Yamaha PS-35 Sample Pack



This sample pack features sounds from a Yamaha PS-35 keyboard. This keyboard contains 12 presets which combine FM synthesis with an analog chorus circuit. The chorus offers three independent settings: bypassed, chorus and tremolo. The tremolo setting adds amplitude modulation to the chorus effect. Each preset has been sampled with the chorus setting active. All 49 keys were recorded for each preset. Samples start on MIDI note C2 (note 24).

Additionally, as a bonus, some of the PCM drum samples are provided. It was not possible to isolate the drums into separate sounds, so some of the sounds contain an extra high-hat hit here and there. Sounds from the bass arpeggio generator are also included with no chorus, chorus and tremolo active.

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Bytmasque Out Now On Bandcamp



There is a new Moonrocks album called Bytmasque out now on Bandcamp.

The album deals will changes taking place here in Portland, Maine over the last four years as our small city has become a popular destination. Rents have skyrocketed with the demand. People are moving in while many more are moving out. Some things improve, others are lost. The character of the town is very different and it has been difficult adjusting. It's been said that our town is "growing up". This album attempts to make some sense of these changes using the created mythology of the Bytmasque character.

For the first time, this album has an accompanying artwork book. It is filled with articles and digital artwork.

The album is available using Bandcamp's Name-Your-Price model and can be had for free if you enter a price of $0 after clicking Buy Now.

Roland JX3P - Bass Sample Pack



This sample pack is the third of three in a series of packs featuring the Roland JX3P Synthesizer, released in 1983.

The third pack focuses on bass patches. It also includes a vibes patch.
The four patches included have been multisampled directly from the synthesizer. The JX3P can produce 61 notes, starting at C3 (midi note 36) on up through C8 (midi note 96). Each note had been individually sampled for an extended period of time to capture the behaviour of the built-in chorus. Samples are labelled by patch name and midi note number. Each folder contains a full set of all the sounds the JX3P can make for that patch.

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Part 1, Strings and Pads, can be found here. This post also contains instructions on using the samples in Ableton Live 9.
Part 2, Effects, can be found here.

Patches

Metal Bass Metallic tinged bass
Submarine Bass Modulated hit bass with a strange attack
Vibes Vibraphone-like sound
Vox Bass Squelch bass with vocal like sustain

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Roland JX3P - Effects Sample Pack



This sample pack is the second of three in a series of packs featuring the Roland JX3P Synthesizer, released in 1983.

The second pack focuses on effect patches.
The four patches included have been multisampled directly from the synthesizer. The JX3P can produce 61 notes, starting at C3 (midi note 36) on up through C8 (midi note 96). Each note had been individually sampled for an extended period of time to capture the behaviour of the built-in chorus. Samples are labelled by patch name and midi note number. Each folder contains a full set of all the sounds the JX3P can make for that patch.

Download Roland JX3P - Effects Sample Pack

Part 1, Strings and Pads, can be found here. This post also contains instructions on using the samples in Ableton Live 9.

Patches

Focus Pad Sustained pad with a filter sweep beginning
Interloper Slow rising modulation effect
Planet Dust Swirling filter noisy modulation effect
Soundtrax Piano attack with a sustain for tension

Synthesis Structure

Here's the parameter structure for the JX3P.


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Bent Pox Toy Sample Pack



This sample pack features sounds from an early circuit-bent creation called Pox. It is a toy guitar that has been modified with contact points and a bending touch plate. For added noise, the batteries have been aged to perfection before sampling. It is decidedly unmusical, but can produce unique noise. Each of the Piano and Horn sounds has been multisampled over 13 notes. Static noises from rubbing wires on the touchplate have also been included.

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