Time Warp – The Rocky Horror Convention – Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead, NY 2/20/78

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Richard O’Brien – Vocals
Nell Campbell – Vocals
Patricia Quinn – Vocals
Warren Cuccurullo – Music Director, Guitar
Jay Cuccurullo – Drums
Joey Avitto – Bass
Dave Elias – Tenor Sax
Steve Proto – Keyboards

It was sometime in January 1978 that I got a call from Warren asking me if I would be interested in playing keyboards for a gig that he just landed at the Calderone Concert Hall. We would be the back up band for the the stars of the Rocky Horror Show. Warren and I went to high school together and knew each other from the neighborhood bands. I said, sign me up! I was a big Rocky Horror fan and was psyched to get to play those amazing songs live with Richard O’Brien and the rest of the cast.

I brought along my tape recorder to document the event, but placed the mics too close to the PA speakers. So, the recording has the vocals and piano up front and you can’t really hear the rest of the band. Still. you can feel the energy between us and the crowd as the place rocked. Lot’s of fun.

Nothing like playing the Time Warp in front of thousands of screaming fans. Good times.

New Roland MKS80 Video Just Released

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We’ve just released another in a series of new videos that demo our sounds for vintage synthesizers. This one features the Classic Roland MKS80 – also known as The Super Jupiter.

All synth sounds are from our vintage Roland Super Jupiter. The drums are from our Korg Kronos, which we also used to trigger the MKS80. They make a killer combo!

The Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter is one of Roland’s true classic synthesizers. It’s often called a Jupiter 8 in a rack, although its voice card design is actually closer to the Jupiter 6. Its fat sound is due to the classic analog technology in its filters and 16 analog oscillators at 2 per voice.

The MKS-80 voices feature a typical analog set up: two oscillators, noise generator, resonant low pass and high pass filter, LFO and chorus. The oscillators feature cross modulation in addition to several waveforms and pulse width modulation. The MKS80 can hold sixty-four patches in it’s memory, which can be layered or split.

Our MKS80 collection includes 192 new programs in Sysex or Midi File formats. Three banks of 64 patches. Get your new sounds today via our fast email delivery. More info and online ordering at:

https://www.kidnepro.com/KN/Roland/MKS-80.html

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New Sequential Prophet VS Video Just Released

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We’ve just released our first in a series of new videos that feature our sounds for vintage synthesizers. We start off with one of our favorite synths – The Sequential Prophet VS.

The Prophet VS used Vector Synthesis as its revolutionary new means of sound creation. It uses a total of four oscillators per voice with 127 waveforms (32 user) and waveform crossfading using the joystick.

The Prophet VS included 96 waveforms which were all 12-bit samples. Four of these waveforms are assigned to the oscillator slots and they are then processed by an analogue signal path, with low-pass filters based on the Curtis chips; the same that were used in the Prophet 5.

The hybrid of digital and analogue helped make the Prophet VS sound very unique. The Prophet also included a very small amount of RAM that you can use to load in your own samples via the Midi sample dump standard.

Our Prophet VS Sounds are available as system exclusive or standard midi files. They are also compatible with the Arturia Prophet V. We have also done extensive sampling of the Prophet over the years and many of the sounds are available in WAV, Akai, Reason or Kontakt formats so it’s the next best thing if you don’t happen to have a vintage Prophet in your collection.

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New Sound Demos From Our Sequential Prophet VS Collection

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30 Years later and still our beloved Prophet VS still sounds amazing!

We dug out our vintage Prophet VS rack and recorded a few demos from our Prophet VS sound set. The VS is truly a unique sounding synth and the new demos feature a cool mix of styles. All sounds were played on the VS except for the drum patterns, which were recorded from our Korg Kronos. The two synths together make a great combo.

100 new sounds included in the collection. Our Prophet VS Sounds are available as system exclusive (.syx) or standard midi files (.mid). Also compatible with the Arturia Prophet V.

