Koan Essentials Morphing Drum + Bass ("MDB") was a SSEYO Koan title published in 1998.
MDB, as it was fondly referred to, included a number of Koan X templates set up to use the included SF2 and WAV samples licensed from Zero G. It featured various generative techniques such as the use of mutating Fixed Patterns to play "recycled" break beats.
Generative Music Historians / Collectors
If we remember correctly, only a thousand were ever made, so if you bought or own a copy, and have kept it, you are a very lucky person indeed!
Koan Essentials Morphing Drum + Bass on the Internet WayBack Machine:
From the 1998 description:
"Generative drum n bass is here and comes alive with this combined SoundFont / WAV sample pack! We could not have cram-packed any more value into this set, with lots of wicked Zero-G samples and SSEYO Koan X templates from the Koan Wizard Tim Didymus.
This pack gives you the music making power that only the generative Koan system can deliver. You are not just rearranging the same old licks, you are creating your own morphing musical world...
The generative drum kits alone are an essential "must have", whether for creating ideas or backing your next dnb mix. The pack also contains top ambient and bass samples and Koan X templates, plus special morphing templates for a range of samples.
Use these SSEYO templates with the drag 'n' mix power of Koan X or even use them in Koan Pro to turn up the heat in your generative compositions. Alternatively, the SoundFonts or WAV files in this pack can also be used as straight samples with many popular sequencers.
The CD-ROM also contains a special SSEYO Koan X Silver ZG-Edition (which has no time out and can save 3 minute Koan pieces in SKP format), Microsoft Direct X 5, plus lots of SSEYO Koan software demos."
|SSEYO/Zero-G Koan Essentials Morphing Drum + Bass|
Koan X TemplatesAmbient
Mutating Kit 1
Mutating Kit 2
Mutating Kit 3
Mutating Kit 4
Almost 1000, based on SoundFonts banks opposite, a number of which contain recycled breaks. The MDB WAV file templates can be used with any DirectX 5 compliant soundcard (see requirements below).
Recommended minimum requirements
P90 PC (or higher), 16Mb RAM, DOS 5.0 (or higher), Windows 3.1x / Windows 95 (or later)/ Windows NT 4 (or later), Mouse, CD-ROM drive, 25Mb free hard disk space (32 bit installation) or 12Mb free hard disk space (16 bit installation). For use of SoundFont templates: Creative Labs AWE soundcard with 512K SoundFont memory (minimum). For use of WAV file templates: Windows 95 (or later) and DirectX 5 (included on CD- ROM), Windows NT 4 (or later) [and you will need to obtain an appropriate version of DirectX for NT which is not included on the CD- ROM], 32 bit Koan software installed, any PC soundcard. Will also work with SSEYO Koan X Platinum / SSEYO Koan Pro 2 (not required), or for use of SoundFonts only, a sequencer (not included).
As the CD-ROM product contains Microsoft DirectX 5, we are prohibited from shipping to certain countries that are subject to USA export restrictions. For further details please refer to section G "General Terms" in the Software license.
©1998 SSEYO Ltd.