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)

#444xchallenge​"

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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