Popularity is the password to this month's selection of readers' synth patches - the stars of the show are Korg's M1 Music Workstation and Casio's CZ 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?
T Huitson, Brighton
This patch has fallen out of a real time-warp - a genuine tinkling bar-room joanna, lacking only the chink of pint pots and the murmur of inebriated punters to complete the atmosphere. A bizarre detail is in the aftertouch, which "makes it sound like a gramophone record slowed to a halt, then allowed to speed up again". Try it for a laugh.
Alexander Deliyannis, Greece
Imagine a pipe organ mixed with a clarinet, with a couple of cellos thrown in for good measure, and you've got 'Piponette'. It would make a excellent, mournful lead sound for a weepie in the classic vein, and Alexander suggests "it could be put to good use when you compose your next Requiem (Greeks, they are such cheerful people!)". OK, Alexander, free sub on the way, and no more treks to tedious sunny Athens to get your copy of MT. These Greeks, they don't know what side their bread's buttered.
Gear in this article: