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These sounds demonstrate how Synthesizers.com systems and modules sound, but remember, there's nothing like hearing one in person.

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Abbreviations and Notation Notes
VCO = Q106 Oscillator
LFO = Q106 Oscillator in LOW range
VCA = Q108 Amplifier
EG = Q109 Envelope Generator
RM = Q116 Ring Modulator
SH = Q117 Sample & Hold
N = Q110 Noise Generator
WN = White Noise
PN = Pink Noise
LN = Low Frequency Noise
Ramp = Ramp output from oscillator
Sine = Sine output from oscillator
Tri = Triangle output from oscillator
Gate = Gate output from Keyboard or Sequencer
Pitch = Pitch voltage from Keyboard or Sequencer


Songs, Patches, Pattern Demos

Ken Roll
Dynamic Pulse Modulation dynmod.mp3 (2M), Patch

Dana Countryman
Sitar Simulation sitar.mp3 (472K), Patch

John Mitchell (Konkuro)
Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light bflmp3.mp3 (1.2M)
Bachs Von Himmel Hoch Von_Himmel_Hoch.mp3 (1.1M)
Bottle Tune by John Mitchell bottletune160p.mp3 (1.1M)
Fahrenheit 440Hz Aleatoric Contest Winner! fahrenheit440hz.mp3 (4.2M)
The Old Castle TheOldCastle.mp3 (815K)
The Beast of Euless TheBeastofEuless.mp3 (3.1M)
A Peal to the Thunderbird APealtotheThunderbird.mp3 (2.7M)

Morbius
Polywog - Tomita polywog.mp3 (430K), Patch
Ring Mod Sequence By Morbius ring-mod-seq.mp3 (195K)
Reverb Grind By Morbius reverb-grind.mp3 (305K)
Moog-Like Sound By Morbius moog-like-sound1.mp3 (37K)
Robotix By Morbius robotix.mp3 (463K)
Filter Sweeps By Morbius filter-sweeps.mp3 (615K)
Ring Mod Sounds By Morbius ring-mod-1.mp3 (149K)
Station ID Demo By Morbius station-id.mp3 (151K)
Fugue Otta By Morbius fugue-otta.mp3 (3.1M)
Interesting sequence using 2 sample/hold modules shanaseq.mp3 (1M)
Bubbling sound using filters jetsonbubblemachine.mp3 (229K)
Dreamstate - Captivating sequence dreamstate.mp3 (3.7M)
Forbiddin planet type sound riveronaltaire4.mp3 (467K)
Excellent dental drill dentaldrill.mp3 (180K)

Eric Melzer
Effects Party by Eric M. ericm1.mp3 (1M)
909 Dance by Eric M. ericm2.mp3 (1.1M)
QSS22 Exclusive Demo by Eric M. ericm3.mp3 (1.6M)

Guido
Wendy Todd guido1.mp3 (3.5M)
Deconstruction site guido5.mp3 (3.2M)

Kelly Control Voltage
12db Filter Demo By Kelly 3sawsSeqd12dBLPFNotchPand.mp3 (441K)
Soft Sync Demo By Kelly 3pulseSoftSyncSwept12dBNotch.mp3 (196K)
PWM Demo By Kelly 2oscPWMaFinal.mp3 (208K)
PWM Demo By Kelly 2oscPWMbfinal.mp3 (112K)
Soft Sync Demo By Kelly 2oscSoftSync12dBHPF.mp3 (782K)
3 VCO Demo By Kelly 3oscSplitSeqFinal.mp3 (481K)
3 VCO soft sync Demo By Kelly 3sawsSoftSyncFinal.mp3 (139K)

Adam Scramstad
Aleatoric II Submission FreewayOfTimeTravelAdamScramstad.mp3 (5.3M)
8-note sequence with moogish bass patch qss44a.mp3 (488K)
S&H controlled patch w/no sequencer qss44b.mp3 (101K)
S&H controlled patch w/no sequencer qss44c.mp3 (184K)
S&H controlled patch w/no sequencer qss44d.mp3 (190K)
S&H controlled patch w/no sequencer qss44e.mp3 (58K)
S&H controlled patch w/no sequencer qss44f.mp3 (163K)
S&H controlled patch w/no sequencer qss44g.mp3 (167K)
Pocket Frog (Gaseous Discharge). hsfa.mp3 (25K), Patch


Environmental Sounds

Rain by Dave Nicol. rain.mp3 (3.3M), Patch


Module Demos

Q105 Slew Limiter Demos
The Q105 limits the rate of change of a signal. Useful to create Glissando (Portamento) or as an envelope generator.
Bass patch with fast slew then slow slew q105a.mp3 (153K), Patch
VCO w/PWM with slew direction UP q105b.mp3 (101K), Patch
VCO w/PWM with slew direction DOWN q105c.mp3 (103K), Patch
Dual VCO with pan and pitch with slew limiter q105d.mp3 (379K), Patch

