Friday, October 23, 2020

Halloween (1978) - Opening Theme (Movie Version) Cover


"This is my cover of one of John Carpenter's most famous horror themes: Halloween (1978) - Opening Theme (Movie Version).

I have always loved this music composed of piano sound and John Carpenter's unmistakable synths, that make it truly one of a kind and perfectly suited for a movie that has to keep in suspense!

To get as close as possible to the nuances of the original piano, I chose not to use the MIDI sequencer but to record it live to give it greater expressiveness, a slight irregularity (in particular at the beginning of the track where the piano increases the speed and then stabilizes) and realism.

I used the CS1x sounds for the synth sound that plays along with the piano (starting at minute 0:15) and the "saw" string sound which starts from minute 1:19."

Weird sounds with Minimoog model D and Strymon BigSky Reverb #3


"Weird sounds with Minimoog model D and Strymon BigSky Reverb just sound demo
no talking, no midi, no presets (ah ah ah ), no sequencer"

Synth Rorschach #81: MC-707 beats with Synths in the Studio // Looped with Squarp Pyramid


What does his hoodie remind you of?

"My buddy Jonny from the beautiful land of Drumeo drum lessons came over and bashed in some beats on the 707 while I stroll about the studio and make a mess."

Z506 Swiss Daisy DSP - Reverb/ADSR/VCA mode

O.Z. Hall

"This is a demo of the Z506 Swiss Daisy DSP module from Zebra Synth ( The module features an ADSR envelope generator, a VCA on the right half of the module. These functions remain the same with all of the different "Modes". The functionality of the left half of the module changes from mode to mode. The modes are VCO, VCF, Digital Delay, Reverb, Dual Resonator.

This is video covers the Reverb mode. The signal path as a high pass filter on the input and a low pass filter (for damping) on the feedback loop from the reverb output back to the reverb input. There is a modulation input to modulate the reverb size from an external control voltage."

Grendel Drone Commander 2 + Hi-hat


"Minimal music with Grendel Drone Commander 2, hi-hat prototype, and 2TAC sequencers"

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Trying to get Emo's trademark sounds on Modular Moog...


Note the Minimoog on the top rack.

"So I set myself a challenge - you know, like you do... I wanted to see if I could run through Emo's trademark Moog sounds & effects as seamlessly as possible..? The ones which are used when we play live. And as I don't have 'presets', I need to dial each one in manually..! Some are quite complicated patches so I've made some special, custom leads incorporating switches etc.. so all I have to do is remember to switch the right ones on & off at the right time. I'm having to think ahead and scan the Moog and set the next patch while I'm playing the current one so my mind isn't on the playing, more on getting the next patch up and running as smoothly as possible. It took a few attempts but think I managed it... 😃"

Ambient Pulse

james terris

"I recorded this when I was doing sound design for the Prophet~5 Rev 4. Yes, it has FX, but I decided to share it because I think it still demonstrates the synth's beautiful pulse wave and new expressive capabilities. Meris Mercury 7 reverb and OTO Machines BIM delay"

Prophet 5 80s Cinematic Vibes with J3PO


"Here's a simple patch I created for the Prophet 5 with Vangelis and 80s science fiction movies in mind. It's just a saw tooth wave with some subtle pitch modulation. Reverb by Strymon Big Sky. Enjoy."

Sequential Prophet 5 REV 4 & Prophet 6 Analog Poly Synthesizer

Allen Michael Allen Michael

"In this video I compare the Prophet 6 to the new Prophet 5 Rev 4. I also explore the Prophet 5 rev 1-2/3 filter and "vintage knob". Recorded at Golden Mirage Studio in Mission, Tx. No processing on audio. Recorded on a Trident 78 to an Orion Studio Rev 2017 @ 192khz and mixed down to 48khz - 24bit."

AFX Station // -CALC- Walk-through // Novation


"-CALC- introduces you to AFX Station: our modern classic monosynth, remixed by Aphex Twin.

Designed in collaboration with electronic music legend Richard D James aka Aphex Twin, AFX Station is a limited edition release of Bass Station II. A sound designer’s dream, AFX Station has the same powerful feature set as Bass Station II, with the addition of AFX Mode pre-installed, which revolutionises the way the monosynth can be played and programmed.

--- Discover AFX Station:"

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