Koan MDB

Koan MDB

Morphing Drum + Bass

with SSEYO Koan X Silver Drag'n Mix

Koan Essentials Morphing Drum + Bass ("MDB") 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.

Thanks to the generosity of Zero-G we have now been able to create a Tiklpak of this historical release for you to play with in Mixtikl 7, Noatikl 3 and Wotja 4. Remember, this title was made in 1998! Get MDB here.

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:

Koan Essentials Morphing Drum + Bass front
Koan Essentials Morphing Drum + Bass back

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 Templates

Ambient

Ambient Organ
Bellish
Feedback Drone
Jala Flanging
Kokoin Flanging
Morton Bell
Morty Flanging
Deep Phasing
Metal Vector

Bass
Bass A
Bass B
Bass C
Bass D
Bass E
Bass F
Bass G
Bass H
Bass I
Bass J
Bass K
Bass L
Bass M
Bass N
Bass O

Effects
Bubble
Jala Phasy
Phase Fall
Phasy Noise
Reverse Cymbal
Strange Drone
Strange Tone
Machine Whine

Filter Kit
Filter A (Conduct)
Filter B (Format)
Filter C (Illegal)
Filter D (Mobile)
Filter E (Rules)
Filter F (Thin)
Filter G
Filter H
Filter I
Filter J
Filter K
Filter L
Filter M
Filter N
Filter O
Filter P
Filter Q
Filter R
Filter S

Mutating Kit 1
Mutant 1_A
Mutant 1_B
Mutant 1_C
Mutant 1_D
Mutant 1_E
Mutant 1_F
Mutant 1_G
Mutant 1_H

Mutating Kit 2
Mutant 2_I
Mutant 2_J
Mutant 2_K
Mutant 2_L
Mutant 2_M
Mutant 2_N
Mutant 2_O
Mutant 2_P

Mutating Kit 3
Mutant 3_Q
Mutant 3_R
Mutant 3_T
Mutant 3_U
Mutant 3_V
Mutant 3_W
Mutant 3_Y

Mutating Kit 4
20th Century
Combination 4
Finished
Porta
Regroup
Ruff Neck
Terminate
Train
Give Yourself

Morphing
1A Organ
1B Drone
1C Flange
1D Layer
1E Vector
1F Unsettle
2A The Blip
3A The Layer
4A Organ
4B Flange
5A Organ
5B Drone
6A Harmonic
7A Drone
7B Flange
8A The Blip
9A Tone34

SoundFont Banks

BELLDRON.SF2
PORTA.SF2
FINISHED.SF2
20THCENT.SF2
MKIT3_Y.SF2
MKIT3_U.SF2
MKIT2_O.SF2
MKIT2_J.SF2
MKIT2_I.SF2
MKIT1_G.SF2
MKIT1_F.SF2
MKIT1_E.SF2
PHASFALL.SF2
FILTER_R.SF2
FILTER_S.SF2
MKIT2_M.SF2
MKIT1_D.SF2
BELLISH.SF2
BUBBLE.SF2
FEEDRON.SF2
VECTOR_G.SF2
PHASY_.SF2
M_VECTO.SF2
PHASIN.SF2
YOURSELF.SF2
WHINE.SF2
TRAIN.SF2
UNSETTLE.SF2
TONE_34.SF2
THIN.SF2
SYNLAY.SF2
SYNAMBI.SF2
STRANGE.SF2
S_DRONE.SF2
RULES.SF2
RUFFNECK.SF2
REV_CYMB.SF2
REGROUP.SF2
MOBILE.SF2
MKIT3_W.SF2
MKIT3_V.SF2
MKIT3_T.SF2
MKIT3_R.SF2
MKIT3_Q.SF2
MKIT2_P.SF2
MKIT2_N.SF2
MKIT2_L.SF2
MKIT2_K.SF2
MKIT1_H.SF2
MKIT1_C.SF2
MKIT1_B.SF2
MKIT1_A.SF2
LOW_RASP.SF2
ILLEGAL.SF2
HEAVY11K.SF2
HARMONIC.SF2
FORMAT.SF2
FLANGING.SF2
FILTER_Q.SF2
FILTER_P.SF2
FILTER_O.SF2
FILTER_N.SF2
FILTER_M.SF2
FILTER_L.SF2
FILTER_K.SF2
FILTER_J.SF2
FILTER_I.SF2
FILTER_H.SF2
FILTER_G.SF2
DROP_11K.SF2
CONDUCT.SF2
COMBINA4.SF2
808_BASS.SF2
AMBORGAN.SF2
BLIP_2.SF2
BLIP_1.SF2
TERMINAT.SF2
WAV files

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).

Special Notice:
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.