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A soundbank by Jerry Kovarsky. A set of 21 PX-5S Stage Settings and individual Hex Layers, plus some of Jerry's EP's with his custom controller settings.

Descriptions below and in the attached PDF.

MixedSaxBrs: Key-range scaled blend of Bari, (optional) Trombone, Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Trumpet, and sfz. Trumpet. Use the sliders to create the blend you need.

SL. 1 - Bari

Sl. 2 - Tenor

Sl. 3 - Trombone

Sl. 4 - Alto

Sl. 5 - Straight trumpet

Sl. 6 - Sfz. Trumpet

Kn. 1 - Mid1 EQ

Kn. 2 - Mid2 EQ

Kn. 3 - slight slap-back delay

Kn. 4 - Tasteful reverb range

Some examples:

Doubled Trombone and Bari Sax, plus trumpet

Bari, Alto and Tenor

Two Trumpets plus Bari sax

Two Trumpets plus Tenor sax

EWFBrassSplt - blended brass (with control of octave trumpet for “sizzle”, split, offering keys and/or string on the lower range. Thinking of the tune “September” when making it.

Sl. 1 - Piano level

Sl. 2 - EPno level

Sl. 3 - Strings level

Sl. 4 - Octave trumpet level

Sl. 5 - Chorus level (strings/EPno)

Sl. 6 - Reverb level

Kn. 1 - EQ Low

Kn. 2 - EQ Mid1

Kn. 3 - EQ Mid2

Kn. 4 - EQ Hi

Piano/EWFBrs - A more general-purpose application of the EWF brass - a larger piano range, split with the brass. Strings can be layered over the piano range via Knob 2.

Sl. 1 - Sfz. brass level

Sl. 2 - Strings filter cutoff

Sl. 3 - Strings level

Sl. 4 - Chorus level

Sl. 5 - Delay level (brass)

Sl. 6 - Reverb level (piano and strings)

Kn. 1 - EQ Low

Kn. 2 - Strings volume (layered with piano)

Kn. 3 - Attack/release for the strings

Kn. 4 - Hi EQ level

RodzSwell - Rhodes blended with a saw/synth swell element. Inspired by Chick Corea Electrik Band tune “All Love”

Turn on Zone 3 for an arpeggiated element.

Sl. 1 - Swell level

Sl. 2 - Filter Cutoff for swell

Sl. 3 - Bell element level

Sl. 4 - Chorus level

Sl. 5 - Delay level

Sl. 6 - Reverb level

Kn. 1 - EQ Low

Kn. 2 - EQ Mid1

Kn. 3 - EQ Mid2

Kn. 4 - EQ Hi

NuFuzeEP(BA) - an adaption based on the “RidersOnStorm” SS to recreate a fusion EP reminiscent of Brian Auger’s sound from the ‘70’s. Turn on Zone 2 for strings.

Sl. 1 - Distortion amount

Sl. 2 - Tine element level

Sl. 3 - Key-off damper element level

Sl. 4 - Chorus level

Sl. 5 - Delay level

Sl. 6 - Reverb level

Kn. 1 - EQ Low

Kn. 2 - EQ Mid1

Kn. 3 - EQ Mid2

Kn. 4 - EQ Hi

Modulation - adds amp tremolo

Pedal 2 - turns on/off Arp (with Hold) which provides stereo panning

DolceGrndVox - Uses a cool RepeatChoir Hex tone, which repeats the keymap for the choir so it never goes too far out of range. The Hex tone can be blended with any sound desired.

Sl. 1 - Choir level

Sl. 2 - Filter Cutoff for choir

Sl. 3 - Attack/Release for choir

Sl. 4 - Chorus level (Choir only)

Sl. 5 - Delay level (Choir only)

Sl. 6 - Reverb level

Kn. 1 - EQ Low

Kn. 2 - EQ Mid1

Kn. 3 - EQ Mid2

Kn. 4 - EQ Hi

CZ Pulse Pad - Sweet-sounding pad, comping, arp-able sound. Turn on Zone 2 for vocal pad to use behind arp pattern.

Sl. 1 - Filter Cutoff

Sl. 2 - Attack/Release

Sl. 3 - Filter Cutoff for Zone 2

Sl. 4 - Chorus level

Sl. 5 - Delay level

Sl. 6 - Reverb level

Kn. 1 - EQ Low

Kn. 2 - EQ Mid1

Kn. 3 - EQ Mid2

Kn. 4 - EQ Hi

Happy-loperc - Shows how to map some useful dance percussion elements to the lowest range of the keyboard. Strings and vocal pad on upper range to support song chorus.

