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
Presenting the next episode in our short film series Analogue, a profile of the musicians whose love affair with analogue sound has come to define the way they work. Growing up in Dresden in the ’80s and ’90s with an ear for Kraftwerk and early techno, it’s no surprise Jacob Korn developed something of an obsession with synths. Whether taking apart his own gear, or modding others to extract new sounds, he is a producer who takes a hands-on approach to making music, revelling in the systems and simplicities of…read more
German house and techno don Jacob Korn goes Against The Clock. Jacob Korn has been blending techno, hip-hop and jazz since he went under the name Granufunk, but it’s his sample-heavy productions as part of Dresden’s Uncanny Valley crew that earned him his status as one of Germany’s best house producers. In his Against The Clock session he shows us some of the studio magic that’s earned him releases on Running Back, Permanent Vacation and Steffi’s Dolly Label, laying down a peak time house track in under 10 minutes that blends the best…read more
Jacob Korn takes Telekom Electronic Beats TV into his studio for a Tech Talk with a difference. Watch as Jacob demystifies the seemingly complex world of modifying synthesisers and drum machines. In addition, to Korn’s wisdom, you will also hear 2 demos of what a few modifications can do to your gear, be it Roland, Yamaha or any other brand. Check out www.jacobkorn.de/studio for more infos on mentioned projects!
Power supply replacement so we got rid of the hum : http://www.circuitbenders.co.uk/newsarchive/TR77power.html Trigger inputs: http://www.circuitbenders.co.uk/newsarchive/BRA.html Sync input: http://www.adambaby.com/studiotech_TR-77.html http://www.burnkit2600.com/tr-77/
The Danelectro Spring King is a small spring reverb, but there’s also a slapback delay in it, using a PT2399S chip. Thanks to some documentation on the internet I could easily mod the reverb to control the delay. The idea is to be able to get only the reverb signal if we want, and in a general way to take advantage of the delay by changing the Time and Feedback as we feel.Control Delay Time: Between PIN6 (VCO) and Ground, there’s a CMS resistor „362“ (3,6k). Once it’s taken off…read more
Duration 6h for Mods: 300€ + parts (knobs+housing) + postage (german clients + 19% tax) Stereoping pointed out some interesting mods for this VCR-looking analog drum beast. Since I like the idea of saving kits i focussed on parameters like tune and decay for real-time control. Triggering those 5 voices by my modded TR-606 with multiple outputs. Great fun! Thx for the nice documentation! http://www.stereoping.com/pearl-drx-1-drumsynth/?lang=en The Pearl DRX-1 has 5 Instruments which can be triggered by drum pads. Of course, you can also feed some trigger signals into it. All…read more