Zynthian sound samples?

https://wiki.zynthian.org/index.php/Zynthian_Sound_Demos are the bits piece jofe has collected…

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True, ofcourse. The simpler the better. The Wikipedia page seems an ok solution

This post is pointless without wav’s



This will draw thousands of enthusiast farters from all over the world

Weak, over eager, no follow throu’ and little or no sustain. . .

I reckon a decent synth implementation, from one of our several engines, could provide the sort of parameter & MIDI driven control that is required for this important session of audio research . . .

This is zynthian-touch.local using a Yeti USB Mic . . . .
All other details are a closely guarded secret but it didn’t involve any mains power and the accurate touchscreen makes this rather easy . . .


:face_with_monocle: Bon appétit old chap




And banjo players.



Hi @Vincent!
Have you tried simply this:


There are a few tracks there and it’s not a bad place for sharing audio tracks. Simply adding the hashtag #zynthian to the published tracks and we have all the power of a powerful audio-track clasification and search engine like soundcloud. Of course, we love to use the forum for that … it’s more funny :wink:
Anyway, i like to collect all the interesting pieces (surely i missed some) in the Wiki Audio Demos page…


Hi! Nice collection!! jeje!

I know many engine/presets you use it, but not all of them.
Curiously, your track 27 call to my mind the cut number 5 of the Sàpa album from Urmull & Kradak (aka @Humi). Could you remember to me the engine & preset? :innocent:


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I just added the last track, “zynthian-1” to the wiki’s sound demos …
Could you give some details about the engines & presets you use for this track?


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Hi José !

I used the “ZynAddSubFX/olivers-100/Mellow Echo Pad” for this little experiment. It’s part of a small project named ‘Arabian Nights’, which will lead me nowhere without a doubt but I like exploring. The beats have been created mangling the Octatrack.
I appreciate your feedback (a lot) and I will from now on post my ‘tracks’ involving the Zynthian directly here in this thread, with the Zynthian configuration details. I will now upload the track involved.

See you later,



Homebrew beat using Octatrack step sequencer
Bassline using Zynthian “ZY/Bass/Bass5” plus a hint of “Shiroverb”.

Hope our friend @wyleu will feed this to our monocled friend :face_with_monocle:


I love the atmospherics of these. I’ve always been partial to Arabic rhyhms. Is there an overall structure that lends it this specific sence of anticipation? Or is there a basic pattern that you start from?

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I’m more the “sampling” guy, and mainly record or resample my own stuff, create sfz and put it on the Zynthian.
Thinking about it - I could to some small Tutorials on YT or so and show how to create and put self-made samples onto the Zynthian…


Thanks! I’m an old beat-creating & mangling man.
I usually pick a standard basic rhythm (that old 3/5/9 stuff from the Roland days) and start fooling around with soundbank (kits, effects). This I did on reason, but the ‘twist’ is from the octatrack, giving it that little swing feel.
For example; I play a little bongo or djarbuka (I have real and fake ones at home, like drums, piano, accordeon, all the house is jammed with noisy stuff), loop it and add a beat. Then I throw in some reverb, a few notes and that’s that.
I don’t know how to play beats with the Zynthian yet, and anyway the octatrack shall probably remain the center part of that bit.

Hi! For me it’s the other way around; I ‘feed’ more or less clean loops to the octatrack/Sonar and mess it up from there.
Or I simply start from Reason I’ve been using that stuff it was called ‘cool edit pro’ in the late 90’s, so I kind of know my way around their stuff.
I invested in the Zynthian to go dawless for live performances (I play with a couple of friends), just using the octatrack, zynthian, midi guitar with gp10, etc.
I will soon check the complete crazy idea of looping the octatrack output including zynthian loops back into the Zynthian to mangle it from there. Mmm. …

And yes, any tuto on yt might be a way of contributing to this project :wink:

Here I’m using different Zynthian layers, looped in the Octatrack or played directly.
Who can find the:

Trillo / Scherzo / Drones / guitar chorus / Ahh Choir…and some more? Sorry mostly mangled by the eight merciless arms of the Octa!
@MatFluor these are basically samples looping around (pipo for the drones and voices), and thus part of a ‘live permformance’ in which I launch and cut and fade and whatever using scenes, so never the same and not really meant to be recorded.

Having fun with my Zynthian !


Awesome, I dig it! The Octa is something on my “someday” list, but then, I’m not a huge sequencer, but like live-looping :wink:

Yeah, one big reason for the Zynthian in my case was the “put my own samples on there without having to abuse a drum machine” if you know what I mean. Of course, I’m new to hardware stuff and used to software and playing stuff in with XFades and all. And with Zynthina, that’s there, in a nice box ina package I can support nicely

Thanks Mat!
To be honest I haven’t tried to actually use the Zynthian as a sampler yet, and having learned how to work with the Octatrack I don’t really need to right now.
I tried the sooper looper though, and that was fun!
I might try to link some midi footswitch to the Zynthian to start/stop the looping.
Have you tried the internal recorder ? Works pretty cool for nailing down certain ideas or sounds on the fly.