This video, via Darren Glen, documents his Korg Volca Bass mod to add separate level control for each of the 3 oscillators, as well as a variable drive/distortion control. Continue reading
This video, via RetroSound, captures a head to head comparison of the new Korg ARP Odyssey (2015) vs a classic ARP Odyssey mkIII (1978) synthesizer.
Check out the comparison and let us know what you think of the two synths in the comments!
Reader Darren Glen shared with us his latest mod for the Korg Volca Bass: Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: Synthesist Rod Mitchell, aka Atomic Shadow, works in a mid-century electronica style, using vintage electronics to create ‘a modern take on the early days of electronic music’.
So we were interested when he shared a new track, embedded below, that features the Korg KingKorg synthesizer. It’s an interesting exploration of the KingKorg. But, more importantly, it’s a great example of going beyond the presets and making a synth your own: Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Korg and Noritake introduced the Nutube, a new miniaturized, high performance ‘vacuum tube on a chip’.
Korg says that the NuTube generates the musical harmonics of traditional vacuum tubes, but offers three key benefits:
- Low power Consumption – less than 2% of the power required by conventional vacuum tubes;
- Compact – less than 30% of the volume of a conventional vacuum tube; and
- Reliability – Nutubes offer up to 30,000 hours of continuous operating life.
We asked Korg for more information, based on reader questions to our initial post about the NuTube.
Here are their answers, via Korg Marketing Manager Junko Fukai: Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Korg introduced the new Kronos workstation keyboard and their reissue of the ARP Odyssey synthesizer.
Korg’s official release event featured several performances on the new keyboards, including this jazz jam by Cory Henry. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Korg and Noritake introduced the Nutube, a new miniaturized and high performance vacuum tube. Continue reading
This video captures a KORG MS20M KIT + SQ-1 improvisation,
via Olivier Briand. Continue reading