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Friday, April 21, 2023

The Lost Prophet: Dave Smith's Forgotten Flagship

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"The Prophet 12 was one of the first synths that caught my eye when I first got into synthesizers, but then I promptly forgot about it during the analog revival of the 2010s. I recently got my hands on one, and decided to do some digging into why this synth is seldom talked about, despite Dave Smith himself proclaiming it to be his favorite when it was released 10 years ago.

Special Thanks:
Andrew McGowan - Senior Product Designer at Sequential
Tony Anderson - Artist, Prophet 12 Owner (@TonyAndersonMusic)

Additional Footage:
@SequentialLLC, Sonic State

Full Prophet 12 Soundtrack from this video available exclusively to my Members:

Dave Smiths Craziest Synth

The Poly Evolver is wonderfully weird... and may be my new favorite synth
video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"The DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard is both confusing and beautiful, but I've gotten things out of it I've never gotten out of any other synth. It's a bit of a unicorn instrument, and is quintessentially "Dave" in its blend of legacy and innovation."

I wish more synths could do this

5 Patches for Poly Evolver

Thursday, January 05, 2023

How your synth would sound in the post-apocalypse [Fairfield Circuitry Roger That]

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"Fairfield Circuitry sent me their new pedal, Roger That to check out, and it's really......something. After the initial shock and urge to burry it in my backyard wore off, I started to think of actual ways I could tame it. The results were surprising (hint: a Moog Matriarch always helps).

FREE Basics of Synthesis Workshop:

0:00 - initial excitement/surprise
0:50 - oh ok
1:48 - feature explanation and raw sounds
6:37 - today's setup
8:48 - taming it with Matriarch
10:38 - arps with bad reception
12:57 - stereo filter sweeps with bad reception
13:53 - pad swells with....well, you know"

Fairfield Circuitry Roger That

video upload by Matt Lowery

"An exploration of Fairfield Circuitry's newest release: Roger That. Roger That is a crazy little modulator/demodulator pedal that can be subtle or can tear a hole in the fabric of the universe.

HEALTH DISCLAIMER: This demo gets pretty loud and will expose you to some intense upper-spectrum audio. Please listen at a safe and reasonable volume and take breaks if needed."

See the dealers on the right for availability.

"Fully embracing sputtery and bizarre artifacts, Fairfield Circuitry's Roger That is a distortion pedal inspired by FM radio transmitters and receivers—and all of the noise that comes along with them. The core of Roger That is a simple JFET preamp, but by then including an FM modulator and demodulator circuit, the pedal becomes an interactive sonic playground with a wide range of sounds to be uncovered in every corner. The basic controls include Dry and Wet levels, Drive for the preamp circuit, and a Tune control for dialing in the FM character. Roger That is highly responsive to audio input, so different sources will yield very different results. For more variety you can explore Shift to destablize the tracking of Tune, select between two different Tuning ranges via the R switch, or apply a bandpass filter with F. Tune also features a CV input to be externally controlled by modular synthesizers or other control voltage sources. Get into the noisier side of life with Fairfield's Roger That.


Distortion pedal inspired by FM radio
Dry and Wet signal level controls
Drive for JFET preamp
Tune control sweeps through frequencies of internal FM modulator/demodulator scheme
Shift modifies the accuracy of tuning
Extended Tune range available via R switch
Voice filter applied with F—bandpass filter from 300Hz-3kHz
CV input for Tune"

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Polybrute has a bonus LFO (shhhh)

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"The Arturia Polybrute has an extra LFO....and it turns out it was inside of you all along. Ok, maybe it was inside the mod matrix instead."

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Prophet 6 beats the Polybrute at this

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"For the sake of this comparison I'm looking strictly at simple patches that both synths are capable of performing. I'm aware that this is only a tiny portion of what the Polybrute can do, and will explore the advantages it has over the Prophet 6 in my next video."

Friday, November 11, 2022

Iridium with Analog Distortion sounds nice

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"The Waldorf Iridium is a personal favorite. Sometimes it sounds very digital (because it's very digital). Sometimes I like to obliterate its digitality through the Elektron Analog Heat.... Full video of how it was done here:"

Analog Heat: Elektron's most MISUNDERSTOOD box

"The Elektron Analog Heat has been called an overpriced distortion box, but I really think it's so much more than that. There are a ton of tools for sound design tucked away under the hood, and today we're going to dive in and see what we can do with them.

This track is FREE on Bandcamp, though a Bandcamp follow would be swell of you :) https://jamesonnathanjones.bandcamp.c...

0:00 - Heat has more to offer
1:48 - Using the Heat as a sound design tool
2:51 - Heat beat shaping
3:55 - Heat as a plugin (Overbridge)
4:56 - LFOs and Envelopes (faking compression)
6:50 - What the drums sound like now(!!)
7:34 - Crunching up delays to fill space
9:15 - Heat with the Waldorf Iridium
10:33 - The END RESULT
13:49 - Summarization and more Analog Heat experiments

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Sequential Pro 3 as a Eurorack brain. Why haven't I been using it this way?

