MATRIXSYNTH: Yamaha SK-30 symphonic keyboard film soundtrack demo

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Yamaha SK-30 symphonic keyboard film soundtrack demo

video by MIDERA

"Maybe I’m crazy - but I think this is one of the most interesting instruments I’ve ever played. The paraphonic parts don’t really subtract anymore, they’re interesting and just do different things (I originally recorded a part really digging into that, but it didn’t sound good because of my playing skills so I gave up on it).

I’m honestly shocked about how little this is talked about. The aftertouch is phenomenal and one of my favorite parts. To be able to play a pad AND an expressive mono part is really just a lot of fun.

What, there’s like two threads on GS about the SK series? Like. Nothing. This is not a legendary instrument. It just looks like one. Whatever, it made it obtainable by me, which I’ll take I guess.

Yeah I know I’ve smothered it in reverb and delay, but I just don’t care. I think it sounds good either way, I just prefer it with FX. You can find other demos without it if you must.

Anyway, I just got carried away. The first 4 minutes aren’t actually that good or interesting anyway. At the end is where I ended up having the most fun, throwing the mono part into “hold” mode.

What an all around fantastic string synthesizer. I’ve realized even the SK-20 must be interesting because you can almost treat the paraphonic poly synth part as a lead at times, and then it can also do pads... but I still think the SK-30 is the one to go with.

Ok, I’m out."

Yamaha SK-30 demos by MIDERA

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE that you are spending so much time introducing the world to this synth. A true service as GOOD LORD do you make it sound great! I missed the chance to buy one last year and sorely regret it....



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