Archive for the 'peff' Category

Oberheim OB-X8 Voicing Project

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Even as I compose this entry, development and final tweaks to the Oberheim OB-X8 are probably still on going. Of all of the hardware projects I’ve been involved with over the past few years, this one has gone through the most rigorous development in an effort to faithfully reproduce the sound of the vintage […]

Sequential Take 5 Voicing Project

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Here’s the new TAKE 5 synthesizer from Dave Smith and the guys at Sequential. It’s a five voice polyphonic analog keyboard with all of the cool features of the Prophet 6 and the filter circuitry of the Prophet 5 Rev 4, but it’s housed in a smaller chassis with a smaller keyboard. Personally […]

ID700 Voicing Project

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

The ID700 from modosc designs is a 12 voice digital synthesizer based on the Instrument Designer architecture of the Buchla 700. The voicing structure is predominantly algorithmic FM, however it is FM that is combined with programmable waveshaping. There are several algorithms that are configured for common 2, 3, and 4 op FM […]

Prophet~5 Rev 4 Voicing Project

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

2020 needs some good news… and Dave Smith has been working hard to bring it to you!
Sequential announces the return of the Prophet~5!
Decades after the last P5 Rev 3s shipped, the new Rev 4 features the same fundamental features with improvements to modulation and MIDI implementation. Rev 4 also […]

Buchla Performance at Synthplex 2019

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

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 […]

Complex-1 Modular Synth for Reason

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

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 […]

Rossum Assimil8or Eurorack Sampler

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

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 […]

Goodbye ReBirth RB-338

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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!


Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

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

Composing a backing track for Bob Moog

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

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 […]

Cassette Recorder Audio Processor - Number Two!

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Now Available in teh pr0p Shopz
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. […]

lopassholes at robotspeak

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

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.