One finger plays a dark sounding arpeggio on top of an evolving bass note. I may come back and fill in all the params at some point, but meanwhile you can load the sysex.

Categories: bass, arpeggio

rated by 1 synth nerd

SnaDrm on Jun 30, 2017 ESQ-1

Well, isn’t exactly a snare drum, but it can serve the same purpose.

Categories: percussion

VowPow on Jan 09, 2017 microKORG

Percussive blip with a hint of human vowel.

Categories: percussive

BD1 on Jan 04, 2017 Mother-32

Sounds like a bass drum in the lower range, maybe toms or snare in the upper. Extend the EG decay for those longer, sustained kicks.

Categories: percussion

rated by 2 synth nerds

Kikit on Jan 03, 2017 ESQ-1 2

Here’s another bass drum. Cleaner and punchier than my last attempt. The sample shows off this patch alone, then part of a pattern.

Categories: percussion

Moogy Lead on Jan 01, 2017 microKORG

A nice moog-style mono tone with a touch of glide and added brightness with higher velocity.

Categories: lead, mono

rated by 1 synth nerd

Pomp on Sep 30, 2016 microKORG

A sort of classic synth tone with analog waves and filter cutoff controlled by the envelope with plenty of resonance. Chorus and delay round it out.

Categories: basic, resonance, analog

Slopit! on Sep 29, 2016 microKORG

Using slow LFO pitch modulation to create unstable-sounding oscillators like you might find in old, analog gear. This is similar to the “slop” setting on newer DSI prophets.

Categories: basic, vintage, analog

rated by 2 synth nerds

Grapple on Sep 28, 2016 microKORG

Taking advantage of the digital waves creates a unique and modern timbre with dark-to-bright swooshing from the LFO controlled filter.

Categories: delay, digital

A Storied Past on Sep 06, 2016 Juno 6/60

Relaxed, light lead tone reminiscent of vintage movie soundtracks. The Juno 6 has stable oscillators, but we use the LFO to make it sound unstable.

Categories: lead

rated by 1 synth nerd

MoonBeam on Aug 30, 2016 Juno 6/60

LFO-modulated pulse width plus a darker filter make for some spacey, moving chords.

Categories: ambient, pwm

rated by 1 synth nerd

Mono Fuzzy Lead on Aug 27, 2016 ESQ-1

Monophonic lead tone with a bit of growl on the attack and a touch of glide between notes.

Categories: lead

Shimmerd on Aug 25, 2016 ESQ-1

Rhythmic shimmering from LFO-controlled amp and filter. Gradually brightens as notes are held, and swooshes darker as notes are released.

Categories: bright, rhythmic

Verbed on Aug 23, 2016 ESQ-1 1

The ESQ-1 has no reverb, but this eerie patch makes it sound like it does with long release times and LFO-modulated pitch during the release. It also shows how to use some of the less-standard oscillator waves.

Categories: bright, ambient, light, vintage

rated by 2 synth nerds

Vintage Dirt on Aug 02, 2016 ESQ-1 4

Unstable-sounding oscillators plus some noise make for a vintage tone. Use it sparingly to accent certain chords.

Categories: dirty, power, vintage

rated by 2 synth nerds

Pierced on Aug 01, 2016 Juno 6/60

Piercing, shrill and bright with long sustain and gradual darkening.

Categories: bright, clean, sustained

Grounded on Jul 25, 2016 CZ

Deep, round and smooth bass. Play in mono mode to roboticize the cutoff between notes.

Categories: bass

Ginger's Pad on Jul 19, 2016 CZ

Hauntingly smooth pad with ridiculously long release time.

Categories: pad

Zipper Bass on Jul 18, 2016 ESQ-1

This synth bass has some sizzle on the attack, but not too overpowering. Osc sync gives it a unique texture.

Categories: bass, sync

Rockmore on Jul 08, 2016 Mother-32 2

Designed to emulate Clara Rockmore’s masterful theremin tone. The triangle LFO performs the vibrato while the glide takes care of the hand moving up and down in the air.

Categories: theremin

rated by 3 synth nerds