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This week your hearing an improv recording of the Korg PS-3100 and SCI Pro-One.
The Pro-One is providing the sequence and the PS-3100 is providing the pads and leads. Both are running through a Roland RE-201 Space Echo (tape delay). Enjoy!
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This video features John Keston and Lucas Melchior improvising on two synched up Korg Monotribes. The Korg NanoKontrol is being used to apply swing to the sync signal as well as control delays and filters. The two electronic musicians are teaching a class, titled “Drum Machines,” starting January 17, 2013 at the Ableton certified training center Slam Academy in Minneapolis. Learn how to make music by synchronizing your musical devices, old and new. Featuring Ableton Live, Dave Smith Instruments Tempest, Expert Sleepers, Korg Monotribe, Sequential Circuits Pro-One, and more!
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“A fellow VSE’r was needing helping syncing his Pro One to his LinnDrum, so I thought I make a quick tutorial video. Remember to enter the LAST note of your sequence into the ProOne’s sequencer FIRST (thanks Howard Jones for that tip).”
The Sequential Pro One is a wicked little monosynth! It comes from the same period and genre as the Roland SH-101 and Moog Prodigy. The Pro One was basically Sequential’s attempt at taking their legendary Prophet 5 poly-synth and packing it into a compact, inexpensive, monophonic analog synth! It has two VCOs, a great 4-pole lowpass filter, two ADSR envelopes (one for filter), and a compact three-octave keyboard. With a Pro-One, you can easily create punchy analog bass-lines and leads or quirky analog synth effects.
The Pro One is an extremely flexible synth with lots of modulation possibilities (ie: the filter, VCO B and LFO can modulate VCO A or B frequencies or pulse widths, or the VCF). There’s also an onboard sequencer, something common on many Sequential synths but not often found on other monosynths of the time. It is very basic, however, storing only two patterns and up to 40 notes max. Also, only pitch info is recorded (and in step time only); you can not assign a note duration to any notes. So it’s basically a short melodic sketch-pad…but useful. Also onboard is an arpeggiator which has UP and UP/DOWN patterns.
“A voyage into the heart of the SCI Pro-One from the year 1981. Exploration by Marko Ettlich
monophonic analog synthesis
2 Osc I Saw, Pulse, Square, Sync, Noise
Filter – 24dB lowpass
step sequencer, arpeggiator
It has been used by Prodigy, Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke, New Order, Soft Cell, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and many more.”
New track by “harlemnightsmusic” in early 80s disco synth style
Synths: SCI Pro One, Sequential Prophet VS, Korg Polysix, Minikorg 700S
Drums: Korg Electribe SX (with Oberheim DMX sounds)
Original Studio 54 clips compiled by crap1453
The MiniKorg 700s is an old and simple monophonic analog keyboard from Korg. It is a dual-oscillator synth related to Korg’s first monosynth, the single oscillator MiniKorg 700. Most of the controls are located in an odd place beneath the keyboard so as to make room above the keyboard for a sheet-music stand. Some controls have bizarre names like Bender, Traveler and Expand for the auto-bend, filter and envelope, respectively.
It has three ring modulators for some strange sounds and noises. Sometimes a decent bass sound for techno music can be achieved using the MiniKorg’s hi-pass and low-pass filters. The two oscillators can be de-tuned and they offer triangle, sawtooth and square waveforms. There are some strange analog effects built-in as well such as portamento, a rudimentary repeat-delay, auto-bend (bender), vibrato and Chorus and Noise waveforms.
New track, this time in the style of Bobby Orlando (the producer of early 80s disco tracks from Divine, the Flirts, Bobby O)
Drums: Korg Electribe SX (TR-808), Rhythm-55
Bass: Sequential Pro One, Korg Minikorg 700S
Strings: Crumar Performer
Brass, additional strings: Sequential Prophet VS
Lead: Korg Minikorg 700S
Stabs: Korg Polysix
Timbales: Kurzweil ME1
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