Aflecht – Korg Volca Bass

July 13, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Korg Volca Bass
by Aflecht in July 2015

All sounds come from Korg Volca Bass, except the drums. Ableton Live was used for sequencing, editing and mixing. Native Instruments Battery was used for drums.

Only delay and EQ was used on any of the sounds.


July 7, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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THRU KORG KRONOS Insert Effects Delay & Reverb
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First we have the Moog Little Phatty TOXIC thru
the Korg Kronos insert effects….
I use the JUNO-106 as a midi controller in this part.
Then we layer the two analog synths via MIDI thru
the Korg Kronos insert effects!!! Sa-WEEEEET!
I also am controlling the Moog with the JUNO-106.
Keeping the pad sound “Moogy” with the JUNO-106,
the layer is totally Wakeman… I LOVE it!!
Not trying to show off any playing skills,
just having fun on a rainy day!
Always a good thing to do on a rainy day!!!

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Listen to the Korg MS2000 Synthesizer Factory Demo Songs

July 2, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Factory demo songs from the Korg MS2000 virtual analog synthesizer recorded direct with no additional effects.

Song List:

1. Grooven Dugan (0:03)
2. Neon Lamp (0:51)
3. Pink Doll 2001 (2:58)
4. Joker (4:32)
5. Tube (6:20)
6. Past Memory (7:33)
7. Fragmented (8:57)
8. Pineapple (9:38)
9. Next Wave (11:11)
10. Jingle “MS2K” (12:29)

The MS2000 is a turn-of-the-millennium virtual analog synthesizer that is 4-note polyphonic. Its design focuses on real-time controls with lots of knobs. The same synth engine was used in the MicroKorg, which has a much-reduced interface that is less suited to real-time control.

It included a vocoder at a time when hardware vocoders were rare, expensive, and inconvenient. The revised MS2000B version has a darker case and a built-in XLR microphone input to make the vocoder engine easier to use.

For more information and manuals for this and other synthesizers, visit…

EA-K – new instrument collection for NI’s Kontakt 5, featuring the sound of the Korg EA-1

June 22, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 


Samplescience has announced the release of EA-K, an instrument collection for Native Instruments Kontakt 5, featuring the sound of the Korg EA-1.

Want slick leads and deep sub bass? It’s all here in this compact Kontakt 5 instruments collection.

Have the total control with EA-K scripted interface! Controls included: ADSR, 3 bands EQ, arpeggiator, union, portamento, and Reverb.

Although EA-K is best suited for minimal techno production, famous artists such as Throbbing Gristle, Orbital, Daft Punk, Like A Tim, Crystal Distortion and Cirrus have use the EA-1 to create other genre of music.

EA-K features

  • 11 Kontakt 5 instruments.
  • Universal 24 bit WAV files included.

The library is available from Sampleism for two weeks only, priced at £4.99 GBP.

Korg Poly 800 “Reverse Keys” HD Sound – Rare – Analog Programmable Synth / Keytar – Fast demo

June 17, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Korg Poly-800 is a synthesizer released by Korg in 1983. Its initial list price of $795 made it the first fully programmable synthesizer that sold for less than $1000. It featured a 49 key non-velocity sensitive keyboard, two buttons for data entry, and a joystick controller, which could modulate the DCO pitch or the VCF. Though the Poly-800 had MIDI, it did not feature MIDI sysex functionality, and patches had to be backed up to cassette tape. It had 8-voice polyphony (paraphony) with one DCO per voice. It could be switched into double mode which stacks two DCOs for a fuller sound, but reduces the polyphony to 4 voices. It featured one analog resonant low-pass VCF with 24dB/oct which was shared for all voices. Like a monophonic synthesizer, the filter was switchable between single or multiple modes. In single mode, the first key pressed triggers the filter envelope, and unless all keys are released, the filter does not re-trigger. In multi mode, each key pressed in turn triggers the filter envelope, even if other keys are still pressed down.

Further it had three digital envelope generators, a noise generator, an LFO, and a chorus effect. It also sported a simple built in sequencer. The Poly-800 could be run off batteries and had guitar strap pegs, allowing a performer to wear it like a guitar. It was also available with reversed-colored keys, which gave an appearance similar to a Vox Continental organ.

About a year after the Poly-800 was introduced, a keyboardless, rackmount/tabletop version, called the EX-800, was released, adding limited MIDI sysex capability. After production of the original keyboard ended in 1985, the enhanced Poly-800 MkII was released. It featured a digital delay instead of a chorus effect, and included limited MIDI sysex functionality. It was produced until 1987.

Siel produced an almost identical synthesizer, the DK-70 around the same time period.

