I joined Jen and Simon on a camping adventure this weekend at Greenbrier State Park.
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! 🙂
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.
Attack Mag interviews Korg designers Tatsuya Takahashi and Yuki Ohta.
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.
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
Sounds like a great idea, not just for California.
Waking up early is perceived as a quality. Which is ridiculous. There’s no reason to think of it as a quality.
levels.io on night owls, and the concept of time.
In a nut shell, where possible, we should be working when we are most effective, and when we do our best work.
Totally agree, and I tend to be a night owl as well, but I have a day job so balance can be difficult.
Time is such an odd construct.
Man, I’ve got 16 years clean today. I knew the date was coming but I’ve been so busy that I didn’t realize today is the 19th, until my wife texted me this morning and congratulated me.
It’s been a great year. I’m no longer self employed, I took a gig doing web development at an agency called Ainsley & Co. and I don’t think I’ve ever been happier. 2 years working for myself was an amazing experience, no doubt, but a really good opportunity came my way and I took it. Now I commute 15 minutes to my job and spend my day doing great work with an incredible group of people.
I’ve also lost about 50 pounds over the past year, woot! Simon and Jen are doing great, and Jen and I are finally starting to see real progress towards our long term goals.
I feel lame that I’m not writing more, but I did write a pretty epic post last year if anyone wants to check it out.
I don’t know what else to say, other than, thank you, I’m so grateful. 🙂