An improvisational piece with my recently refurbished Korg Poly 61, Akai S612 sampler and the Replicator Modular Tape Delay.
Not easy (and new to me) to be cameraperson and player/knob twiddler at once. I did this video to demonstrate what amazing sounds you can get out of these often forgotten vintage machines – both are about 35 years old: The Akai S612 and Korg Poly-61
They’re not the most sought after gear, so you’ll often find them broken or put aside somewhere in cellars, thrift stores and the like.
But once repaired – in my case the Poly61 due to a leaking battery – or just refurbished (S612) you’ll have fun and lots of creative potential at your fingertips for a long, long while.
The S612 sound is just my voice, sampled with an ordinary SM58 directly into the Akai. As you can see /hear in the video, it is shaped entirely by the analogue Start/Splice sliders and the LFO and Filter/Output controller knobs.
I should add that my beloved T-Rex Replicator Modular tape delay adds a lot to the overall sound character.
For those who have further interest in the S612, this video from Espen Kraft is recommended: