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KORG has answered the question: “Can a tuner recognize good sound?” With the KORG cortosia you’ll see what’s missing from “good sound” with just a glance. Even practice that’s slightly boring (such as practicing the production of single notes) will become enjoyable. The cortosia is a completely new type of interactive tuner app designed to improve the overall quality of sound produced by the artist. The initial release supports the flute, clarinet and trumpet with future upgrades expected to increase the variety of instruments supported.
Vote for the Korg LFO Module in the littleBits bitLab today!
The LFO module is currently under consideration for manufacture at the littleBits BitLab. At the BitLab, visitors can view proposed new modules and vote for the ones that they’d like to see manufactured.
The LFO is an oscillator module that allows you to make slow sweeping changes to sound parameters in the synth kit or with other littleBits modules. You can control the following parameters directly on the module:
- Rate/Frequency knob (speed of oscillation)
- Waveshape control knob (change the duty cycle of a pulse wave or morph a sawtooth to triangle to ramp waveform)
- Waveform selection switch (select triangle/saw or pulse waveform)
The input of the module controls the amplitude of the LFO. An onboard LED shows the rate of oscillation.
CV Module available at http://littlebits.cc/bits/control-vol…
Integrate your Synth Kit with other analog synthesizers like modular synths or analog keyboards.
control littleBits module behaviors like the pitch of oscillators, the cutoff frequency of filters and more from your analog synth gear!
control analog synthesizers with littleBits modules, like a bend sensor, light sensor or any other input from the littleBits library to create new control interfaces for your synth.
Sync your littleBits modules to other gear like Korg’s Volca series.
The CV module developed in partnership with Korg, a pioneer of electronic musical equipment, enables amateur and professional musicians to easily explore the iconic synthesizer instrument, allowing you to make exciting new sounds and build their own infinitely customizable and expandable analog modular instrument and put on your own performances – all with little to no engineering or musical knowledge.
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Dreams of Wires: Volca Keys, Microbrute, Minitaur, Roland CMU810, details below:
This is a rough re-recording of something I originally uploaded to my ‘tomorrowthecure’ channel more than 5 years ago. I was just playing around with it to see if I could do a more simplistic version (the original was sequenced and entirely software and samples).
It was recorded in 2 parts because of the sound changes. The Volca is using it’s own sequencer, and is in polyphonic mode for the main part if the recording. I’m using an iConnectMidi4+ to link the 2 USB Korg keyboards to the Minitaur, and a Kenton Pro Solo 2 to drive the CMU810. The Minitaur is running through an old EHX Small Stone phaser. Reverb is from an old Lexicon plugin
We take a look at the new Odyssey reboot from Korg – smaller and comes with a lovely case.
If you feel the urge, we made the end jam available via Bandcamp. https://soniclab.bandcamp.com/track/o…
A Korg remake of the legendary synthesizer from the 70´s , the ARP Odyssey. All sounds in this track are coming from this great sounding duophonic synthesizer. The track will be included on the Firechild album , Fireheart , release mid 2015.
Polyrhythmic sequences modulated by sequenced arpeggios with transposes at random intervals.
Elektron Octatrack controls the Jomox Xbase999 and Korg MS2000 via MIDI and clocks the Elektron Analog Four. Slight reverb from the T-rex Room-mate over the Xbase’s signal.
This is the second in a series of videos featuring three young, energetic musicians who have produced their work using only the KORG electribe.
This video showcases Pop Tune music maker Hercelot bringing the sounds in his head to life utilizing his creativity, and the power and versatility of the KORG electribe. Check out this entertainer at work.
Hercelot’s stream on SoundCloud
Gaz WIlliams takes a look at the first digital Volca. 4MB sample Ram (playback) and the usual Volca sequencing facilities.
Details about the video:
Here is a video of the Korg Poly 61. I programmed some new sounds into the memory bank and set up a loop on the tape recorder. You can edit the 2 digital VCOs, the filter and VCA which share an envelope, and send an LFO to the filter, pitch and VCA. Thats pretty much it, but the results of combining these few parameters are really satisfying, especially when dealing with first-generation analog/digital hybrid electronic circuits
The second bit of the video was shot at Tate Modern, where they have a really good 60s/70s minimalist show on at the moment. There was an arresting yellow Anthony Caro that caught my eye