I am not a creative person when it comes to naming things… In fact, I’d haply publish all of my works as “No Title” plus a date, but as a listener of instrumental music I like to have some short of suggestion of what I might expect from a piece of music. Therefore, from time to time, I do have to spend some time, trying to name a piece of time I froze as a series of bits and bytes. So that when someone, at a later time spends time listening to whatever I do with my time, they have some suggestion of what I thought I was doing with my… well… time. That being said, I’ am not as indulgent when it comes to the things I work with. A name is just a label, an identifier I can use to retrieve some piece of information. Thus this patch – the one in Berlin School Experiment 8 – is just that, The One in Berlin School Experiment 8, or Tobse8, for short. :)
This is a dual timbre patch, with an arpeggiated bass line and a square pad. One interesting thing about the MicroKorg, is that we can use it in mono-timbral mode and have 4-voice polyphony, or we can use it in dual-trimbral mode and have 2-voice polyphony. In this patch I is dual timbre, but the bass timbre is configure as monophonic. This releases the 3 remaining voices to be used for the second timbre, thus the ability to play 3-note chords on the pad (the same chord is arpeggiated on the bass timbre).
|PARAM 1||PARAM 2||PARAM 3||PARAM 4||PARAM 5|
The arpeggiator pattern should be set to 1110 1101, where 1 means an active note, and 0 means a pause. As you may see at the end of my video, I run the MicroKorg trough two Behringer VP-1 pedals (one for each channel). This is the “secret sauce” for me. It widens the stereo field and provides that warm vintage phaser feel that inspires so many of us! :)
As the name implies, this patch was developed when I was composing Berlin School Experiment 8. You can watch it being used in this experiment in the following video.
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Tobse8 MicroKorg Patch by Filipe Teixeira (Philip+) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://filipe-teixeira.com/electronic-music/microkorgcookbook/delay-lama-microkorg/ .