We have done extensive sampling of our vintage Prophet and many of the sounds are available in WAV, Akai, Reason or Kontakt formats. Visit our web site for more info. Order online and get your new sounds today via our fast email delivery.

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Loading Tips For Korg Kronos HD-1 & EXi Files

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If you’re having problems loading our Kronos sounds into certain program bank locations, you need to make some adjustments in your Global settings. Remember that Kronos sounds have two different bank types:

1- HD-1 – Contains new sample data
2- EX1 – For synth type data – Mod7, AL-1, MS20, Polysix, EP-1

So, you have to match our PCG bank type to the same bank type in your Kronos settings. To do that, go to:

Global / Basic
Choose the arrow on the top/right section of your screen
Choose “Set Program Bank Type”

Then choose EXi or HD1 depending of which set of sounds you’re loading. Anything with samples and a KSC file goes into an HD=1 bank. All the rest get loading to EXi.

Quick, simple and easy to adjust as you fill up your Kronos with some cool new sounds!

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Kronos Wave Machine Now Available As Reason ReFill

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Now our amazing Kronos Wave Machine sounds can easily load into Propellerheads Reason NN-XT Sampler – $25. USD. Perfect for your next gig or recording session. 42 New rns and sxt files with hundreds of new samples from our custom sound libraries.

The Patch King Wave Machine ReFill features some of our best sounds from our Korg Kronos PCG libraries. Using Chicken System Translator, we were able to easily convert our amazing Kronos sounds into a Reason ReFill. Everything is set up for Propellerheads Reason using a wide range of Digital Effects.

Included in the refill are tons of Multi Pads, Analog & Digital Synths and Special Effects and new Drum Sounds. Great for composers doing film scoring, commercial beds for video projects or new age and classic synth audio tracks. All set up to load into Reason via the NN-XT sample player. (163 MB / 42 instruments)

SPECIAL BUNDLE PACKAGE: The Ultimate Reason ReFill. Get all eight of our amazing Reason ReFills for Only $100.

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Kid Nepro’s Electric Guitars Now Available As Reason ReFill

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Kid Nepro’s Amazing Kronos E-Guitars have just been released as a Reason ReFill – $30. USD. Perfect for your next gig or recording session. 50 New .rns & .sxt files with hundreds of new samples from our Vintage Electric Tele, Strat & Les Paul.

Sounds include clean guitar samples and harmonics to heavy distorted, overdrive power leads and feedback. All set up for Propellerheads Reason using a wide range of Digital Effects.

More info and audio demos at:
Kid Nepro Electric Guitar Reason ReFill

SPECIAL BUNDLE PACKAGE: The Ultimate Reason ReFill. Get all seven of our amazing Reason ReFills for Only $100.

Patch Kings’s Classic Sounds Now Available For Akai MPC Renaissance, MPC Live & MPC X Workstations

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Kid Nepro has been busy converting our classic Akai sounds into MPC Renaissance, MPC Live and MPC X Formats. With the help of Chicken Systems Translator, we are now able to bring our sounds to a whole new generation of samplers and workstations. We plan on doing lot’s more converting for many other samplers, so get on our mailing list for info on all the latest updates.

Currently, there are six sound libraries available from our Akai S1000, MPC2000 and Ensoniq EPS/ASR libraries. The MPC2000 Millennium 1 collection includes several drum kits and is set up like a standard drum machine – where you trigger the sounds from the MPC pads. The other five collections are set up with traditional keyboard key mapping and are meant to be used by triggering the MPC’s from a Midi keyboard, although you can also trigger the sounds from the pads.

So, whatever MPC you’re working with, we have the sounds you need. If you need any info just email us at; [email protected] and we will be happy to help.

