Korg Gossip - Tats geht nach Köln

Es wird erzählt, dass der Entwickler der Volcas, Minilogue, Tatsuya Takahashi
Korg verlässt und nach Köln zieht.

Also…
Nur mal so.

MOD Aus Gründen der Verständlichkeit diese direkte Aussage zuerst lesen, vermutlich kommen einige Fragen und Vermutungen dann gar nicht mehr auf:

geraldus schrieb:
Tatsuya Takahashi moving away from Korg
Tatsuya Takahashi shared this on Facebook:


THANK YOU!!!
It's been a good ten years at Korg!

A few years after starting at the office, Tada and I, over a cigarette break, started shooting ideas around for a battery powered pocket analog synth. The monotron was the humble beginnings of what became a mission to make synthesizers fun, exciting and accessible again. To give synthesizers back to the people. To make synthesizers less snobby. To open up creative opportunities. To get people interested in electronic sound and see some kind of light in creating their own sound using technology amidst a world that is inundated with it.

monotrons, monotribe, volcas, minilogue, monologue, some reissues, SQ-1, littleBits synth kit - we put out a lot of gear.

After a blur of 21 products we released over seven years, I look at the world of synthesizers and it's a pretty cool place. I see kids getting their first taste of synths with the volcas. I meet people who have their dormant synth passion rekindled by the minilogue. And it's not just Korg. The whole industry has set out to achieve this common goal.

The name volca comes from the German word Volk: "the people" or "crowd". Like Volkswagen "the people's car", the volcas are "the people's synth". I have fond memories of meeting Mike Banks and being told how the volcas reached poverty-stricken youths in Detroit. That manufacturers have to take responsibility for the social implications of putting out gear.

On the 17th of February I will be leaving my full time position at Korg and will sidestep to advisor. I will also be moving out of Tokyo to Cologne to explore new areas where sound and technology can have positive social implications. I won't be going to any of the competition, but rather will be shifting direction of my main line of work while at the same time guiding the now super team at Korg venture into the future.

I am hugely indebted to everyone in engineering (my super duper team will keep designing the best of the best), production (love you all in Vietnam we did this together!), sales (job well done), marketing (fun times making those movies), distribution / dealers (essential work the world over), media (you guys got the word out) and most of all the musicians out there who are creating music with our synths - without you our work is meaningless.

THANK YOU
it's been a ton of fun. more to come.
Tats

Who saw that coming? I'm shocked. Note that he's still keeping in touch with Korg however, to be extra clear:

He will be missed. He's going to be working in Germany on projects that combine synthesis with education and positive social change, and providing outside consulting for Korg. - Nick Kwas (Korg product specialist) on Reddit

I'm a fan of his work, and he's definitely a man to watch.

Thanks Tats for all the work, and good luck on your next adventures. Synths for All
 

Strelokk

Gast
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Moogulator schrieb:
Es wird erzählt, dass der Entwickler der Volcas, Minilogue, Tatsuya Takahashi
Korg verlässt und nach Köln zieht.
Warum ausgerechnet Köln?
NI und Ableton sind in Berlin. Access ist in Recklinghausen und Waldorf in Remagen.
 
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Nun, wenn du südlich gehst, wäre dort der Sitz von Waldorf.
Aus der Sicht von Tokyo ist das irgendwo alles bei Köln.

Und Access wären in der Tat die, die sehr sehr dringend ein neues Produkt brauchen. TT steht für Analoges, also nun, was soll man aus dem Gerücht nun machen? Karneval heißt das übrigens "hier". Auch in Düsseldorf, das liegt auch in der Nähe von Köln bei Wuppertal.

Und es gibt auch Non-Synthfirmen. Industrial Design kann man immer gebrauchen. Und bestimmt zahlen die alle besser als die Musikbranche.
 

Strelokk

Gast
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Hat MS nicht auch so 'ne Hausmarke (wie Harley Benton von Thomann)?


Ich stell mir derweil vor, wie ein Volca Virus aussehen könnte. Ich würd einen nehmen. :fresse:
 
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Wenn der wirklich abgeworben sein sollte, dann will aber jemand hoch hinaus.
Access würde ziemlich gut passen, dann könnte sich Herr K. weiter dem Katzendarm widmen, da gibts noch viel Geld einzusacken.
 

geraldus

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Re: Korg Gossip

Tatsuya Takahashi moving away from Korg
Tatsuya Takahashi shared this on Facebook:


THANK YOU!!!
It's been a good ten years at Korg!

