This demo includes the Korg ES-1 sampler, Korg EM-1 workstation, and Novation DrumStation drum synth. The EM-1 is sequencing the DrumStation, the DrumStation is doing it’s own sort of 909 impression, and the ES-1 is playing back the sample (Cathy Dennis “Touch Me”, sampled off the 12″ single and pitched down). The ES-1 is also functioning as an effects unit with it’s audio in being connected to an effects send on my mixer. The reverb is an Electro Harmonix Holy Stain.
The Korg 770 is a great little monophonic synth from 1976. It has 2 Oscillators, 2 Filters, Ringmod, White & Pink Noise, Scale Noise, 2 LFOs and external signal input. Small but very flexible!
“I played the Korg 770 along with a Lexicon MPX 500 for reverbs and a Roland DEP-5 for delays.”
An ancient synthesizer from Korg. Aside from being very old, there isn’t much else to say about the 770. It was released in 1976, is monophonic, very limited in design, flexibility and sonic possibility. It can make some weird noises largely due to its retro-cool ring modulator. You can also run external sounds through it. Bass, string and lead sounds are ok. It’s got a fast envelope, auto bend, and LFO re-trigger too. An ole’ classic that’s fun to play with and useful if you’re in the mood for buzzy analog sounds.
A 1st generation Nanoloop (cartridge for Gameboy classic) and a modified Korg Monotron are synced by a Roland TR-626. Nanoloop is triggered by the rimshot pattern of the 626. The sawtooth LFO (low frequency oscillator) of the Monotron is triggered by syncuino (http://chemiker1981.blogspot.com/) and the cutoff frequency of the Monotron analog filter is controlled by a sequence generated by Syncuino.
A look at the filter envelope and how you can use it to modulate the filter over time.
iKaossilator Jungle Jam
The “iKaossilator” app was ranked the number one selling app* in the music section of the App Store internationally, and now it’s been updated to Version 2.1! With the new ability to import audio loops, it’s a great companion for the Kaossilator 2. While retaining its accessibility for musicians and non-musicians alike, as well as its ability to create tracks at the touch of a finger, iKaossilator has evolved to a new level that goes beyond the realm of synthesizers.
iKaossilator Version 2.1 Highlights
- Audio Loop Import
- Seamless operation in tandem with the Kaossilator 2
- Support for “AudioPaste”
Dan “Polymoog” Stesco demos the new Korg microSTATION keyboard, showcasing some of the sounds he engineered for it.
Keio organ – Korg
MicroStation offers unprecedented portability, the stunning sound of Korg’s EDS-i synth engine (M3, M50), dual arpeggiators, and phenomenal effects; all the tools you would expect in a keyboard/workstation housed in a smaller – and extremely affordable – package.
Whether performing or composing, the on-board sequencer can be anything from an extra set of hands or a powerful drum machine up to a full-blown MIDI production suite. Loop Recording, Grid Sequencing, Song Templates, and One-Step recording features make it easy for anyone to achieve professional results.
This video is a couple of days old, but since it has not been posted here before, here goes, details below:
PMT Exclusive – Korg Volca Range Demonstration
At Frankfurt musikmesse 2013, PMT grabbed a first look at the new KORG
Volca range. We witnessed Boris from Korg Europe putting Volca through
its paces, and the results were excellent.
The rumour mill before the show was rife with talk of KORG releasing
further retro based vintage products that are packed with analog
technology. The range comprises of three separate models, we have the
Volca Bass, a unique three oscillator analog bass synthesizer, the
Volca Beats which is an analog drum machine featuring a comprehensive
16 step sequencer, Completing the lineup is the Volca Keys, a
straightforward yet effective polyphonic analog synthesizer which also
features a loop sequencer. The fun doesn’t end there, each unit in the
Volca range has a MIDI input and sync jack making it easy to interface
with your favorite DAW.
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There is lots of nice gear for all of us electro fans in this in-studio performance of Broken by Depeche Mode.
Check out the Teenage Engineering OP-1, Roland Jupiter 8 synthesizer, Oberheim OB8, Korg MS20 and Korg MonoPoly synthesizers. Not to mention, the tasty Eurorack modules that have been seen in pictures of the Delta Machine studio sessions.
Well its all in Japanese but still worth watching
アナログ・シンセサイザー MS-20 mini のハウトゥをご紹介。Part1「ノーマル・セッティング」編
In Googlish: Introducing HOWTO of analog synthesizer MS-20 mini. Part1 “Normal setting” Hen
Check out this fun take on multi-track recording using only an MS-20 Mini as the sound source (and an iPad for drum triggering over the MS-20 Mini’s USB MIDI).