Cushy Synths

The swan song of a Juno 60...

The story

Hi everyone, This is a collection of instruments created recording the sound of the oscillators of a faulty Roland Juno 60 with the panel board B bypassed. Then I’ve processed and mixed the sounds into Logic Pro to obtain a playable instrument and re-recorded them using guitar effects and my Yamaha SPX90. A result is a group of very interesting instruments: Ambience Pad is a vocal-like pad obtained using formant filters. Cushy Epiano is a dark electric piano-like instrument with “felted” characteristics Cushy Hollow is the sum of the Epiano and the Ambience Pad processed with the classic Symphonic setting of the SPX90 into the LPF of the Juno Low Organ is obtained processing the sound with an Electro Harmonix Pog2, a Ibanez Tubescreamer, and an Arion Chours. Slow Attack Evo is a pad processed with a Boss Phaser set on random steps and recorded moving the mic in a circle. This gives the pad an arp-like sound. I hope you like it. Julian

Cushy Synths: How I've extracted sounds from a dead Juno 60

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  • You never can have enough Kosmische Sounds on your hd

    well done - some useful ambient settings for the next project.

    musiclova17 October 2021
  • Sing me no deep hymn of devotion...?

    Maybe not quite rave-worthy but I definitely like it. Well recorded and processed there is enough character here to make it worth the dowload. The Ambience pad is the star of the show with its playable choral sound. The other patches are a little more niche but could come in useful to add weight or rhythm to a piece especially the Low Organ. GUI is attractive enough but would have been nice to have had the option to put back some of what has been filtered out of these sounds.

    thebutlerdeclines20 October 2021
  • Well recorded, but not the most inspiring library.

    This library has been recorded well, but the patches aren't quite unique enough for me personally. The Ambience Pad is the star of the show, the others fall a little short in my opinion and need too much post processing to fit into a mix. However, I imagine there may be others out there who could find a lot more use for this synth than me. Good job Julian!

    R.Treves16 October 2021
  • Simplistic pads

    Sometimes the simple things in life are the best. It has nice ambient tones that were recorded really well. Sometimes it's just what you need. Thanks!

    Ef Nerva16 October 2021
  • Beautiful sounds sans high end

    These sounds are well recorded, useful and highly playable. As others have noted, there's a lot of low end, and I would add, not a lot of high end either. It sounds as though all of the samples were low pass filtered. There's also not a lot of control over the effects. They are all permanently applied to the samples. I don't mind that approach, and I do it all the time in my own libraries, but I also feel it's important to include the dry sounds as well for people who might want to process those in other ways. These sounds are all useful, but there's a lot of other sounds out there like this. It's a worthy download, just maybe not the most innovative or unique library.

    Sam Ecoff26 October 2021
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