Zynthian Sound Demos

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Video + Audio Demos

Demo Zynthian: 8 tracks 1 synth, by Aven Project

All Tracks are played by the Zynthian. Controlled by MIDI and recorded with some EQ and Compression (DAW).

Multi-timbral Zynthian Demo, by Jofemodo

Using 5 layers assigned to different MIDI channels, like this:

  • CH#1: Vangelis PAD (ZynAddSubFX) => Solo
  • CH#2: Drums (ZaynAddSubFX)
  • CH#3: Analog Bass (ZynAddSubFX)
  • CH#4: Metal Drips (ZynAddSubFX)
  • CH#5: TR808 Drum Machine (LinuxSampler)

The keyboard is used for CH#1 and the Zaquencer for the rest. The audio is digitally recorded using the “record audio option” from the admin menu.

Multi-Timbral / Multi-Layer Demos


BlueBox is Roughly Great, by Nicolaz [1]
Sounds by Zynthian, sequenced with Novation Circuit and played with Arturia Keystep.

Smooth Pillow, by dhrupadiya [2]

  • 1#ZY>Cormi Sound/romanticone
  • 1#JV/MaGigaverb
  • 2#ZY>Collection/Smooth
  • 3#ZY> the mysterious bank 3/soft strings


Song Base, by Humi [3]
All sounds from Zynthian, drums and effects from Reason.

RTPMidi Celebration, by JTunes [4]

  • Drums: Linux Sampler > Drum Machines > Roland TR909
  • Bass: Noize Mak3r > BS Neon Bass AS
  • Pad: ZynAddSubFX > Collection > Full Strings
  • Saw Pluck: ZynAddSubFX > net-wisdom > progressive-house-pluck
  • Square Lead: ZynAddSubFX > Collection > Simple Square
  • Sequencing & Mixing: Ableton Live
  • MIDI Connection: RTP-MIDI only


Some little classic from Mr. Tchaikovsky, by sm7x7 [5]

  • Piano: Bluethner from Pianoteq,
  • Strings: of course Zynth own Stringer
  • Bass: NoiseMak3r
  • Drums: you've got it! Grids_zynth!


Trip Jazz Demo, by Humi [6]
All sounds from Zynthian except drums:

  • Drumloop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpWUPqMjoeU
  • Rhodes and Piano: Pianoteq
  • Effects: Gxdelay- stereo and Gxreverb-stereo
  • Bass: Noize Mak3r BS Bass Deep TAL
  • Effects: Calf Bass Enhancer, GxBoobTube and GxChorus-Stereo
  • Pads: OBDx Saw strings and one other (forgot the name)


Zynthianic Trance, by Jtunes [7]

  • Drums: SFZ > Drum Machines > Akai XR10.
  • Bass: ZynAddSubFX > Bass > Analogue Bass.
  • Arps: The only one I clearly remember is ZynAddSubFX > Collection > Sharp and Deep. There were more.
  • Main Lead: MOD-UI > Noize Mak3r > LD Neon Knife TUC.
  • Backup Lead: ZynAddSubFX > Collection > Overdrive.
  • Synced/arranged/filtered/mastered in Ableton Live


Brexit Has Unified The Nation With Joy, by Baggypants [8]
20 mins of ambient using padthv1 only.

Elektró, by Humi [9]
Electro/drumnbass/something made of Zynthian Synths (Helm pad and Noize Mak3r lead) and a Rhodes soundfont. Drums from Reason.

Bluezzy Demo, by Humi [10]
All sounds by Zynthian (Salamander Piano, Stereo Rhodes and some bass soundfont.) except drums (Reason).

Rhodes+Strings Demo, by Mauro Borgarello
A short playning TEST ... hope you like it and Pat can forgive me!

Tutta colpa del paradiso, by Mauro Borgarello
The song is from an italian composer, an old soundtrack of an old wonderful italian movies: “Tutta colpa del paradiso”. Hope you like it I have to say that the zynthian has a real “soul”. It plays some real warm pads and I really LOVE its sound!

  • Layer1 :collection/smooth
  • Layer2: mysterious bank 3 / res string
  • Layer3: dexed with iconic DX7 elec piano


Jazzy Theme, by Ivaneo [11]
It uses:

  • LinuxSampler: Piano/Salamander Grand Piano
  • LinuxSampler: Bass/JazzBass
  • setBfree: upper/sinus/Booker T Jones


Song by Mr. LIE (work in progress) [12]
Zynthian produces most of sounds present in this recording (yes, drums too), except for Electric Bass and Autoharp. All is played manually and directly audio recorded (no midi tracks) with Ableton Live.

