Air on Jan 28, 2016 microKORG

Another experiment with rapidly speeding up LFOs—this time with more high-frequency content.

Categories: ambient, LFO

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Square Section on Jan 27, 2016 ESQ-1

Like a string section except made up of square waves.

Categories: strings, square

Lead Me Home on Jan 26, 2016 Juno 6/60 2

Pretend the Juno has a mono mode for this lead. Use the LFO trigger to bring in vibrato on longer notes.

Categories: lead, mono

BWAAH on Jan 22, 2016 Poly 800

Clean synth bass with a closing envelope on the filter and a touch of resonance.

Categories: bass, resonance

Step Down, Man on Jan 21, 2016 CZ

Glide down in pitch gradually in a spacey transitioner effect.

Categories: sound effect, transition

Oscillating Fool on Jan 19, 2016 microKORG

Use the mod wheel to speed up the LFO just into the audio range, then back it off to expose the base tone.

Categories: LFO, panning

Fuzzy Kitty on Jan 18, 2016 ESQ-1

Slight vowel sound from two synced square waves.

Categories: bass, bright, fuzz, vowel

Big Boy Now on Jan 17, 2016 Juno 6/60

Bigger than life patch for chords, bass, really anything that needs to be bigger.

Categories: lead, bass, bright

Squared on Jan 14, 2016 ESQ-1

A mellow, almost flute-like lead tone. Use the mod wheel to bring in a touch of vibrato for a human feel.

Categories: lead, square

Mr. Drummin on Jan 13, 2016 CZ

Toms and low kick drum sounds for the Casio CZ

Categories: percussion

Darkside on Jan 12, 2016 Poly 800

Excited and dark at the same time. Useful for punchy and sustained chords.

Categories: dark, resonance

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PowPow on Jan 11, 2016 microKORG

Short and slightly stabby great for accent chords.

Categories: chord

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Thin Bass on Jan 08, 2016 Juno 6/60

Why does every one want a fat bass? Who knows. Here’s a thin one.

Categories: bass

Get Away on Jan 07, 2016 ESQ-1

Inspired by the syncopated chords in “Time To Get Away” by LCD Soundsystem.

Categories: chord, resonance

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FattFuzz on Jan 06, 2016 microKORG

Thick, fuzzy bass tone for when you really want that bass to pop.

Categories: bass, mono, distorted

Oscillator Sync Example on Jan 05, 2016 ESQ-1

From the podcast, here is an example using oscillator sync to tweak the harmonic content of the patch.

Categories: bass

Plucked Lead on Jan 04, 2016 Juno 6/60

Starts out with a harp-like pluck, then sustained with a synthy tone.

Categories: lead, plucked

Stringey on Jan 02, 2016 microKORG

Unrealistic combination of waves creates a string-like sound with a metallic ring.

Categories: strings

Wow Bass on Jan 01, 2016 CZ

Wah-like bass with some sizzle at the front of each note.

Categories: bass

Roger Wilco on Jan 01, 2016 ESQ-1

Noise and computery sci-fi sound reminiscent of a space quest.

Categories: sound effect, noise