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Modular … Thoughts Revisited

Several months ago, I wrote a piece outlining four reasons that I no longer wanted to build a modular rig. But, as I write this post today, on the sixth anniversary of the death of Keith Emerson, I’ve had a bit of a change of heart.

By GerenM March 11, 2022 1

My Perfect Synthesizer

Over the years, I’ve given a lot of thought to my idea of the “perfect synthesizer.” Although some have come close, it has yet to come along. Let’s lay out my criteria for a perfect synth: 3 Digitally Controlled Analog Oscillators Each oscillator has Sine, Triangle, Saw, Super-saw, Square, and Pulse waveshapes plus white/pink noise…

By GerenM February 17, 2022 0

Discovering Electronic Music

Fran Blanche of Frantone posted this fascinating film by Bernard Wilets, which looks at early electronic music, to her YouTube channel, and I just had to share it. The film features several people who went on to make their names in electronic music, including Rory Kaplan, Douglas Leedy, and Jean-Claude Risset. Be sure to look…

By GerenM November 3, 2021 0

Necessity’s Child

As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. In my last post in my Kronos Chronicles (links to other posts above), I mentioned that when playing in bright sunlight, the LCD touchscreen is pretty close to impossible to see. Moving the 2nd tier keyboard helped, but it’s not ideal. I looked on the interwebs…

By GerenM June 20, 2021 0

Korg Winter NAMM 2021 Announcements … So Far …

I thought I’d take a moment, for those who may have missed these live streams, and share some of what Korg announced over the past day or two. These streams from earlier today have been publicly posted to YouTube, so I’m not exactly giving away any secrets. The first two videos are highlighting three new…

By GerenM January 19, 2021 0

Korgs I’ve Owned Part 3 — X50

Anyway, I’d promised myself that I’d never own another Korg after the disappointment of the X2, and it was with some trepidation that I considered the X50. But, my friend Steve Rosch of the band The Janglebachs had one, and he loved it.

By GerenM January 12, 2021 0