[introduction / hello nerds]
No no no no no!!
yet another smug
synth nerd boasting about his
"collection" of synths
that were used on this and that epic record. The
story goes something like that:
Back in the day when I was
getting this website started, it was quite hard to come across demos of some
models on the Internet. Besides, when I was a kid, I had this vague conviction
that synthesizers are a kind of marvellous instruments which can make totally
wicked sounds (which actually turned out to be true). But after following the
synth environment more closely for some time, I found myslef surrounded mostly by cheesy ("classic") sounds, which were nowhere near the sound of my
expectations and my ideas of what those synths should sound like. And I said
to myself 'Sweet mother of God, what the fuck is this?', and what followed was
an acute need to dig up all the overlooked possibilities.
So the purpose of all this is to provide you net-surfers with the opportunity to
from the history of mankind, some of which Our Mighty
Lord and Savior gracefully decided to bestow on me,
and to experience it all
in a slightly different way to
the traditional one,
that is, not by watching my jean-clad ass between pieces of my bedroom furniture and my
browsing the factory patches, but by seeing something inspiring, entertaining or
simply new. I've been given a gift from fate (time, access to synths, whatever
you want to call it) and I'm passing it through for the sake of the community.
It would be a waste to hoard all this stuff and then just die and have it sold.
I really don't see any
point in theoretical discussions and churning out essays about the superiority
of analog gear to digital gear, or vice versa;
stupid. I've chosen to have fun,
and to play,
and therefore to showcase products so that you can choose between those
products and have
your fun. There's shitload of people talking a lot but creating little. I
thought I should
reverse the proportions
as I reached the
conclusion that one is characterized and defined not by what he
or says, but by what he can do or has done.
Unfortunately I suffer
from G.A.S. I hate it; I hate my desires, your desires, and rambling about gear
that pays too much attention to
technical details. This
synth used SSM chips !!!
But that one had CEMs
!!! - who the fuck cares.
Just play it and you'll see what it's worth
for you and decide if it
gives you enjoyment or not (or
otherwise masturbate over your shiny CEMs, if this is the kind of enjoyment you
look to get from a synth;P Life's too short to care too much about quality and
expertise. I suggest we all focus more on things like groove, melody,
originality, ease of use, etc.
Consider this site a
sound-motion-picture gallery. Of course I do write a couple of sentences about
each synth and you can learn about my approach from the "answers / explanations"
section, but anybody can write anything, so I mainly focus on demos of the synths, as I like the audiovisual
medium more and find it more communicative and valuable. And the more synths I
have, the more relative and vague it all becomes to me
(language is too simplistic for the subject of sound, each synth deserves a different kind of
appreciation, etc). Just remember that I, like all people, have been living in a
specific cultural context and have my own subjective vision and taste. That's
why you won't find, for example, any trance leads or Jarresque stuff here. These
patches bore the shit out of me. But it doesn't mean that the synth is not
capable of making them - simple as that;) Go and see my favorite albums at "band /
MESSAGE FOR POLAND:
nawet jesli synth ma opis po polsku, przeczytajcie rowniez
wersje angielska; czesto jest ona dokladniejsza i lepiej reprezentuje to co
mialem na mysli. / Even if
the synth has Polish review, do read it in English too; the English version is more
accurate and more representative of my thoughts.
[using the ideas / copyright]
All the creative content on this site is automatically copyrighted,
and created for educational purposes, and as such requires
permission to be used commercially.
Bear in mind that the demos are
supposed to show you what kind of music you can make on a given synth, but they
are not a repository of free compositions for just any musician out there. The
melodies / sounds I've come up with are involved in various ongoing projects,
so if you want to use any of it, please let me
Don't be misled into thinking that this
is some kind of
a way to become a happy and fulfilled man
or musician. Life does not
become much brighter, easier or more
enjoyable just because you
have 50 cool synths and piles of
If you cross the line, it actually gets darker. I
don't believe it a
big or sensible
feat to gather
instruments with a conviction
that only large amount of
equipment will allow you to achieve
It's just exchanging money for
devices, paper for plastic.
feat - or art - is to
extract something interesting and original from a limited set of tools.