The standalone version has the black UI in the skeumorphic look of the actual SY85 hardware. The other version is an expansion pack for Pure Synth® FREE Player. The Pure Synth® version has more editing capabilities as the standalone (black) version is limited in dynamic assignable modulation sources. The Pure Synth® Expansion version has the silver UI; whereas, the standalone has the Black.
Yamaha SY85 Virtual Instrument
50GB Library (30GB Lossless)
384 Factory Presets
Includes All Factory Presets
Includes all RAW Waveforms
Sampled Versions of Presets
Includes all Drum Kits
Fully editable sounds
Yamaha SY-85/TG500 Virtual Sample Library
Released in 1992, this was one of this was the first digital keyboards I ever owned. I used this keyboard when I was first starting out in college. At the time, I didn't know the jewel I had until I purchased it again some years later. This keyboard has some of the best sounding pads, synths, strings, and leads of any synth I've heard and can rival newer synths today. You will immediately recognize the lushness in the sound and we made sure to capture all of it in this library! Furthermore, with our modern synthesis in our Pure Synth® architecture, we are able to expand the sound capabilities far past what the hardware offers. For example, we have a sophisticated monophonic/glide mode that is not present in the hardware. Our effects are also modern and you are able to use multiple chains which were limiting on the hardware. All-in-all you will get the full SY-85 experience no matter which platform you choose (Pure Synth® Expansion or Standalone UI)
The Ultimate Recreation of a Legendary Synth Classic
All Inclusive SY-85 Virtual Sample Library
You will get access to all 4-Banks of the Internal Factory presets as well as 2-Banks of the Performance Presets for a total of 384 Presets
We give you access to the RAW Waveforms so that you can re-create some of your favorite patches. Our synthesis is powerful enough to get very close!
Most of our presets use the exact wave layers as the hardware, which allows you to tweak to your liking. When needed, we used the sampled version.
Taking it to Another Level
Because our synthesizer is a bit more powerful than the hardware, you can now create presets that rival the hardware.
Pure Synth® Expansion vs. Standalone
The Standalone includes the black skeuomorphic interface that resembles the actual hardware.
The Standalone's navigation is very similar to the hardware with a small LCD screen; whereas, the expansion is more accessible with a larger editing surface.
You have better access to tweak your sounds using the Expansion as the parameters are immediately accessible with less button pushes.
The expansion allows you to assign dynamic modulation sources and the Standalone version does not.
The Standalone installs the samples inside of the Black UI. The Expansion comes as an expansion pack inside of Pure Synth® FREE Player.
What's the Bottom Line?
If you are a synth-head and love editing and creating your own sounds, then go for the Expansion. If you are sentimental about the UI and just want to play presets, then go for the standalone.
Compare Version 1 to Version 2
What are the differences between the UVI Version 1 and the new version 2 Standalone/Expansion Version.
TGX-85 UVI Version 1
Does not include hardware factory presets
14 GB Samples of RAW Waves
Authorizes through iLok License Manager
Installs through UVI Player. Download RAR files and extract manually
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NEW TGX-85 Version 2
ALL Factory Presets
Includes all Performance and Voice Factory presets.
50 GB samples of Waves, Performance and Voices.
Simple Serial System - Input serial number only
Download installer. Download samples through app.
Experience the same exact, sounds, presets, and samples on your iPad or iPhone Device. You can save sample space by storing samples on your external SSD or Thumb drive and experience ultra fast sample loading. Our iOS apps have the same user experience as the desktop.
AUv3 Plugin Compatible
External Drive Storage
iPad Device Only
Use Pure Synth® for iPhone Version
- The library comes in a Pure Synth® Expansion Version and a Standalone Version
- The Standalone version does not have the dynamic custom modulations.
- The Standalone does not have the Feedback Circuit.
- Both versions have the same exact sounds.
- The Standalone includes the skeuomorphic UI; whereas, the Pure Synth® Expansion runs inside of the Pure Synth® FREE Player and uses the sliver UI.
- The Expansion versino requires Pure Synth® FREE Player.
50 GB Library (30 GB Lossless Compression)
384 Presets, 626 Sounds, 30 Digital Effects
44 kHz/16-Bit Recorded at 88.2 kHz
3-Activations Per License; Requires Internet to Activate; Ability to Reset License through Manager
**This is not an iLok product, so please do not try to register via iLok. It is a normal serial registration.
High Speed Internet
High Speed internet greater than 300MB/s required. Wi-Fi Hot spots or hubs will not work.
- Standalone Runs in Standalone and/or VST/AU/AAX
- Expansion runs in Pure Synth® FREE Player
- Does not use iLok and No iLok Authorization Used
- Internet connection REQUIRED for the license activation
- Internet connection REQUIRED for sample download
- Supported Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.12+ / Windows 10+
- Mac M1 Native Support (Universal Download Includes both Intel and M1)
- 50 GB of disk space required
- Solid State Drive (SSD) Required (Fast NVME Highly Recommended)
- 8 GB RAM or Higher Required (16GB or Higher Highly Recommended)
- i5 Processor or Higher Required (i7 Or Higher Highly Recommended)
Supported Plugin Formats:
Audio Units, VST, AAX, Standalone
Tested DAW Compatibility:
Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic Pro X 10.5+, Mainstage 3+, Cubase 7+, Ableton Live 10+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6+, Reaper 4+, Reason 9.5+, FL Studio, Reaper 4+, Machine.
Skill Level Required:
Our software is not for novices in music and computer technology. This software assumes that you know how to extract zip files, know where your downloads folder resides, understands how to connect MIDI, and Audio. Prior VST/AU plugin knowledge is required.
What is the difference between the Standlone and the Expansion version?
Can I load my SY85/TG500 Patches
Our app is not compatible with the SY85 file format, nor can it load the sounds. Since we give you all of the raw waveforms to work with, you can re-produce those sounds through programming.
Will it Sound Like the Hardware?
We samples all of the waveforms and factory presets extensively; however, the filters, effects, and other synthesis functions cannot be mimicked exactly. We can safely say that we matched the presets to about 80%-90% of the original. The upside is that our effects, routing, functions, and synthesis are far more advanced than those of the hardware, so you can create sounds that rival the original.
Is this product shipped or is it digital download?
All of our products are digital downloadable and are processed immediately upon purchase. You will receive serials, download links, and detailed video instructions on how to install.
How many computers can I activate at one time?
You can activate up to three computers at one time per one user. Please remember that virtual machines count towards an activation. You can always login to your profile and deactivate your activations.
Is your software compatible with M1 natively?
Our software does work with the M1 Mac in Rosetta mode, but it is does not have native M1 support. We do, however, have plans for this in the future.
If I purchase the desktop, will I get the iOS for FREE?
What is your return policy?
Due to the nature of the product, we cannot offer satisfaction refunds, due to the plethora of video demos of the sounds. We do, however, offer refunds if you just can't get the product running on your system.