Q106 Oscillator (VCO) Demos
The Oscillator generates the basic waveforms needed to create sounds. Oscillators can also be used to generate control signals for amplifiers, filters, pan/fade and more.
Sine, 4-notes q106a.mp3 (140K)
Triangle, 4-notes q106b.mp3 (140K)
Saw, 4-notes q106c.mp3 (140K)
Ramp, 4-notes q106d.mp3 (140K)
Pulse, 4-notes q106e.mp3 (140K)
4 ramps in unison, 4 notes q106f.mp3 (140K)
4 Oscillators sin,tri,saw,pulse in unison, 4 notes q106g.mp3 (140K), Patch
Sine as LFO to another VCO sweeping pulse width q106h.mp3 (231K), Patch
Sine as LFO to another VCO ramp to another Osc ramp q106i.mp3 (133K)
Ramp as LFO to another Osc saw q106j.mp3 (136K), Patch
Slew to VCO sine to ladder filter w/vibrato & reverb q106k.mp3 (204K), Patch
Slew to VCO sine w/vibrato no filter q106l.mp3 (183K), Patch
Slew to VCO triangle w/vibrato no filter q106m.mp3 (180K)
Slew to VCO saw w/vibrato no filter q106n.mp3 (173K)
Slew to VCO ramp w/vibrato no filter q106o.mp3 (179K)
Slew to VCO pulse w/vibrato no filter q106p.mp3 (182K)
Saw to ladder filter like trumpet q106q.mp3 (83K)
2 saw tuned to 5th to ladder filter like trumpet q106r.mp3 (65K)
VCO saw to ladder w/vibrato & reverb english trumpet q106s.mp3 (99K), Patch
VCO hard sync with modulation of sync amount & reverb q106t.mp3 (267K), Patch
VCO hard sync with repeating sequence w/sweeping sync q106u.mp3 (264K), Patch
Dual VCO in feedback loop as arpeggio generator q106v.mp3 (625K), Patch
VCO feedback with psuedo sequences w/reverb q106w.mp3 (121K), Patch

Q107 State Variable Filter (VCF) Demos
Filter used to alter the harmonic content of waveforms.
Ramp to filter lowpass w/wide sweep q107a.mp3 (305K), Patch
Ramp to filter highpass w/wide sweep q107b.mp3 (330K), Patch
Ramp to filter bandpass w/wide sweep q107c.mp3 (284K), Patch
Ramp to filter notch w/wide sweep q107d.mp3 (177K), Patch
Dual VCO sequence w/ VC resonance and slew q107e.mp3 (212K), Patch
Extern drum loop w/lowpass manual sweeps q107f.mp3 (780K), Patch
External drum loop raw q107g.mp3 (64K)
Dual Q107 Korg MS20 Filter Simulation q107h.mp3 (386K), Patch
Tom Haugen Demo of Q107 Filter q107feed.mp3 (538K)
Vocal sound yeahyeahyeah.mp3 (69K), Patch

Q108 Amplifier (VCA) Demos
Used to control the amplitude of a signal.
Ramp to VCA(LIN) w/EG(0,10,0,10) q108a.mp3 (176K)
2 Ramps to VCA(LIN) w/EG(0,10,0,10) q108b.mp3 (175K), Patch
Ramp to VCA(EXP) w/EG(0,10,0,10) q108c.mp3 (135K)
2 Ramps to VCA(EXP) w/EG(0,10,0,10) q108d.mp3 (136K)
Ramp to VCA(LIN) w/EG(5,0,0,0) q108e.mp3 (22K)
2 Ramps to VCA(LIN) w/EG(5,0,0,0) q108f.mp3 (23K)
Ramp to VCA(EXP) w/EG(5,0,0,0) q108g.mp3 (22K)
2 Ramps to VCA(EXP) w/EG(5,0,0,0) q108h.mp3 (22K)
Ramp to VCA(LIN) w/EG(5,5,0,0) q108i.mp3 (51K)
2 Ramps to VCA(LIN) w/EG(5,5,0,0) q108j.mp3 (50K)
Ramp to VCA(EXP) w/EG(5,5,0,0) q108k.mp3 (44K)
2 Ramps to VCA(EXP) w/EG(5,5,0,0) q108l.mp3 (43K)
Dual VCA demo with modulation & dual EG q108m.mp3 (50K)
Dual VCA demo - see patch sheet q108n.mp3 (50K), Patch
Dual VCA demo - see patch sheet q108o.mp3 (71K), Patch
Dual VCA demo - see patch sheet q108p.mp3 (79K)
Dual VCA demo - see patch sheet q108q.mp3 (182K), Patch
Dual VCA demo - see patch sheet q108r.mp3 (182K)
Triple VCA demo - see patch sheet q108s.mp3 (529K), Patch
Dual VCA demo - see patch sheet q108t.mp3 (223K), Patch

