The Iconic Sounds Of Synthesis: Herbie Hancock’s Chameleon Bassline

Herbie Hancock’s Chameleon was an instant jazz standard when it was released, on his 1973 album Head Hunters.

This video, via Future Music Magazine, takes a look at recreating Hancock’s classic Chameleon bass sound, using the new Korg ARP OdysseyContinue reading

New LFO Module For littleBits Korg Synthesizer

This video, featuring Korg analog engineer Tatsuya Takahashi, takes a look at the new littleBits Korg LFO module.

The LFO module is currently under consideration for manufacture at the littleBits BitLab. At the BitLab, visitors can view proposed new modules and vote for the ones that they’d like to see manufactured.  Continue reading

Korg Intros Havian 30 Digital Ensemble Piano At Musikmesse 2015

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At Musikmesse 2015, being held April 15-18 in Frankfurt, Germany, Korg is introducing the Havian 30 Digital Ensemble Piano.

The Havian 30 provides classic grand, upright and electric piano sounds, plus a collection of additional musical instrument sounds.

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Korg and littleBits Release MIDI, CV, and USB I/O Synth Kit Modules

This morning, littleBits and Korg announced the release of three new modules for their popular Synth Kit. New MIDI, CV, and USB I/O modules are now available to enable user to connect the kit to additional equipment in the music studio.

The original littleBits SYNTH KIT, launched in the Fall of 2013, lets you build your own sound machines by putting together individual modules in different combinations.
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