About Ares Kalogeropoulos

Als Komponist, Produzent und Fotograf bin ich beruflich in der Filmmusik und TV-Werbung beheimatet. Mein ganz spezielles Interesse gilt natürlich Keyboards. Analoge wie digitale Synthesizer, Workstations und sogar Drum Machines haben mich in ihren Bann gezogen. Auf GreatSynthesizers stelle ich regelmäßig Video-Demos zu einzelnen Instrumenten vor. Videos, die sich immer einem bestimmten Instrument widmen und es bildlich wie auch musikalisch präsentieren. __________________________________________________________ I am a music composer/producer and photographer, working for the TV commercial music business. My special love is keyboards. Analog and digital synthesizers, workstations and drum machines are my addiction. On GreatSynthesizers I will give you the essence of well-chosen music machines, presenting special video-demos at regular intervals.

Roland SH-32 – Video by Ares Kalogeropoulos

The Roland SH-32 uses a Wave Acceleration Synthesis to deliver up to 32 voices of synth waves and new waveforms. There’s also a fair complement of knobs and sliders, plus analog-style drums, DSP effects and a killer arpeggiator. A very compact machine, occassionally discussed as little brother of the brilliant JP-8000.

Video and music (it’s all the SH-32) by Ares Kalogeropoulos.


Roland SH-1000 – Video by Ares Kalogeropoulos

The Roland SH-1000 – the first compact synth produced by Roland back in 1973.

An absolutely simple and great sounding synth that gives you smooth basses and edgy leads. In combination with a external stereo delay and reverb it can be a source of inspired music that harks back to the early days of electronica. Even more, actually. Unorthodox use of this synth – letting little accidents happen – will produce screamy resonant leads and buzzy basses with hi speed LFO effects!

Here is a demo I made with the sole use of the SH-1000, with a soft delay and reverb giving it additional atmosphere. A beautifully ugly machine …!


The Trinity – Video-Demo by Ares Kalogeropoulos

One of the most successful workstation/synthesizers in the last 3 decades. A beautiful sounding and State of the Art music machine, that gives you everything you need to expand your music productivity.

Here is a music-video demonstrating what this instrument can do in a studio production – using only the Trinity and some external soft effects (reverb, delay).