Analogue 04: Enter German producer Jacob Korn’s synth utopia
September 15, 2016
Presenting the next episode in our short film series Analogue, a profile of the musicians whose love affair with analogue sound has come to define the way they work.
Growing up in Dresden in the ’80s and ’90s with an ear for Kraftwerk and early techno, it’s no surprise Jacob Korn developed something of an obsession with synths.
Whether taking apart his own gear, or modding others to extract new sounds, he is a producer who takes a hands-on approach to making music, revelling in the systems and simplicities of analogue gear and its DIY potential.
Having released on Running Back, Permanent Vacation and Steffi’s Dolly Label, Korn’s reputation has grown to that of one of the country’s most respected house and techno producers.
Part of Dresden’s Uncanny Valley crew, with whom he has just released the new 4-tracker EP3, Korn invited us into his studio for a snoop around.