New Korg Synths have just been announced. It's a true "synth bonanza" for fans of Korg synthesizers!
Korg is set to once again capture the imagination of musicians and producers with a new analogue and digital synths that offer new twists on popular models! Here's what in store for the next months:
Korg ARP Odyssey Module Rev1 / ARP Odyssey Module Rev3
Legendary sound that connects the past with the present. The ARP Odyssey reborn again as an analog synthesizer module - perfect for a desktop setup!
The ARP Odyssey Module is a keyboard-less ARP Odyssey with the very same analog synthesis circuitry that completely reproduces the original. To fit perfectly in today's DAW-centric music production environments, we provide it in a more compact module form. The lineup includes two models, the white Rev1 and the black and orange Rev3, reproducing traditional styling in a cutting-edge tabletop body. The real ARP sound that transcends history is once again available to the world.
These new modules are based on KORG's revived ARP Odyssey . In its compact, keyboard-less body, a new Odyssey module contains the exact same circuitry as the original, making it even easier for you to obtain that rich analog sound that only a genuine ARP Odyssey can produce. By adding the ARP Odyssey Module to their setup, DAW users can enhance their production environment with powerful analog sound that cannot be obtained from any plugin. You can also perform in conjunction with a sequencer such as the KORG SQ-1. If you're a player with a keyboard that you prefer, you can connect the ARP Odyssey Module via MIDI to your favorite keyboard and play it to your heart's content.
In addition, the ARP Odyssey Module newly supports MIDI pitch bend. The Module lineup includes the best-known Rev3 design with its characteristic black panel and orange silk-screening, as well as the white-paneled Rev1 design that marks this instrument's historic beginning. The unique shape of the slider grips, their smooth operating feel, and the layout of the switches all perfectly reproduce the layout of the original despite the compact module design. The body, on the other hand, has been redesigned for its new life in module form, featuring a sturdy steel chassis befitting the weighty sounds produced by this instrument throughout its forty-year history.
Korg microKORG S synthesizer / vocoder
With a serious sound, ubiquitous design, and superior build quality, the microKORG analog modeling synthesizer became an instant world standard when it was released in 2002. Since then, the microKORG has found its way into the hands of musicians far and wide, and now, receives an update to ensure it will remain one of the world’s most beloved synthesizers for years to come. The new microKORG S features a built-in 2+1 speaker system with power that far exceeds its size.
Its body sports an elegant white motif, and features new presets that represent the sounds of a new generation. Beneath the microKORG S’s sophisticated exterior hides a sound engine both brutal in strength and universal in application.
This new instrument carries on all of the original microKORG's functionality, including the ease of selecting a program of a desired musical genre and then editing the selected sound, a vocoder with an included miniature microphone, and battery operation that allows you to perform anywhere. As a beginner’s first synthesizer that's easy to use, as a supplementary live synth for the stage, or as a sound module for production, the microKORG S will continue to play a role in every music scene around for many years to come.
Korg volca kick analogue kick generator
An analog kick generator that delivers powerful sounds from kick drum to kick bass. The volca series has consistently brought renewed attention to classic groove machines and historical synthesis. It now has a new focus. This time, it's the most important sound in dance music: the kick.
The volca kick is an analog kick generator that's made for sound design. An analog circuit based on the powerful resonant sound of the original MS-20 filter, it lets you create a wide range of kick sounds only possible through analog circuitry, ranging from solid kick drums to crisp kick basses. The 16-step sequencer, a distinctive feature of the volca, now has a new Touch FX feature that lets you control an effect instantly, giving you even more live performance potential. Experience the stunning power of an analog kick that cannot be obtained from a plug-in or a sample.
The volca kick provides a sync connector that can be easily connected to many of KORG's other synths and groove machines. Connect to other volca units, minilogue, electribe or SQ-1, and experience a session with synchronized sequencer playback. The MIDI IN jack lets you use the volca kick as a sound module for DAW and MIDI controller. Enjoy anywhere With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the volca kick anywhere and perform any time.
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