MATRIXSYNTH: Roland FANTOM 4x4x4 Challenge using 4 NEW MODEL EXPANSIONS!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Roland FANTOM 4x4x4 Challenge using 4 NEW MODEL EXPANSIONS!!!

video by gattobus

"I accepted the 4x4x4 challenge that consists in building a song in just 4 minutes, using 4 Chords, playing 4 new Model Expansions for Roland FANTOM:

SH-101, Jupiter-8, JX-8P and JUNO-106.

I decided to raise the bar a little by doing this starting from scratch, using 4 INITIALIZED PRESETS!
Will I be able to do it?
Watch the video and see for yourself!!!
Hardcore synth nerds only!!!
(Headphones recommended)


Kebu takes on the Fantom 4x4x4 Challenge

video by Kebu

"The idea of the challenge is to create a song with the Roland Fantom synth in 4 minutes, playing 4 chords only, and using the 4 new Model Expansions (vintage synth emulations of the Roland JX-8P, Juno-106, SH-101 and Jupiter-8).

Somehow I misunderstood the challenge and thought you ALSO had to compose the tune in 4 minutes ("create" = "compose"?). This made the challenge quite difficult! Not to come up with ideas, but to actually have it made in 4 minutes! I didn't succeed until my 14th attempt! Also, I decided to shoot everything in a single take and forced myself to come up with new musical ideas for each take, as I didn't allow myself to start with any ready-made ideas. In the end I decided to choose which synth sounds to use in advance, because otherwise it would have been impossible for me, because I couldn't get past the sound selection in 4 minutes. I'm so picky with my synth sounds. :)

Next, I challenge my friend Ludvig Olin with the #444xChallenge​! And, of course, anyone with a Fantom can give it a go! Remember to use the tag #444xChallenge​ when you post your video.

Table of contents:
0:00​ Preparing for the challenge
1:57​ 4x4x4 Challenge!
6:25​ Jamming
9:57​ Passing on the challenge"

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