Worst Synth Presets

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Worst Synth Presets

Post by Analogue Crazy » Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:58 pm

JP-4 Sax - This sound is so cheesy. Its what you would expect to get out of a cheesy Organ. Despite being so bad, this sound was actually used on a record (HL-Hard Times). Hard to belive.

JP-4 The Force - This sound is actually usable but is definatly not a very impressive FX sound. Its just silly. Is there a Star Wars connection? Star Wars came out one year before the JP-4 so maybe Roland created this sound for Star Wars fans.

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Post by Psy_Free » Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:02 pm

All presets are poison. They should all be destroyed. :twisted:
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Post by neandrewthal » Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:17 pm

Lately bass? Supersaw? :twisted:
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Post by Mixolydian » Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:24 pm

Patch 11 on the Yamaha TX802, "Inside the VLSI." It's sort of a slow attack feedback or squelch with a bit of vibrato. Not sure what the programers were thinking.

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Post by Martin P268 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:29 pm

At the time I find use for a 'horrible' preset, I start to like it.
It happened to many presets and I think, some of them are irrationally hated.
All presets are poison. They should all be destroyed.
It's way easier to make noise different from a preset than to make a complete song with presets. Endless tweaking wankery is poison.

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Re: Worst Synth Presets

Post by gfriden » Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:50 pm

Analogue Crazy wrote:JP-4 Sax - This sound is so cheesy. Its what you would expect to get out of a cheesy Organ. Despite being so bad, this sound was actually used on a record (HL-Hard Times). Hard to belive.
That's the one Jo Callis refered to as a 'bitchin' elephant'. :lol:
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Post by premieklovn » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:30 pm

JX3P - A16 Voice.

shiiiiiiite.

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Post by th0mas » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:34 pm

MC-303 has a lot of contenders in this field if I remember correctly from the week I owned one.

Making a rompler and running out of ideas so bad you need to put in a "dogs barking" sample? come on.. Even funnier is the preset song that uses it in a hip-hop beat.

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Post by Analogue Crazy » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:40 pm

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Post by Mixolydian » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:53 pm

th0mas wrote:MC-303 has a lot of contenders in this field if I remember correctly from the week I owned one.
That reminds me of the week I owned a Roland D-110. It may have some good sounds in it, but I didn't want to give up a year of my life trying to find out.

And your barking dog comment hits home with all the digital junk like dancing santas, singing fish, and of course, Jingle Bell dog choirs set in the first 3 feet of almost every retail store this time of year.

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Post by wiss » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:07 pm

The only analog synth I have owned with "pre-sets" was an SY-2. I dont think there was a preset I didnt use on it. (my jup-6 has pre-sets but they arent named)

any rompler is going to have a few bads ones and so are the VA's
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Post by Jack Spider » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:12 pm

How about some sound samples of your terrible presets?!

Especially the Jupiter 4 presets, AC.
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Post by zmd » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:25 pm

that trill thing on the poly 800. just terrible.
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Post by Spike Vincent » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:51 pm

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Post by OriginalJambo » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:01 pm

The D-50 has some pretty awful new age presets, as does the JD-800. The ION has loads of stinkers if I remember rightly too. And it doesn't get much worse than my Teisco S-100P's "muted trumpet".

I actually like that A16 patch on the JX-3P - it's kind of cool. :P
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