At the 2013 NAMM Show, Korg introduced the latest member of its Kaoss Pad family, the KP3+.
The KP3+ contains a total of 150 programs – 22 more than the KP3. In addition to the 108 effects carried over from the KP3, which include filters, spatial-type effects such as delay and reverb, a grain shifter that freezes tiny pieces of sound and repeats them, and a vocoder, there are 42 new or improved effects, including effects that were developed for the Kaoss Pad Quad, such as the Looper, Vinyl Break, and Ducking Compressor. Continue reading
At the 2013 NAMM Show, Korg introduced the latest member of their Kaoss family: the Kaossilator Pro+ Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer/Loop Recorder.
The Kaossilator Pro+ offers 250 programs, based on intuitive control of multiple parameters by moving a finger across the X-Y touchpad. Continue reading
2013 NAMM Show: Diablo FX has introduced a wireless pedal control system, Sound Control 6.
According to Diablo FX, Sound Control 6 is the first wireless all-in-one effects
pedal management system. Continue reading
The Skychord Cloudbuster is a sequentially modulated lo-fi echo machine.
At the heart of the cloudbuster is a four stage sequencer that modulates the delay time via a sequencer. This sequencer has a length of 2 or 4 steps.
Moog Music has introduced the 500 Series Analog Delay, the first delay designed for the 500 series pro audio format.
The Analog Delay is a 100% analog signal path module that features 800ms of delay time, front panel MIDI control, and an assignable Tap Tempo/CV jack on its front panel. Included with each unit is an VST/AU/RTAS editor for integration into any recording, live, and performance setup.
Moog describes the delay as having “an incredibly clean front end that can easily be pushed into a warm, natural overdrive for saturated delay trails or distorted delay effects.”
Though not on the front panel, the Analog Delay features a 6 Waveshape LFO that allows users to create other time based effects such as tape delay, chorus and extremely modulated sounds. The LFO is easily accessed via MIDI and the editor.
Also accessible via the included editor are advanced features like Tap/CV input routing, Keyboard Control settings, Clock Divisions and a Delay Multiplier for access to illegal delay times (up to 4x the front panel position). In addition to Tap Tempo and CV control, the Tap/CV input can also convert click track audio into a tap tempo signal.
The new Moog 500 Series Analog Delay module is priced at $999 and is expected to begin shipping in Dec. 2012. See the Moog site for details.
Saturday Synth Porn: Pioneering electronic instrument designer Roger Linn this week released a collection of renderings for instrument designs that never made it into production.
Above, Linn’s LinnDrum controller - a drum-oriented control surface for use with computers.
While these designs, for various reasons, never made it into production, Linn’s rejected designs manage to be cooler than most gear that actually does make it into production.