Jacob Korn

Jacob Korn – shtum 005 out now

Posted on 2014-09-14 in News, Releases

Another new face for shtum but certainly not for all the Techno aficionados out there: Jacob Korn makes his debut on Uncanny Valley’s sub label to celebrate his old but not forgotten love for dark and bleepy Techno. The tracks’ origins date back to the 1990s when Jacob used to work with a MS-DOS based software sequencer called FastTracker. Imagine programming beats with Excel and look at the graphic interface on the A-side label of the record to get an idea of the workflow back then.Nevertheless, the tracks did not…read more

Arion Stereo Chorus (Landau Mod)

Posted on 2014-09-13 in DIY, Studio

What a fat chorus that is. Especially for synths. It just needed some little tweaks to shine in the modulation section which was a little too fast and to weak for my taste. -LFO speed mod (1mikro Farad switchable in parallel to C32) -higher vibrato depth (remove R41 and replace with 470k) -chorus / vibrato mod (lift R28 and R34 where they meet. Tie them together and put it to the switches outer isolated lug. This removes the wet signal) -get two of those for real stereo chorus (the second…read more

Modded Roland TR-505

Posted on 2014-09-13 in DIY, Studio

-volume potis (from mute to normal and overdrive) -glitch mods -pitch oscillator mod I used J2 for ground and IC 10 pin 14 for 4.5 V source for the oscillator. Pitch tesistor is 10k log reverse. cap was below 100nF. >

Modded Roland TR-606 (aka poor man’s 808)

Posted on 2014-09-08 in DIY, Studio

Here is a little drumbeat on the 606 to demonstrate the modifications done by discrete audio solutions and me last year. the sound of the polite machine is now ready to transform into the direction of TR-808 (BD, SD, HT) or even TR-909 (SD, LT, ). this is one of the most complicated mods i have done so far, since the PCB and housing of the TR-606 is very small and a lot of components had to be changed, traces to be cut and wires to fit in (thx Claudio!)…read more

Korg Poly 61 Mod and MIDI retrofit

Posted on 2014-09-07 in DIY, Studio

A Short video demonstration of the modifications and the MIDI Interface.

Jacob Korn – EP1 got rated 4.5 of 5 at Resident Advisor

Posted on 2014-08-18 in News, Press english, Press/Reviews

You & Me, Jacob Korn’s 2012 debut album for Dresden’s Uncanny Valley, was a swirling, often serrated and always challenging take on deep house that succeeded through experimentation rather than falling back on the genre’s usual tropes. This wonderful EP, the first of two by Korn that the label will release in the coming months, picks up where that record left off, both in terms of its varied musical atmosphere and in its precipitously high quality.Its joyous guitar sample cavorting ove claps, elasticated drums and fluttering vocal fragments, “Eisladen” makes…read more

Juno Plus review of “EP-1″

Posted on 2014-07-15 in Press english, Press/Reviews

Between 2009 and 2012, Jacob Korn could do no wrong. The Dresden native started his recording career in fine style, delivering a 12” for Running Back – “I Like The Sun” – that blurred the boundaries between hypnotic deep house and hazy Balearica. Over the next three years, his productivity soared, with releases on Left of the Dial, Dolly and Permanent Vacation enhancing his reputation further. Yet it was through his association with hometown imprint Uncanny Valley that he really made waves. After contributing single tracks to their early split…read more