Tag Archives: Korg MS20

Experimenting with algorithms and Novation Launchpad #4

In this next experiment I added the Korg MS20 being driven by the SQ-1 Sequencer as loop material but also made 2 process changes   Drum machine and SQ1 synchronized by Ableton master clock Quantise being used on the recording … Continue reading

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Experimenting with algorithms and Novation Launchpad #2

Following on from previous experiment, with this one I had streamlined the process and limited the input voices to one synthesizer the Korg MS20 (with effects) Also I streamlined the looping system in Ableton to only turn on a resampling … Continue reading

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TGV

This album is the conclusion of the previous blogs about improvising with the SQ-1 (at least in part). There are some new tracks which extend the practice as a drum machine was added (easy to use the samples in Ableton … Continue reading

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Improvising with SQ-1 #6- More gated reverb drum machines and sequences

The next two pieces are developments of previous hardware set ups; the first one Sunday interlude uses the SQ-1’s duty cycle on Maximum, with slides between the notes, which are then fed into  very long reverb and delay. Harmony is … Continue reading

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Improvising (and composing) with the SQ1#5 Gated reverb drums and the longer game

This latest piece comes from a CSMA jam last Sunday when Chrissie plugged my volca beats drum machine into a reverb patched and gated it, making the classic 80s gated reverb sound much used in that time. I had forgotten … Continue reading

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Improvising with SQ-1 #4 with Korg volca beats/ Ms20 mini/ Microbrute / Blofeld / streichfett

This piece “Metropolis” is one of the more difficult pieces I have been devising, to so wholly live. In this the roles of the various instruments have moved round- the SQ-1 now makes atmospheric backgrounds, bass rumbles and squeals, the … Continue reading

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Improvising with SQ1 #3 and introducing a Korg Volca beats into the experiment

Paris to Toulouse is essentially a continuation and slight delveopment of previous track TGV with a different beat structure: In this ongoing series of looking at techniques of Berlin School electronic music/ techno and taking those techniques into minimalist composition … Continue reading

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Improvising with Korg SQ-1#2

In this improvisation, following on from the first, I introduced the Arturia Beatstep and Microbrute to the Korg SQ1 and Korg MS20 mini setup. Due to issues with the SQ-1 and Ableton, I clocked the SQ-1 analogue sync in from … Continue reading

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Improvising with Korg SQ1

Last Saturday I got my hands on a Korg SQ1 step sequencer. This was released with the Korg MS20 Kit and Module. Having been a long time Ms20 user, now using the MS20 mini this was a no-brainer; its built … Continue reading

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Writing and recording the soundtrack to ” Port Appin Sunset” in one day with one laptop and two monophonic analogue synths

Coming back from holiday in Scotland, Chrissie had filmed and edited a wonderful time lapse video of the view from the veranda overlooking Loch Linhe where we stayed, you can read her blog about doing the video here. Having edited … Continue reading

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