Tuesday, August 23, 2016

FM Synthesizer Programming Tips Tricks Video Yamaha TX81Z

This demo shows many cool, EASY, and fun tips and tricks for programming FM Synthesizers. I'm using a Yamaha TX81Z but these tips will work on ANY digital FM synthesizer or FM plugin instrument. I cover setting up a Blank Patch as a starting point. Then I show how to make Organ, Bass, Digital Pads and Choir sounds. Be sure to stay for the end of the video where I summarize the 5 Most Important Things to Edit on an FM Synthesizer.

If you're just getting started in programming you may want to check out my primer video first.

Also look into getting a Sysex controller or computer editor for editing sounds on your FM Synthesizer. This makes editing a lot faster. I'm using a Stereoping controller as shown in my other video.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Yamaha TX81Z FM Synthesizer Demo #3 Alpha Wave

This demo is a multi-track rendition using only the Yamaha TX81Z FM synthesizer as a sound source. All custom FM patches including drums, no factory presets. Some of the sounds are available on my blog, new ones will be available soon. Effects used: Big Sky, Timefactor, and RE-20 Space Echo.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Dive Deep Into Synthesis the Easy Way with a Stereoping MIDI Controller Programmer Video Demo

This is a demo of the Stereoping Synthesizer MIDI Controller Programmer. This is the 81Z edition for editing the Yamaha TX-81Z rack synthesizer. However, these can be reprogrammed via MIDI sysex to work for other synthesizers like the JX-8P and Matrix-6. Refer the Stereoping website for supported synthesizers.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Hear My Story in My New 2 Minute YouTube Synthesizer Channel Trailer

Welcome to the G-Storm Electro Channel from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I got my first Casio whan I was 15, soon after it was all about the synthesizers. This is the story of how I got started posting synthesizer demos on YouTube. There have been some hard times, and some fun times. It's an experiment, and endeavor that is still moving forward. Let's see what happens next.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

G-Storm Electro Gets 1 Million Views on Youtube

Hope your week is going well. My channel has hit 1 Million views on YouTube. In the world of YouTube it's not really a big deal, but it's a big deal to me. Big thank you to everyone who has watched and subscribed! Currently there are 1541 subscribers. Also, I am finishing a very special video that has been in the works for some time. Now just seems like the right occasion. It should be posted very soon, from me to you. Stay tuned, you won't want to miss it.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Roland Jupiter-6 Synthesizer Demo #3 - Critical Mass

Analog multi-mode filter madness, soundscapes and big ol' Jupiter stabs are the order of the day. Lots of reverb and delays here. A TR-8 again provides minimal slo-jam electro beats.
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Boss CE-1 Chorus Pedal Demo w/ A Synthesizer

The Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble is a vintage piece that can provide analog warmth for your synthesizer tone. In this demo the CE-1 is auditioned with a Roland System-1 bass, lead, and pads. Later I deploy my Korg MS-20 for bass and lead demonstration.
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Roland JX-8P Demo #3 - Skywriter

This is the Roland JX-8P, possibly one of the most under-rated synthesizers. This time I have multi-tracked live takes with Big Sky and Timfactor effects-fueled production chock full of EQ, compression and a few dubious mastering techniques. The TR-8 drum machine is barely breaking a sweat, churning out a painfully simple beat. There are some factoids relating to the JX-8P along the way. What is this music? I call it a cheesy 80's dream pop rendition in 3/4 time with almost a two step feel. I know, I'm scratching my head too...I was very tempted to scrap this during recording. But it was too fun to see it through, too odd not to post, too catchy for me to easily dismiss.

Monday, July 4, 2016

15 Filter Types of the Oberheim Matrix-12/Xpander

In this demo I audition all 15 Matrix-12 filter modes, with various Resonance settings. At the end of the video I max out the resonance characteristics for each type. Which one is your favorite? Along the way you'll see some interesting factoids. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED - be careful with your audio level settings, the audio can go from very quiet to very loud resonant sound from out of nowhere.