Sl. 1 - String level

Sl. 2 - Filter Cutoff for strings

Sl. 3 - Choir level

Sl. 4 - Filter Cutoff for choir

Sl. 5 - Chorus level

Sl. 6 - Reverb level

Kn. 1 - EQ Low

Kn. 2 - EQ Mid1

Kn. 3 - EQ Mid2

Kn. 4 - EQ Hi

Struckkt! - Cool mallet/struck percussion sound. Lots of real-time sound shaping via the controllers, turn on arp, raise delay level and start crafting tonal changes!

Sl. 1 - Ring Mod depth

Sl. 2 - Ring Mod freq

Sl. 3 - Filter cutoff

Sl. 4 - Layer octave shift

Sl. 5 - Delay level (tempo-based)

Sl. 6 - Reverb level (cool room slap-back)

Kn. 1 - Woodblock level

Kn. 2 - EP Attack level

Kn. 3 - Thumb piano level

Kn. 4 - White noise level

StrSfzHorns1 - A blended of straight and sforzando horns, with a LH elec. Piano sound. Zone 3 can be turned on to blend strings with the horns, Zone 4 can be turned on to layer strings with the EP.

Sl. 1 - Trombone level

Sl. 2 - Tenor Sax level

Sl. 3 - Trumpet level

Sl. 4 - Sfz. Trombone level

Sl. 5 - Sfz.Tenor Sax level

Sl. 6 - Sfz. Trumpet level

Kn. 1 - Mid EQ 2 Gain

Kn. 2 - Hi EQ Gain

Kn. 3 - Chorus level (strings/EPno)

Kn. 4 - Reverb level

Spacey Vibes - A HexLayer blend of layered vibes plus some additional colorful elements.

Sl. 1 - Adds a bright attack transient

Sl. 2 - Adds a breathy element

Sl. 3 - Adds a warm pad element

Sl. 4 - Chorus level

Sl. 5 - Delay level

Sl. 6 - Reverb level

Kn. 1 - Filter Cutoff

Kn. 2 - Attack

Kn. 3 - Attack plus Release (Good for the added SL2 and 3 elements)

Kn. 4 - Octave shift for the added sine wave

6DOrg/Brass - An Organ/Brass split. The Brass (Trombone/Tenor/Trumpet) is a blend of straight and sfz elements. Pedal 1 controls Rotary speed.

Sl. 1 - 16’ drawbar

Sl. 2 - 5 1/3’ drawbar

Sl. 3 - 8’ drawbar

Sl. 4 - 4’ drawbar

Sl. 5 - 1 1/3’ drawbar

Sl. 6 - 1’ drawbar

Kn. 1 - Organ V/C (only goes to C2, which sounds better to me than C3, which is too fast!)

Kn. 2 - Organ V/C

Kn. 3 - Delay Level

Kn. 4 - Reverb Level

Modulation - Organ overdrive

9DOrg/Bari2 - A RH Organ/LH Bari Sax split (think Tower Of Power). Zone 1 and 2 are the organ, Zone 3 is the Bari sax. Pedal 1 controls Rotary speed.

Sl. 1 - 16’ drawbar

Sl. 2 - 5 1/3’ drawbar

Sl. 3 - 8’ drawbar

Sl. 4 - 4’ drawbar

Sl. 5 - 2 2/3” drawbar

Sl. 6 - 2’ drawbar

Kn. 1 - Organ V/C (only goes to C2, which sounds better to me than C3, which is too fast!)

Kn. 2 - 1 3/5’ drawbar

Kn. 3 - 1 1/3’ drawbar

Kn. 4 - 1’ drawbar

Modulation - Organ overdrive

Pedal 1 - Rotary speed

6DOrg/BrsVel - Organ with layered brass that can be brought in via hard playing (adjust the Low Velo Value of Zone 2 to match your touch). The Brass (Trombone/Tenor/Trumpet) is a blend of straight and sfz elements. Mod Wheel and Pedal 1 control Rotary speed.

