I should have thought of writing this! A not-geeky-at-all* article on Music Radar on the top 10 synth presets of all time:
*except a lot geeky
Before reading it, I thought I'd have a go at predicting the choices. Spoiler alert - I only got 3 out of 10 - go back to synth school Oli!
My predictions before I read the artlcle were:
Roland Juno 2: #69....What the? ('The Sound of the Hoover')
As a veteran of the late 90's hard house scene, this was a staple of the genre. Originally debuted on 'Mentasm' by Joey Beltram, it was such an important sound that I had a Roland Juno 2 to generate it authentically - with the external programmer box as well.
Now available as various VST plugins for your DAW...
TB-303: Not sure if this counts as a preset. The whole machine is the sound...
Roland TR-808: Kick drum, clap, snare, and above all cow-bell. Again, not really a preset as such. I expect they mean digital synths that have recallable sounds.
Roland D-50: DigiNativeDance. Was used all over the place for a while - I remember it as the last sound of the Grange Hill theme tune (not the brilliant original theme tune, one of the later worser ones)
Roland DX-7. One of the electric piano sounds? I didn't have DX-7, but know that this was the classic sound off of off it (sic).
Korg M1: the organ sound used in all house records
Korg M1: the Italilano piano sound used in all house records
The RESULTS are in - how did I do?
YES! I am a genius.
No..not a preset machine, obvs.
No..also not a preset machine, obvs.
YES! I am a genious
YES! (though I didn't know the patch name)
Should be on the list..
Should be on the list...
What else was on the list? You'll have to read the article!