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Check out this month's selection of readers' patches from users of Yamaha's DX21, Casio's CZ1 and Ensoniq's ESQ1 synths.


If you're still waiting to see your particular synth featured in these pages, then why not be the first to submit some sounds?

Don't forget that if your patch gets published, you'll receive a free year's subscription to MUSIC TECHNOLOGY with our compliments. So send us your favourite sounds on a photocopy of an owner's manual chart (coupled with a blank one for artwork purposes) accompanied by a short demo-tape (don't worry too much about classic performances and impeccable recording quality; just present your sounds simply and concisely - and convince us you're the best of the bunch). Include a decent-length description of your sound and its musical purpose in life, and write your full name and address on each chart. And remember, edited presets are all very well, but an original masterpiece is always preferable. OK?



CASIO CZ1 - Prophet Sync


Robert Thomas, Gwynnedd

This patch resulted from Robert's yearning for the classic sound of the Prophet 5 which he was forced to sell. The sound he's produced to fill the gap is full of movement, and should be played with plenty of pitch-bend and portamento. Robert suggests that it should be kept for when you need a really meaty solo lead sound, as it can be overpowering if played polyphonically.

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YAMAHA DX21 - Andean


Trevor Stainsby, Dyfed


This authentic-sounding panpipe patch has an ethnic feel to it, but it still retains clarity and delicacy. It is ideally suited to the type of simple repetitive sequence used on Trevor's tape, where it still cuts through despite being mixed into the background.

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ENSONIQ ESQ1 - Trumpt


Dejan hankovic, Jugoslavia

Another good patch for the regularly-featured ESQ1, this brassy trumpet patch all the way from Yugoslavia is bright without being strident, and worlcs especially well for lead lines.

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