EZB: Prolific Master Layout Designer for Targets with Lots of Parameters
Layouts by MIDI Target Manufacturer
Admiral Quality: LAYOUT: POLY-ANA VSTi by ezb, Rating: Gold
Lennar Digital: LAYOUT : SYLENTH1 by ezb, Rating: Gold
Sequential Circuits: LAYOUT: SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS SIX-TRAK by ezb, Rating: Silver
LAYOUT: YAMAHA CS6X/R by ezb
The Yamaha CS6x (and the rack-mount version, the CS6R) was released in 1999. It's a wickedly powerful (64-channel polyphony!) 61-key keyboard with awesome sounds. It's been called the "best synth for EDM" and boasts all kinds of cool features (filters, plug-in system boards adding new types of synthesis, and more). And it's a sampler! But where this device falls down is in the UI: to say the least, it's "not very user friendly." And this is where EZB enters the picture with this insanely extensive, platinum-medaled layout for MDP2. This layout is HUGE, which shows his dedication and craftsmanship: it spans eight banks (four on each side) and uses almost the full six pages in each bank. It represents thousands of hours of work, so if you dig it, please give EZB some feedback on the Q&A site. Enjoy!
LAYOUT: POLY-ANA VSTi by ezb
The Poly-Ana VST by Admiral Quality is an "Analog Model Polyphonic Synthesizer" which first released in 2007 to critical acclaim. From there, it's improved to meet user critique. It produces classic analog sounds "inside the box," and EZB has does the amazing work of bringing this plugin to life with a real iPad UI. The controller has hundreds of controls to access all aspects of this plugin directly.
You'll need to check the Q&A entry to get the mapping file and instructions for install.
LAYOUT : SYLENTH1 by ezb
Another COMPLETE controller by Master Layout Designer EZB to control "the most popular VST on the Planet." It's "a virtual analog VSTi synthesizer that takes the definitions of quality and performance to a higher level. Until now only very few software synthesizers have been able to stand up to the sound quality standards of hardware synths. Sylenth1 is one that does." This layout covers all the bases and reorganized the interface of the synth to make sense in an iPad MIDI controller. Big hats off to EZB for this amazing contribution!
Be sure to check out the notes for mapping the layout to the plug, and to understand the different versions and what goes where. Enjoy!
LAYOUT: Yamaha DX7/TX7 by ezb
Layout for Yamaha's DX7/TX7 Reface. Now in version 1.3, this newly-refactored layout controls many parameters of the DX7.
LAYOUT: SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS SIX-TRAK by ezb
The Six-Trak came out in 1984, and it's the older, cheaper brother of the Prophet 5, darling of 1970's rock. The Six-Trak is a fully analog synth, one of the first multi-timbral synthesizers and MIDI. But its coolest feature is an on-board six-track digital sequencer, which is why it's called Six-Trak.
EZB -- one of the most prolific MIDI Designer layout authors -- made this wonderful little layout for the Six-Trak sight unseen! This is an amazing feat. If you have a Six-Trak please let the author know how it goes (reports so far are very positive). Enjoy!