Q109 Envelope Generator (EG) Demos
Creates envelopes that are used to control filters, amplifiers, oscillators, etc.
2 EGs control Filter and VCO q109a.mp3 (152K), Patch
4 EGs as source for short sequence q109b.mp3 (230K), Patch
Kraftwerk sequencer riff using EGs w/small delay q109c.mp3 (538K), Patch

Q110 Noise Source Demos
Source of random signals used to create sounds such as thunder, drums, etc. and to create random control signals.
White, Pink, Low individually swept w/Q107 LP VCF q110a.mp3 (320K), Patch
White with multiple LFOs used to create patterns q110b.mp3 (157K), Patch
Wind storm with White noise and Q150 filter and reverb q110c.mp3 (804K), Patch
Short sequence played into Q107 VCF with tuned noise q110d.mp3 (74K), Patch

Q111 Pan/Fade Demos
In Pan mode, a signal is routed to one of the two outputs. In Fade mode, the opposite occurs: one of the two inputs is routed to the output. Routing can be controlled manually or from an oscillator or other source.
Fading 2 patches, keyboard controlled fading rate q111a.mp3 (295K), Patch
Fading where pitch sets pan amount q111b.mp3 (355K), Patch
Dual VCO sequence fade between LP and HP filters q111c.mp3 (320K), Patch
Slow panning from LFO q111d.mp3 (185K), Patch

Q115 Reverb Demos
Reverb effect created by a mechanical 3-spring reverb tank similar to that found on most guitar amplifiers.
Stacatto w/2 VCO, 1 VCO heard w/held notes, Q107 VCF q115b.mp3 (236K), Patch
ELP Trilogy imitation q115a.mp3 (266K), Patch
Wet dripping sound, 1 VCO, Q150 VCF w/LFO sweep q115c.mp3 (181K), Patch

Q116 Ring Modulator (RM) Demos
Creates unusual sounds by multiplying 2 signals. Used for gong, bell, and many strange sounds.
Dana's Retro-Computer Sound retrocomputer.mp3 (333K), Patch
2 VCO RM to Q150 VCF w/reverb, mod w/Noise/SH q116a.mp3 (331K), Patch
Spaceship sound using Ring Modulation q116b.mp3 (132K), Patch
External voice Ring Modulated with a VCO q116c.mp3 (180K), Patch

Q117 Sample & Hold (SH) Demos
Samples and holds a signal's voltage level constant. Output signals normally used to control other modules. Often used in conjunction with the Noise Source module.
White Noise sampled to control a VCO q117a.mp3 (93K), Patch
Ramp sampled controlling a VCO q117b.mp3 (94K), Patch
White Noise sampled to Q150 VCF & VCO to VCF q117c.mp3 (156K)
White Noise sampled to Q150 VCO & 2 VCOs q117d.mp3 (146K), Patch
Tinkling glass from VCO controlled by sampled noise q117e.mp3 (139K), Patch

Q118 Instrument Interface Demos
Receives inputs from external devices such as guitars, microphones, drum triggers, etc. Amplifies then creates an envelope signal, gate signal, and trigger signal for use in processing by other modules.
Drum loop into Q118 controlling Q150 VCF q118a.mp3 (187K), Patch
Drum loop into Q118 controlling Q109 EG to Q150 VCF q118b.mp3 (204K), Patch
Drum loop into Q118, nothing else q118c.mp3 (148K), Patch
Drum loop into Q118 in overdrive for distortion q118d.mp3 (147K), Patch
Rush Tom Sawyer lead q118e.mp3 (234K)
Guitar into Q118 then EG and Q107 VCF q118f.mp3 (361K), Patch
Guitar into Q118 then Q130 clip/rectify overdrive q118g.mp3 (149K), Patch
DX7 into a Q118 then Q150 filter and reverb by Dana q118h.mp3 (298K)

