by Sonic Charge
4.0 / 5     (22 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX
Cyclone is a true low-level hardware emulator of the 12-bit Yamaha TX16W sampler.

It simulates all the important circuits of the Yamaha TX16W, including the main 68000 CPU, the proprietary Yamaha DSP circuits, the 12-bit sample memory and the 400kHz non-linear DACs. Cyclone not only looks like a real TX16W, it sounds like a real TX16W and it runs the exact same software as a real TX16W.

To get started and download some sounds disk images, please read the FAQ.
Lauriehard Jun 10 2020
(3 / 5)
Jun 10 2020
For all those didn't figure out how to use the discs: Use the Aeolian collection found on this thread. It loads up as a basic VST preset nothing complex: . One thing I noticed when I used multiple instances of this VST in a project, is that it stacks up a static noise when it's not used. I guess you can use a noise gate on it, but thought I'd mention that.
Andrei Feb 05 2020
(5 / 5)
Feb 05 2020
I like the sound but it's difficult to use as A sampler – it works exactly like the hardware and this is not good. Also, the GUI is too small to edit samples if you manage to figure out how to route audio from a track into this plugin. Practically, it acts like a rompler mainly since there are many disk images with samples for the original Typhoon.
John Nov 05 2019
(0 / 5)
Nov 05 2019
Not for musicians.
Rin Dec 05 2019
Dec 05 2019
Not for noob musicians, at least.
Cranky Apr 17 2019
(0 / 5)
Apr 17 2019
Complete garbage and a waste of time. It won't load anything. let alone play anything. No manual either.
Brerabbit May 20 2019
May 20 2019
Maybe your just too noob to figure it out? It's NOT garbage. IT"S COOL ASF!
Alex Apr 11 2019
(5 / 5)
Apr 11 2019
Awesome plugin. This rids me of the need to hunt for Korg M1 samples, because this thing pretty much has it all. :D
Syllion Dec 27 2018
(5 / 5)
Dec 27 2018
Amazing plugin. Found some sounds I've been looking for a long time. The essence of the 80/90s ;)
sergei Sept 23 2018
Sept 23 2018
Where can I get free sound presets ?
Syllion Dec 27 2018
Dec 27 2018
You can find info about sounds in the FAQ. Here's a link to the forum:
CHARLYMIDI Sept 19 2018
Sept 19 2018
This is amazing! I own some aged samplers like Roland S-550 (12 bits) and S-760 (16 bit 48 KHz) and always aimed my eyes over the TX16W but never up decided. Now I will to spray my vanilla air-ambient in my studio and play with low-digital boundaries! THANKS!
Owen Aug 28 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 28 2018
Deffinitly gonna use it in future projects!!
L@zarus Apr 17 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 17 2018
Cool "vintage" tool, i use this sampler in combination with my other hardware synths and it works/sounds very well. Btw. my first experience with Yamaha-like synths, so i have to learn first how this "damn thing" works...LOL! But after a short time of study, the results are very promising and i will definitely integrate this sampler in my soundset! Thx a lot for this wonderful tool ;-))
PP Feb 20 2018
Feb 20 2018
Exact recration of the TX16W with the Typhoon OS (instead of the weird original Yamaha OS). Not for everyone cause it really acts like the hardware so it doesn't benefit from being software. For people who love the hardware and want to use their TX16W sounds in the PC this is perfect.
jmwnoble Sept 23 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 23 2017
What a nostalgia trip. Love the effort that has gone into recreating this!
reivan Feb 06 2016
Feb 06 2016
thanks! Please create a new sampler for windows to read a exs24 extension! All the best
zic Jan 03 2016
(3 / 5)
Jan 03 2016
Didn't understand a shit, there's a lot of more easy to use samplers out there!
Blockhouse Jun 07 2015
Jun 07 2015
Interesting plug-in, lets hope it easier than the hardware.
sonnota May 07 2015
(5 / 5)
May 07 2015
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