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Latest and Greatest:

Halloween Ghoul 8 - Final EXecution

- This year's spooky sound collection from Ski, Derek, Torus, JW, Jim, and EX5Tech. Thirteen new original WAVES, built from 101 custom Samples, and lots of frightening Voices! Halloween Ghoul 8 is again a cumulative release, containing sounds from all previous years' Halloween Ghoul collections. We hope you'll find it useful in scaring the neighborhood kids, and maybe a few of the adults, too! Don't miss it. CLICK HERE to read additional details on the discussion forums.


ex.factory v5.0 is here!

- Latest version of the Java based Voice librarian for the EX from our own Derek Cook. This version has several new features. CLICK HERE to read more about ex.factory, just one of the dozens of AMAZING free resources available at EX5Tech.



EXplorEX v1.0

- A great .S1V Voice Info/Auditioning Utility for the EX, from EX5Tech's Jim Attfield. CLICK HERE to visit the forum topic and learn more about EXplorEX.


Analog Monster - A huge AN Voice collection for the EX5/R/7 - now available!

- This soundset was an EX5Tech community project spearheaded by marcE, with Voice programming contributions from a total of eleven members. CLICK HERE to read more about Analog Monster on the EX5Tech discussion forums.


Yamaha CS-80 Brass for the EX5

- Recreate one of the best all-time sounds ever from Yamaha's mightiest analog polyphonic synthesizer. With this release, you get 21 Samples, 3 EX Waves, and 16 Voices of heavenly CS-80 Brass for your EX5. Available in the EX5/R/7 files section at AMPFEA. CLICK HERE to discuss in the forums.


JW's "Rapman"

- YO! The world's first Casio Rapman soundset for the EX5! This is a GREAT release from none other than John Westwood... well, yes, he got by with a little help from his friends! Be sure to check this one out. CLICK HERE to read additional details on the discussion forums, and to feed JW's ego a bit so that he'll do another one!


sscsss (Simple Single Cycle Sample Set Synthesizer) v2.0

- From EX5Tech member "drb" (David Baker), sscsss is a very cool additive synthesis utility that builds EX WAVE (.S1M) files based on the harmonics and other parameters that you specify. CLICK HERE to read further details in the discussion forums, and to drop drb a word of thanks!


Mick's 16!

- Recreate the sounds of the SY85 on your EX with this OUTSTANDING Sample/Voice collection from EX5Tech member Mick Norman. CLICK HERE to read additional details on the discussion forums, and don't forget to drop Mick a word of thanks!


Ski BOATS: Best Of... And Then Some

- Four banks of the very best old and new EX Voices from Ski. CLICK HERE to join in on the discussion.


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Previous News:

2003/11/07 - Yamaha CS-80 Brass for the EX5 - A very nice CS-80 Brass EX WAVE consisting of 21 samples across the length of the keyboard. Comes with 16 authentic Voices, too. Available from AMPFEA in the EX5/R/7 files section.
2003/10/31 - Halloween Ghoul 4 - Nightmare on Solina Street - This year's spooky sound set, including a 1 MB sample set from the Eminent Solina / ARP String Ensemble. Available on the EX5Tech Exclusive Downloads page.
2003/09/08 - ex.factory v3.2 - The latest version of Da'Cook's outstanding EX librarian/editor is here, with MANY new features (again)! As always, ex.factory is available on the EX5Tech Exclusive Downloads page.
2002/12/21 - ex.factory v3.1 - The latest version of Da'Cook's outstanding EX librarian/editor is here, with MANY new features (again)! As always, ex.factory is available on the EX5Tech Exclusive Downloads page.
2002/11/26 - JW's "Rapman" - YO! The world's first Casio Rapman soundset for the EX5! This is a GREAT release from none other than John Westwood. Rapman is available on the EX5Tech Exclusive Downloads page.
2002/10/31 - Halloween Ghoul 3 - Night of the Singing Dead - This year's creepy sound collection from Ski, Da'Cook, Torus, and John Westwood. Halloween Ghoul 3 includes a 1 mb .S1M WAVE file with samples of the Mellotron Male and Female Choirs, along with a Moog Modular sample. We think you'll find it spooktacular! Get it from the EX5Tech Exclusive Downloads page.
2002/09/21 - Yet even more FREE STUFF for your EX EXperience! This time, it's some eye candy, a cool geeky utility, and another outstanding Voice/Sample set. The stunning EX5Tech "Sunburst" Logo from Torus is now available in its full resolution (4150x844) glory. sscsss (Simple Single Cycle Sample Set Synthesizer) v1.0 from EX5Tech member "drb" (David Baker) lets additive synthesizer freaks build EX .S1M WAVE files from specified harmonics. Mick's 16! recreates the sounds of the SY85 on your EX thanks to EX5Tech member Mick Norman. All three are available from the EX5Tech Exclusive Downloads page.
2002/07/28 - A few long overdue changes to the main site pages have been made over the past couple weeks. We cleaned out several outdated links, and links pointing sites no longer containing EX info/resources. We also populated the "Links" section on the info page with quite a few new links, including some to EX5Tech member pages. So go check them out! Also, we have a new "ROM Replacement Guide" page, with an image and info from Yamaha UK's ROM replacement instructions, thoughtfully provided by EX5Tech member Jim Attfield. Thanks Jim! Mouse over the "Departments" menu at the top of this page to access the new Links info and ROM Replacement Guide.
2002/06/26 - Lots of new Free Stuff!  OK... We're bad for waiting so long to post any news in this table, but lot's of new free Voices and Utilities have been made available recently. Most significant is Da'Cook's excellent ex.factory v3.0 EX Voice Librarian. This is a milestone release for ex.factory, with support for all EX file formats, the ability to convert AN1x format Voice files to EX format, plus much more. CLICK HERE for additional details and discussion.
2001/09/11 - America and the free world are attacked by barbaric terrorists.  Hijacked airliners are crashed into both World Trade Center towers in New York, and into the Pentagon in Washington D.C.  Thousands of children, women, and men are murdered. Hundreds of additional brave souls are lost in rescue efforts.
2001/08/14 - Samplelibrary is back up at www.ampfea.org/sln/. Welcome back, Jay!
2001/08/14 - Cool new releases from Yamaha and Eric added to the "EX5Tech Exclusive Downloads" page.
2001/08/14 - "EX5Tech Exclusive Downloads" page added.  Visit the discussion forums for details.
2001/07/21 - Come and get it:  EX5/7/R Files Download at http://ampfea.cofa.unsw.edu.au/EX/.  Many thanks to Nigel for his services.
2001/07/21 - We've topped 200 members, and are averaging 3,500 page hits per day!
2001/06/29 - 11,077 page hits on the forums, and 93 members in our first 48 hours!
2001/06/27 - Discussion Boards are back online!
2001/06/07 - EX5Tech is changing hands!
1999/06/28 - EX5 internal harddrive diagrams
1999/06/13 - RM1X and Ex5 tutorial
1999/06/13 - EX5R Internal HD article



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