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"An obnoxiously deep dive into using the Sequential Pro 3 to sequence and control a Eurorack modular synth. Many of you asked for this. To all the rest of you, I'm very sorry....

*FREE Synthesis Workshop:

0:00 - intro
2:20 - the setup and sequencer
9:07 - sequencing the eurorack with Pro 3
12:04 - quick note about the VCA
13:58 - limitations of note sequencing
15:21 - what it's great for
20:12 - fun with envelopes
23:34 - using Pro3 LFOs to modulate the rack
26:52 - controlling Pro 3 parameters with modules"

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Can you make a track from ONE SYNTH PATCH? [Sequential Pro 3]

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"How an accident with my Sequential Pro 3 became my track, 'Roots.' Today we'll reverse engineer the patch, and figure out how to make a Pro 3 drone and arp at the same time (it isn't even a paraphonic patch)."

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Iridium Returns // 6 Ambient Patches for Waldorf Iridium

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"Welp... Iridium is back. Full apology video to follow, but here are the first few patches I've made since its return - 6 ambient patches to ease you back into Iridium's digital goodness. The beautiful Vongon Ultra Sheer for extra space and wobble - no other processing.

*Free Samples*

0:00 - As Glass
2:06 - Why
4:16 - See Sick
6:12 - Whispers
8:15 - The Return
10:15 - Padded Glass"

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

New Boredbrain Monitr, UniFX, and Xchangr Brief Introduction & User Demos

video upload by Boredbrain Music

"Three new eurorack modules focused on interconnectivity: Monitr, UniFX and Xchangr are briefly explained by Boredbrain's founder Adam Harding."

Boredbrain Music: Unifx, Exchangr, and Monitr overview and demo

video upload by Matt Lowery

"Today we're taking a look at three stellar modules by boredbrain music. We'll talk about the feature set of each, and look at some use cases as well.

00:00 Intro
00:45 unifx Overview and Uses
02:44 Feedback Looping
04:35 Processing Desktop Instruments
05:20 xchangr overview/uses
07:15 monitr overview"

The EASIEST way to start your Eurorack journey (Boredbrain Unifx, Xchangr, and Monitr)

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"Eurorack modular can be a daunting thing to get into - both figuratively and literally. These three new modules from Boredbrain will make your transition into eurorack a smooth one, as they make sure your rack plays nice with all the gear you already own.

0:00 - why eurorack is hard to get into
0:55 - how I chose to begin the journey
1:25 - very professional explanation of output levels
1:53 - the solutions
2:42 - Unifx makes your pedals modular
3:25 - Unifx sound examples and CV control
5:13 - CV control for the Gamechanger Light Pedal
6:15 - creating feedback fx loops with Unifx
8:00 - Xchangr for noise-free stereo effects
9:45 - GR-1 granular goodness through Xchanger
10:51 - Monitr is a mixer/output and has VCAs
12:10 - putting the VCAs to work with Planar2
14:29 - a little about the eqx5 and why it's so cool
15:06 - have these organ samples for FREE
16:05 - all together now"



2-channel stereo VCA mixer with CV per channel
Master volume control and dual 5-segment VU meter
Headphone amp with level and 3-way selectable cue source
System mute switch for convenient output silencing
Low-noise balanced pro line-level outputs at +4 dBu



Single-channel effects loop with bi-directional level conversion
Routes eurorack thru pedals or instrument thru eurorack
Effects mix crossfader with CV input
Feedback capable and functional as VCA



Ultra-low noise buffered level scaling designed for stereo effects pedals
Two stereo sends with selectable -12/-18 dB attenuation
One stereo receive with selectable +12/+18 dB amplification
Functional as auxiliary line-level audio input and output

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Playing a PIPE ORGAN through an ANALOG SYNTH (Moog Matriarch)

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"Ever wondered what a MASSIVE pipe organ would sound like running through the signal path of an analog synthesizer? Me too! Is this what @Moog Music Inc had in mind when they put an "instrument in" on the Moog Matriarch? I think so too.

**MATRI_ORGAN Free Samples:

0:00 - what are we doing?
0:38 - a little about the organ and me
1:35 - why the Matriarch?
2:14 - the limitations of an organ
3:01 - the cool thing about THIS organ, and why it's hard to record
5:11 - getting the organ into the Matriarch
7:02 - underwater flutes
8:19 - BIG sounds
9:40 - massive reeds through a Ladder filter
10:20 - these string celeste stops are amazing
12:46 - Organ and Matriarch duet time (doing some patching)
14:30 - oh my...
16:34 - download some [free] samples from this session
17:27 - I made a track with the samples :)"

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Making synths play themselves [Generative Ambient Tutorial - Sequential Pro 3]

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"Tired of playing synths yourself? Why not teach them to play themselves so you have more time to explain to your significant other why you bought them. Let's learn some generative ambient patch techniques on the Sequential Pro 3! Settle in, grab a Yoo-hoo - it's a deep one.

