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Your favourite synth demo track

Post by D-Collector » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:22 am

Mine is actually for a softsynth! The nice PPG 2.V developed by Wolfram Franke, who is also the man behind this tune! (Thanks to Holger Steinbrink of Waldorf, for clearing that up!) So nice and airy and with a great melody and sounds, it reminds me of many of my favourite artists. I would like to hear more from Wolfram!

PPG 2.V - Wake Up The Sponge (by Wolfram Franke)



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Re: Your favourite synth demo track

Post by gordwiebe » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:54 am

I remember liking one of the demo songs in, of all things, the Roland SH32.
There was even an (un?)intentionally hilarious disclaimer in the manual about it:

"The second demo song (spank) is intended to introduce you to the expanded capabilities provided by the SH-32. Understand that this demo uses extreme sounds that differ radically from those used in ordinary demonstration songs."


I also remember liking one of the preset "audition" phrases on the proteus 2000 for one of the string patches. The artist Daedalus must of also liked it because it is the main part of one of the songs on his "exquisite corpse" album.
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Re: Your favourite synth demo track

Post by CS_TBL » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:01 am



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Re: Your favourite synth demo track

Post by Virgule » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:23 am

I used to have an excerpt of the Gleeman Pentaphonic demo. My soundfile was a measly 1min long (original tape runs over 20min) but it sounded fantastic.

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Re: Your favourite synth demo track

Post by Ry-Fi » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:37 am

D-Collector wrote:Mine is actually for a softsynth! The nice PPG 2.V developed by Wolfram Franke, who is also the man behind this tune! (Thanks to Holger Steinbrink of Waldorf, for clearing that up!) So nice and airy and with a great melody and sounds, it reminds me of many of my favourite artists. I would like to hear more from Wolfram!

PPG 2.V - Wake Up The Sponge (by Wolfram Franke)

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I've always loved this one! In fact, when I conjure up the sound of PPG/Waldorf wavetable synthesis in my mind, it immediately goes to this track.

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Re: Your favourite synth demo track

Post by Solderman » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:48 am

This Rhodes Chroma demo track by Matthias Becker(Synthesizer Von Gestern) is probably my favorite:
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Re: Your favourite synth demo track

Post by garranimal » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:20 am

Excellent post D-Collector.
The Korg Prophecy factory demos are interesting from a 1-track perspective.

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Re: Your favourite synth demo track

Post by D-Collector » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:53 am

Wow, that MS2000 demo is cool! The Rhodes Chroma track was A+ too!

And I generally like anything from Eric Persing, like the 990 demo. Really good stuff!

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Re: Your favourite synth demo track

Post by cartesia » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:15 pm

One part of one of the older Virus demos.. think it was virus B? or C?

anyway, a group called Carbon Based from finland made a full track out of it and it was awesome deep banging hard trance..

I totally lost respect for them using a demo track's synth line but in terms of music, I think it's cool...

Hmm it's in the VSE database, clip 2 for virus B, about 1/4 through the clip.

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Re: Your favourite synth demo track

Post by Hybrid88 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:14 pm

+1 Access have the best demos I reckon, I also like their demo here;

http://virus.info/page/render/lang/en/p ... rview.html

Halfway down the page on the right, it's called "Steampunx", particularly like 1.28 onwards - nasty 8-)
cartesia wrote:One part of one of the older Virus demos.. think it was virus B? or C?

anyway, a group called Carbon Based from finland made a full track out of it and it was awesome deep banging hard trance..

I totally lost respect for them using a demo track's synth line but in terms of music, I think it's cool...

Hmm it's in the VSE database, clip 2 for virus B, about 1/4 through the clip.

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Re: Your favourite synth demo track

Post by balma » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:34 pm

Can I mention a sampler?

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Re: Your favourite synth demo track

Post by vinyl_junkie » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:53 pm

Waldorf Micro Q (Second Song Fast forward to 1.06!)

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Re: Your favourite synth demo track

Post by balma » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:13 pm

vinyl_junkie wrote:Waldorf Micro Q (Second Song Fast forward to 1.06!)

Oh yes I love that pad preset patch, forgot its number. So warm and distant.....
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Re: Your favourite synth demo track

Post by garranimal » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:52 pm

That Steampunx track was like no factory demo I've ever heard. Really cool and represents Access sounds well.

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Re: Your favourite synth demo track

Post by Cybercardinal » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:45 pm

Jürg Schaaf's demo for the Polymorph was ok too


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