[if you want me to carry on, then you can...]
...give me a chunk of your energy
via Patreon or Paypal. I will convert this energy into a synth demo. I hope this energy
comes back to you in a form of inspiration or a renewed desire to dig at your
synth. My job is flexible so the more support I have from you, the more time I
can devote to the demos. I'd rather not become an "influencer", make dramatic
faces in my thumbnails and "new content every tuesday", so right now this is
my only source of dependable income from and for my artistic endeavors. I
prefer quality over quantity, so it make take long to see a demo, but I hope
that when you finally watch it, you'll agree it was worth the time. If you are
my loyal patron (billed more than $35 in total), you get my new synth patches
[how I got here]
Back in the day when I was getting this website started, it was quite hard to
come across demos of some models on the Internet. Besides, when I was a kid, I
had this vague conviction that synthesizers are a kind of marvellous instruments
which can make totally wicked sounds (which actually turned out to be true). But
after following the synth environment more closely, I found myslef surrounded
mostly by classic (read: cheesy) sounds, which were nowhere near the sound of my
expectations. And I said to myself 'Sweet mother of God, what the hell is this?',
and what followed was an acute need to dig up all the overlooked possibilities.
So the purpose of all this is to provide you net-surfers with the opportunity to
listen to some machines from the history of mankind, some of which Our Mighty
Lord and Savior gracefully decided to bestow on me, and to experience it all in
a slightly different way to the traditional one, that is, not by listening to me
rambling about features or watching my sweaty fingers browsing the factory
patches, but by seeing something inspiring, entertaining or simply new.
I don't see any point in theoretical discussions and churning out essays about
the meanders of technology. 90% of the bits and hertzs and stuff is redundant. I've chosen to have practical fun and see where it takes me.
There's tons of people talking a lot but creating little. I thought I should
reverse the proportions as I reached the conclusion that one is characterized
and defined not by what he owns or says, but by what he can do or has done. This
synth uses SSM chips !!! But that one has CEMs !!! Whooooaaa !!! - who the heck
cares. Just play it and you'll see what it's worth for you and decide if it
gives you enjoyment or not. Life's too short to
care too much about expertise, the ever expanding quality and all the
distractions. I suggest we all focus more on things like groove, melody,
originality, ease of use, etc. Also, I advise you not to read my words
literally, otherwise you might grow ulcers, or - god forbid - get offended.
Consider this site a sound-motion-picture gallery. Of course I do write a couple
of sentences about each synth, but anybody can write anything, not to mention
that writing about sound is pretty absurd, so I mainly focus on demos of the
synths, as I like the audiovisual medium more and find it more communicative and
Don't be misled
into thinking that this is some kind of a way to become a happy and fulfilled
person or musician. Life does not become much brighter, easier or more enjoyable
just because you have 50 cool synths and piles of colorful crap... If you cross
the line, it actually gets darker. I don't believe it a big or sensible feat to
gather tons of instruments with a conviction that only large amount of equipment
will allow you to achieve fantastic results. It's just exchanging money for
devices, paper for plastic. The things you own end up owning you -
remember? In my opinion, the greatest feat - or art - is to extract something
interesting and original from a limited set of tools.
[contact...or lack of it]
Any Jexus / WC Olo Garb social media accounts are
managed by my girlfriend.
The clickology gives me headache and I want to concentrate on music.
So if I'm not replying to a comment or posting any news, that doesn't mean I'm sitting idle and doing
nothing. Be patient;)
If you want to contact me, please send me a traditional email.