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Article from Music Technology, July 1988

A kit setup for the Alesis HR16 joins the more usual selection of readers DX and D50 patches in this month's Patchwork.

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?

ROLAND D50 - Ebony Whistler

Will Brady, CA

According to Will, "Ebony Whistler" can be used as a pad sound or as a performance setup, combining a DX7-ish piano sound and organ overtones, with an electric flute for more melodic intervention.

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YAMAHA DX21 - Midnight Gong

Dave Miller, Bedford

Another convincing bell patch for the DX21. This one combines a very-midnight-in-the-Churchyard atmosphere in the lower registers with slight detuning for a gong-like feel (there's nothing like a gong-like feel). Dave suggests that the patch is best used playing two or three notes at a time rather than complex chords.

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ALESIS HR16 - Drumkits

Charles R Fischer, CA, USA

Although this isn't strictly a patch, we thought Charles' drumkit would make a nice change to give you something to program into your drum machine instead of your synth (if you've got a HR16, that is). The various kits are very good as they stand, but obviously can be tweaked to suit your own preferences.

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