Synthesizer: Radio

SYNTHESIZER RADIO – George Philip Birney

Dit is mijn synth radio met alleen zelf gemaakt tracks. In het boven menu “SYNTHESIZER” zijn er nog wat andere synth players te selecteren. CLick op het driehoekige knopje om de boel af te spelen.


Tracks are played in RANDOM order. Click the blue X button (player’s bottom left) – it will turn from blue to black – to switch to SEQUENTIAL order.


Tracks been created with various devices, some of them I still have, most are sold:


synth combis:

Waldorf Streichfett into Dreadbox NYX through Vocoder VO-1, Doepfer Dark Energy II into Moog Mother 32, Korg Volca Bas into Waldorf Rocket, Korg X3R, Novation Nova, Roland JV-1010 with EMU Proteus Ochestra through Kaoss KP3, Roland SH-32, Micro Granny II Sampler, Drums Boss Dr Rhythm DR-3.

sequencer: Korg X3R 16-track sequencer


Access Virus ti2 (sold), Audiothingies MicroMonsta (sold), Boss RC-505 Loop Station (sold), Doepfer Dark Energy I (sold), Microkorg XL (sold), Novation KS Rack (sold), Novation Supernova II (sold), Roland MC-909 Sampler Sequencer (sold), Roland MC-808 Sampler Sequencer (sold), Roland MC-505 Groove Box (sold), Roland MC-303 Groove Box (sold), Waldorf Blofeld (sold), Waldorf Pulse (sold), Yamaha rm1X Groove Box (sold).


Korg X3R Synthesizer Sequencer Workstation. This replaces the Sequentix Cirklon Sequencer that has been keeping me on the waiting list for 18 months now to no avail. So I finally cancelled the 2000 $ Cirklon order and took a 400$ refurbished Korg X3R with upgraded storage emulator instead, that can do the same thing.

Before that one, I had the Pyramid Squarp sequencer. But compared with the 30 years older Korg T1 sequencer I did not discover any substantial improvement. The T1 sequencer allowed much longer sequences and had four 4 MIDI hard outputs. Morover, the Squarp user interface was typical for loop based groove style songs, but not for the more traditional classical scores. So that’s why I sold the Squarp and ordered the Cirklon. But the Cirklon turned out not to be superior to the 25 years older Korg X3R sequencer, except for the number of events per song.

The Korg X3R can do 16 tracks of simultaneous sequences, i.e. over 16 MIDI channels, i.e. playing 16 synthesizer modules. And that was already 25 years ago! So all those modern sequencers, such as the Sequentix Cirklon and the Squarp Pyramid have not beaten this old school Korg beast by any shot. I produced a whole symphonic with the X3R sequencer.

With the 1993 X3R I no longer need any 2018 Keystep, Beatstep Pro, Octatrack, etc.