Resonator: a Karplus-Strong synth unit for Korg drumlogue
Korg’s drumlogue hybrid drum machine (2021 2022) continues the tradition of the logue series of hardware (prologue, minilogue xd, NTS-1) in allowing end users to develop, install and use custom coded oscillators and effects. This unit, Resonator, is an extended Karplus-Strong physical model synth which produces sounds reminiscent of plucked strings, struck metallic bars, and […]
Rompler Cosplay: a multisample patch pack for Korg modwave
Using the Korg modwave’s sample playback feature to turn it into a ROMpler.
Peer Gynt quilt, Part 4
Number four! The home straight. While I was working on the first three Peer Gynt quilts, I was contemplating and tweaking the quilt design for the fourth movement of the Peer Gynt Suite 1, In the Hall of the Mountain King. This movement is one of the most well-known pieces of classical music and easily […]
Peer Gynt quilt, Part 3
Of the four movements in Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt suite 1, three have titles which immediately put an image in the mind. The second movement, Åse’s Death, was the most problematic to express as a quilt.
#MicroFiction, November 2021
These stories were posted on Mastodon in November 2021.
Korg opsix 2.0 effect in focus: Comb filter
The third of the Korg opsix firmware 2.0 effect operators that I’m covering in this series is the Comb filter effect operator. Related to the Short delay operator, the Comb filter is well suited to physical modelling of sounds.
Korg opsix 2.0 effect in focus: Short delay
One of the ten new effect operators in the Korg opsix 2.0 firmware is Short delay. This effect, while technically correctly named, has many more uses than its name suggests, including some in physical modelling.
Korg opsix 2.0 effect in focus: Phaser
In October 2021, Korg released a firmware update for its opsix synthesizer, introducing ten new operator types, a ragtag bundle grouped under the umbrella of “effects”. There isn’t much in common between the ten effects apart from the shared user interface used to configure them. This post is a deep dive into the Phaser effect.
#MicroFiction, October 2021
These stories were posted on Mastodon in October 2021.
Making music the old-fashioned way with the Korg wavestate and opsix sythesizers
Korg’s wavestate and opsix (both 2020) are cute little 37-key synthesizers, but how easy is it to use them like a normal synth? I decided to find out.