Monthly Archives: February 2017

Dog at Sunrise

Photo taken in Evanston, Illinois, on the shore of Lake Michigan during sunrise.

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Elsie

“Elsie” was my first attempt at combining a piano and the Korg MS-20 Mini synthesizer. The piano┬áis the virtual Una Corda, a VST created by Native Instruments in collaboration with the composer Nils Frahm. The VST is unique in its … Continue reading

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Energy Shifts

Originally titled “synth beat, kinda sick,” this track layers seven recordings of percussion and tonal sounds produced by a simple patch on the Korg MS-20 Mini. I patched the synthesizer as a drum kit based roughly on the settings in … Continue reading

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The American Spirit

This is an experiment in arpeggiation and transposition through the MIDI capabilities of the Korg MS-20 Mini and Logic Pro X, and incorporates reverb to emphasize the harmonic relationship between the chords being arpeggiated. I also used stereo delay to … Continue reading

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Whereas In the Past

All sounds here are produced with a Korg MS-20 Mini, with added reverb for an atmospheric effect and tape delay to produce echo. Though the Korg MS-20 Mini is a monophonic synthesizer (i.e., only one note can be played at … Continue reading

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