GAIA Patches by Aron Magner from the Disco Biscuits
The Disco Biscuits, known for combining many music styles, keyboard player Aron Magner relies on the Roland GAIA SH-01 synthesizer to create and play a variety of sounds in the studio and on stage. We asked Aron about the sounds. Here is what he had to say
- Galvnize - This Overdriven tone is great for layering driving bass lines and mid range power arps. Hidden secret ... hold down the SHIFT key while turning Control 2 in Effects Section to unleash 5 more types of Distortion.
- Funk Rezo Lead - Slightly nasal yet massively funky.
- Harmonic + 5 - New chords come to life and inspirato is born from an overtone thats a fifth above the fundamental of Tone 2. Same exact technique on my intro line in the Disco Biscuits' "Crickets."
- D-50 Bell - This soundscape bell tone has withstood the test of time. Indicative of many Roland Synths of lore and patch names like "Fantasia."
- PowerBass - Raw, Driving, Bass lead with some movement from a flange.
- Saw Filter - This patch works great to develop a set of chord changes within a track. Try this gem with parallel movements using 2 note chords with intervals of a 10th for instant club bangers.
- Solo Lead - Perfect simple patch for leads. Great for inflections from a bend and the vibrato of the mod. Herbie ain't got nothing you.
- Pad - Does your track sound empty? Put a pad on it. Need a little something? Put a pad on it. Need better definition of the chord progression? Put a pad on it.
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