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

On numerous occasions, I’ve alluded to having a love/hate relationship with Korg keyboards. With the exception of a few scant hours with a modular Moog in college, and some experimentation designing various circuitry of my own shortly after, my adventures in “modern” MIDI synthesizers began with Korg. And, I’ve been going back to the well ever since.

By GerenM December 29, 2020 0

Missed It By That Much…

When I bought the little Sony RX100m3, and later the Sony a6100, a part of the reason for selecting them was that they are compact cameras that I could carry with me all the time. Admittedly, the a6100 is a little harder to carry than the RX100, but still, it’ll fit in the compartment in…

By GerenM November 21, 2020 0

The Original Space Force

I found these magnetted to the refrigerator door tonight when an errant ice cube knocked an overloaded magnetized bin off the door. I’m guessing two things. First, I’m guessing the bin was probably just a bit overloaded. And second, someone might have been holding out on me!

By GerenM November 2, 2020 0

Nu Muzik Toyz

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 the Arturia Keystep 37. They will, at least initially, be…

By GerenM November 1, 2020 0

108 Shots Begin Now

One day last week, I glanced into the disaster area that is my “den” (thinking that I really must clean that mess out), and noticed a small box sitting on the floor. I don’t know how it got there, and at first glance, I wasn’t even sure what it was. Upon closer examination, I discovered…

By GerenM November 1, 2020 0