Korg MS-20 Module Review

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Korg introduced 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, but with expanded synthesis capabilities over all of Korg’s previous MS-20 synths.

In this video review, via sonicstate, Nick Batt takes a look at the new Korg MS-20 Module: Continue reading

New Korg ARP Odyssey (2015) vs. Classic ARP Odyssey mkIII (1978)

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!
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Mid-Century Electronica On The KingKorg Synthesizer

KingKorg-synthesizerSunday 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

Your Questions Answered About The Korg + Noritake Nutube ‘Vacuum Tube On A Chip’

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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

Cory Henry Performs ‘Heart At Midnight’

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 HenryContinue reading