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Korg X50 and MicroX Shared Multisamples

If you’re trying to move patches between the Korg X50 and Korg MicroX, they will only sound the same if they use the same multisamples. Most, but not all of the same multisamples are available on both machines. Here is a PDF that lists the common voices of both machines:

Common Multisamples

If your patch uses an unshared multisample, you should to edit the voice before moving. This will change the sound, but the resulting sound will be the same on both machines.

If the multisample is has a spelling difference (i.e. “Vibraphone 1” on X50 vs “Vibraphone” on MicroX), you should edit the patch after moving it. I have not listened to all the samples on both machines, but I believe the spelling is the only difference between them. The patch should sound exactly the same or very similar.

ArtCrime Website

I put together a web site for ArtCrime last week:
There’s new music on the Music tab from our recording session of Jan. 30, 2011. Enjoy!

ArtCrime Samples

Samples of ArtCrime’s music are available for your listening pleasureĀ at
the music tab of this web site. I recommend you choose the “Highlight” versions where available. Let me know what you think…

ArtCrime – New Performance Ensemble

Arising out of the Bergen County Experimental Musician Meetups, there is a new experimental performance ensemble in Northern New Jersey: ArtCrime!

We held our first practice today, which went really well. We probably have the seeds of three pieces from what we worked on today. Members to date include Bob Siebert on kalimba and circuit-bent keyboard, Darren Bergstein on rhythm and effects, Steve Orbach on sopranino sax and rhythm, Frank Joliffe on guitar and myself on keyboard and baritone sax.

New practice is next week and we’re looking forward to see what we can do with this grouping of individuals.

Change Home Tab Name on WordPress Artisteer Templates

The name of the Home tab on WordPress sites is not a page property, it is a template property. If your template has been generated by the Artisteer template generation program, you can change the Home tab name by finding /wp-content/themes/YourThemeName/config.ini. Open this file in a text editor like NotePad. Just below the [menu] section is an entry:

homeCaption = "Home";

Change the text between the quotes to your prefered tab name and save the file. Reload your WordPress page.

If your template has come from another source, the tab name is encoded in your template files, but you will have to do some detective work. I would open NotePad++ and use Search>Find in Files…, set it to Match Case, then look for “Home”.