More info on all our Akai and Ensoniq sounds at:

Akai Elite CD’s

Akai Midi Mix CD

Akai MPC2000 Millennium 1

Ensoniq Millennium CD

Kid Nepro’s Electric Guitars Now Available As WAV Files

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Kid Nepro’s Amazing Kronos E-Guitars are now available as WAV files. Perfect for your next gig or recording session. Mix and match your own customs sets at our Downloadable WAV file Database for only $5. USD each. Or, get the whole library for ONLY $30. USD

Hundreds of new samples from our Vintage Electric Tele, Strat & Les Paul. Sounds include clean guitar samples and harmonics to heavy distorted, overdrive power leads and feedback. All Key Mapped for easy set up with your hardware or software sampler. Dozens of cool guitar loops included.

Compatible with any sampler or soft-sampler that imports wav files.

More info at:

Kid Nepro Electric Guitar WAV CD

Kid Nepro Downloadable WAV Database

SPECIAL BUNDLE PACKAGE: Get Any Four Of Our WAV CD-ROMs For Only $50 or ALL TEN for Only $100

Notes On Using Electric Guitar Loops Imported Into Kronos Drum Track

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Korg Kronos – Electric Guitar Loop Info

Kronos Electric Guitars V3 includes 16 guitar loops. There’s a few things to be said about how they work, so we thought it would be best to write a blog post about how to use them.

Each loop has been loaded into the Kronos Drum track and can be accessed from there. The loops are saved in the User-DD Program Bank, Programs 32-47. However, while the loops are stored in those program slots, the actual program is blank, except for when you turn on the drum track and you will hear the loop play. All you will hear is the loop. Nothing else is included in the program.

The real fun begins when you take those programs and add it to a combi. The loops are added to Part Ten, where the Drum Track usually goes. When you do this, you sync the loop to everything else in the combi. So, you can have drums, bass and guitar all playing at the same time. Any combi that has a guitar loop included will have the key that the loop is in as part of the name. For example, Combi #4 – Big Bad Guitarzan Eb LP, means the loop in that combi is in the key of Eb.

We let you know the key of each loop to give you a heads up on what key to play when the loop is running. The limiting thing about the loops (while they sound great), is that they will only play in “one key at a time”. So anytime the loop is playing in (for example) Big Bad Guitarzan Eb, you have to play in the key of Eb. The same goes for any combi that has a guitar loop included.

We have set all the combis that use the loops so that some of the eight KARMA scenes have the loop tuned on and some of them have the loop turned off. So, during the scenes that the loop is turned off, you can play in any key that you want. You can always mute part ten if you want to turn off the loop at any time.

Another thing to note is the tempo of the combi has to match the tempo of the program, or else the loop will not play correctly when inserted into the combi. So, don’t change the tempo of the combi while the loop is playing. Also note that when your creating you own combi using the loop that you have you make both the program and combi the same tempo.

Here’s a quick guide to the loops and tempos:

Chung Loop 1 – 93.13 BPM
Chung Loop 2 – 64.60 BPM
Chung Loop 3 – 67.39 BPM
Chung Loop 4 – 201.43 BPM
Chung Loop 5 – 96.35 BPM
Chung Loop 6 – 96.35 BPM
Chung Loop 7 – 226.24 BPM

Rock Loop 1 – 60.52 BPM
Rock Loop 2 – 65.72 BPM
Rock Loop 3 – 120.74 BPM
Rock Loop 4 – 56.16 BPM

Power Loop 1 – 70.22 BPM
Power Loop 2 – 66.26 BPM
Power Loop 3 – 55.29 BPM
Power Loop 4 – 87.91 BPM
Power Loop 5 – 68.45 BPM

Loops with the very fast tempos, like Chung Loop 4 – 201.43 BPM are should actually be set at half that tempo (100.71) to have everything sync up correctly.

Please note that not all the guitar loops have been used in our combis. The ones that were left out can be inserted into any custom programs or combis that you would like to make yourself. We choose not to use the loops in all sixteen combis, since we wanted to have a mixed set of both traditional and guitar loops set up in the drum track. Either way it’s something cool and new for Kronos. We hope you will enjoy the results.

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