Bytmasque Out Now On Bandcamp



There is a new Moonrocks album called Bytmasque out now on Bandcamp.

The album deals will changes taking place here in Portland, Maine over the last four years as our small city has become a popular destination. Rents have skyrocketed with the demand. People are moving in while many more are moving out. Some things improve, others are lost. The character of the town is very different and it has been difficult adjusting. It's been said that our town is "growing up". This album attempts to make some sense of these changes using the created mythology of the Bytmasque character.

For the first time, this album has an accompanying artwork book. It is filled with articles and digital artwork.

The album is available using Bandcamp's Name-Your-Price model and can be had for free if you enter a price of $0 after clicking Buy Now.

Roland JX3P - Bass Sample Pack



This sample pack is the third of three in a series of packs featuring the Roland JX3P Synthesizer, released in 1983.

The third pack focuses on bass patches. It also includes a vibes patch.
The four patches included have been multisampled directly from the synthesizer. The JX3P can produce 61 notes, starting at C3 (midi note 36) on up through C8 (midi note 96). Each note had been individually sampled for an extended period of time to capture the behaviour of the built-in chorus. Samples are labelled by patch name and midi note number. Each folder contains a full set of all the sounds the JX3P can make for that patch.

Download Roland JX3P - Bass Sample Pack

Part 1, Strings and Pads, can be found here. This post also contains instructions on using the samples in Ableton Live 9.
Part 2, Effects, can be found here.

Patches

Metal Bass Metallic tinged bass
Submarine Bass Modulated hit bass with a strange attack
Vibes Vibraphone-like sound
Vox Bass Squelch bass with vocal like sustain

Roland JX3P - Effects Sample Pack



This sample pack is the second of three in a series of packs featuring the Roland JX3P Synthesizer, released in 1983.

The second pack focuses on effect patches.
The four patches included have been multisampled directly from the synthesizer. The JX3P can produce 61 notes, starting at C3 (midi note 36) on up through C8 (midi note 96). Each note had been individually sampled for an extended period of time to capture the behaviour of the built-in chorus. Samples are labelled by patch name and midi note number. Each folder contains a full set of all the sounds the JX3P can make for that patch.

Download Roland JX3P - Effects Sample Pack

Part 1, Strings and Pads, can be found here. This post also contains instructions on using the samples in Ableton Live 9.

Patches

Focus Pad Sustained pad with a filter sweep beginning
Interloper Slow rising modulation effect
Planet Dust Swirling filter noisy modulation effect
Soundtrax Piano attack with a sustain for tension

Synthesis Structure

Here's the parameter structure for the JX3P.

Bent Pox Toy Sample Pack



This sample pack features sounds from an early circuit-bent creation called Pox. It is a toy guitar that has been modified with contact points and a bending touch plate. For added noise, the batteries have been aged to perfection before sampling. It is decidedly unmusical, but can produce unique noise. Each of the Piano and Horn sounds has been multisampled over 13 notes. Static noises from rubbing wires on the touchplate have also been included.

Download Bent Pox Toy Sample Pack

Roland JX3P - String & Pads Sample Pack



This sample pack is the first of three in a series of packs featuring the Roland JX3P Synthesizer, released in 1983.

The first pack focuses on string and pad patches, as the Roland JX3P Synthesizer is well known for these types of sounds.
The four patches included have been multisampled directly from the synthesizer. The JX3P can produce 61 notes, starting at C3 (midi note 36) on up through C8 (midi note 96). Each note had been individually sampled for an extended period of time to capture the behaviour of the built-in chorus. Samples are labelled by patch name and midi note number. Each folder contains a full set of all the sounds the JX3P can make for that patch.

Download Roland JX3P - Strings & Pads Sample Pack

Look for parts 2 and 3 soon!

Patches

String AHeavy chorused strings, built to stand up front
String B Slightly mellower strings, built to sit in a mix
Waster Pad Bright saw bassy pad, sci-fi classic
Heavy Decay Dark filter sweep pad, instance space

Using Patches In Ableton Live Sampler

Select all samples, drag into Sampler by first note. All samples sound appear in the Zone tab.
With all samples selected, drag the starting note of the note range to C3.
On the other side, drag the ending note to C8.
Right-click on the selected ranges and choose to distribute equally. Each key should have one note.