1987 contains 127 presets for Synplant
1987 is a tribute to the sounds of the 80's where much of my musical psyche was informed!...everything from Fad Gadget to SoftCell to Section 25 to Caberet Voltaire to OMD and The The (the list goes on...) ;]
It was THAT 80's sound that influenced what I was pulling out of my Pro One and DX7 in those long ago days
It was in fact in 1987 that I finally saved up enough to purchase a Yamaha MT1X 4 track cassette recorder. That was a game changer for me. It was also the next step in my lifelong "trip down the rabbithole".
If you are familiar with it, you know that Sonic Charge's Synplant does a BRILLIANT job of creating sounds from planting seed from its "grown" branches and by utilization of the cntl click on the main seed to plant randomly...
But the real magic of Synplant IS belied by its elegant interface...
the real magic starts once you dive into the genetic manipulation tool
Although the "dna helix" layout of the genetic manipulation controls might be a little frustrating at first, one DOES get used to the layout and it begins to really feel more and more practical than static knob designs.
I'm not saying that this method would suit OTHER synths, but after the initial learning curve with the genetic manipulation structure and process, one can really get at what Synplant is capable of ;]
When I started this project in October 2016, my initial intent was to put out a set of around 64 to 100 presets.
Once I got that hang of the genetic manipulation tool, that initial number was reached very quickly.
And soon, I discovered a way to make each preset TWO "morphable" sounds (switchable via the Modwheel...) so the project expanded and became even more intensive.
By Christmas, I had come up with over 400 presets (closer to 800 if you count the fact that most presets were actually TWO presets ;] )
Since then, there has been the exercise of volume matching and parsing sounds to appropriate libraries, etc.
While it has been a bit more work than I expected from the start, it has been a blast putting these together!
1987 is the second in a three part release of blortblort's 'Sunlight GMO' Synplant preset series.
(visit here for part 1: Boards of Carrollton )
in the next month or so, I'll release the final part of the 'Sunlight GMO' series:
elokuva is a set of sounds that leans more toward the ...cinematic!