Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Crack-Up (Live May 25th 2013)

Café St Mihiel, Nantes.
Song from the upcoming EP "The Crack-Up".
Cell phone capture.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

MS-20 Mini

Yup, just had to own one of these.
Man, Mini is the word. It is tiny. I mean, really small, which is great for me.
The build quality is good, I didn't notice any of the wobbling that was reported on Sonicstate.
It sounds so damn vintage.
Its main asset has got to be its dual filters. The two resonant filters always seem to react in surprising ways.
Very soon I've noticed that there was a fair amount of white noise bleeding at all times. You can't hear it on most sounds but when you do a very quiet patch, it's somewhat audible. It's evident when you put down both oscillators and press a key.
I've checked out on the web and it seems like it's something that comes with the original MS20.
For the time being I have no idea how to operate the patch bay. I'm just plugging things up randomly and from time to time something weird happens.
I also tried to control the Monotribe via the MS20 keyboard via CV but it was a huge flop, I'm not sure why.
And I've fed audio into the MS20, which created really strange textures.
I guess, that sums up the MS20 experience : you're never quite sure what will happen and when it does, you have no idea why it sounds like that (but it's cool).

Unboxing and Improvising on the MS-20 Mini from Karim More on Vimeo.