Even with the MP3's being done at a 256kbps rate, they are doing a good job at making mud out of the bottom end of the machine. If you have the bandwidth, I encourage you to download the WAV files for any patches that you want to hear more clearly.
None of there samples are exciting to listen to as notes, so please don't. :) Listen to them for the sound.
"Creamy", "Smooth", "Liquid"... "It's not just analog, it's Bob Moog analog." :)
Something to show a bit of the filters in dual lowpass mode. Starting at 0:49, the shifting/phasing effect is from SPACING being modulated from the pad. SPACING controls the cutoff frequency of the second filter as a relationship to the first. The second filter can be tuned up to 3 octaves above or below the first filter.
Showing the envelope times. A short pattern being played while the DECAY time is turned down, and then back up. The shortest A/D/R time is spec'd to be 1ms. At 0:52, the filters are closed down, and the amplifer release time is reduced to minimum.
Showing more of the dual filters with a softer/melodic feel. Note the growl at 0:30 and the sweep from 0:44.
A bit of "classic oscillator sync".
More sync noises. This time as a lead.
Filter sweep with full resonance and noise modulating the filter cutoff. It's often useful to setup this simple patch on various machines as a point of comparison. NOTE: If you use this sample as a comparison point, do NOT rely on the MP3 file.
Just noise through a wide open filter. This can also be a useful patch for comparisons. If a synth has a lame noise source, it's really hard to do certain patches. NOTE: If you use this sample as a comparison point, do NOT rely on the MP3 file.
Factory patch #43. A rezzy filter showing off some of the modulations and noises.
Factory patch #49. Wonderfully screechy noises.
Factory patch #51. Frequency modulation along with Sample and Hold.
Factory patch #55. A simple acoustic bass patch. This is one to get the WAV file for, there's a LOT of low end in here.
Factory patch #60. Grungy modulations when played high, polyrhythms when played low.
No oscillators were harmed in the making of this patch - only the filters were abused. :)
This shows the dual lowpass filters being used as oscillators. At the beginning, both filters are tuned to unison. From 0:14-0:22 one filter is detuned (using the SPACING control), and you can now hear two distinct pitches. Since the filters are stereo, you hear a different pitch in the left and right channels. At 0:39, modulation is applied to the filter cutoff from oscillator 3. This gives the distinctive "ring modulator" style sweep. At 1:02, SPACING is again adjusted which causes the ring tones to modulate.
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