A few years after starting at the office, Tada and I, over a cigarette break, started shooting ideas around for a battery powered pocket analog synth. The monotron was the humble beginnings of what became a mission to make synthesizers fun, exciting and accessible again. To give synthesizers back to the people. To make synthesizers less snobby. To open up creative opportunities. To get people interested in electronic sound and see some kind of light in creating their own sound using technology amidst a world that is inundated with it.

monotrons, monotribe, volcas, minilogue, monologue, some reissues, SQ-1, littleBits synth kit - we put out a lot of gear.

After a blur of 21 products we released over seven years, I look at the world of synthesizers and it's a pretty cool place. I see kids getting their first taste of synths with the volcas. I meet people who have their dormant synth passion rekindled by the minilogue. And it's not just Korg. The whole industry has set out to achieve this common goal.

The name volca comes from the German word Volk: "the people" or "crowd". Like Volkswagen "the people's car", the volcas are "the people's synth". I have fond memories of meeting Mike Banks and being told how the volcas reached poverty-stricken youths in Detroit. That manufacturers have to take responsibility for the social implications of putting out gear.

On the 17th of February I will be leaving my full time position at Korg and will sidestep to advisor. I will also be moving out of Tokyo to Cologne to explore new areas where sound and technology can have positive social implications. I won't be going to any of the competition, but rather will be shifting direction of my main line of work while at the same time guiding the now super team at Korg venture into the future.

I am hugely indebted to everyone in engineering (my super duper team will keep designing the best of the best), production (love you all in Vietnam we did this together!), sales (job well done), marketing (fun times making those movies), distribution / dealers (essential work the world over), media (you guys got the word out) and most of all the musicians out there who are creating music with our synths - without you our work is meaningless.

THANK YOU
it's been a ton of fun. more to come.
Tats

Who saw that coming? I'm shocked. Note that he's still keeping in touch with Korg however, to be extra clear:

He will be missed. He's going to be working in Germany on projects that combine synthesis with education and positive social change, and providing outside consulting for Korg. - Nick Kwas (Korg product specialist) on Reddit

I'm a fan of his work, and he's definitely a man to watch.

Thanks Tats for all the work, and good luck on your next adventures. Synths for All
 

Lauflicht

x0x forever
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Ich bin echt am Überlegen.... Vielleicht geht er zur KHM als Prof?
Ansonsten gäbe es hier noch Toyota. Ist zumindest Japanisch...
 

hairmetal_81

Mitglied in Capt. Obvious' Lambada-Testlabor
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Ist Waldorf bereits Cologne-Terretory? Wäre interessant!


Vielleicht könnte man Tats bei einem Treffen mal so eine Art Q&A zukommen lassen - ähnlich wie es die Gearslutz-er damals mit "Good Old Dave" Dave Smith gemacht haben...
 

Mr. Roboto

positiv eingestellt
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Hat er doch alles erklärt. Ich denke, da gibt es nichts zu spekulieren in Bezug auf andere Hersteller.

Er sagt doch, daß er nicht für einen Korg Konkurrenten arbeiten wird. Desweiteren wird er (freiberuflich) weiter für Korg arbeiten.
Nun jedoch wird er sich so einem "Einfluß von Musik auf die Gesellschaft Blabla" Projekt widmen. Nun ja, viele wollen halt mal etwas anderes machen (aber halt irgendwie doch nicht so ganz anders). Muß man aktzeptieren. Wünsche ihm viel Erfolg und innere Befriedigung bei der neuen Tätigkeit.
 

emdezet

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Hab noch sein Namm-Interview im Sinn - keinen Monat her: "Synths...(at Korg)" Im Video ab Min 3:33...



Ja hey, wo in Köln trifft man den Mann wohl künftig an? Ich meine, da er innerhalb Deutschlands nun schon mal die beste Stadt getroffen hat...
 
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Südlich von Bonn, also aus Tokyo-Sicht - faktisch daneben. Aber wie die Schrift schon sagt. Er "steigt aus" und findet als Techniker andere Herausforderungen. Ohne Synthesizer.

Theoretisch könnte man übrigens auch in D Synthesizer entwickeln.
 


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