RYM2612 Iconic FM Synthesizer

Synth of Rage

RYM2612 is a software FM synthesizer in VST, Audio Unit, AAX and Rack Extension formats. It’s an emulation of the Yamaha YM2612 sound chip, best known for being the vibrant voice of the Sega Genesis/Megadrive videogame console. More than a simple sound-alike, the emulation is cycle-accurate to the original chip, that allows reproducing every unique possibility of the synth. On top of this, the amp circuitry of the console has been reproduced too, in order to obtain the same grain you'd get if you plugged the real hardware into your DAW.

VST, AU, AAX plug-in (Win, Mac)

Price: 49€
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Rack Extension (Win, Mac)

Price: 49€ / $49
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Sound examples

DETUNE — Lord of the Genesis

Mathieu Demange — Is This Me?

Willbe — Dimension X

TritoneAddiction — A Day At The Circus

God Of Rainbows — nanoBots: EVOLUTION

HeavyViper — Cyberdrake Assault

Key features

  • Cycle-accurate emulation of the YM2612 FM soundchip
  • Genuinely reproduces the unique and characteristic sound of its hardware counterpart (digital saturation, huge feedback amount, natural distortion, …)
  • Audio input for adding 8-bit PCM sweetness to any signal
  • Low CPU usage
  • Switchable output filtering and ladder effect
  • A couple of limitations from the soundchip have been taken away : up to 16 voices of polyphony, dedicated PCM channel (you can of course stick to 6 simultaneous voices if you want to experience the real thing)
  • 100+ various, sorted, evocative patches to start with

The 16-bit legacy

Not many people were aware of this, but unlike other videogame consoles, the Sega Genesis/Megadrive had a complete FM synth onboard. The Yamaha YM2612 provided enough features to produce complex, evolving tones, as well as crazy sound effects and PCM samples playback. This is your chance to get your hands on this altered beast, combined with the rich control and modulation possibilities offered by your modern DAW.

Sega and Yamaha brand names are the trademark of their respective owners. This product is in no way affiliated with these companies.

Insert extra patches

Meet RYMCast, the perfect companion app for RYM2612. It's a Genesis music files player that has the special ability to let you mute/solo each channel of your favorite soundtracks and to drag & drop the sounds directly to an RYM2612 instance. Also, RYMCast is free and runs on Windows, macOS and GNU Linux.

Feel the FM vibe for your retro and modern needs, with a lively and authentic tone, taking the RYM2612 Iconic FM Synthesizer as a bonus weapon in your synth arsenal.

Availability

32-bit and 64-bit VST 2, VST 3, 64-bit AAX plug-in for Windows (Vista and higher)
64-bit VST 2, VST 3, AU, AAX plug-in for macOS (10.7 and higher)
Rack Extension for Reason (7.1 and higher for Windows and macOS)

VST, AU, AAX plug-in (Win, Mac)

Price: 49€
Instant download via SendOwl

Buy now

Anniversary half-price sale!
Use promo code 3YEARS2612

Rack Extension (Win, Mac)

Price: 49€ / $49
Instant download via Propellerhead Shop

Buy now