synth_nyc has some success with various synth manufacturers / synth software editors:
- Waldorf Music acquired 4 sound banks I designed for the M, the Iridium and the Pulse 2. My Iridium bank is a Factory Preset on the Iridium Keyboard, and available for FREE download to all Iridium / Quantum owners. My M banks and Pulse 2 bank are available on the Waldorf Music site.
- Black Corporation Japan acquired a sound bank I designed for the Deckard’s Dream, Xerxes and Kijimi. My Deckard’s Dream bank is a Factory Preset on the Deckard’s Dream Mk2. All banks are available for FREE download to all Deckard’s Dream, Xerxes and Kijimi owners.
- GForce Software acquired a sound bank I designed for the OB-E v2. My OB-E bank is available for FREE download to all OB-E v2 licensees.
- GS Music acquired a sound bank I designed for the e7. My e7 bank is available for FREE download to all e7 owners.
- Madrona Labs acquired a sound bank I designed for Kaivo. My Kaivo bank will be available soon for FREE download to all Kaivo licensees.
- Gearspace Forum: “Anyone who does not yet own The Blue Journey soundset should definitely consider it. Hands-down the best sounds I’ve heard for the M so far”
- Gearspace Forum: “Love the (M) “The Blue Journey” sounds”
- Gearspace Forum: “This (M) soundset is so inspiring that I needed to make a small jam with it”
- Gearspace Forum: “One of the best (M) “custom patches” I’ve heard so far, great work!!!”
- Gearspace Forum: “What excellent sounds they are, I was hoping someone would show off the newer (M) firmware stuff eventually and you more than lived up to my hopes in this regard, so I did not hesitate to buy those sounds.”
- Gearspace Forum: “synth_nyc has some epic Deckard’s Dream demos on Soundcloud I don’t know who he or she is but talented… Wow you weren’t kidding. Great stuff”
- Gearspace Forum: “Check out synth_nyc on SoundCloud Incredible 002r rack demos If I had one would try to contact and get those presets ! He also has some killer 008R presets”
- GForce Software: “Complimenting the (OB-E) update is a set of 50 new patches from the super talented synth_nyc. The set contains a range of great go-to pads, leads and bases along with a selection of unique rhythmic pads and risers”
All synthesizer custom patches are hand made from scratch, no editing of existing patch, no SYSEX import, no randomizer, etc… It takes between 1 to 2 hours to design a patch, create a small musical demo, adjust the patch to fit the melody, and record it / post produce it and post it. All demos are recorded at 24bit 96kHz PCM on UAD Apollo hardware with mainly UAD effects; then FLAC0 encoded for the site.
synth_nyc first synth was a DX7 (mk1) in the mid-80s. synth_nyc always enjoyed programming sounds on the machine and it never appeared complex or non-intuitive to him. synth_nyc first analog synth was a MKS-50 (with PG-300) where he discovered that you did not need to spend 2 hours to design a great patch! After that, synth_nyc is grateful to have owned classic and unique machines from the late 70s to early 90s like a CS-80, a Waldorf Wave, a PPG Wave 2.3, a MemoryMoog LAMM, Prophet 5 Rev 2, Rev 3.3 and Prophet VS, OSCar, OB-X, Synthex, Sunsyn, Jupiter-8, Chroma, Hartmann Neuron and Voyetra Eight (the only vintage synth_nyc still owns) and many more! synth_nyc has learned and enjoyed programming them all. Today synth_nyc is focussing his time on programming analogue renaissance hardware synths -with memories-; as well as new hybrids and new digitals, but also software synths as emulations, virtual modeling have come a long way; especially in the past year or 2 (so have computers) and are letting us enjoy amazing machines for a reasonable price, so close (or better) to the originals and hassle free.