Q119 Sequential Controller Demos
Creates an automated series of signals at a rate determined by an internal oscillator or external source.
Example sequence q119a.mp3 (568K), Patch
CV selected sequencer stage length q119b.mp3 (328K), Patch
Awesome sequence by Morbius dreamstate.mp3 (3.7M)
Demo sequence by Adam q119c.mp3 (121K), Patch
Demo sequence by Adam q119d.mp3 (151K), Patch
Demo sequence by Adam q119e.mp3 (167K), Patch
Demo sequence by Adam q119f.mp3 (262K), Patch
Demo sequence by Adam q119g.mp3 (160K), Patch
Demo sequence by Adam q119h.mp3 (191K), Patch

Q125 Signal Processor Demos
Multifunction module provides signal inversion, attenuation, amplification, and adjustable voltage source.
2 VCOs controlled by different scales using Q125 q125a.mp3 (329K), Patch
Q125 as a wave inverter, moding 2 VCO oppositely q125b.mp3 (77K), Patch
Q125 as multiple voltage source for sequences q125c.mp3 (221K), Patch

Q127 Fixed Filter Bank Demos
Bank of 12 bandpass filters, a highpass filter and a lowpass filter used to attenuate frequencies. Frequency values are fixed at 1/2 octave intervals.
1VCO w/PWM into Q127 Filter, VCA and digital delay. Manually moved through frequencies via knobs. - Thanks Rob. q127a.mp3 (888K)

Q128 Switch Demos
Voltage controlled switch to select or route signals.
Q128 used to modify an EG waveshape q128a.mp3 (687K), Patch
Q128 to delay an EG q128b.mp3 (255K), Patch
Vocal-like tones using Q128 at end of notes q128c.mp3 (163K), Patch
Q128 switching pulse and ramp q128d.mp3 (275K), Patch

Q130 Clipper/Rectifier Demos
Voltage controlled clipping of signals and rectification of signals to create new waveforms and modify control signals.
Sine pattern into LFO'd clipper q130a.mp3 (230K), Patch
Simple Harpsicord w/Q130 rectifier to double pitch. q130b.mp3 (348K), Patch

Q141 Oscillator Aid Demos
Adds features to the Q106 Oscillator including soft sync control, waveform selector, and waveform inversion.
Manual switching between waveforms q141a.mp3 (143K), Patch

Q143 Presets Demos
Q143 Preset demo 1 preset1.mp3 (597K), Patch
Preset 1 demo text file
Q143 Preset demo 2 preset2.mp3 (840K)
Preset 2 demo text file
Live Tarkus Demo tarkus.mp3 (1M)

Q150 Transistor Ladder Filter (VCF) Demos
2/4 Pole lowpass filter based on Bob Moog's famous patent. Special output leveling circuitry, dual mixing inputs, and reversable attenuation of frequency control inputs.
Ramp to Q150, Res=0, 24db, EG(5,5,0,5) q150a.mp3 (61K)
Ramp to Q150, Res=5, 24db, EG(5,5,0,5) q150b.mp3 (72K), Patch
Ramp to Q150, Res=10, 24db, EG(5,5,0,5) q150c.mp3 (66K)
Ramp to Q150, Res=0, 12db, EG(5,5,0,5) q150d.mp3 (80K)
Ramp to Q150, Res=5, 12db, EG(5,5,0,5) q150e.mp3 (67K)
Ramp to Q150, Res=10, 12db, EG(5,5,0,5) q150f.mp3 (66K)
Drum loop to Q150, Res=0, 24db, EG(7,7,0,7) q150g.mp3 (73K)
Drum loop to Q150, Res=5, 24db, EG(7,7,0,7) q150h.mp3 (74K)
Drum loop to Q150, Res=10, 24db, EG(7,7,0,7) q150i.mp3 (99K)
Drum loop by itself q150j.mp3 (64K)
Sequence to Q150 24db, Res=10 q150k.mp3 (61K), Patch
Sequence w/slew to Q150 24db, Res=10 q150l.mp3 (61K)
Boogie On Riff by Stevie Wonder q150m.mp3 (209K)
Ramp into Q150 w/slow resonant cutoff sweep q150n.mp3 (304K), Patch
Dual VCO into Q150 q150o.mp3 (269K), Patch
Drum loop into Q150 VCF w/manual sweeps q150p.mp3 (508K), Patch
Notes into Q150 VCF self-oscillating w/fast attack q150q.mp3 (97K), Patch
ELP Luckyman patch luckyman.mp3 (488K), Patch

Q960 Moog-Style Sequencer Demos
Based on the Moog 960 Sequential Controller
Ratchet TG-Style by Yves Usson ratchet.mp3 (553K), Patch
Creating 24-stage sequences using the Q962 Switch


Misc Sounds


Many thanks to Adam Scramstad for his excellent demo work. Also thanks to all others that have contributed sounds including Morbius, John, Kelly, Eric, and others.


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