Korg has officially announced Nu:Tekt, a new brand with focus on DIY instruments, effects and utilities.
The first offering is the NTS-1 synthesizer. The NTS-1 features a digital oscillator inspired by the Multi Engine found on the prologue and minilogue xd, along with a capable arpeggiator. There’s also a multimode filter, one EG, three LFOs, and three effects processors (reverb, delay, and modulation).
The NTS-1 was originally introduced at Superbooth 2019, as a sort of Monotron on steroids:
NTS-1 is compatible with logue-SDK, the strategic developer kit made for the KORG minilogue xd and prologue synthesizers. This compatibility allows the user the ability to run any custom oscillator and effect content available for these products, or for the user to create their own.
The Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Digital Synthesizer offers a unique approach to synthesizer creation, allowing for an easy way to assemble a synth without the need of soldering. The package includes the essential tools needed to build, right down to the screwdriver.
“[Nu:Tekt] NTS-1 is a very capable, yet easy to grasp, digital instrument that’s simply loads of fun to play with, ” states James Sajeva, Director of Music Tech Brands for Korg USA, Inc. “With its DIY design, full-featured synth engine, Logue-SDK compatibility, and connectivity –all at a very approachable sub-$100 price point -there’s a lot to be excited about.”
Here’s a demo of building the NTS-1:
Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Synthesizer In Depth Demo:
Here’s an in-depth demo and review of the NTS-1, via loopop:
0:30 Building NTS-1
1:10 Hardware overview
6:00 Osc parameters
8:15 Env generator
9:45 Mod effects
14:25 Audio in
15:20 Pros & cons
Pricing and Availability
The Nu:Tekt NTS-1 synth will be available November 2019 for $99.99. For more information, visit www.korg.com.