MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday Night Rhythm 03072021 - ArpOdyssey and Korg Volca Sample sequenced by Arturia KeyStep

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Saturday Night Rhythm 03072021 - ArpOdyssey and Korg Volca Sample sequenced by Arturia KeyStep

video upload by J Rochefsky

"I am (was) thinking about selling my ArpOdyssey to make room for other synths - so wanted to capture the deep throaty voices it makes so effortlessly. At the same time, I was learning more about the KeyStep sequencer, and needed a bit of a beat - so I brought in the Korg Volca Sample (which is so nicely showing off my latest Volca Desktop Stand from - oh and the KeyStep is also on a stand). Learnings:
- The KeyStep needed to be set to the Korg Pulse clock type using Midi Control Center software to properly control the Volca
- The Arp Odyssey has a VCP slider on the bottom row that practically has the same effect as the VCF Frequency slider on the top row (at least in the configuration I used)
- The Volca Sample has some kick ass drum samples, but the combinations in the preset groups are not to my taste - had to make my own kit combination.
- The syncopated back beat you can get with the LFO on the Arp/Odyssey (or practically any synth I assume) is something that truly moves me...
- Logitech's LOGI capture software is pretty good, but might have some lag...
- my Yamaha MG10XU mixer is super easy to use and makes all the instruments work together nicely... took me about 6 months to start using it effectively mostly because I had a terrible desk setup until now (and it's still just mediocre at best).
If you like the stands used for the Arp/Odyssey, Arturia KeyStep and Korg Volca, you can find them here:"

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