Tag Archives: 80s

New Synth-Pop Instrumental: House Fire

11 Mar

New synthpop instrumental; completed demo. This track is slated to become a Straw Man Standing song, the recording moniker of my good friend, Travis Webster-Booth.

Instruments:

Roland Juno 6
Moog Prodigy
Acoustic Guitar
Fender Rhodes
Drum Samples

What does a Roland Juno-60 sound like?

2 Nov

What sounds can you make with a Roland Juno-60 polyphonic analog synthesizer? Here is a collection of custom patches that I programmed into my Roland Juno-60. The demo includes basses, strings, pads, arpeggios, and more. I recorded these patches dry into Ableton Live, and then used Ableton’s Large Space Chorus reverb preset to add some ambiance. (Ableton’s reverb sounds great on synths.) No other processing was done. All parts were played by myself; no DCB-MIDI conversion was used.

New Synth-Pop Instrumental: Second Shadow

14 Apr

New synth-pop instrumental; completed demo.

Instruments:

Roland Juno 60
Yamaha CS-40m
Acoustic Guitar
Electric Guitar (Chorus)
Electric Guitar (Clean)
Violins
Flute
Drum Samples

Interlude No. 1 “Waves:” New Synth-Pop Instrumental

6 Oct
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Sequential Circuits 6-Trak.

New synth-pop instrumental; completed demo.

Instruments:

Sequential Circuits 6-Trak
Moog Prodigy
Roland Juno 60
Guitar (Chorus)

Then We Cave: New Synth-Pop Instrumental

13 Jul
Rain.

Rain.

New synth-pop instrumental; completed demo.

Instruments:

Roland D-50
Roland Juno 60
Roland Jupiter 8 (VST)
Ensoniq ESQ-1
Yamaha CS-40m
Mellotron Strings (VST)
Bass Guitar
Drum Samples

An alternate version was recently featured in Bedroom Cassette Masters: Volume 3.

Solar Glare: New Synth-Pop Instrumental

26 Feb
Rhodes_DX7

Yamaha DX7 smoozing with a Fender Rhodes.

New synth-pop instrumental; work in progress.

Instruments:

Roland Juno 60 Synthesizer
Yamaha CS-40m Synthesizer
Ensoniq SQ-80 Synthesizer
Roland D-50 Synthesizer
Electric Guitar (Chorus)
Electric Guitar (Tremolo)
Ensoniq Mirage
Drum Samples

Give And Take: New Synthpop Instrumental

18 Jan

Give & Take

YamahaCS40m

Yamaha CS-40m.

New synth-pop instrumental; work in progress.

Instruments:
Roland Juno 60 Synthesizer
Yamaha CS-40m Synthesizer
Mellotron (Virtual)
Oboe
Trumpet
Violin
Electric Guitar
Drum Samples

All it needs are some killer vocals.