Dan Stesco's JMJ Part 2 Pack Review !

Author : Cyph

Introduction

The time has come to test Dan Stesco's latest pack!

You do not know Dan Stesco yet? Well, it's simple, Dan has been working on Korg synths for a few years now.

You will probably find some of his famous sounds on M3, M50, but also on Korg Kross. What does he reserve for us in the upcoming weeks / months? Only Korg knows it!

Anyway, it's again with immense pleasure that we will test its JMJ Pack part 2!

Let's test

To begin with, I must admit that I have a certain bias: I love Jean-Michel Jarre since my childhood when my parents listened to a cassette of Oxygene looping in their 2CV car, to fall asleep or calm us ... These musics are therefore engraved in my auditory memory.

What we can say about this pack is that we find everything we love in the Dan Stesco combinations:

The small details that make the difference: perfectly programmed rhythms, SFX, analog sound layers like we love them.

Dan is not only strong in sound programming, combinations are measured in terms of volume and spatial distribution. For me, this is, with JMJ part 1, one of the best that can be released in terms of complexity of combinations ... even some factory combinations are sometimes less good.

Samples are present, but remain discrete, it is not to eclipse the creativity of the programmer with a reinforcement of sounds taken elsewhere.

My favorite one in this pack : Chronologie 4 (8min46 on the youtube demonstration), so easy to play it, very intuitive ! (i've learned it few years ago and I directly played it !)...I loved also Equinoxe 5 !

In short, the content is present to really please you, look at the demonstration to convince you to buy this pack.

Content

Equinox 5 SW2 |Combi |D000
|Laser Harp |Combi |D001
|Orient Express |Combi |D002
|Chronology 4 |Combi |D003
|OXYGEN 7 |Combi |D004
|Magnetique 4 SW1&2 |Combi |D005
|Interlude 2 |Combi |D006
|Rendes-vous 3 |Combi |D007
|Rendes Vous 2 |Combi |D008
|Oxygen 13 <SW1> |Combi |D009

 

|Ob-xa Fat SW1 |Program |F000
|Poly Synth |Program |F001
|Matrix Fat SW1 |Program |F002
|Massive |Program |F003
|Dynamic Pro5 |Program |F004
|Steam LFO Sweeps |Program |F005
|Prophet Pulse |Program |F006
|Mogue Pulse |Program |F007
|Retro Attack Js-Y |Program |F008
|MemoryMogue |Program |F009
|Tom Sawer |Program |F010
|Ob-8 Brass |Program |F011
|Synclav Movement SW1 |Program |F012
|Massive Trone |Program |F013
|CS 80 Pad SW2/Kn2 |Program |F014
|Dynamic Fat Pad |Program |F015
|Fairlite Pad |Program |F016
|VCO Conection |Program |F017
|Sine On Pad |Program |F018
|Super Detuned Pad |Program |F019
|Different Ways |Program |F020
|Trance Master |Program |F021
|Prophet Brass |Program |F022
|Prophet Clav |Program |F023
|Oxyacetylene |Program |F024
|Memory Pad SW1 |Program |F025
|Multi VCO Pad |Program |F026
|Wake Man |Program |F027
|Later Emerson |Program |F028
|MS20 Saw Lead <SW 2> |Program |F029
|MS20 PW Beast |Program |F030
|MS20 Hard Tune |Program |F031
|MS20 PWM Lead |Program |F032
|MS20 Drive VCO |Program |F033
|MS20 5th Saw Lead |Program |F034
|MS20 Lucky |Program |F035
|MS20 Squelchy |Program |F036
|MS20 Regular Brass |Program |F037
|OXYGEN 7 LEAD |Program |F038
|MS20 Cordless Square |Program |F039
|MS20 Unpatched Saw Lead |Program |F040
|MS20 Sweeper Lead |Program |F041
|MS20 Phantomatic |Program |F042
|MS20 EWI Lead |Program |F043
|ARP Split |Program |F044
|Weird Lead |Program |F045
|Memory Brassy Lead |Program |F046
|Memory Lead SW2 |Program |F047
|Memory Square Lead |Program |F048
|My Future Lead |Program |F049
|JJ Lead <Js-Y> |Program |F050
|Elka Synthex |Program |F051
|MS20 Fat VCO |Program |F052
|Jupiter Bass |Program |F053
|MG Pulse Bass |Program |F054
|King Bass |Program |F055
|Steams Eqinox 5 |Program |F056
|Oxygen Horns |Program |F057
|Mellodrone |Program |F058
|Vintage Strings |Program |F059
|Solina Phase |Program |F060
|Sine Synth |Program |F061
|Old Ana Comp |Program |F062
|Oxyacetylene Lead |Program |F063
|Memory Ana Lead |Program |F064
|Scatter Synth |Program |F065
|Analog Sea Noise |Program |F066
|Noise Reso |Program |F067
|EMS Js Y |Program |F068
|Poly 800 Piano |Program |F069
|Oxy Pad |Program |F070
|EMS Noise |Program |F071
|Equinox Pad |Program |F072
|Theremin Vox |Program |F073
|Equinoise 1 |Program |F074
|Mogue Bass |Program |F075
|Equinoise 2 |Program |F076
|Ramp Pizz |Program |F077
|Equinoise 3 |Program |F078
|Steams presure |Program |F079
|S&H |Program |F080
|BPM Machine |Program |F081
|Random Filter |Program |F082
|LFO Ascension |Program |F083
|Notch Sweep |Program |F084
|Modular Theme |Program |F085
|Matrix Crispy |Program |F086
|Glide and Sweep |Program |F087
|Magnetic Pad |Program |F088
|Down the Power |Program |F089
|Arp Lead |Program |F090
|Magnetic Voice |Program |F091
|Vari Lfo Speed |Program |F092
|Synth Lore |Program |F093
|BPM Telephone Jam |Program |F094
|JMJ Lead Js-Y |Program |F095
|BPM Wasser |Program |F096
|Charbon Dioxide |Program |F097
|Soft Ana Brass |Program |F098
|Cosmic |Program |F099
|Dynamic Pro5 |Program |F100
|Ober 35% Pulse |Program |F101
|Chronologie Synth |Program |F102
|Ob Bass |Program |F103
|Vintage JMJ Lead |Program |F104
|Prophet Pulse |Program |F105
|Analog Vox |Program |F106
|Industrial Town |Program |F107
|Analog Pulse |Program |F108
|Sheppard |Program |F109
|Retro Synth |Program |F110
|OXY Lead |Program |F111
|Prophet Bass |Program |F112
|Angelic Choir |Program |F113
|Ob Sweep Resonator |Program |F114
|Poly Synth 1 |Program |F115
|Jupiter Fat SW1 |Program |F116
|Synth Thunder&Rain |Program |F117
|Foto Shoot |Program |F118
|EMS Noise 2 |Program |F119
|Steams presure 2 |Program |F120
|Synthia Pad |Program |F121
|Oldies Pad |Program |F122
|Solaris Pad |Program |F123
|700 Lead |Program |F124
|Industrial Claps |Program |F125
|Equinox Pulse |Program |F126
|Equinox 5 fx1 |Program |F127

 

Demonstration


Conclusion

In conclusion, it is difficult to pass next to this pack if you already owns the first one.

Dan Stesco offers the possibility to buy both packs simultaneously (for 79$), a good deal to discover the work of our favorite sound designer.

Personally, I still want to see other titles more exotic, as I've done with Calypso (best of combi sound pack) ...

There is still so much to do, that we can just dream of a third part to this long saga. 5 stars without hesitation.

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