The Gekkos - MIDI Tools
In contemporary instruments, many features that were taken for granted during the early years of the synthesizer giants have been discarded to make room for other more or less sensible features. Some extremely cool features fell by the wayside, but this is no reason to fret; Waldorf has packed some of these classic synthesizer features in cute little Macrolon housings and made them accessible to the MIDI world.
Do you want performance?
Have you ever wondered if there is an easy way to pump up the flat sound of a keyboard or sound expander? Wonder no longer, it's simple enough via Gekko Chords. This device is equipped with just one button and one LED, and - as unlikely as it sounds - just one function. At the touch of a key, it doubles a chord that you have entered at your keyboard, with the entire tonal range of your keyboard available for doubling. Subsequently, you can turn a lonely, sad low-end tone into an instant, riveting wall of bass by simply doubling a note several times, transform a reedy synthesizer ditty into a happening choral tune in the latest rave style, or turn a thin brass sound into the heaviest brass section. In the past this feature, then called "Chord Memory," was available in some synthesizers. Now it is back, exclusively, in the form of Gekko Chords. You won't believe your ears; this little green monster will make your synth sound as if it's on steroids.
Do you want rhythm?
A long time it wasn't available on the market, now it is re-incarnated in this small orange box: the arpeggiator. In the past, it pushed the creativity of our musical ancestors, and now we can finally feel the pulsing, driving elements of electronical music again. The Gekko Arpeggio creates brillant arpeggios which can be played back by any MIDI tone generator or recorded with any sequencer. Synchronized to MIDI clock, for sure. And all that with one button: you simply define a range on your keyboard where you can control the arpeggiator functions like tempo, rhythm, octave range etc.in a convenient way. Why wait? Let yourself impress by the Gekko Arpeggio! It's worth it.