**Download this patch for FREE**

0:00 - patch preview
0:14 - intro and why the Pro 3 is great for this
1:46 - starting from scratch
3:12 - A key principle of generative patches
7:14 - setting up a paraphonic sequence
9:47 - fun with pulse width
11:10 - making a better sequence
12:09 - much better
13:06 - modulating wavetables
14:04 - why the Pro3 usually sounds to aggressive
15:17 - bringing in the noize...
18:34 - panning as a destination
19:32 - accidental tip for creating more interesting patch ideas
22:02 - adding internal effects
23:55 - oh wait here's some reverrrb
24:41 - being very thrilled with myself
26:00- State Variable filter to put it over the top
29:00 - finishing touches
30:30 - OMGood GRAVY that's heavenly
32:34 - Download the Patch for FREE"

Monday, June 20, 2022

Sequential Pro 3 // 3 Ambient Patches [no talking, free download]

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"Three generative ambient patches that explore the softer side of the Sequential Pro 3. I'm using the GFI System Skylar reverb to add some space.

**Get these PATCHES for FREE**

0:00 - Slow Seekr
3:47 - Wander Back
6:45 - Drift Away"

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Using Guitar Effects Pedals with Eurorack (Boredbrain Injectr)

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"This eurorack module makes getting guitar effects pedals into a eurorack modular synth easy. The Boredbrain Injectr has loads of additional functionality to make your patches more interesting including a gate extractor and envelope follower. Let's see how we can put those features to use as well."

0:00 - the premise and routing
1:18 - the original sound
1:40 - getting it into the eurorack
2:22 - the effects pedals
3:33 - Knifonium into Injectr (pedals bypassed)
4:23 - CV control for pedals
4:55 - Knifonium into Meet Maude into Injectr
5:36 - Knifonium into Meet Maude into Randy's Revenge
6:48 - Injectr's gate extractr
7:50 - triggering other oscillators with the gate extractr
8:34 - Intellijel Planar for stereo movement
9:42 - layering the two signals
11:49 - improvisation
14:31 - endscreen videos

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Mass Effect - Uncharted Worlds [Analog Synth Cover] // Prophet 6, Octatrack, Fender Rhodes

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"Sometimes you just have to do a cover of map music from one of your favorite games. 'Uncharted Worlds' from Mass Effect - composed by Sam Hulick

The Elektron Octatrack is sequencing 4 voices of the Sequential Prophet 6, and playing one chopped rhythmic sample. The Fender Rhodes (through the Gamechanger Audio Light Pedal) provides an improvisation on the main melody."

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Prophet 6 vs Rev 2 - Sequential Polysynth Comparison

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

**FREE Rev2 mutli-samples**

"After owning both the Sequential Prophet 6 and the Prophet Rev2 for quite a while, I decided to answer a question I've gotten quite a few times: "why do you have two Dave Smith Polysynths?" I'm sure no one will have strong opinions about which synth they prefer....

0:00 - The Prophet 6 infatuation
1:15 - A new contender emerges?
3:36 - The Rev2 and why it's awesome
6:14 - The Prophet 6 sounds incredible
7:26 - Wonderful limitations
8:19 - Making space for massive synths
9:48 - Summary"

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Prophet 6 Desktop [ambient (sort of) sequence, no talking]

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"**FREE sample pack**

The Arturia Keystep sequencing the incredible Sequential Prophet 6 - still one of the best sounding analog polysynths around. No external effects used."

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Korg Opsix // 20 Ambient Patches [no talking]

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"**20 Ambient Pads for the Korg Opsix FM synthesizer. Made with care and available HERE:

No external effects; all sounds directly from the Opsix

0:00 - First1
1:32 - Leaky Valve
2:37 - As Glass
4:05 - Ctch Me
5:22 - If You Can
6:44 - Far From
8:03 - Broken Organ
9:08 - Distance
10:37 - BP Crackle
11:57 - Drifting Away
13:12 - Still Alive
14:18 - Seeking
15:40 - FM Sweepy
16:51 - Square Pulse
18:20 - Square Pulse 2
19:16 - No one
20:19 - Pour Org 1
21:19 - Pour Org 2
22:26 - Space to Roam
23:26 - On the Fritz"

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Elektron Octatrack Copy and Paste Functions Explained

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"**FREE Lyra 8 Drones sample pack:

Ever copied a track while you were trying to copy a pattern? It's happened to me more than once, so I made this quick reference video to hopefully save you from having to stop a session and dig out your Octatrack manual. Soon you'll be copying and pasting like a pro.

0:00 - Intro
0:28 - Copying Trigs
1:49 - Copying Pages
3:28 - Copying Tracks
5:18 - Copying Patterns
6:37 - Quick difference between Tracks and Patterns
7:05 - Copying Parts
8:30 - Copying Scenes
10:18 - Begging for likes
11:05 - Outro jam

Apple Music:
Licensing inquiries:"

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Pro 3_Arps | Sequential Pro 3 Synth Arps Sample Pack

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"Grab the pack here:

A pack of paraphonic, analog synth arps from the Sequential Pro 3 recorded to analog tape for extra crunch and sizzle. The Octatrack is only used for playback in this video."

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