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UPDATES:
2019 September: [ part 2 of the JD-XA demo ]
2019 July: [ demo / sounds for Roland JD-XA and some info ]
2019 February: [new video & patreon site, wcog synth patches available for download]
 


[introduction / user's guide]

No no no!! I'm not yet another 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, I found myslef surrounded mostly by classic (read: cheesy) sounds, which were nowhere near the sound of my expectations. And I said to myself 'Sweet mother of God, what the f* 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 listen to some machines 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 listening to me rambling about features or watching my sweaty fingers 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 by ill-advised members of my family.

I don't see any point in theoretical discussions and churning out essays about the meanders of technology. 90% of the bits and hertzs and stuff is redundant. I've chosen to have practical fun and see where it takes me. There's tons 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 owns or says, but by what he can do or has done. This synth uses SSM chips !!! But that one has CEMs !!! Whooooaaa !!! - 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). Life's too short to care too much about expertise, the ever expanding quality and all the distractions. I suggest we all focus more on things like groove, melody, originality, ease of use, etc. Also, I advise you not to read my words literally, otherwise you might grow ulcers, or - god forbid - get offended. And don't take it personally if I do not respond to your comment or email. When it comes to the Internet (today's Internet especially), I like the speed and the sharing aspect of it, but pretty much dislike every other aspect, or simply don't have enough time or energy to focus on the other aspects.

Consider this site a sound-motion-picture gallery. Of course I do write a couple of sentences about each synth, but anybody can write anything, not to mention that writing about sound is pretty absurd, so I mainly focus on demos of the synths, as I like the audiovisual medium more and find it more communicative and valuable. 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 sounds bore me to death. But it doesn't mean that the synth is not capable of making them - simple as that;)

[personal thoughts]

Don't be misled into thinking that this is some kind of a way to become a happy and fulfilled person or musician. Life does not become much brighter, easier or more enjoyable just because you have 50 cool synths and piles of colorful shit. If you cross the line, it actually gets darker. I don't believe it a big or sensible feat to gather tons of instruments with a conviction that only large amount of equipment will allow you to achieve fantastic results. It's just exchanging money for devices, paper for plastic. The things you own end up owning you - remember? In my opinion, the greatest feat - or art - is to extract something interesting and original from a limited set of tools.

[contact... or lack of it]

Any Jexus / WC Olo Garb social media accounts are managed by my girlfriend.
They give me headache and I want to concentrate on music.
So if I'm not posting any "news", that doesn't mean I'm sitting idle and doing nothing. Be patient;)

 


 

Synthesizers / Syntezatory:

 

 Access 

 Access Virus TI

 Aelita ( АЭЛИТА ) 

 Aelita

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Akai 

 Akai AX 80

 [ mp3 demo - my & factory patches ]

 Akai Miniak

[ mp3 demo - my patches ]

 Akai VX-600

 [ mp3 demo - factory patches  ]

 Alesis 

 Alesis Ion

 [ mp3 demo - factory patches ]

 Alesis A6 Andromeda

[ mp3 demo - my patches ]

 ARP 

 ARP Odyssey

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Casio 

 Casio HT-6000

 [ mp3  demo - my patches ]
 [ mp3 demo - rhythms showcase ]

Casio CZ-5000

 [ mp3 demo - my patches ]

 Casio CZ-1000

 [ mp3 demo - patches from the Net ]

 Clavia 

  Clavia Nord Lead 1
[ mp3 demo - miscellaneous patches ]

 Clavia Nord Lead 2x

 Clavia Nord Lead 3

 Crumar 

 Crumar DS-2

 Dave Smith Instruments 

 DSI Mono Evolver Keyboard

 Elektronika ( ЭЛЕКТРОНИКА ) 

 Elektronika EM-25 ( ЭЛЕКТРОНИКА ЭМ-25 )

 [ mp3 demo ]
 [ mp3 filter tweaking ]

 Elektronika EM-15 ( ЭЛЕКТРОНИКА ЭМ-15 ) VENTA

 E-MU 

 Ensoniq 

 Ensoniq ESQ-1

 Faemi ( ФАЭМИ ) 

 Faemi 1M

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Hohner 

 Hohner String Melody 2

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Junost ( ЮНОСТЬ ) 

 Junost 21

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Kawai 

 Kawai SX-240

 [ mp3 demo - my patches ]
[ mp3 demo - ring modulator ]

 Kawai K3

 Korg 

 Novation 

 Oberheim 

 Oberheim Matrix 6R

 [ mp3 demo - factory patches ]

