Teaser pictures of the new Korg Odyssey

December 27, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Korg has shared this teaser image for the new ARP Odyssey, saying only “Be prepared for a new evolution 1-22-15″. Jan 22 is the opening of the 2015 NAMM Show, so we can assume that the new Korg ARP Odyssey will make its official debut at the event.

Korg announced plans in February that it plans to reissue the ARP Odyssey. At the time, Korg also announced that ARP co-founder David Friend was joining Korg as their chief advisor on the Odyssey.

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With Behringer also getting into the game, as announced some days ago, we may have an interesting NAMM show ahead of us :-)

New ELECTRIBE Review! Part – A Unboxing Day and first Tracks!

December 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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This is what we’ve been waiting for – ELECTRIBE 2 arrives in the USA! Here is my unboxing and the first part of my review – more video soon. Subscribe, ask questions and make requests.

All music featured in this video is my original composition, played with the synthesizer I am reviewing.

KORG SIGMA RIDE

December 22, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here I take you on a sound ride with the Korg Sigma, a beautiful and powerful synth of Korg released in 1979.The Korg Sigma is here driven by a sequence from the Analogue Solutions Oberkorn.

The Sigma is an interesting bi-timbric synthesizer consisting of two sections: a genuine analog “Synthe” and a Preset “Instrument” section. All together, there are 19 presets on it that give a variety of sounds. There are 11 presets for the “Instrument” section which include fuzz guitar, electric bass, clavi, string, flute, double reed, trumpet, hammered percussion, etc. And there are 8 presets for the “Synthe” section that give variable waveforms (square, pulse, sawtooth) in different pitch ranges (from 32′ to 4′). Each preset has its own rotary control to vary its sounds. The Sigma is also unique for its ability to combine the synth and instrument sections for a nicer, layered synth sound or effect. While the synth section is nice, the instrumental sounds (tuba, trumpet, strings, guitar, etc.) are pretty darn bad, and only get interesting when mixed with the “Synthe” section sounds.

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Cool joysticks add multi-dimensional control. Use one to control pitch, noise and vibrato and use the second joystick to edit the low-pass and hi-pass voltage controlled filters! There is also an “Effect” section which is for Vibrato, Portamento, Sample and Hold, Noise, Key Hold, Multiple Trigger and Ring Modulator (each with it’s own rotary control to vary it’s sound). Even though it has a switch labelled “Ring Mod,” it’s actually a cross-mod. It lets you cross modulate between the instrument and Synth sections.

Ultimately, however, a basic design, limited edit-ability and a pure lack of memory and MIDI leave the Sigma far behind on the evolutionary scale (although it does let you play a quarter-tone scale). The Sigma has a metal music stand that slides out the back to hold your sheet music suggesting it may have been aimed at hobbyists

Vintage gear: KORG Polysix Analog Synthesizer

December 20, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synthesizer demo track featuring the Korg Polysix
supported by UVI: http://bit.ly/retrosound-uvi

all synthesizer sounds: KORG Polysix Analog Synthesizer (1982)
drums: KORG KR-55B (1982)
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay

Arturia Minibrute SE & Korg Volca Keys

December 15, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Arturia Minibrute – arpeggio and improvised melody
Volca Keys – pads and bass
A simple arp made from a sequence on the Minibrute, then random notes from a chord played by hand over the top. Pad sections were made with the Volca Keys in polyphonic mode, using a midi keyboard to play it.
More Minibrute SE here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sxa6…

KORG mini kaoss pad 2S/iKaossilator V3 with Omodaka 「下津井節」

December 12, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

キーボード・マガジン2015年WINTER号(12月10日発売)掲載の連載コーナ­ー­『四本淑三のシンセ漫遊記』取材時の音源です。第3回目のゲストであるOmoda­kaが­コルグmini kaoss pad 2SとiKaossilator V3を使って「下津井節」を演奏しています!
レポート記事はキーボード・マガジンをチェック!→http://www.rittor-music.co.jp/magazine
製品に関する詳細はこちら→コルグWebサイト:http://www.korg.com/jp/products/synth…

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Keyboard Magazine 2015 WINTER issue (December 10 release) This is the sound source at the time of interview “synth Man’yu Symbol of four this Yoshisan” series corner of publication. Third round of guest at is Omodaka have to play the “Shimotsui clause” using the Korg mini kaoss pad 2S and iKaossilator V3!
Report article check the keyboard magazine! → http: //www.rittor-music.co.jp/magazine
For more information about the product here → Korg Web site: http: //www.korg.com/jp/products/synth …

Generative Music² by Old Beats

December 1, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Generative Music with Ableton Live
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generati
Dsi Prophet 08 launching clips in Ableton Live
Moog Voyager + Moog MF Delay
Moog Little Phatty
DSI Evolver
Akai VX 90
Roland Alpha Juno 2
Novation Bass Station 2
Jomox AirBase 99
Lexicon MX 300
TC Electronic M 350
Boss CE 20
Korg Monotron Filter on Cymbals
Allen & Heath Zed 428

KORG Module for iPad | MOBILE SOUND MODULE

November 29, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The best sounds, available to everyone.
Announcing a new high-quality mobile sound module app for iPad!

Maintaining its position at the forefront of mobile music apps, KORG now offers you a new style of performance and production with KORG Module for iPad. Ideal for performance and music production, KORG Module is a high-quality sound module app for iPad that contains a sound library over 1 GB. If you have an external MIDI keyboard and an iPad, you can play studio-quality keyboard and grand piano sounds anywhere. You can also use the sounds of KORG Module for the KORG Gadget music production app.

More Details:
http://www.korg.com/module/

Features:

  • 90 programs
  • Five modules
    • Acoustic Piano
    • Electric Piano
    • Organ
    • Clav
    • Multi
  • Master Effects
    • Modulation effect
    • Ambience effect
    • Usable simultaneously
  • MIDI
    • Play using an external MIDI keyboard
    • Program change
    • The damper pedal can be used to switch the rotary speed
    • Virtual MIDI
    • MIDI over Bluetooth
  • Usable in Gadget as five types of Gadget
  • Set List Functionality
    • Change programs for each song you perform
    • View images or PDF scores
    • Use the internal camera to capture memos, etc.
    • Edit text to create memos
    • Load text files
    • Load and play songs from the library of the Music app
    • Adjust the playback speed of songs
  • MIDI Player
    • Load and play Standard MIDI Files
  • Audio Recording
    • Upload to SoundCloud
    • Upload to Dropbox
    • Export to Mac/PC via iTunes file sharing
  • Velocity Curve
    • Dynamics can be varied by your playing on a MIDI keyboard
  • Other
    • Inter-App Audio
    • Audiobus 2 support

Dancing in the air : KORG DSN-12

November 26, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Experimental video clip and soundtrack.
Camera : Zoom Q4 for DSN-12/Canon PowerShot G12 for telephoto shot
Edited with Openshot and Kdenlive on Debian wheezy.

KORG MS-20 Synthesizer Assembly

November 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Sharing the satisfaction of assembling my very own synthesizer; the reissue of the 1978 Korg classic monosynth! At the end is a brief audio demo including modular sequencing of the MS-20.

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