-BIO / ABOUT & MUSIC-


how I got here:

When I was a kid I had this vague impression that synthesizers were a kind of marvellous instruments capable of making totally wicked sounds. But when I grew up and started to explore the synth environment more closely, I found myslef surrounded mostly by classic (read: cheesy) presets. These sounds were far from what I expected or imagined. This disappointment was followed by an intense desire to discover the essence of the matter. I wanted to dig up all the creative possibilities that had been overlooked or ignored by the average synth user. I got my first synth (an Alpha Juno) and got hooked. Soon I began to scan local ads and buy cheap synths one after another. Then I thought I could (and should!) present these synths and the way they sounded to the wider public, as there had not been that many demos on the Internet at that time. This is how my “Jexus” channel came to be.

what I do now and how it happens:

Then I felt I needed a break. Willy-nilly I had been a “youtuber” before it became popular so I was one of the first people to discover the downsides of this lifestyle. Then I returned after 6 years of slumber / premature retirement to continue making demos of synths, as it turned out that a lot of people liked my sound design and my video editing style, and cared to support me.

Today, I can confidently & happily say I (d)evolved from a Youtuber into a sound designer;) If I come across an interesting synth, it usually takes me several months to tweak it inside out in order to understand it, make some interesting patches (do the synth justice), record the material, and then edit it into the final form that you see on Youtube. No talking, no shilling, no dramas – just synths. I’m a perfectionist to a considerable extent. I prefer quality over quantity, so it will take relatively long for a demo to arrive, but I hope that when you finally watch it, you’ll agree it was worth the wait.

support:

I don’t want to create gated communities in the synth world so all my works will be public. In order to retain my independence and keep the reviews unbiased, I buy the synths with my own money. If you like what I do, you can support me via Patreon, or if you don’t want to part with your cash in any form, you can support me each time you buy gear in Thomann / Perfect Circuit: explanation. It’s really simple.


personal thoughts (from GAS times):

On the picture below I am surrounded by tiers of synths. Don’t be misled into thinking this is some kind of a way to become a happy and fulfilled person or musician. Life & workflow do not become much brighter, easier or more enjoyable just because you have 50 cool synths and piles of colorful junk… If you cross the line, it all actually gets darker. Accumulating tons of gear with the belief that a large amount of equipment will allow you to achieve fantastic results is just exchanging paper for plastic. The things you own end up owning you – remember this line from a famous movie? In my opinion, the greatest feat – or art – is to extract something interesting and original from a limited set of tools. The ever-present marketing babble makes things seem more complex than they really are. Find 3 or 4 synths that are easy to operate and sound good to your ears, learn them inside out. Keep things simple and have fun!


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