Oxygene 2 – Cover
Composed by: Jean Michel Jarre
Played by: Piotr Nowak, Michał Bach
The gear that was used:
-Korg mini KP KAOSS PAD.
-Behringer Vintage Delay VD400
This is the new MkII version controlling, and being controlled by, a Korg microKORG synth. All sounds are from the microKORG.
If you want to try this yourselves, connect the MK’s MIDI out to the PC’s MIDI in, connect the PC’s MIDI out to the MK’s MIDI in, and turn the MK’s MIDI ‘local’ control off. Run the Sequetron program on the PC, and that’s it.
The Sequetron is a program for improvising, jamming or just having fun, and converts an ordinary MIDI keyboard or input device into a live sequencer-like instrument for real-time multi-track recording, playback & looping. The *same keys* you use to play also control the system while you are playing it, so you never need to touch your PC keyboard or mouse
Sequences can be recorded, played back, looped and controlled independently, and synchronized to an external MIDI clock if required. There is no restriction on the number of ‘steps’, nor does the sequence have to be monophonic; any notes & chords can be used. The output can be any MIDI device such as a synthesizer, drum machine, light display etc.
Sequence attributes such as pitch, velocity, channel, mute etc., can be changed while they are playing, either individually or in any combination; automatically taking place at the end of their respective cycles to maintain a rhythmic feel.
This ability to record, play & alter different length sequences starting at different times on-the-fly gives the Sequetron its unusual syncopated feel, encouraging you to experiment with overlaying and controlling patterns; even the most basic 1, 2 or 3-note sequences can create something totally unexpected.
10 new refills are available for free download
Including MicroKORG, drums, Point Zero, Casio loops and more
A great loop recording session with microKORG XL and Ableton Live.
As most of you probably already know I am big fan of KORG and therefore when I saw this on Youtube I just had to make a mirror of it here on my blog, enjoy!
Here’s what the authour has to say about it:
“This is my first attempt at creating a program for the microkorg, so I picked up a sound that is easily recognizable. This is certainly not the best Synthex “laser harp” sound recreation around, but it should provide a good start for tweaks and improvements. The idea should work with any two-oscillator analog or analog-modeled synthesizer with oscillator sync, filtering and some kind of pitch envelope for the sync sweep. Actual values used in each parameter are shown in parentheses.”
And here is JM Jarre’s take on it:
Finally some news of the long awaited follow up to the hugely successful microKORG, but still no launch date – sorry
The microKORG range expands with a new big brother to mega selling microKORG synth
The original microKORG is loved and used daily by musicians around the world – from keyboardists to guitarists – enabling everyone to experience the enjoyment of a great synthesizer. Now an advanced microKORG is available; a synthesizer that lets you generate your own personal sound, packing a cutting-edge sound engine and powerful effects into a compact, vintage-like body. Welcome the microKORG XL
New vintage design is both fresh and nostalgic.
Korg’s renowned MMT Multi Modeling Technology, optimized for the microKORG XL.
Sixteeen band vocoder for voice controlled effects. A gooseneck microphone is included, so you can begin vocoding right away.
128 powerful sounds are built-in and ready for immediate use.
Intuitive sound selection; simply specify the music genre and instrument category.
Seventeen powerful KAOSS derived effects.
Newly developed natural touch mini keyboard is compact, yet easy to play.
Editing software can be downloaded from the Korg website, as well as converted MS2000 and microKORG programs.
Battery powered for on-the-go enjoyment.