Synthesizer Pads: A Love Story

US RedMeansRecording's ROMpler Odyssey      25/03/24

Prepare for a deep dive into the world of Synth Pads and ROMplers with RedMeansRecording! ROMplers can be defined as a piece of music equipment which uses audio samples instead of oscillators for sound generation, with the on-board waveforms stored in ROM memory (as opposed to RAM). In this excellent video, Jeremy talks about the ENSONIQ ESQ-1, ROLAND D-50, KORG M-1, Kurzweil K1000, ENSONIQ VFX, Ensoniq VFX, E-MU Sound modules  and other stuff! Here's the video breakdown:

00:00 intro
01:54 whats a rompler
02:48 whats a pad
03:36 how to make a pad
04:52 ensoniq esq-1
06:12 roland d-50
08:22 korg m1
10:56 dale north on romplers
12:00 Kurzweil k1000
13:19 ensoniq vfx
15:07 emu
17:27 korg wavestation
19:31 roland jd-800
21:35 roland jv-1080
23:44 floor baba on romplers
28:16 korg triton
30:35 XV-5080
33:11 yamaha motif (and montage)
34:58 native instruments kontakt
36:24 sequential prophet x

You'll find a full transcript here:

Excellent stuff! More from Jeremy here:



About the author [midierror]: midierror makes nifty Max For Live devices, innovative music hardware, award winning sample packs and hosts a podcast speaking to people in the music world.

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