This is so cool.
So, I had this idea this morning, and have spent hours creating and exploring the possibilities!
My thoughts were:
- I want to experiment with an old, analog step sequencer.
- I don’t own one
- How can I use Logic Pro in order to accomplish the types of things I want to experiment with?
I’m sure you can do similar things with other DAWs.
You have got to hear this!
If after the intro you get the general idea, you’re welcome to fast-forward to the 7:45 mark to hear the fully modified template.
Love the sound of analog synths? Me too.
Love the flexibility and recall of digital? Me too.
Here are some ways to combine an analog synth with a computer environment.
Get additional oscillators into your Minilogue!! Connect your minilogue and use it as a modular system in your computer!
You’ll need either a 5 pin MIDI to USB, or a USB cable to connect the Minilogue to your computer.
Download drivers, and firmware updates http://www.korg.com/us/support/download/product/0/544/
Correction in the video! I said that for your MIDI tracks in your DAW, use the MIDI OUT option (you’ll see in the video what I mean). When in fact you’ll need to use the MIDI SOUND option provided by the driver.
I will review this asap.
Anybody out there already try it?
For enthusiast of analog synthesizers, those curious about the history of these beastly and awesome instruments that came out in the 60’s-90’s.
But I appreciate that in this series the british host and writers add a bit of humor, a bit of randomness that reminds me of some of the Monty Python films.
Some of these old machines can be now found on eBay now for under $100, while others are worth tens of thousands of dollars.
You can learn about the instruments, what famous tracks they were used on, what was unique about each one.
Highly entertaining! I highly recommend!
Link to Episode One of the series:
See the whole series here:
If you loved “I dream of wires” you should also check out this interesting and highly entertaining series of documentary videos. Great interviews, and great information here.