YouTube Video von Newueel

– 1 analogue sequencer (SQ-10)
– 3 analogue synthesizers (MS-50 + 2x MS-20)
– 5 different sound circuits

That’s why I called this one: Korg Monofive

This vid is recorded in one take, no cuts and no edited sounds (although the video is edited 🙂 . All sounds are coming (live!) from the gear as shown in the vid and described below.

Most of my actions are explained in the vid, but in case you are interested, below you’ll find a more detailed analysis of the 5 different sounds/circuits/outputs:

1:) MS-20 (right) white noise filtered by the MS-20 ESP bandpass filter, triggered every 17th step (out of 64 steps). This sound uses just a little bit of a phaser effect from the mixer.

2:) MS-20 (left) white noise also filtered by the ESP bandpass filter and the MS-20 HP + LP filters. The sound is triggered only every first step (out of 64 steps). The HP + LP filters use high peak values. They are modulated by the MS-50 modulation generator (LFO) which speed/frequency is changing continuously, controlled by random values coming from pink noise + sample & hold + integrator (for smooth transitions). This provides a unique sound every 64 steps. Each sound is repeated a number of times every 16 steps by the BPM delay (Kaoss Pad). This way each ‚random‘ sound is hearable 4 times, before it changes to the next ‚random‘ sound.

3:) MS-50 white noise basically for hi hat purposes, but also used for subtle ambient noise adds. The sound uses two envelopes for different purposes. The MS-50 EG2 envelope is (also used for the MS-50 drum sound) is reused. This envelope is triggered each step and is used as volume envelope. Because we don’t want a hi hat sound each step, this envelope is controlled by another envelope using a VCA. By default the second envelope is MS-20 EG1, which is triggered each first step (out of 64 steps). The envelope has a long delay time, so it is hearable around the 15th step only for a short time. By changing the patch, the secondary envelope is switched to MS-50 EG1, which is triggered every 3th and 7th step (out of 8 steps) so it functions like a hi hat. This envelope offers a nice extra feature, because by increasing the MS-50 EG1 release time, it ‚passes through‘ more hi hat steps, which is very useful for creating fills.

4:) The MS-50 plays a 16-step drum groove. The pitch of the drum sound can be tuned for each step indepently using SQ-10 channel A+B steps 1-8. A step can also be ‚disabled‘ by tuning it out of range. This makes it possible to create more complex drum grooves and it allows you to create fills on the fly.

5:) The MS-20 (right) plays an 8-step bass line, triggered each step, pitch controlled by SQ-10 channel C. This sound is also uses the Kaoss Pad BPM delay.