Relaxing theme by dhrupadiya [13]
Using layered sounds that create relaxing textures.

Textures by jerash
Dense audio-textures generated with 2 generators and effects.

Short sound demo, by Andurill [14]
Recorded with Ableton, no FX/Mastering

Sound Sample, by MrDham [15]
A puredata sequencer controlled by the 4 switches.

The Weight, by Baggypants
Track made using a Zynthian, Mininova, MC-303 on Ardour, Fedora desktop.

First Real Zynth, by Can Trell
Except some drums, all the sounds are from Zynthian. Sequencer MPC1000.

PPG-13, by Can Trell
Except some drums, all the sounds are from Zynthian. Sequencer MPC1000.

Vasculab COMPD, by Can Trell
Except some drums, all the sounds are from Zynthian. Sequencer MPC1000.

FluidSynth (SF2 soundfont player)

Puzzling objects near the center of the orb, by Jimi Heinrich Orchestra [16]
Piano from FluidSynth@Zynthian

Take 5 Demo, MID file
Using the FluidR3 GM Soundfont (FluidSynth)

Holgers second simple test
Also nothing special! All sound are Fluidsynth with GM sampleset. First part is a quick 4-track recording with an external DAW. Second part is a MIDI file also played by Fluidsynth. Sorry for the blured pictures... I used the wrong setup for the cam :-(

ZynAddSubFX (Additive + Substractive + Pad Synthesis with Effects)


Cosmic Synth Guitar, by JTunes [17]

  • ZynAddSubFX / Guitar / Dist Guitar 3
  • -> Tal-Dub-3
  • -> MaGigaverb

And do not forget to use pitchbend!

Space Choir 1, by Jtunes [18]
+ ZynAddSubFX > Fantasy > Space Choir 1

Techno Session from Ramsi
Using a Zynthian Box in a live DJ performance!

setBfree (Hammond B3 + Leslie Rotary Speaker Emulator)


Drawbar Manipulations, by @Baggypants


Dexed (Yamaha DX7 Emmulator)


Jamming with Vangelis Piano, by Jofemodo [19]

  • FM Electric Piano: Dexed->DCDCollection->09_ELEC_VANG



OBXd (Oberheim OB-X Emmulator)


In love with OBXd, by Humi [20]

Jump Contest, by Zynthian Community [21] Trying to emulate Van Halen's Jump sound ...

foo-yc20 (Yamaha YC-20 Combo-Organ emulator)


House of the Rising Sun (The Animals), by Baggypants [22]


LinuxSampler (SFX + GIG soundfont player)


Salamander Grand Piano Demo, by Humi [23]


Holgers first simple test playing with an Electric Piano
Nothing special!

Audio Input: Recording / Processing Audio


Recording a 12-strings guitar with Zynthian Recorder, by wyleu [24]
A beatiful Richard Thompson's piece for demoing how easy is using Zynthian's audio recorder ;-)

MOD-UI as Audio Processor

Electro-Kalimba Demo, by Jofemodo
Little audio demo using an Electro-Kalimba connected to a Zynthian Box with Audio-inputs, using a MOD-UI patch including several effects, filters and the super-looper plugin.

Guitar Samples, by Rodrigo Amaral
Some guitar riffs using Zynthian as stompbox.

Sooper Looper

Sooperlooper Quick & Dirty Demos, by Jofemodo [25]


10 minute of overindulgence to share, by Baggypants


Pianoteq (Physical Modelling Pianos and other instruments)

Body and Soul, by Joostn (Fender Rhodes) [26]


Pianoteq6-Stage-Demo as sound engine inside Zynthian
A simple demonstration of using Pianoteq6-Stage-DEMO as a sound engine in Zynthian. Background music is the demo song from Pianoteq6.

Puredata (Visual Audio Programming)

Spacezynth Tests, by Ronsum [27]
SpaceSynth patch is a modified version of “OuterSpace_V1” by Alberto Zin, released under the Gnu Public License. Sounds range from soothing to industrial to rhythmic to spacey to crazy scary. Be sure to check out the last controller on page #5 “Randomize Patch”.

Quick test with the drums and synth. So fun!!!, by sm7x7 [28]

  • Drums & Synths: PD grids



Add rhythm shuffle and a bass freq synth. Neverending Fun!, by sm7x7 [29]

  • Drums & Synths: PD grids



48presets dirty jamming, by jofemodo [30]
Preset by Ronsum + Automatonism

MIDI-Theremin + Zynthian

Celestial Theremins, by MrDham' [31]
Some theremin voices trying to be celestial (some Step Sequencer on Zynthian MOD-UI + MIDI Theremin on my V-Machine)