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Jarre Revolutions sample pack

Postby madtheory » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:52 pm

The classic sounds from the classic digital synthesizer used by Jean Michel Jarre on his 1988 album Revolutions. Over 1.4GB* of 24 bit sounds, perfectly mapped and looped in Kontakt for you to play, just like the original keyboard.

List of patches:
Analog Chop
Atari
Grittar 2 Lower, Grittar 2 Upper (Layered as Main Lead)
Gurgel Strings
Jete Strings
Kokubo Strings
Machine Run
Marshy Zone
Motor Orchestra
Ocean Scenario
Octave Synth Bass
Orchester Philamon
Solvolysis
Synth Bass 42
Yamatano Orochi

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*Kontakt compressed format makes a 960MB download
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Re: Jarre Revolutions sample pack

Postby Hugo76 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:28 pm

Are these all Roland D50?
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Re: Jarre Revolutions sample pack

Postby vicd » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:52 am

... and what would Eric Persing say? :?

I don't like the drums, but the drums like me!
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Re: Jarre Revolutions sample pack

Postby madtheory » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:57 am

vicd wrote:... and what would Eric Persing say? :?

De minimis non curat Persing?
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Re: Jarre Revolutions sample pack

Postby synthroom » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:59 pm

These are pretty widely available D-50 patches.
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Re: Jarre Revolutions sample pack

Postby Z » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:44 pm

synthroom wrote:These are pretty widely available D-50 patches.


But not everyone owns a D-50, hence the "sample" pack. But why anyone would want to use another artist's "signature" sounds in their own compositions or make exact covers of said artist's compositions defeats the purpose of creating individual art.
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Re: Jarre Revolutions sample pack

Postby madtheory » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:04 pm

Thanks Z :) Agreed, this is not about creating "individual art". I, and others, find it interesting and fun to explore other composer's work. Even just learning to play this stuff is fun. I have the 3 Jarre songbooks (i.e.sheet music) transcribed by Sylvain Durand, and it's a great way to learn new things.

Actually, doing the demo for this was interesting. Contrary to what I originally assumed, a lot of stuff is programmed rather than played. I just couldn't get the same punch in the sound by steady playing. As soon as I sequenced it, it worked.

Demo here:
http://madtheory.com/site/?p=799
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Re: Jarre Revolutions sample pack

Postby Hugo76 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:38 am

I think this is a cool project. Especially if you're a Jarre fan, like myself. I would buy these samples if I didn't already own a D50 :-)
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Re: Jarre Revolutions sample pack

Postby madtheory » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:32 pm

Thanks :)
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Re: Jarre Revolutions sample pack

Postby Bitexion » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:01 pm

Yep all these are D50 samples.

Some of the sequences are actually just really clever use of the 4 LFO's on the synth though. And some delay.
I think Keyboard Magazine included a cartridge with all the "official" Revolutions patches for the D50 sometime in 1989.
It is readily available as sysex on internet. That moment of "playing" the clockworks sample for the first time.
He utilized the fact that the d50 PCM samples are not multisampled, so two notes an exact octave apart will play the sample back at half speed on the lowest note, creating that thumping rythm.

The "gurgling strings" from The Emigrant is an awesome patch too.
Or the ripping and roaring lead sound from Revolutions Overture. Can't beat it.

So a sample pack is nice for those who never owned the synth itself.
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Re: Jarre Revolutions sample pack

Postby D-Collector » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:10 pm

Wow! Great work with this sample pack madtheory!

I had lots of fun with the "Jarre patches" when I had my D-50. But I traced most of them from their original cards (or rather the sysex files). Therefore the names are different and there is 4 more patches in my bank. I can't remember if "Gotham FX" was used on the record but it can be heard in the intro for the docklands concert. And "Alien Cam" was on the WfC album?
I seem to remember that the original "Machine Run" patch as found on the card was actually out of sync when played one octave lower. I had to tweak a little to get it right and I suspect that was also done with the version commonly found in D-50 "Jarre banks" online.

Just for fun here is a demo of some tests I did in 2008 with a couple of these patches.

http://www38.zippyshare.com/v/46011163/file.html

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http://www48.zippyshare.com/v/96595031/file.html
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