Korg MS-20 Kit Lets You Build A Full-Size Analog Monophonic Synth Classic

korg-ms-20-kit-unassembled2014 NAMM Show: Korg is introducing a Korg MS-20 Synth Kit – a limited edition MS-20 Kit is a kit that lets you create a real, full-size MS-20 by assembling the parts yourself.

The MS-20 Kit is a true-analog, 1:1 scale reissue of the MS-20, with both filters built in (the more aggressive early production filter and more mellow late production one). Every details has been replicated, right down to the packaging, which includes a letter from the original MS-20 engineers and the President of Korg, Inc. Continue reading

How to Make Music With iPad Apps & Ableton Live

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Can you make music with iPad apps?

In this video, Ableton Live instructor Danny J Lewis demonstrates one approach, recording a variety of iOS apps with Ableton Live.

iOS apps used include:

  • iMaschine
  • Korg MS-20
  • Animoog
  • GarageBand
  • BeatShuffler

Check it out and let us know what you think of Lewis’s approach…..and his results.

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The Korg Monotron, Monotron Duo & Monotron Delay Compared

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Korg has released this video that features product manager James Sajeva taking a look at the Monotron line:

  • The original Korg Monotron;
  • Monotron Duo; &
  • Monotron Delay.

The minisynths in the Monotron line share the fact that they are portable and self-contained, offering a keyboard, controls, speaker and battery power.

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Micronaut – Trapezoid

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Sunday Synth Jam: MicronautTrapezoid, via Cranda11:

No DAW, no MIDI, no computer. Entire track clocked from a single Doepfer LFO. If you’re listening to this on laptop speakers, you’re only hearing about half of it.

Synthi AKS (with no AKS, obviously.)
Doepfer LFO, Intellijel uStep, Makenoise Réne
Korg MaxiKorg, MS-20, and a MonoTribe for the drums
Eventide TimeFactor, circuit-bent BOSS RRV-10, and Roland Space Echo for effects.

Recorded to TASCAM TSR-8 tape deck.

More Micronaut music at http://micronaut.bandcamp.com

The Korg VC-10 Analog Vocoder

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This is a demo of the classic Korg VC-10 Vocoder. 

The Korg VC-10 Vocoder came out 1978, together with the Korg MS series synths.

The VC-10 features a full polyphonic keyboard and a dynamic microphone. It has a switchable “ensemble” effect. Vibrato. It also have a (noisy) noise generator for reproducing consonants. Continue reading

Micronaut – Experiment Five

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Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a hybrid analog + digital live in the studio synth jam from musician/developer/writer Chris Randall.

Here’s what he has to say about Micronoaut – Experiment Five:

Sequenced from Live, and I’m using a Korg nanoControl to turn tracks on and off and such.

I play the DSI TETR4 from my iPad running Audanika’s SoundPrism app, which is a very cool MIDI controller app done in a cycle-of-fifths layout. The little bass sound that comes in here and there is The World’s Most Expensive CS-5, while a René sequencer drives a SynthTech Cloud Generator for the arpeggiated sine part from the modular.

MeeBlip is running in to a Roland RE-201 for the sound you hear very early on, the snare-ish hit that has a spring ‘verb and echo. The other sound right in the beginning is an MS-20 running in to my circuit-bent BOSS RRV-10.

The other prevalent effects are Eos for the ‘verb, and the Eventide TimeFactor on its ModDelay algorithm, in line from the TETR4. This is what creates the big hollow drone sound. I just jack the feedback up full and when it is humming along I hit the repeat button.

Audio is available at bandcamp.

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Korg iElectribe, iMS-20 Updated With Wireless Sync, SoundCloud Support, AudioCopy

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Korg has updated iElectribe and iMS-20 to version 1.5, adding Wireless Sync, SoundCloud support and more.

Here’s what’s new in Korg iMS-20 1.5:

  • WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology) allows wireless start between compatible apps on two iPads
  • AudioCopy has been added which enables the sharing of audio data between compatible apps
  • MIDI control capabilities have been enhanced (nano series 2 is now fully supported)
  • A few minor bugs have also been addressed, improving operational stability

Here’s what’s new in Korg iElectribe 1.5:

  • WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology) allows wireless start between compatible apps on two iPads
  • AudioCopy has been added which enables the sharing of audio data between compatible apps
  • MIDI control capabilities have been enhanced (nano series 2 is now fully supported)

Looks like somebody’s hearing our requests for serious MIDI support in IOS apps. These should be welcome updates for a lot of Korg iMS-20 and iElectribe users.

Let us know what you think of these updates and the arrival of improved MIDI support in iOS apps!