0-coast noodles

 

Last week I sold my Korg Minilouge and replaced it with this little semi-modular desktop synth called 0-Coast, by Make Noise. It’s awesome, hands down the most inspiring piece of gear I’ve purchased since first picking up my Korg Volcas.

The thing is seriously fun and capable of a huge range of sound. Here’s a short recording of me noodling around with a simple arpeggio. The 0-Coast is being sequenced by my Arturia Keystep, with clock from my Beat Step Pro. Effects chain is a TC Electronic T2 reverb pedal, and delays from my Lexicon MX200. Recorded directly to a Tascam DR-07.

So fun… I’m hooked and am now saving for my first modular rig. No turning back! 🙂

I always figured

One of the last tracks I recorded before moving my music setup out of the box. Dubby affair, with Volca Keys, Bass, Beats, and Sample. Ableton reverb, pingpong, and filter delays for effects. Sequenced with BeatStep Pro. Sample from No Country For Old Men.

Photo of Tatsuya Takahashi and Yuki Ohta via Attack Mag

Liberation Through Limitation

Attack Mag interviews Korg designers Tatsuya Takahashi and Yuki Ohta.

The Democratization of Synthesis: Korg Designers on the Making of the Minilouge

A Volca is not a jack of all trades, they are each good at one thing, and this is something in common with the comeback of hardware in general. It’s simple machines doing simple things so your mind is free to enter a creative space. That’s at the root of the Volca concept: liberation through limitation.

Attack Mag nailed it with the “Democratization of Synthesis” line. Since purchasing my little Korg Volca boxes Tatsuya Takahashi has become a personal hero.

Happy Platypus

So, I’ve become obsessed with this series of little groove boxes by Korg, called Volca, and have been setting up a little low budget techno music rig. It’s been amazing fun.

I recorded this little jam last week. It’s got sort of a Detroit vibe going on, I think… anyway, I’m really happy with the sound and totally digging my new obsession. 🙂

Korg Volca Beats with Ableton Compressor, Korg Volca Bass with Scarlett Reverb and Ableton Ping Pong & Filter Delays