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Korg and whips (dictated) [Dec. 18th, 2015|07:28 am]

When I was a kid I took piano lessons. Although whenever I learned, I didn't really use a real piano. I used a keyboard. Now for those of you who are not familiar with the disk with the difference, a piano has wait behind the keys while a keyboard does not necessarily have weight behind the keys. Some keyboards will, like a piano, increase the volume of the key based on how hard you strike it; but that does not mean that there is weight backing up the key when you hit it. So I would go to music stores and inevitably find myself in the section with keyboards. And at one point in time I found the Korg m1 keyboard or was it the Korg m3? Regardless I found out some time before the age of 12 how to change the sounds on the "percussion" instruments. and on the second or third page of the percussion instruments there were two keys which I found endlessly fascinating. Such that every single time I found a Korg m3, I would immediately switch or swap to the right pages and play with these keys. They were right next to each other making for a very convenient sound. One was a woosh, the other a crack. It was a whip crack much like you hear in baby got back and I would play these sounds basically endlessly in the back room, as I recall it, of music stores because it was immensely fun. Years later I would come to make the same sound only this time with a real whip.