 Oberheim OB-12

 [ mp3 demo - factory patches ]

 Poliwoks ( Поливокс, Polyvox, Polivoks) 

 Quasimidi 

 Roland 

 Roland SH-09

 [ mp3 demo - external audio in / envelope follower ]

 Roland Gaia SH-01

[ mp3 demo - my patches ]

 Roland Juno 106

 [ mp3 demo - my patches part 1 ]
 [ mp3 demo - my patches part 2 ]

 Roland JX8p / PG-800

 [ mp3 demo - factory patches ]
 [ mp3 demo - my patches part 1 ]
 [ mp3 demo - my patches part 2 ]
 [ Virtual PG-800 for MIDI sysex control ]

 Roland W-30

 [ W30 soft & system package in ZIP ]

 Roland Juno-60

[ mp3 demo - my patches ]
[ mp3 demo - my patches - external control ]

Roland Jupiter-6

[ mp3 demo - my patches ]

 Roland Juno-6

[ mp3 demo ]

Roland JD-800

[ mp3 demo - my patches ]

 Roland JX3p / PG-200

 [ mp3 demo - my patches part 1 ]
 [ mp3 demo - my patches part 2 ]
 [ mp3 demo - sequences ]

 Roland D-50

 Roland Alpha Juno

 [ mp3 demo - my patches ]

 Roland MC-202

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Roland JP-8000

 Roland SA-09

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Roland RS-09

 [ mp3 demo ]

Roland JP-8080

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Waldorf 

 Waldorf Blofeld

 Waldorf Q / Q rack

 Sequential Circuits

SCI Prophet 600

 VEB 

 VEB Tiracon 6V

 [ mp3 demo - my patches ]

 Yamaha 

 Yamaha AN1x

 Yamaha CS1x

 [ mp3 factory and internet patches ]

 Yamaha CS2x

 [ mp3 demo - factory patches ]

 Yamaha CS-5

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Yamaha CS-20m

[ mp3 demo ]

 Yamaha SY-1

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Yamaha CS-01

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Yamaha DX-7

 [ mp3 demo - miscellaneous patches ]

 Yamaha DX7 2 FD

 Yamaha DX-27

 [ mp3 demo - factory patches ]
 [ mp3 demo - my patches ]

 Yamaha CS-15d

 [ mp3 demo - patches ]
 [ mp3 demo - CV control ]

Keyboards / Organki:

 

 Amstrad

 Amstrad Fidelity CKX-100 Computerphonic

 Casio

 Casio SK-1

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Casio MT-500

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Casio MT-70

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Casio SK-2

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Casio PT-82

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Casio Casiotone MT-400V

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Casio CK-500

 Elsan

 Aria

 Elwro

 OE-02 Elwirka

 Korg

 Korg SAS-20 Personal Keyboard

 [ mp3 demo ]

 PIF

 Pif

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Pille

 Pille

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Technics

 Technics SX-K250

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Yamaha

 Yamaha PSS-380

 [ mp3 patches created with the synth function ]
 [ user's manual ]

 Yamaha SHS-10

 [ mp3 demo ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

miscellaneous stuff / rozne pierdoly:

 

 Alesis

 Alesis HR-16B

 [ mp3 demo ]

 APS

APS Mini Rhythm MR3201

 [ mp3 demo ]

 APS Auto Rhythm

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Atari

 Atari 65 XE

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Boss

 Boss DR-660

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Commodore

 Amiga 500

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Continental

 Continental MC4116

 Dynacord

 Dynacord Echocord Super 76

 Electro Harmonix

 Electro Harmonix Vocoder

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Electrix Pro

 Electrix Warp Factory

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Elektronika ( ЭЛЕКТРОНИКА )

 Elektronika FL-01

 Formanta ( ФОРМАНТА )

 Formanta Arton ME-01

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Formanta Lider-2

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Formanta UDS

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Formanta F-1812

Hohner

Hohner ARP

 Jomox

 Jomox Air Base 99

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Korg

 Korg Rhythm 55B

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Poltava

 Poltava

 Rokton

 Rokton analog drum synthesizer (see Formanta UDS)

 Roland

 Roland MC-500 Micro Composer

 [ SDISK and image of the system ]

 Sony

 Sony DRP-2 Drum Pad

 [ mp3 demo ]

 Tesla

 Tesla Echolana 2

 VEB Musikelektronik Klingenthal

 VEB MV3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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