AfterTouch Complete

AfterTouch was the official publication of The Yamaha Users Group and came out to accompany the release of the Yamaha DX series synths with particular emphasis on the Yamaha DX7

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AfterTouch Complete

Unread post by Saul » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:56 am

This is the complete AfterTouch magazine series as a single download. This is quite large at around 230Mb and I know some people have problems downloading it so I will endeavour to upload individual issues as soon as I find them.

Also if you have Adobe Reader or Acrobat Pro installed on your computer you may find that when you click the link below it will start to open the actual pdf file for reading rather than downloading it. So if you would rather just download the file, right click on the link and choose to download the file or 'save link as' and it should then download to your computer.

This particular copy was scanned by Daniel Forró and pdf created by Rawl Gelinas all with kind permission of Yamaha.

Any problems please let me know.

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Re: AfterTouch Complete

Unread post by SeaGtGruff » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:07 am

Thank you, Saul! :)
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Unread post by SysExJohn » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:51 am

Thanks from me too Saul.

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Re: AfterTouch Complete

Unread post by Saul » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:21 am

SysExJohn wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:51 am
Thanks from me too Saul.

Wow! Now I notice the speed improvement of the DSL. Never seen the megabytes flowing by almost quicker than I can count them.
Ahhh yes it is definitely now that it makes a difference :) There will be all sorts of music goodies out there that you may have thought twice about downloading before but now you will have them in just a few seconds...or minutes depending on size ;)
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Re: AfterTouch Complete

Unread post by AndyHornBlower » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:20 am

Saul wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:56 am
This is the complete AfterTouch magazine series as a single download. This is quite large at around 230Mb and I know some people have problems downloading it so I will endeavour to upload individual issues as soon as I find them.
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Any problems please let me know.

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The link doesn't seem to work any more, Saul. I tried changing the domain name in the URL to the new one, but no luck.

Is it really all one giant PDF? I'm wondering how well Foxit Reader (my usual) will cope with that. I assumed it would be a zip file with a PDF for each issue, but the link says .pdf at the end.

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Re: AfterTouch Complete

Unread post by Miks » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:12 am

I just tried the link and it appears to be working - starts to load a (giant?) pdf file. I aborted the download as I already have it somewhere. This should only be a test to see if that link is broken which seems to be not the case.
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Re: AfterTouch Complete

Unread post by Saul » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:38 am

Have edited the link so should just download a zip file now. The unzipped pdf will always try to open in Adobe if you have it installed and at 256mb I think that is a big ask for many! Zip file should be fine though :)
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Re: AfterTouch Complete

Unread post by AndyHornBlower » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:18 pm

Thanks, Saul and Miks.

It worked this time. I have Firefox set to only download PDF links when I click them, not try to open them, so that shouldn't have been a problem. There's always the possibility of Richard Branson's minions and automated flying monkeys interfering though (I'm on Virgin). There's all sorts of blocks for torrent sites, now. Maybe they've set a filter that refuses to accept a PDF could be that big too.

Oddly, it opens just fine in Foxit Reader 3.1.something, and it doesn't seem to have any trouble going to a particular article using the bookmarks. The second one I clicked at random was a TX81Z patch. That's promising :)

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Re: AfterTouch Complete

Unread post by Saul » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:43 pm

It would still be useful to have each issue as a separate pdf. I think I still have it like that here somewhere but I have changed drives quite a few times since the files were first sent to me. I think they are also available on yamahasynth.com or they were. I only uploaded here for the sake of longevity. Other sites had vanished over the years but we are still here :)
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Re: AfterTouch Complete

Unread post by AndyHornBlower » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:13 pm

It would certainly be better for mobile devices... but then I don't personally own one that can handle PDFs very well anyway, so this one will do fine, for now.

This looks likely:

http://yates.ca/dx7/AfterTouch-Magazine/

I'm not sure if that's all of them, but it looks like it might be.

This is worth a look too:

http://www.muzines.co.uk/mags

Apparently, they have scans of all of soundonsound, but I'm not clear if they're going to be able to finish putting them online or not. They have the first two installments of Practically FM, by Martin Russ, on their website. I assume there should be more, after that:

http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/practically-fm/3527

and

http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/practically-fm/3543

I see you have/had some scans of Yamaha X-Press too, but the link in that thread isn't working for me:

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Re: AfterTouch Complete

Unread post by Saul » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:46 pm

I hope Muzines have permission from Sound On Sound for those uploads. I know from past experience that they guard their IP very carefully!
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Re: AfterTouch Complete

Unread post by AndyHornBlower » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:45 pm

So they say, on their website. If you click on the bit for sos, it says this:

"SOS Publications have kindly granted us permission to collect and republish the early years of SOS that are not in their own digital archive on the Sound On Sound website."

The issues I can see on the sos website start from May 2003, so there's currently a gap between the two, but mu:zines say they have the full set, just not put online yet... at least, I'm fairly sure I read that on there somewhere.

I'm not sure if it's an active project though, or one that was in full swing a while ago but went dormant. Websites have a way of living on after the organisation behind them dies - at least until the hosting runs out. I hope that's not the case, because it seems like a worthwhile thing to do, but I wouldn't be too surprised if it was.

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Re: AfterTouch Complete

Unread post by Saul » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:26 pm

Well it's a great idea. Have always been a big fan of SOS and their reviews are second to none. I still have some of their older issues but since I get all my magazines as pdf these days I don't think I have bought it in a while.
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Unread post by Derek » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:01 pm

I get the SOS iPad edition.
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Re: AfterTouch Complete

Unread post by AndyHornBlower » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:49 pm

I emailed the address on that site earlier. Yes, it is still going, and there'll be more issues to come.

It's not commercial - there isn't a single advert on the site, in fact. It's a hobby project, run by a guy called Ben Hall. He invites donations to cover expenses, but not to make a profit.

I've never bought a copy of SOS, though I have read some useful articles on their website. That's where I learned to make wind controller patches on my Roland romplers. I like reading their reviews too, but they seem to feel the need to always have something positive to say about everything they review, which isn't such a good thing, IMHO. I guess the trick is to read them as entertainment, rather than objective advice - kind of like watching Top Gear, but with synthesizers I can't afford instead of luxury cars.

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