Tuesday, August 30, 2016
So you've heard some cool MS-20 demos and you decide to pick one up. You get it home, take it out of the box, and then realize OMG what do I do now? My friend, this demo is for you, don't run away from your MS-20. I will show you how to EASILY get up to speed quickly WITHOUT taking away your whole weekend.
We will do it all. Using the LFO. Doing a Ladytron patch. A sample-and-hold patch. A weird random self-playing patch. And not forgetting to run a drum machine through the External Signal Generator.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
This demo shows many cool, EASY, and fun tips and tricks for programming FM Synthesizers. I'm using a Yamaha TX81Z but these tips will work on ANY digital FM synthesizer or FM plugin instrument. I cover setting up a Blank Patch as a starting point. Then I show how to make Organ, Bass, Digital Pads and Choir sounds. Be sure to stay for the end of the video where I summarize the 5 Most Important Things to Edit on an FM Synthesizer.
If you're just getting started in programming you may want to check out my primer video first.
Also look into getting a Sysex controller or computer editor for editing sounds on your FM Synthesizer. This makes editing a lot faster. I'm using a Stereoping controller as shown in my other video.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
This demo is a multi-track rendition using only the Yamaha TX81Z FM synthesizer as a sound source. All custom FM patches including drums, no factory presets. Some of the sounds are available on my blog, new ones will be available soon. Effects used: Big Sky, Timefactor, and RE-20 Space Echo.
EDIT: for some reason I can't reply to posts. For the question about loading tx81z sounds into other yamaha synths, patcharena.com posted "Each (tx81z) bank holds 32 voices...DX27, DX27S & DX100 users can load these but only the 1st 24 voices of a bank are accessible."
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
This is a demo of the Stereoping Synthesizer MIDI Controller Programmer. This is the 81Z edition for editing the Yamaha TX-81Z rack synthesizer. However, these can be reprogrammed via MIDI sysex to work for other synthesizers like the JX-8P and Matrix-6. Refer the Stereoping website for supported synthesizers.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Welcome to the G-Storm Electro Channel from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I got my first Casio whan I was 15, soon after it was all about the synthesizers. This is the story of how I got started posting synthesizer demos on YouTube. There have been some hard times, and some fun times. It's an experiment, and endeavor that is still moving forward. Let's see what happens next.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Hope your week is going well. My channel has hit 1 Million views on YouTube. In the world of YouTube it's not really a big deal, but it's a big deal to me. Big thank you to everyone who has watched and subscribed! Currently there are 1541 subscribers. Also, I am finishing a very special video that has been in the works for some time. Now just seems like the right occasion. It should be posted very soon, from me to you. Stay tuned, you won't want to miss it.