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  • Korg M50 patches for "current pop" cover bands?

    I recently purchased an M50 so we can transition into doing more keyboard-driven pop songs (Katy Perry, Pink, etc.). I'd like to keep the patches that I use sounding as close to the original recordings as possible, but this is my first synth so I have no idea how to make that happen if it's not an existing patch. Is there a site online that provides/sells patches that are used on particular songs? Or is there somewhere that I can learn how to duplicate them from scratch? (<--- the geek in me prefers the second option)



    Thanks!



    Mike
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    My cover band

    HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN'T WORK HARD

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    I use an M50 quite extensively. The M50 is very capable of reproducing those sounds but I'm not aware of any libraries available to buy the sounds you want. What I usually do is take an already existing sound and modify it to get the sound I want. One HUGE help is the ability to create Combis where you can layer several programs. So for example, if you wanted to do the intro of Van Halen's "Dreams", you would layer a classical guitar and a synth-string patch. Very little else is necessary to have that sound pretty damn close to the original (which is a synth patch and Eddie actually playing a classical guitar).



    For Reference:






    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZLKtjATZt0





    Once you start picking out what actually MAKES up that sound, you can create them pretty easily.



    Hope that helps a little...



    -Mc
    Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. why I'll never buy from AMS again): Footfall wrote:What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.Current Korg Gear: KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2

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    • #3
      That helps! Thank you!!!!
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      My cover band

      HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN'T WORK HARD

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      • #4
        Thank you McHale. Sometimes the obvious needs to be stated. I've read variations on what you said a hundred times but never quite got it. Maybe it's because I've always had Rolands before and needed it in M50 speak?

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        • #5
          I found two tutorials that helped me a lot. Good info for someone like me who's never owned/manipulated a synth before:



          http://www.mutantaudio.net/tutorials...rt1/index.html



          http://www.mutantaudio.net/tutorials...part_2_ma.html



          I could be wrong, but it seems that if you know/recognize the basic waveform it's a matter of tweaking the parameters it until it's right. I 'll find out soon enough - haha!
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          My cover band

          HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN'T WORK HARD

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