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Enjoy the Sirens

Kurzweil sounds - Programs & Setups/Multi's

Welcome to Enjoy the Sirens.
This site showcases famous synthesizer sounds, made as faithfully as possible on the Kurzweil PC3 & PC4.
Email me to buy soundsets. Sounds for Roland Jupiter-X & Xm coming soon! Malc - 2024

Kurzweil PC3 with 'stunning lead' quote

Kurzweil Programs - Faithfully recreating sounds and synths from famous songs.


"Your demos sound incredible" - Lesley, Spain

"Seriously as a cynical pro player for over twenty years, I was blown away by the quality of your sounds.
They majorly influenced me to buy a Kurzweil after years of playing 'the other three'." - Matt, UK

Blade Runner - April Fools demo - Made 100% on PC3, synthesized using VAST - no samples!
Vangelis
Blade Runner
20 VAST sounds & FX

My April Fools joke on Gearslutz, claiming the original soundtrack intro was done on an early Kurzweil. Fake studio photo and link here.

Pink Floyd - Shine On 1975 - Historic synth intro demo - Detailed sound analysis, 5 years in the making.
Pink Floyd
Shine On Intro
-1975 album version
Pink Floyd
Take It Back (live)
- Intro E-bow
The Shine On Intro is played live from a single Kurzweil (inc synths, wine glasses, whisks, cow, ice rain, tinkle, bass, some HomeObjects and the Rick Wright synth lead). VAST only, no samples.


"I have wasted money on [other] Pink Floyd patches that are appalling! Your sounds are magnificent"
- Justin - England / USA

"I have to say that the "Shine On" Setup is incredible! Loaded it into my PC3K8 and it sounds fabulous!"
- Dieter, Germany

Featured '80s sounds - short demos - All synths & effects created on Kurzweil PC3 (external DAW used only for recording)
Genesis
Mama
- Synclavier lead. Update coming
J.Hammer
Crocketts Theme
- Jp Bass, Strs, FM koto, FairVoice
Foreigner
I Want to Know What Love Is
- Synclavier hi/lo chimes, strings
Europe
The Final Countdown
- All sounds inc FM brass JX8P
Queen - WINNER
Radio Ga Ga
- Winner on ksetlist.com
Dire Straits
Walk of Life
- Just one keyboard!
Cutting Crew
(I Just) Died In Your Arms
- Violas&voices
Van Halen
Jump (live)
- Oberheim OBXa main synth

All recordings on this site re-work short parts of original songs to demonstrate my sounds in context.

80s Pop, New Wave - Cover sounds recorded on PC3, updating for PC4 and K2700
Simple Minds
Dont You - NEW
- OB synth and all sounds
Gary Numan
Cars
- Minimoog, Polymoog leads
Duran Duran
Save a Prayer
- JP arpeggio & lead
Duran Duran
Hungry Like the Wolf
- Arpeggio, '70s Strs
Visage
Fade to Grey
- Polymoog str, bass, CR78, extras
Eurythmics
Sweet Dreams
- Ju, Jp, OB analog synths
Killing Joke
Love Like Blood
- Intro guitar & chords




"They are fantastic, especially the Horn, much better than my old final Countdown Sound. Awesome!" - MW, Germany

"THE SOUND IS GREAT beautiful job !!!!" - Luigi, Italy


Famous synths, individual sounds - Short demos - Programs soon compatible with Kurzweil K2700 (PC4 era)
'80s Digital Synth
Stuck O Heathen
- Classic sparkly keys
ARP
Solina Strings
- Prototype. Full model coming.
Fairlight CMI
Fairlight Voices
- Sara / ARR1 (breathy voice)
THX
Deep Note (live)
- 32 layer pad
Elka Synthex
Laser Harp (live)
Jarre's "Synthex" harp

The Fairlight Sara voice uses 14 layers of VAST and a combination of additive and subtractive synthesis.


"All of the sounds are SO close to the originals,
even more astounding considering the Kurz has no analog filters ..." - Soren, Germany

"Even my girlfriend listened to every sound on your site, and while she normally just humors me,
she was just as excited as I was" - Jeff, NY USA 



Artist Song Sounds
80s Synth Rock & Pop

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Toto Africa - CS80 brass, Kalimba, flute, drums

Dire Straits Money For Nothing - All Intro sounds! Inc Risers, Sharp FM, etc

Bon Jovi LivinPrayer - Strings, Synths, DX FM, Bell

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Cyndi Lauper Girls Wanna Have Fun - FarVox, Synth, PopNoise

M.Sembelo Maniac - Melody, EP, Chime, LaLa, Cow, Buzz

M.Jackson Beat It - Synclavier Gong, syn piano, synth extras

ABBA Gimmie Gimmie - Rich flutes, arpeggio bass

Huey Lewis Power of Love - Strong Brass, synth brass

Elton John The Last Song - Flute Chime
Go West We Close - Brass TEST - Prototype PPG brass

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Rush Tom Sawyer - "Resonant filters" cascade, synth lead

Van Halen Why Cant This... - Huge osc-sync lead

Heart What About Love - SynthBrass, Pulse Strings

Whitesnake Here I Go - AahDigital, Big piano, Soft synth, FM, Str

B.Idol Rebel Yell - Chimes, Leads

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Joy Division Love Will tear... - Early string synth

Bronski Beat Small Town Boy - FM harp, FM brass, JP pad, more



Artist Song Sounds
Grouped by Artist

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Pink floyd Several! - Run Like Hell, Any Colour, Learning to Fly

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Queen Several! - Break Free, Bites, Vision, etc

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Foreigner Several! - Jukebox, Starrider, Long Way, That Was Yesterday etc

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Genesis Several! - Abacab, Follow You.., Home by the Sea, Hold On Your Heart

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Phil Collins One or two - In the Air Tonight, Against All Odds

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Springsteen Several! - Tougher, Born, Dancing etc

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Artist Song Sounds
70s Synth Rock

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Steve Miller Band Fly Like an Eagle - Intro lead, space echoes, FX

Manfred Mann Frankenstein - Extreme ARP Lead!

Manfred Mann Davy's on the Road... - Monophonic lead

Deep Purple Stormbringer - Storm lead intro

Blondie Heart of Glass - Bass arp', 70s phaser strings

Zepplin All My Love - Strings, Lead



Artist Song Sounds
Famous and Future Retro

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Les Miserables The Chain Gang - DX7 FM hard piano sound

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Vangelis BladeRunner Blues - Evocative CS lead

Vangelis Unknown Man - Rich bass and CS koto

JMJ Laser Synth - Harp Lasersynth, Choir

JMJ Rendevous - Space piano, Space pad

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('80s various) (Digital stack sounds) - SpaciousKeys, Liquid Stack, etc

('80s various) (Digital D500) - Fabulasia, SynSweep, OK Chorus, S.Heathen



Artist Song Sounds
Dance & Modern

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'90s Dance Collection - Haddaway, Freed From Desire, many more

Faithless Insomnia - Main riff Pizz'

DaRude Sandstorm - Strong sync lead

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Ed Sheeran Shape of You - Pure perc

Ed Sheeran Bad Habits - Sines, Gtr

Coldplay Sky Full of Stars - Piano, Synth, Guit, extras

Coldplay Viva - Orc' Violas (chord setup)

Liquido Narcotic - Synth/chine, brass pad

Lady Gaga Bad Romance - 6 synth sounds



"These sounds are so amazingly good" - Valentin, Germany

"I got it! - It works! - It's beautiful!" - Stig, Norway