The Yamaha AN1x is like the hardware version of Sylenth. It has some of the tightest envelopes I know and the unisono mode just sounds unique. My sound set for the AN1x contains all the basics you need for your trance, dance, house or hands-up production. Crisp plucks, droning electro basses, distorted leads, wide pads and even more. If you're working with an AN1x this is a must have for you!
The bank comes in *.mid and *.an1 format.
(15 Mar '14)
My S80 (CS6x compatiblity: 90%) sound set covers pretty much everything you need for a complete trance production. Dreamy pianos, balearic guitars, progressive bass lines, plucks, living pads, sawing leads and even FX sounds.
This download also contains another sound bank that is fully GM (General MIDI) compatible and more optimized than the version that's on the net for some years now. See Readme for details.
The bank requires the OS version ExtV 1.61 (download and info here), because there're Ext-Voices used in the drum kits, which is only fully supported in the newest OS.
The bank comes in *.s2v format and requires a Smart Media Card.
(11 Jul '14)
Yamaha PLG150-AN, AN200
The PLG150-AN, which is also included in the Yamaha AN200, is the perfect combination of the excellent clean VA oscillators plus the super tight envelopes from Yamaha and Yamaha's answer on Roland's Supersaw: the multisaw. This board can practically do everything the modern dance scene needs: fat supersaw leads, pads (in case you can live with five notes of polyphony), plucks and even FM (Dubstep wobbles anyone?). If Yamaha should ever create a AN2x it only needs to include four of these boards to make me happy.
The bank comes in *.ans, *.s2b and *.s2a format.
(15 Mar '14)
As I sold my JP-8080 after about 6 Months of use, I at least want to share with you the sounds I programmed on it. It isn't much though, because I hardly could produce good sounds with it, but those I finished are quite useful. This bank also contains some sound patches adopted from Roland V-Synth.
The bank comes in *.mid and *.syx format.
The Roland V-Synth is one of the most flexible hardware synths I know. I bought it to exchange my JP-8080 and never regreted it. My patches are just as versatile as the synth itself. You've got vivid pads, agressive leads, crushed basses, dirty wobbles, even small arrangements with drums and also a guitar amplifier.
The bank comes in *.prj format and is compatible with V-Synth (OS version 2.0), V-Synth XT and V-Synth GT.
(03 Apr '14)
Korg X5D, X5, NS5R
So you thought that a beginner's synth from the 90s will always sound like a beginner's synth from the 90s? Chase away your thoughts of plastic pianos and emotionless woodwinds, this set will show you the X5D from its dirty side. Cold and atmospheric melody synths, living pads, fat supersaw leads, distorted electro basses, all of this is part of this sound set and will turn your view on this synth upside down.
The sound set comes in .x5 and *.mid format. It's compatible to Korg X5D, X5DR and NS5R and about 90% compatible to X5 and 05R/W.
(15 Mar '14)
If you thought, the Sirius is a dirty sounding synth for beginners and for home parties, you're only partly right. This sound set has the capabilities to change your mind. Combined with the HiFi Overblast command it turns the Sirius into a synth that is about to challenge a Roland JP-8000. In this sound set you will find fat pads, punchy basses, wide leads and loads of backing synths and drums.
The sound set comes in *.mid format.
The package includes another MIDI-file containing one SysEx event to modify the Sirius's system settings inluding both FX parts and the overblast parameters. The overblast is nothing but a 2-band shelving EQ and this command will set them to a more HiFi position. Put this to the start of every production arrangement because these settings aren't saved when you turn off the unit. Also don't touch the overblast knob after you sent the SysEx command, otherwise the overblast settings will be reset to default values.
(15 Mar '14)
I don't offer sounds for the QY100 since this is an XG based sequencer, but I do offer patterns of various styles of various styles, sometimes from commercial songs, sometimes some typical style sounds. All of the styles contain all sections, including Intro and Ending, and should work for all chord combinations. Sometimes you can even align chords to the Intro and Ending parts, but that depends on each pattern.
I offer to convert each style to XGfied Standard MIDI-file, all sections in Cmaj7 so you can convert them to your own format to use them in any other XG enabled arranger device. I can also offer the styles as bluk dump files so they might work on Yamaha QY70, too.
The style pack comes as *.q1p files which require a Smart Media Card in the QY100.
(23 Sep '13)
Software Synthesizers (VSTi, AU, ...)
Lennar Digital Sylenth
LinPlug CronoX 3
This sound set contains over 200 sounds for classic uplifting trance and UK trance. I'd like to mention the NRJ patches here which provide bass layers that add some energy to your mixes. Definitely a must for uplifting trance tracks!
(18 Jul '14)
reFX Nexus² Expansions
Sound Of The 90s:
Sound Of The 90s Vol. 2:
»Sound Of The 90s« is the name of my first official expansion for the famous reFX Nexus software instrument. This expansion is full of retro feel, authentically created by real digital synths from the 90s (well, my synths). The expansion consists of 150 authentic synths, arps and drums.
Can't get enough of 90s sounds? My second expansion for reFX Nexus, »Sound Of The 90s Vol. 2« contains 128 more arps, leads, basses, pads and synths and more, this time with even more authenticity and power!
My own collection of uplifters, downlifters, noise sweeps, FX crashes, hits and more.
(18 Jul '14)
The fifth essence of a good progressive trance beat: Here's my collection of 9 sets of the finest percussive retro-style electro toms.
(07 Dec '13)