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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:41 am
by jcn7
Nice work as well Aaron2 ! Here is another one with the Volca Bass being run through my Sherman Filterbank 2 to give an unworldly sound to the bass...



Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:44 am
by Aaron2
jcn7, yes, it does indeed have a very other-worldly sound. In fact, the track would be perfectly suited to a sci-fi movie!

I did some more tweaking on my earlier track. Here's the (slightly) new and improved version:


Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:18 am
by Deuterostome
I also love my Beats. It's kind of wimpy volume-wise, but I have ways of beefing it back up. It's got a lot of characteristics of the 606/808, even though it doesn't really sound like either. I don't make techno/EDM, so this drum machine gives me a lot of new sounds for my music. I can also get it to play a bit melodically, due to the tuning aspects of the BD/SD/LT/HT. And it does odd-time signatures! And it stores patterns!

Holy cow. Best drum machine I've ever owned - that could be my own issue though :)

I only use the analog portion of the drum machine. I do wish the rest of it was analog as well. I could use a rimshot or a clave or a variety of other sounds.

Anyway, good drum machine. Simple, sounds good to me for what I do.

Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:15 pm
by monolith
Deuterostome wrote:
I only use the analog portion of the drum machine.

Why's that?

Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:39 pm
by JSRockit
So far I have to admit that I like the beats first, keys second, and the bass third. The only one that was disappointing in any way was the Bass. It's a little generic. Still usable though. I'm glad I purchased them.

Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:58 pm
by Aaron2
JSRockit wrote:So far I have to admit that I like the beats first, keys second, and the bass third. The only one that was disappointing in any way was the Bass. It's a little generic. Still usable though. I'm glad I purchased them.
Do you find that the output is a little low on the Beats when you run it through your DAW? I did. It doesn't have the same punch as the drum kits contained in Ableton. That was my experience, anyway.

Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:25 pm
by Infinity Curve
The kits in Ableton have processing built into the racks though.

Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:38 pm
by meatballfulton
The kits in Ableton can have processing built into the racks.

Low output is never a problem, just turn it up.

Besides, volume != "punch"

Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:41 pm
by meatballfulton
Deuterostome wrote:And it stores patterns!
Too bad you can't back them up...with so few pattern slots, you're going to need pencil and paper.

Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:55 pm
by Aaron2
monolith wrote:
Deuterostome wrote:
I only use the analog portion of the drum machine.

Why's that?
Probably because the PCM parts are just samples, which you can obtain elsewhere.

Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:09 pm
by loungedumore
Still waiting on the beats , but strangly enough I'm loving the bass more than the keys .... Didn't see that coming at all . Btw anyone else have any wonky osc beating when playing d and f on the keys in poly mode with no detune ? Sounds kinda off on mine ....

Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:29 pm
by Infinity Curve
meatballfulton wrote:The kits in Ableton can have processing built into the racks.

Low output is never a problem, just turn it up.

Besides, volume != "punch"
Pretty much every preset kit I have ever loaded in Ableton has at least a couple sends built into the rack for stuff like reverbs, panning for each sound, compression, etc, already setup and configured. Out of the default kits in Ableton, how many are just dry samples/sounds with all sounds panned center? That was what I meant with my original comment. He was comparing un-processed dry audio coming in from an external device to a preset rack with a bunch of processing already done/assigned for each individual sound as part of the rack.

Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:30 pm
by ryryoftokyo
commodorejohn wrote:Heck, just re-release the Polysix with MIDI...
I would love a re-release of the Polysix as there's been so many that are damaged/destroyed because of age, or the more common battery leakage issue and the ones that are left are climbing up in price as far as I can tell. It's the Juno's evil twin!

I wouldn't mind seeing a four or six voice based on the MS-20 engine. I think Korg could pull it off for under $1500.

Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:05 pm
by commodorejohn
I dunno, I'd rather see something different than just "more MS-20," myself - at least for a start. Polysix or Mono/Poly, or somesuch. Heck, I'd love to see a DW-8000 re-release, though that's hybrid rather than strictly analogue...

Suffice to say, I look forward to seeing where they go with this :)

Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:05 am
by Deuterostome
monolith wrote:
Deuterostome wrote:
I only use the analog portion of the drum machine.

Why's that?
Just don't like using samples - I'm just a picky guy. :)