Jacob Korn

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The posts in this category describe my daily work in the studio with video reports of hardware I am using. It´s possible to rent the studio with myself as studio engineer or even single machines. I am available for mixing & pre-mastering of your projects as well. If you are interested in modifications, MIDIfications check out the page mods & repairs. Please contact me here for individual pricing: CONTACT.

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E-MU SP-12 turbo mod+repair

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Got this iconic beat machine in town fora fair price. Battery needed a replacement and all of the 30 push buttons were cleaned with isopropanol. Fader 8 is still flakey. After that i experimented with the ssm2044 chip and came up with an external control box for both of thi filters. Cutoff 1,2 Reso 1,2 Env. Depth 1,2

Roland TR-808 mod/repair

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After decades i was able to aquire this gem in my hometown. Switchboard and transistors on the mainboard for driving LEDs were faulty and some switches needed a replacement. I decided to modify it non destructive as possible with the following mods i did to the RC-808 and the yocto clone alteady. BD tune SD tune, snappy decay CL/Rim tune CP reverb Noise level Metal noise overdrive Metal tune Noise/Metal Hat switch OH CH choke off switch CYM short decay switch I made the same Mod for my friend Break…read more

Studer A820 serial control (Max/MSP, Ableton)

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Studer A820 controlled by serial remote controller, resoldered 9pin cable (different studer pinout) to a usb-serial converter directly to Max/MSP (M4L) in Ableton Live. Now it reads the timer, but i will add some more functionality like biasing other audio parameters  as well:) its unbelievable how future proof the whole design in the mid 80´s already was!!! What drove me crazy (together with Deborah and Daniel as well, thx for your help my friends!) was that Studer did not really document their special pinout for the serial connector. more info…read more

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Loose Lips „Machine Nuggets“ Interview + Video (E-75 mod)

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In October 2017 G and eorge Lazenbleep and Medallion Man headed to Dresden, for the Circuitcontrol festival, a week of hacking, soldering and live performance. In the first of a series of articles from the festival, we met up with Jacob Korn. I won’t talk about his recording career, as I’m much more interested in his work as an engineer. We met 4 years ago in Dresden, and I remember spending an evening together geeking out about an 808 kick drum circuit I built. We talked about his 909 at the time, and I…read more

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Musikerportrait im ARTE Xenius Magazin

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Egal ob Musik auf Vinyl, Fotos per Sofortbildkamera oder Brettspiele: Analoge Produkte erleben gerade eine Renaissance. Woher kommt die plötzliche Sehnsucht nach dem Analogen und wo in unserer digitalisierten Gesellschaft hat es noch seinen Platz? Auch in der Musik ist der Analog-Trend angekommen, selbst in eher unerwarteten Genres: Der Dresdner Musiker Jacob Korn produziert seine Elektro-Musik fast ausschließlich mit analogen Synthesizern. Er schwört auf den unverwechselbaren Klang der jahrzehntealten Sammlerstücke und nimmt dafür auch die umständliche Handhabung in Kauf. xenius-JK-cut Land : Deutschland, Jahr : 2017, Herkunft : WDR

Studio Essentials for XLR8R

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The Uncanny Valley regular talks us through his favorite machines. The shaping and development of music taste will in most instances be an ongoing, infinite quest. After all, inspiration can strike at any time, in all variety of forms. It’s a sentiment that is even more true when it comes to actually making music. The spectrum of styles that have come out of Jacob Korn’s studio is testament to this: the German producer has dabbled in a bit of everything over the years. Earlier in his career, Korn pushed out…read more

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