Les Mis Keyboard Patches

Keyboard synth patches for early productions of Les Miserables using Yamaha DX7’s.
Patch Lists:

Upper Keyboard 1

Vibes
Horn 8vb
Bishop’s Organ (Marked “Clarinet”)
Gentle Woodwinds (Marked “Clarinet”)
Harsh Strings 8vb
Gentle Organ/Strings
Long Strings
Mellow Sustain (Marked “Strings”)
Hard Piano (Almost “Jangle”)
Low Resonant Electric Piano 8vb (Marked “Acc Piano”)
Piano/Xylo (Marked “Piano)
Low Resonant Electric Piano Loco (Marked “Acc Piano”)
“Sparkle” Electric Piano
Slow Low Growl (Marked “Strings”)
Touch Sensitive Strings 8vb
Heavy Electric Piano 8vb
Recorder
Flute
Thick Phased Electric Piano 8vb
Clavinet/’Hard’
Mellow Brass
Gentle Electric Piano (Guitar-Like)
Guitar Short Attack (+ Sustain Harmonices 8va)
Block (Mallet Sound)
Mellow Harp (Use 1/5 Mod Wheel)
Harp
Muted Bells
Sharp Brass
Electric Piano/Gentle ‘edge’
Low Quasi Brass 8vb
Voice
Low Resonant Brass 8vb

Lower Keyboard 1

String Sound (1A5)
Thunder
Low Brass 8vb
Slow Strings (2A8)
Close-Up Strings
Low Slow Strings 8vb
“Orchestra” (1A7)
Fairly Slow Strings
Harsh ‘Wah’ Strings
Harpsichord (Single Manual)
Fender Piano (1A11)
Sharp Piano
Sitar (1B22)
Glockenspiel (2A22)
Deep Dense Piano 8vb
Reedy Sustain (Marked “Strings”)
Hard Edge guitar
Clavinet 8vb
Acoustic Guitar/Plectrum
‘Clang’ Guitar
“Leadharp” (Harp/Guitar)
Warm piano
Finger Style Guitar (Use 1/5 Mod Wheel)
Xylo 8va (2A24)
Fairly Sharp Brass
Tubular Bells (1A26)
Low Sustain 8vb (Marked “Strings”)
Harp (Use 1/6 Mod Wheel) (1B30)
Sharper Harp (Use 1/6 Mod Wheel) (1B29)
‘Clang’ Bass 16vb
Thick Brass 8vb (2A12)
Organ/Strings 8vb

Upper Keyboard 2

Vibes
Horn 8vb
Bishop’s Organ (Marked “Clarinet”)
Gentle Woodwinds (Marked “Clarinet”)
Harsh Strings 8vb
Gentle Organ/Strings
Long Strings
Mellow Sustain (Marked “Strings”)
Harsh Strings Loco
Low Resonant Electric Piano 8vb (Marked “Acc Piano”)
Piano/Xylo (Marked “Piano)
Low Resonant Electric Piano Loco (Marked “Acc Piano”)
Syn-Orchestra (Organ-Like)
Slow Low Growl (Marked “Strings”)
Touch Sensitive Strings 8vb
Electric Piano ‘Roar’ 8vb
Recorder
Flute
Thick Phased Electric Piano 8vb
Clavinet/’Hard’
Mellow Brass
Gentle Electric Piano (Guitar-Like)
Ringing Guitar
Block (Mallet Sound)
Mellow Harp (Use 1/5 Mod Wheel)
High Bells 8va
Lower Bells
Sharp Brass
“Pluk” (Hit Hard & Release)
Low Quasi Brass 8vb
Voice
Low Resonant Brass 8vb

Lower Keyboard 2

String Sound (1A5)
Breathy Brass 8vb (1A3)
Low Brass 8vb
Slow Strings (2A8)
Close-Up Strings
Low Slow Strings 8vb
“Orchestra” (1A7)
Fairly Slow Strings
Harsh ‘Wah’ Strings
Harpsichord (Single Manual)
Fender Piano (1A11)
Sharp Piano
Sitar (1B22)
Glockenspiel (2A22)
Deep Dense Piano 8vb
Reedy Sustain (Marked “Strings”)
Hard Edge guitar
Clavinet 8vb
Acoustic Guitar/Plectrum
‘Clang’ Guitar
Medium Attack Strings
Warm piano
Finger Style Guitar (Use 1/5 Mod Wheel)
Xylo 8va (2A24)
Fairly Sharp Brass
Tubular Bells (1A26)
Low Sustain 8vb (Marked “Strings”)
Harp (Use 1/6 Mod Wheel) (1B30)
Sharper Harp (Use 1/6 Mod Wheel) (1B29)
‘Clang’ Bass 16vb
Thick Brass 8vb (2A12)
DX-Intro (Long Growing Evil ‘Growl’)

One comment

  • Pablo Villegas

    Hi.
    In the Cameron’s orchestration the keyboard came with number for the patches (i think). The name of the sound you listed are the same? you know the numbers i’m talking about?

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