Korg Intros Portable SQ-1 Step Sequencer

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Korg has introduced the SQ-1 step sequencer, an updated take on the classic Korg SQ-10 step sequencer.

The Korg SQ-1 is a compact step sequencer with 2 x 8 steps. Its wealth of connection jacks allows it to be connected to the MS-20 and a variety of other synthesizers.

Both vintage analog synths and the latest compact synths can be controlled from the SQ-1. Continue reading

Korg Debuts Kaoss DJ Controller at 2015 NAMM Show

3264571421773664210At the 2015 NAMM Show, Korg has introduced the Kaoss DJ, a USB and standalone DJ controller.

The Kaoss DJ features a built-in Kaoss Pad, Korg’s touch pad-based effects control surface. Compatible with any MIDI-compatible DJ software, Kaoss DJ also integrates with Serato DJ Intro software (available as a free download). Continue reading

KORG Intros Kaossilator 2S Portable Synthesizer Adds Live Integration

Korg_Kaossilator_2S2015 NAMM Show: Korg has introduced the Kaossilator 2S – a redesigned portable version of its portable synth

Korg’s Kaossilator 2S offers unlimited undo/redo functionality and the ability to export multi-track audio data for immediate use in Ableton Live (via a generated .als file).

Audio files can also be manually imported into a different DAW of choice. Continue reading

Korg Intros MS-20 Module Kit with SQ-1 Analog Sequencer

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Korg is introducing the MS-20 Module Kit with SQ-1 Analog Sequencer. 

The Korg MS-20 Module Kit lets you build a module version of the iconic MS-20 analog synthesizer, with greatly expanded synthesis capabilities over Korg’s previous MS-20 synths. Continue reading

Korg Kronos Debuts At NAMM 2015

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Korg has debuted the new Kronos, the most powerful version of its flagship synthesizer to date, at the 2015 NAMM Show.

“The new Kronos features the unrivaled 9-engine structure from previous versions, with numerous improvements to both sound capability and overall functionality. Truly, the most powerful synthesizer on the planet just got more powerful” James Sajeva, Brand Manager for Korg products. Continue reading

Korg Unveils ARP Odyssey Analog Synthesizer

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2015 NAMM Show: In conjunction with ARP Instruments, Korg  has revived the legendary analog synthesizer, the ARP Odyssey.

Originally produced in 1972, the ARP Odyssey was updated with several improvements throughout its history and was manufactured until 1981, due to economic hardships and the rise of cheap polyphonic digital keyboards.

The new Korg Odyssey has a compact body, highly operable sliders, and a 37 note slim keyboard. In addition, a new ‘DRIVE’ switch is provided and connectors include MIDI and headphone output as well as Patch cables have been added.

According to the company, “Korg has brought back the ARP Odyssey for today, while preserving the basic design of the original”. Continue reading