Brassy String Melody

The Roland MKS-80 is an exceedingly versatile synthesizer, but one thing that it seems to be known for are punchy brass patches. These are probably a result of the sawtooth waveform available on each of the sixteen voltage controlled oscillators and fast hardware envelopes. Here’s a brassy string patch I programmed for a melody line in a piece I am working on.

Brassy Strings

Brassy Strings by Ostraka