UPDATE (2013/Feb/22): Since years ago, I have not put any further work into the manual, and I don't expect to do anything else to it. This page is left here for historical purposes. Many thanks to the people who contributed to the manual years ago and put up with my lack of time.
You can download a PDF version, read the HTML version online, or download the source code for the manual.
The Yamaha S80 synthesizer is a fantastic piece of music hardware with a terrible user interface and an even more terrible and cryptic manual. This is a project to create a user's guide for the S80 that is complete and easy to understand.
In this page you can always find the latest version of the manual, in both HTML and source forms.
The Unofficial Yamaha S80 Manual is released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
HTML manual version 0.1, posted on 2002/07/11:
Download the source for the manual:
S80-0.1.tar.gz (tar/gzip file, 10.4 KB)
Here are older versions for reference purposes:
S80-0.0.tar.gz (tar/gzip file, 5.7 KB)
This manual used to be a volunteer project, and it was discussed in the now-defunct S80 mailing list in the AMPFEA website (A Meeting Place For Electronic Artists).
I don't intend to do any more work on the manual. If you want to pick it up and continue it yourself, go ahead! Download the manual's source code and play with it. You'll at least want to know about DocBook to get you started — this is the markup language in which the manual is written.
Since years ago, I have not put any further work into the manual, and I don't expect to do anything else to it. This page is left here for historical purposes. Many thanks to the people who contributed to the manual years ago and put up with my lack of time.
I have been very busy for the past weeks, and so the manual has not gotten much love. This week seems to be more relaxed on the work side of things, so the manual will get updates.
Wheee! Jerry Eyers has put up all of his content so that we can put it in the new manual. I will be starting from his comprehensive table of contents and the user-contributed documentation. See Jerry's mail to see where to find the stuff.
Version 0.1 of the manual is out with a new chapter by Jay Martini on how to create a Hammond B3 sound.
Fabrice Deshayes will take pictures of the S80 with his digital camera so that we can have photos in the manual.
Mike Costerus is making some very pretty illustrations the manual. No more impossible to understand diagrams from Yamaha!
Jerry Eyers has offered to put up the big hunk of content he already had for the manual project he started.
Initial version of this page. Posted version 0.0 of the manual; see the downloading section.