MATRIXSYNTH: Midnight Drive | Roland JX-8P | Synthesizer

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Midnight Drive | Roland JX-8P | Synthesizer

A midnight drive slot car racing - Those Days album teaser - Synthwave

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It took my a whole day to film these clips from a local owners slot car racing track. Scalextric 1:32 track with great landscapes and a pretty neat track."

Update: added the slot car version above. Original post follows:

Espen Kraft
Published on Jul 29, 2016

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The track is dominated by the Roland JX-8P analogue synthesizer from the mid 80'ies- About 70% of the sounds on this track is from it. The sweeping synths is the Roland Juno 2 and the drums is provided by the Roland TR-626. The arpeggiated sound in the beginning is the Roland Juno 6. It's arpeggiator is synced to MIDI clock.machine.
The main solo comes from the Novation MiniNova.

Stock footage provided by under CC.
additional stock footage provided by under CC.
All other footage done by me with the Sony A6000.

My tracks pay homage to all synth.pop acts of the 80'ies like Howard Jones, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Thompson Twins, Tears for Fears, Ultravox, OMD, Euryhmics, Duran Duran, Giorgio Moroder, Jean Michel Jarre, Jan Hammer, A-ha and many more.

A use mostly old gear on my tracks and among them Roland Juno 6, Alpha Juno 2, D550 and JX-8P. Korg DW-8000. Roland TR-626 drum machine. Yamaha DX7 and TX802 and drum machine RX11. I use the Novation Mininova as a vocoder on all my tracks. Effects are usually handled by Strymon and TC electronics. Sampling is done on my E-MU ESI-4000 and I mostly use that for drums."

And one more minus the synth spotting:

Kraft // Hot Pursuit! (80s mashup VHS)

Espen Kraft
Published on Apr 1, 2016

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The glorious days of the 80s with hot women, fast cars, VHS quality and sandy beaches all wrapped up in Miami Vice and all those tv-series and movies of the era.
This is my ultimate tribute to all those things. Enjoy this video mashup set to an original song.

Primary synth used in this track is the Yamaha DX7. I find that the DX7 gives med that Miami Vice feeling with its clavs, el-pianos and FM-bells. Drums is provided by Roland TR-626 with overdubbed Simmons toms. The pad is Roland JU-06 and the bass is DX overdubbed with the Roland Juno 6 in arpeggiator mode for the pumping 8'ths."

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