Photo taken in Evanston, Illinois, on the shore of Lake Michigan during sunrise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcjIteRv-i8 "Elsie" was my first attempt at combining a piano and the Korg MS-20 Mini synthesizer. The piano is the virtual Una Corda, a VST created by Native Instruments in collaboration with the composer Nils Frahm. The VST is unique in its inclusion of a piano's mechanical sounds; the sounds used here are the sustain pedal, piano … Continue reading Elsie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=creQm9_ztqw 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 this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH7iV3e8IHk I used overdrive and two different tape delays, both from … Continue reading Energy Shifts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdv9gAGryWs&t=19s 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 soften the sounds. Both effects help create harmonic overtones because the resonance of previously … Continue reading The American Spirit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntbrY8moCZk&t=1s 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 a time), a simple patch can produce a paraphonic capability, whereby the lowest note … Continue reading Whereas In the Past