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Korgs I’ve Owned Part 2 — X2

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The X2 was the big brother to the X3, and in addition to another 15 keys, it had an expanded sample ROM featuring a nicely multi-sampled grand piano, and it also had two independent audio outputs in addition to the standard left and right main outputs. Many of the sounds were derived from Korg’s T3 and O1/W synths.

Korgs I’ve Owned Part 1 — DS-8 and SQD-8

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The first Korgs in my life were the DS-8 digital synthesizer and SQD-8 8-track MIDI sequencer. The DS-8 was an interesting synth. It was an attempt, I believe, to be a simplified 4-operator FM synthesizer that was simultaneously a multitimbral performance synth. It was even based on an enhanced Yamaha 4-operator FM synth chip that was found in a number of Yamaha keyboards!

Keyboard Shake Up

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…at the risk of “burying the lead” too deeply, I did a thing, and brought home a 61-key Korg Kronos 2.

Nu Muzik Toyz

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I’ve added a few new items to my musical arsenal. Two of the three are capable of all sorts of sounds and rhythms, while the third offers some really fun control options. They are, clockwise from upper left, The Elektron Model:Samples, the Arturia Microfreak, and… Read More »Nu Muzik Toyz

Another Stab…

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I have a sickness, and it’s called guitars. For years, I’ve regretted not learning to play one before, or at the same time as, learning piano. And more recently, the condition of my hands/wrists has stymied my progress with the guitar. However, some recent changes… Read More »Another Stab…

Stereo 2.0

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We’ve been slowly working on redecorating the living room here at the Mortensen Mansion West, and one of the things I wanted to feature was a high-quality, streamlined audio-visual experience. Today’s adventures included a visit to Just Audio to take a look at speakers. When… Read More »Stereo 2.0

Hear The Light

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I took some old clothes and electronics (some fancy, modern stereo receivers I’ll never use) to the Goodwill drop-off this morning, and while I was there, I wandered into the store. Whenever I’m there, I wander around there to see if there are any good… Read More »Hear The Light

Rebuilding The Past

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When I was young, I listened to this radio… Or rather, one just like it. It wasn’t very powerful at only 15 watts per channel. And, it certainly wasn’t very fancy, with only basic controls, a couple of inputs, and an analog AM/FM tuner. But… Read More »Rebuilding The Past

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