At Musikmesse 2014, Korg has introduced the NuVibe – a new version of the classic modulation effect unit, reborn under the supervision of the original device’s engineer, Fumio Mieda.
The NuVibe is a vibrato chorus effect. As on the original model, it provides a switch for selecting either vibrato or chorus, and INTENSITY and SPEED knobs for producing the distinctive effect.
The Nuvibe is not simply a recreation of the original model. It provides ten WAVE sliders that allow users to create their own LFO waveforms. This lets you produce a wide variety of effects, including sounds faithful to the original model as well as your very own custom sounds.
The buffer circuit, that has such an important impact on the sonic character, has been also been redesigned. And a dedicated expression pedal is also now included.
- Resurrected under the supervision of the developer of the original model.
- Discrete design using 79 transistors. The CdS photoresistor that lies at the heart of the sound is simulated by an original circuit using transistors.
- The WAVE sliders allow users to create their own LFO waveforms
- New buffer circuit designed by the developer of the original model
- Battery operation is also supported (six AA batteries allow up to four hours of operation)
- True bypass design that was not provided on the original model
- Dedicated expression pedal is included, allowing the modulation effect to be controlled
- Unlatch switch bypasses the internal circuitry when the effect is off
The Korg NuVibe is priced at US $499.99 and is expected to be available this summer. See the Korg site for details.