Korg iMS-20 Tutorial: Total Input & CV Output - Sound Design

Simple tutorial to demonstrate a couple of the, less obvious, features in the Korg iMS-20 app. Then I show you how to use them in practical sound design.

Drinking Game: Everytime I say "interesting", take a shot. 
(Hard Mode: Don't die of liver failure before the end of the video.)

NI Maschine playing Rockband 3

Meh... the video is kind of jumpy as the TV is doing 60fps, but my shitty Lifecam only does 15fps. Details below the video, with links.

Hardware used:
Native Instruments Maschine
M-Audio UNO USB-MIDI Adapter (any one will do)
Madcatz MIDI Pro-Adapter (set velocity to max)

MIDI-OX - http://www.midiox.com/

Maschine Config - http://www.mediafire.com/?9kdf3dhpw3ryr3c
(Mirror) -http://fileape.com/dl/MXfTqpDG6pAVbMZQ

First connect your PC's USB-MIDI interface and the Maschine. Launch Native Instruments' Controller Editor and load up the Config file. Download and install MIDI-OX, it's free for non-commercial use. Launch MIDI-OX.

Go to Options - MIDI Devices... 
From the MIDI Inputs menu select the Maschine
From the MIDI Outputs menu select your USB-MIDI interface.
Up at the top type something like RB3 into the Preset name and then hit the disk icon to save. Now all you'll ever have to do is launch MIDI-OX when your interface and Maschine are plugged in and it'll do its thing.

With MIDI-OX set, plug your "To In" MIDI Cable into the Madcatz MIDI In. That's it, you're ready to rock. After your initial setup it only takes about 20 seconds to get going. It's much faster than dragging the old drum kit out!

Jingle Bells (Winter Solstice 2010 Minimal Industrial)

I wanted to do a "beautiful" industrial sound and thought Jingle Bells would be a good tune for it. MP3 available here:http://www.mediafire.com/?x55xcx76xnmhoe8
Happy Winter Solstice everyone!

Linear Syncretic Disphoria

Syncretic (syn•cret`ic) (a.) Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion.

I've taken a lecture from Alan Watts, 20th century Philosopher and Theologian, and tried to turn it into a kind of musical meditation. As a student of philosophy and theology, I've found cyclical time to be one of the harder concepts to grasp. Intellectually I find it makes more sense than our linear years; which are out of place in our cyclical days, weeks, months and seasons. In practice, however, it is very hard to think cyclically in our modern world. 

This meditation immediately takes on a dark tone as the struggle against 1700 years of cultural entrenchment gives rise to disphoric moods. Transcendentalists would ignore this angst, and dismiss it as a byproduct of Ego, but transcendentalists arent trying to make post-rock music.


Paging Dr. Zoidberg

I just heard that Comedy Central is going to bring Futurama back for a 26 episode season this year, and thought I'd do a little something to commemorate it.
MP3 available here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/qlcgzzzikid/disc-chord_-_Zoid.mp3

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