Many creatives seem to have adapted well to the unexpected conditions of 2020 and managed to be incredibly productive under these incredible circumstances. Other obligations occupy most of my time these days and have not had the time or energy to be creative, but I have been enjoying listening to some the great releases […]
The props have developed a new modular synthesizer rack extension for Reason! The most significant feature is the ability to make patch connections on the front panel of the device, and like any good modular you can create some interesting self-generating patches through a variety of randomization techniques. The principle synthesis approach is […]
I’ve been helping Dave Rossum with a bit of testing and content development for his new sampler module called Assimil8or. It has eight (mono) sampler channels which can be configured to run as one shots or loops. Two channels can be paired to playback stereo samples, or a series of channels can be […]
It’s now official that the latest version of ReBirth RB-338 for iPad has been removed from the iTunes app store.
The details of what happened can be found on the interwebs if you dig around, but things change and the beat will still go on… if you don’t delete the app!
I’m quite happy to finally announce that i’ve finished an album of ambient/electronic pieces that I’ve been working on for a few years now. Velomne is now available on pretty much every streaming platform and sales portal:
Uncompressed Audio downloads are also available through Bandcamp:
Velomne by Kurt Kurasaki
Minutes after stepping into the Moog Pop-Up factory set up at Moogfest, Emmy pulls me aside and asks me to compose a little bit of backing music for the Minimoog Model D Reissue, promotional video. Naturally, I tell her that i need to do it using only the new Model D! They pulled […]
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The Cassette Recorder Audio Processor Rack Extension is back and better than before! This time we bring you the more Pro Version with L0-f1 Dolphonics™ Processing! We listened to everyone who loved the classic tape sound of the original C.R.A.P.Re, and added more controls for even worser tones. […]
Jordan Ginsburg and I perform as a modular synth duo under the moniker, “Lopassholes”. Here’s a recording of our set in San Francisco from last week.
One of the exciting surprises of NAMM 2016 was the announcement of the Oberheim OB-6, a collaboration between Tom Oberheim and Dave Smith. Once again I find myself immersed in analog glory as part of the sound design team developing presets.
The profile of this keyboard is the same as the DSI/Sequential Prophet […]
Once again, it’s an honor to have been asked to be on the sound design team for Dave Smith Instruments. Having regained the old “Sequential Circuits” moniker, the company is now DSI/Sequential! It’s only fitting that the new synthesizer is a six voice polyphonic instrument dubbed the Prophet 6! Synth legend, John […]
While vintage synthesizers are amazingly good fun for the sound and historic value, they do require a lot of care. I’ve owned this vintage Buchla system for nearly 25 years, and it was finally time to take on the daunting task of servicing the sliders. The controls were sticking and at certain points […]
Programming the Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 synthesizer can be a fairly labor intensive task. While I am compelled to use the [Latch 1] + [Hold] patch reset shortcut and start a new sound from scratch, I find myself creating up the same types of patches. As a time saving measure I’ve made […]