John Carpenter On Korg Synths

In this official Korg video, American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer John Carpenter talks of scoring low budget student films, composing influences and his album, Lost Themes.

Along the way, he talks about his first Korg, an 01W, working with the Trinity, Triton and other synths.

In the second video, below, Carpenter performs part of his score from The Fog:

7 thoughts on “John Carpenter On Korg Synths

  1. i am really glad the kronos fit into jc’s studio (he called it ‘visiting’…) making this interview possible.

  2. The audio on this is really low? After cranking up the volume, it’s just 4+ minutes of JC rambling. I love JC, but I would have like to have seen at least 30 seconds of him actually composing some music on that massive board sitting right in front of him.

  3. Wow, I actually designed and built that Logic Pro system as a gift from his wife Sandy.

    She was worried he wouldn’t “get” a DAW. I explained that, since he evolved from film to electronic editing on a movie, a DAW would be an easy move. I was right, the guy has released a new CD and another is on the way.

    Nice guy….

  4. And the Ribbon Morpher sounds like???

    Would have been good to have heard it since there is no way in hell I could ever afford to buy a Kronos!

    1. He said the ribbon morpher is the one sound on the TRITON that he hasn’t heard anywhere else.

      I wanna hear it too!!!

  5. So great to hear JC talk and perform some of “The Fog”, give credit to “Forbidden Planet”. And that he had an 01/W, Trinity, Triton before the Kronos is SO cool!

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