MATRIXSYNTH: Super Jupiter Custom Sounds

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Super Jupiter Custom Sounds

Published on Dec 16, 2017 wedream2


1. Super Jupiter custom sound effects
I created a Super Jupiter patch program book, recording the parameters for 192 sounds. This facilitated the synthesis of new sounds, and through repeated tweaking of parameters, helped continually refine them. Each page contains data for 2 tones, and the patch parameters for split, dual, or 2 separate single tones. This video is part one, and showcases 31 sound effects produced in this manner. Best heard with stereo headphones.
2. Super Jupiter Custom Sounds Part 2
Being mainly a synth programmer rather than a keyboard player, I'm not the best person to showcase my own sounds, so pay more attention to the sound itself, rather than my playing. On some sounds I go up and down the keyboard to show the entire range. Occasionally I get inspired and carried away (as on my favorite lead sound "Lyricon." which has an accompanying water video). Toward the end, I provide a page from my patch book (introduced in the first video of this 3 part series) that shows the tone and patch parameter settings for 2 sounds: Keith Emerson's "Lucky Man" and Rick Wakeman Lead. If you have an MKS-80, pause the video and copy the settings and tweak to your taste.
3. Super Jupiter Custom Sounds Part 3
This is part 3 of 3 of MKS-80 custom sounds: Strings, Brass, Pads, & Keyboards. Pads are my favorite synth sound, so I spent a lot of time on these. The "Super Jupiter Pad" is my favorite, and I got carried away playing this one. It has an accompanying video. The pianos took a lot of time, because they are difficult to synthesize into useful, playable sounds. Velocity sensitivity makes all the difference, and is sorely lacking on the Jupiter 8. The MKS-80 is one of my favorite analogue synths.

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