The low price for a used unit (in the 1990s it fell to under $200) and partial analog design of the Poly-800 made it perfect for modification by hobbyists. There is a modification that adds two knobs to the VCF, increasing the filter’s range and expressiveness, known as the Moog-Slayer filter modification; the FM-800 filter modification which adds a pseudo FM control to the filter; a modification for external audio input; and some users have added a switch to control the filter slope, adjusting it from a 4 pole (24db/oct) to a 2 pole (12db/oct).

The most recent modification to the Poly-800 family is the Hawk-800 Firmware upgrade which is both a hardware & firmware modification, radically updating the features and capabilities of the synthesizer.[1] There is also the AtomaHawk-800 which adds software & MIDI control to the more popular hardware modifications.


KORG’s Tatsuya Takahashi breaks down the re-issue of the ARP ODYSSEY

June 16, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

KORG’s Manager and Chief Engineer of Analog Synth Development Tatsuya Takahasi, served as the product planner for the re-issue of the legendary ARP ODYSSEY. In this video, Tatsuya provides insight into the revival of this iconic synth by answering questions about the challenges the team faced during development and the historic information that helped guide key decisions; such as choice of cosmetic designs and internal components.

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Now you can hear a full range of the sound capabilities of the new ARP Odyssey (by Korg), brought to you by an accomplished keyboardist and synthesizer programmer, Moot Booxlé. No EQ has been applied to the direct signal, just a bit of compression via LA-2A, and a light reverb.
If you were on the fence about buying one of these because you hadn’t heard any actual musical sounds being created on it, maybe this will help!
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Sights and sounds (c) 2015 Moot Booxlé Studios. All Rights Reserved.


Korg x911 analogue monster

June 14, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Korg X-911 is a very underestimated synth. What it was intended to be, was a stand alone guitar synthesizer. What it now represents, in these enlightened times, is an all analog, quite unique, signal processor/effects unit. Whereas a true guitar synth really requires its own dedicated pickup arrangement, this unit simply accepts a standard 1/4″ jack input. Just patch your guitar, microphone, or other instrument into the X-911 and play one note at a time. Sporting both CV/Trigger inputs AND outputs, these features alone, make it quite a useful little toy.


The front panel is divided conveniently into semi-preset traditional sounds, called “Instrument”, and more adventurous sounds with the nomenclature “Synthe”. The Instrument sounds are named Electric Bass, Tuba, Trumpet, Dist. Guitar, Violin and Flute. The Synthe sounds are designated as graphical waveform icons (Pulse, Ramp, Square). Every voicing has adjustable parameters, with most of the Instrument sounds having a filter control, bar the Violin, which has an envelope control. The Synthe sounds all have envelope controls, namely Attack and Decay.

The two sections may be overlaid or used separately, with control via the central balance slider. Many features such as Portamento, Interval, Hold etc. are foot switchable via inputs on the front panel. Naturally, the all important Voltage Controlled Filter is in residence, as is a Portamento control. Velocity Response/Touch Sensitivity is controlled by a 3 way switch. All in all, this unit is ideal for those Soundmeisters seeking to distance themselves from the all too common sameness of the modern digital era.

Background video description:

I’ve noticed that there ain’t many demos of this rare enough guitar synth used as an actual synth. This is just one live take sequenced with a korg sq1 with the aid of a light kick from an acid lab Miami. Barely scratching the surface of what this thing can do… Will upload a more in depth clip at a later stage. Thinking about selling so if interested get in touch

Checking out the KORG iM1 for iPad – Artists Impression

June 13, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Check out these impressions on iM1 from both artists and those who had a hand in the creation of the original M1 Workstation.…

iM1 for iPad is a complete reproduction of the legendary M1 that sparked a new era in how musicians wrote and performed with a keyboard. iM1 is a faithful recreation of all of the original sounds plus every single expansion card within the M and T series. Optimized for iPad, this IS the legendary M1 for the modern music making world.

ARP co-founder David Friend on re-issuing the ARP ODYSSEY with KORG

June 12, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

ARP’s cofounder and lead designer of the original ARP Odyssey, David Friend, discusses the role he played as Chief Advisor to KORG for the re-issue of the ARP Odyssey. Friend explains his original intention for the ARP ODYSSEY was to provide artists with a synth designed and laid out for live stage performances. He also highlights significant artists who have used the synth and how he is excited to see what young musicians will create with such a historic instrument.

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Checking out the awesome sounding Korg 800DV

June 5, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

GForce’s Dave Spiers takes a detailed look at the Korg 800DV or MaxiKorg. A Dual Voice and lovely synth from the early 1970s that was used by Vangelis, Soft Cell and Kitaro.

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