Korg 05R/W Demo (Patch 28: Lead&Pad)
improv demo with MicroKORG as controller.
the Korg 05R/W is a wonderfully cheesy “synth” (read: sample bank) released in 1995. with 340 multisampled sounds, there’s a lot to choose from, and it has a superb selection of onboard effects that can be applied. the reverb and delay are very nice on this box. the distortion, chorus, and flange kind of leave a bit to be desired, but for the prices you can get these (around $100), you can’t really complain.
lots of very lush string and piano banks and whatnot, but the stars of the show are the analogue-sounding leads and pads and the impossibly cheesy percussion sounds which are drenched with over-produced amounts of reverb and compression. really classic stuff.
if you’re into using retro synth sounds in your work (or even just playing with them) the 05R/W is kind of a must have. it’s loaded with inspiring sounds and the sample quality is great, if dated.