Digitakt + RK 002 settings tutorial

Published on Jan 11, 2018 Dave mech

"In this video I show you how to setup the Digitakt and RK-002 cable to be able to play the Digitakt as a polysynth. You can check out a thorough demonstration of this over here:" [posted here]

Volca jam for Jamuary 2018, day 6

Published on Jan 6, 2018 Slenterende Beer

"'Jamuary' is a yearly event where people upload short music jams every day throughout the month of January. This submission is for January 6th.

This jam I tried something new: play 3 Volcas at the same time! I control the Bass, FM and Keys with the Keystep. The Bass is tuned an octave higher than the Keys.

Also, in this jam I used the Specular

Digitakt + RK-002 POLYPHONIC synthesizer

Published on Jan 1, 2018 Dave mech

"In this video I thoroughly demo the rk-002 cable by retrokits in combination with the Elektron Digitakt. The Digitakt becomes a wonderful polyphonic synthesizer!

It's the longest video I recorded up till now. I start building a patch from scratch. If you want to hear more complex immediately sounds, just skip to 15+ minutes :)

You can order the rk-002 here

RK-002 Arpeggiator on the Roland Alpha Juno

Published on Jun 2, 2017 Retrokits

"A small demo of the RK-002 Arpeggiator firmware used with the Alpha Juno and Volca Sample. You can check the firmware's key command settings on this RK-002 firmware page:"

RK-002 Polyphony/PolyMUX on the Volca Sample

Published on May 30, 2017 Retrokits

"As of RK-002 Volca Sample firmware v47+ you can now use chromatic and polyphonic play on the volca sample!

In earlier firmwares it was already possible to set one specific channel to respond to MIDI keys and play a melody; MIDI Program Change messages 1-10 would fix a volca sample channel to chromatic play but with our new firmware this has been expanded:

RK-002 Firmware for the KORG Kaossilator

Published on Nov 25, 2016 Retrokits

"The RK-002/KOS Firmware version enables you to play the Korg Kaossilator with a regular keyboard (or sequencer).

Note that the note scale is defined on the Kaossilator with the range,key and scale settings.

This firmware is available via:

Some more video details:
- Unfortunately the audio is not a line recording.

The RK-004 'Medusa' - New 7-port MIDI Merger/Splitter and Clock Divider by Retrokits

Published on Oct 15, 2016 Retrokits

"The RK-004 is a 7-port MIDI merger/splitter and clock divider. Every port can act as an input to merge your midi signals -or- as an output to split your incoming MIDI data.

In output mode the RK-004 is able to divide an incoming clock signal: Synchronise your sequencers at different speeds.

...this demo obviously went into Sunday clock mode..."

RK-002 Zaquencer

Published on Sep 15, 2016 Retrokits

The ZAQ RK-2000 appears to be a custom cased Beringer BCR2000.

"A little demo of the Zaquencer / RK-002 controlling the Volca Sample.

Sequencer 3 & 4 are used on the same midi channel (sent to the Volca Sample). 4 is set to drum mode, 3 is set to note mode.

The a. parameter of the Zaquencer is set to send out program changes so I can change the Volca

Volca FM Velocity Over MIDI Fix From Retrokits

Published on Jun 10, 2016 sonicstate

"We just got news of the Retrokits firmware updare for their RK002 Active MIDI cable - it now will allow you to play velocity over MIDI to the Volca FM - nice"

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