Sl. 1 - 16’ drawbar

Sl. 2 - 5 1/3’ drawbar

Sl. 3 - 8’ drawbar

Sl. 4 - 4’ drawbar

Sl. 5 - 2 2/3’ drawbar

Sl. 6 - 2’ drawbar

Kn. 1 - Organ overdrive

Kn. 2 - Organ V/C

Kn. 3 - Delay Level

Kn. 4 - Reverb Level

Note: for the Organ + Brass Stage Settings, I have also made other registrations for the Zone 1 Hex Layer Tone, giving you choices for the 6 drawbar choices. Load those Tones separately and replace as desired.

StrwyRecrdr+ - The opening recorder sound for “Stairway To Heaven,” with some additional elements available via the 4 knobs.

Sl. 1 - Filter Cutoff

Sl. 2 - Filter Resonance

Sl. 3 - Attack/Release

Sl. 4 - Chorus level

Sl. 5 - Delay level

Sl. 6 - Reverb level

Kn. 1 - Adds breath noise element

Kn. 2 - Adds chiff/breath noise percussive attack only

Kn. 3 - Adds vocal element (use subtly)

Kn. 4 - Octave adjustment for vocal element

MLODanceComp - A mellow, slightly plucked dance tune comp sound, that can be transformed into something more powerful using Knobs 3 and 4.

Sl. 1 - Filter Cutoff

Sl. 2 - Filter Resonance

Sl. 3 - Attack

Sl. 4 - Chorus level

Sl. 5 - Delay level (tempo-based)

Sl. 6 - Reverb level

Kn. 1 - Portamento

Kn. 2 - Pluck and organ element levels

Kn. 3 - Fat element 1 level

Kn. 4 - Fat synth element 2 level

BuzzSawzs - You can’t have enough “dance” fat saw sounds. This one has some nice touches, including tempo-based delays that play against each other (Knob 4 and Slider 5), and some

Sl. 1 - Filter Cutoff

Sl. 2 - Filter Resonance

Sl. 3 - Attack/Release

Sl. 4 - Flanger level

Sl. 5 - Delay 1 level (tempo-based 1/2)

Sl. 6 - Reverb level

Kn. 1 - Octave for Layer6 (+/- 1 octave)

Kn. 2 - Detune

Kn. 3 - Hi EQ

Kn. 4 - Delay 2 (tempo-based, 3/4)

Bender - +/- 12 steps

Modulation - Filter mod

PWM Stack1 and 2 - Uses Mike’s “discovery” to create an interesting PWM-based (Pulse Width Modulation) sound. Knobs 1 and 2 are used to control the blend of some other elements.

Sl. 1 - Filter Cutoff

Sl. 2 - Filter Resonance

Sl. 3 - Portamento time

Sl. 4 - Chorus level

Sl. 5 - Delay level

Sl. 6 - Reverb level

Kn. 1 - Square/Pulse element level

Kn. 2 - Charang and VA synth element levels (produces distorted elec. guitar attack)

Kn. 3 - Attack

Kn. 4 - Release

PWM Splash - Uses Mike’s “discovery” to create an interesting PWM-based (Pulse Width Modulation) sound. Knobs 1 and 2 are used to control the blend of some other elements. Try turning on Zone 2 (Repeat Choir) and/or Zone 3 (Strings) for additional “interest”.

Sl. 1 - Filter Cutoff

Sl. 2 - Filter Resonance

Sl. 3 - Portamento time

Sl. 4 - Chorus level

Sl. 5 - Delay level

Sl. 6 - Reverb level

Kn. 1 - Vocal pad element

Kn. 2 - Detuned saw pad element

Kn. 3 - Attack

Kn. 4 - Release

Modulation - PWM modulation depth (decreases as you move it forward)

Island Mallets - A blend of Marimbas and various complimentary mallets etc. Lots of sound shaping/mixing potential via Knobs 3/4 and Sliders 1-4). Pedal 1 adds a key-up marimba layer for rolls/trills/repeated notes.

Sl. 1 - Woodblock level (adds nice attack)

Sl. 2 - Agogo level (adds metallic attack)

Sl. 3 - “More marimba” level (adds a slightly darker/detuned marimba to thicken the tone)

Sl. 4 - Chiff tone level (adds a calliope/blown flute/bottle tone)

Sl. 5 - Delay level

Sl. 6 - Reverb level

Kn. 1 - Early Reflection Wet level (Tone DSP)

Kn. 2 - Hi EQ gain

Kn. 3 - Steel drum level

Kn. 4 - Celeste level

Modulation - Release

Pedal 1 - Key-up element


What's New in Version 1.01   See changelog

Released

  • Fixed a mistake in the MixedSaxBrs presets.



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