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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.

Tascam DR-07 Test

I’ve moved my music setup completely “out of the box”, (computer free) and I’ve been looking for a way to record without having to move my computer to the other side of the room. I settled on this Tascam DR-07, acquired second hand via eBay, and delivered today.

Sounds are a Korg Volca Beats & a Korg Electribe ER-1, Boss DS-1, Lexicon MX-200, and Alesis Midi Verb. Sequenced via BeatStep Pro, running through my Mackie and into the line input on the Tascam.

This was my first recording and the levels are a little hot, but I’m pretty stoked on the Tascam. Since it’s a field recorder it can also do double duty to collect found sounds for my Volca Sample. 🙂

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Daddy, if I were a fruit bat would you take good care of me and get me fruits?

Saturday morning, hanging with my little boy, eating “home made toast”, discussing the sleeping patterns of fruit bats and the dressing habits of vampires.

Apparently some vampires dress in doctors suits and occasionally wear bow ties.

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