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synths!

Postby junker347 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:58 am

Any idea what synths the boys are using on this tour? I love them all, especially whatever Eric's playing on Nora.

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Postby John » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:56 am

MicroKorg! They're super-cheap, super versatile, and super-cool. It's what Eric used to play all the tinkly bits on Commander, and it also does amazing Moog-like bass stuff. Jonathan has one too.

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Postby sour29 » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:12 am

I confirm that they are neat little devices. My band uses them, too. Lots of blips and bloops. The guy I play with picked up his for about $400 CAN, which is roughly what? $325 US? Blip and bloop away, synth lovers!

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Postby giventofly » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:05 pm

You guys wouldn't happen to know how I could overwrite some of the sounds on this bad boy, woulda ya?

Seems to me like this thing is way too into dance music...

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Postby Eric » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:48 pm

to overwrite sounds on the microkorg you first have to turn off the write-protect function. you do that by pressing "shift" and the 8 key. then turn edit knob 1 back and forth. that will toggle write protect on and off and in this case, you want it off. once you have edited a sound to your liking, press "write" and your new sound will be saved. after you're done, turn write protect back on (shift,8, knob 1).

the key with the microkorg really is to pick out a sound and then start twisting knobs. those things on commander thinks aloud started off as a bass sound.

if you go to korg.com's download section you can find the pdf manual for the microkorg (control click, download linked file), and they also have a microkorg sound editor for both mac (os9, osx) and windows, for free.

happy editing,
ec

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Postby sour29 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:55 pm

Great directions! Thanks Eric -- I'm sure I'll be using that feature. PS. you win the award for longest time between two consecutive posts.

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Postby Patr!ck » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:42 pm

Nice of you to tell us mac users how to "right click", with the whole control thingy.


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