynth Hcards

Hypersynth Hcards  ·  Source: Hypersynth

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It’s so annoying when you run out of patch memory on your decades-old synthesizers. You might have to resort to recording patches off onto cassette tape but you can never remember where that old deck went to. Hypersynth has a solution. Their new Hcard cartridges can store not one bank of presets but up to 100 banks with room for thousands of patches.

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Hcard

Currently, there are cards for the Yamaha DX7 (Hcard-701), the DX7-II (Hcard-702) and the Roland D-50 (Hcard-750). Cards for the DX5 and DX1 are in development. The DX7 card will hold 100 banks with a total of 3200 patches. The Mark 2 ups that to 6400 patches. The D-50 has a slightly different structure with 64 banks and 6400 patches.

An added bonus is that the Hcards come with both factory soundbanks and additional curated banks of sounds. The Hcard-701 can drop directly into the Voice ROM cartridge port. The Hcard-702 fits in the RAM4 or DATA ROM slot on the DX7-II. The Hcard-750 fits the M-256 and DATA ROM card slot.

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Hcard-702

Hcard-702

Coming soon is the “H-Display” which is a little screen that you can attach via USB that will display the contents of the cartridge. Otherwise, the Hcards themselves have a 2 digit LED display of bank number.

These are a fabulous way to revitalise these elder synthesizers and remove the fear of losing or overwriting patches.

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Hypersynth Hcards

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3 responses to “Hypersynth release Hcard memory cartridges for DX7 and D-50 synthesizers”

    Matthew Mtsweni says:
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    I’m happy that I will be able to revive my old DX7 mark 2 again thanks

    Phil says:
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    Not one of those Hcards are available for any synth. Every single one is listed as Out of Stock. Good work Hyper hype!

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