Posts Tagged ‘improvisation’

Experimenting with an organ synth (part 2)

September 22, 2009

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I’ve been playing with the Korg X50.  Here is more drone-like trance organ; love it or hate it:

Organ Improvisation on September 22, 2009 (7:27, MP3 17.1 MB)

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Experimenting with an organ synth

September 21, 2009

Recently, I’ve been playing with the Korg X50 music synthesizer; I greatly enjoy that I can manually adjust the shape, velocity, and attack of each synthesized pad.  Here is a recorded improvisation using a pad called Ballad Organ:

Organ Improvisation on September 21st, 2009 (MP3, 12 MB)

New Music

February 1, 2009

M. Ramirez arrived at my house with an Edirol R-09, and recorded Jon and me playing some licks.  I chopped the session into tracks; my favorite is the final track (#6).  You can download the session here:

The Mike Ramirez Sessions, 01.2009:

  1. Yoga: tuning and warmup (4:08, 3.8 MB)
  2. Five Taken (6:14, 5.7 MB)
  3. Blues Interlude (1:18, 1.2 MB)
  4. Jon’s Song (3:03, 2.8 MB)
  5. Seas Too Far To Reach (an Okkervil River cover) (3:29, 3.2 MB)
  6. B Minor (7:36, 7.0 MB)

Piano: Victor Hanson-Smith
Violin: Jon Lidbeck
Vocals: Victor Hanson-Smith and Jon Lidbeck