Korg verlässt und nach Köln zieht.
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 hat geschrieben:Tatsuya Takahashi moving away from Korg
Tatsuya Takahashi shared this on Facebook:
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.
it's been a ton of fun. more to come.
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