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.

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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.

Tech 21 Boost RVB and DOD FX90 Delay Impulse Response Packs



Today we have two more impulse response packs for use with convolution reverbs. Two guitar pedals were sampled for their responses.

First we have the Boost RVB from Tech21 NYC. This quirky little reverb emulation produces some strange and ringy dark reverbs. It is very easy to drive into oscillation, which makes a very eerie sound. It has been measured at a number of settings and decay lengths.

To follow up the reverb pedal, we have a junky old analog delay pedal: the DOD FX90 Delay. It is a very short delay and the mix control doesn't do very good job at keeping the dry signal out. Wiping the Delay knob back and forth will cause the unit to tend towards oscillation, even without an input signal. It is dirty, so measuring it was a bit tricky. The results are available below.

Download Tech 21 NYC Boost RVB Impulse Response Pack

Download DOD FX90 Delay Impulse Response Pack

Both packs can be downloaded from the Sample Packs page. If you've enjoyed these, please let me know as there are other units that could also be measured in a similar fashion.