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 [what I do now and how it happens].

(Here's a vid about me: Youtube). I came back after 6 years of slumber / retirement to continue making video demos of synths. It usually takes me several weeks to acquire a synth, tweak it inside out to understand it and make some interesting patches (do the synth justice), record the material, and then edit it into the final form that you see on Youtube. I want to retain my artistic freedom and honesty in my reviews, so I don't want to receive free stuff from anybody - I buy my synths. Also, I'm a perfectionist to a certain extent and I prefer quality over quantity, so it will take relatively long for a demo to arrive, but I hope that when you finally watch it, you'll agree it was worth the wait. I want to give myself and all of you an original, one-of-a-kind form of synth experience.

If you like what I do and you want me to carry on, you can give me a chunk of your energy via Patreon or Paypal. I will convert this energy into my next synth demo. I hope this energy comes back to you in a form of inspiration or a renewed desire to dig at your synth. I'd rather not become an "influencer", make dramatic faces in my thumbnails and clickbait-y titles, or offer you "amazing" crap that you don't necessarily need, so right now your support is my only source of dependable income from and for my artistic endeavors. If you do not wish to use Patreon or Paypal, you can support me each time you buy gear in Thomann and Perfect Circuit: explanation.

 [how I got here].

Back in the day when I was getting this website started (2004) it was quite hard to come across demos of some synths on the Internet. Besides, when I was a kid I had this vague belief that synthesizers were a kind of marvellous instruments which could 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 heck 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 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 & hearing something inspiring, entertaining or simply new.

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, it's just a distraction. This synth uses SSM chips !!! But that one has CEMs !!! Whooooaaa !!! - who cares. Just play it and see what it's worth for you, and decide if it gives you enjoyment or not. Life's too short to care too much about expertise, the ever-expanding quality and all the marketing gibberish. I suggest we all focus more on things like 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. As somebody said, "in 100 years we'll all be dead", so I don't take life - nor my or your opinions & emotions - too seriously.

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, valuable & entertaining.

 [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 crap... If you cross the line, it actually gets darker. I don't believe it a big or sensible feat to gather tons of instruments believing that 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. Ironically, life without limits becomes boring and pointless.

 




 

                                                                                        

 

 access                                                                                              .

Access Virus TI


 aelita ( АЭЛИТА )                                                                            .

Aelita

 [ mp3 demo ]


 akai                                                                                                   .


 alesis                                                                                                .

Alesis Ion

 [ mp3 demo - factory patches ]

Alesis A6 Andromeda

[ mp3 demo - my patches ]


 arp                                                                                                     .

 ARP Odyssey

 [ mp3 demo ]


 arturia                                                                                               .

 Arturia Matrixbrute

[ buy my patches / soundset ]


 ashun sound machines                                                                .

 ASM Hydrasynth

[ buy my patches / soundset ]


 casio                                                                                                  .


 clavia                                                                                                 .

  Clavia Nord Lead 1

[ mp3 demo - miscellaneous patches ]

 Clavia Nord Lead 2x

 Clavia Nord Lead 3


 crumar                                                                                             .

 Crumar DS-2


 dave smith instruments  / sequential (circuits)                       ..

Prophet REV-2

[ buy my patches / soundset ]

OB-6

[ buy my patches / soundset ]

 Mono Evolver

Prophet 600


 elektronika ( ЭЛЕКТРОНИКА )                                                   .

 Elektronika EM-25 ( ЭМ-25 )

 [ mp3 demo ]
 [
mp3 filter tweaking ]

 Elektronika EM-15 ( 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                                                                                                    .

 

 modal electronics                                                                            .

Modal Argon8

[ buy my patches / soundset ]



 moog
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 novation                                                                                           .


 oberheim                                                                                          .

 Oberheim Matrix 6R

 [ mp3 demo - factory patches ]

 Oberheim OB-12

 [ mp3 demo - factory patches ]


 poliwoks ( Поливокс, Polyvox, Polivoks)                               .


 quasimidi                                                                                          .


 roland                                                                                                .

 Roland JD-XA

[ buy my patches / soundset ]

 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


 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 ]

 

 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 ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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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