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.