As well as the much trumpeted news of Korg’s relaunch of the ARP Odyssey, Korg have also released a slew of new gear at NAMM 2015, read on for the full list:
MS-20M Kit + SQ-1 Monophonic Synthesizer Module Kit
The MS-20M Kit is based on the MS-20 with additional improvements; it’s a analog synthesizer module that you can assemble yourself. In addition to greatly enhanced synthesis possibilities provided by oscillator sync, FM, two filters (pre and post), and PWM, there are jacks such as a CV IN that supports both Hz/V and V/Oct, making it play nicely with other equipment. You’ll be able to immerse yourself in synthesis, and since the SQ-1 step sequencer is also included, you can also create and play sequences.
SQ-1 Step Sequencer
When the classic MS-20 analog synthesizer appeared in 1978, it had a trusted partner in the SQ-10 step sequencer. Now, after thirty years, the SQ-10 has been reborn and evolved into the more modern SQ-1. With 2 x 8 steps and a wealth of connection jacks the SQ-1 can be connected to the MS-20 and a variety of other synthesizers. Vintage analog synths or the latest compact synths can be controlled from this single unit. You can also switch between a variety of synthesizer modes and use the step buttons to create performances overflowing with spontaneity.
Kaoss DJ – DJ Controller
The KAOSS DJ is a USB and standalone DJ controller that features a built-in KAOSS PAD, KORG’s famous and inimitable touch pad effects unit. Using these effects, along with the generous assortment of control features provided, will take your DJ performances to a whole new level. Use sweeping filters to accentuate or create your own drop; use time-based delays to manipulate the beat; employ isolators to accentuate frequencies for mashups; put a huge reverb on that snare hit… the possibilities are endless!
KORG Kaossilator 2S Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer
Integration with Ableton Live allows intuitive music production. A palm-sized synthesizer.
Announcing the newly evolved kaossilator 2S (“S” stands for Sound on Sound), a great tool for serious music production. Use the touchpad to perform intuitively, the loop recorder to keep overdubbing, then export your recorded phrases to Ableton Live and polish them into a song! With undo/redo functions and support for exporting as multi-track data or in Ableton Live format, the kaossilator 2S means that serendipitous phrases and sudden ideas can be seamlessly used in song production.
A limited edition platinum colour model of the KROSS 88-key
KROSS delivers incredible sound and professional production tools that are unrivaled in its class. Its light weight and battery power make KROSS perfect for the gigging musician. The 88-key model is now also available in a limited edition Platinum body, emanating a sleek and stylish look.
KORG Stage Vintage Piano – Black Reverse
The limited edition SV-1 Black Reverse sports a uniquely modern color scheme with black keys and red accidentals. Designed with every detail in mind, from the red vacuum tube and panel LEDs to the new black knob heads and matte finished side, this limited edition model is sure to please.