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Korg Announces Four New Neon-Colored Models of Korg Kross Ahead of NAMM Show 2019

Korg Announces Four New Neon-Colored Models of Korg Kross

4 new “Special Edition” Neon colours themes for the KROSS synth – green, orange, red, blue These Models add additional PCM that provide piano and electric piano sounds Available only for the 61 key model Keeping in theme with the fresh new finish on the

Behind the Score: The Virgin Suicides

The moody soundtrack for the Sofia Coppola’s dreamy masterpiece The Virgin Suicides is inextricable from the film’s sticky wonderland inhabited by the Lisbon sisters and the teenage boys who feverishly obsess over their demise. French duo Air, composed of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel, were

KORG Announces New Kronos SE and Krome EX Synthesisers

Korg keep rolling on with the NEW products for 2019 with the announcement today of the Kronos SE and KROME EX Synthesisers Music Workstations. Here’s what we know… Kronos SE Special Kronos SE features Red gradation finish Comes loaded with the Italian Grand Piano Pre-installed

Korg Announces New Volcas and Minilogue XD

Korg have just confirmed three new product announcements ahead of the 2019 NAMM trade show – 2 new additions to their ultra-portable Volca series and an upgrade/expansion to their 2016 analogue synthesiser, the Minilogue. Introducing the Volca Drum digital percussion synthesiser, Volca Modular semi-modular analogue synth, and

Art of Synthesis: Korg

“Art is art when it is appreciated by someone.” – Isao Tomita Behind every great company there is usually is a great story, and Korg is certainly no exception. However, paradoxically with this story, the prologue comes at the end. At least the end of

Hands On With Arturia’s Pigments

Hands On With Pigments – Arturia’s First Original Soft-Synth

After almost 20-years of classic synthesiser emulations, Arturia just announced their first entirely original soft-synth - a Wavetable soft synth called Pigments. 2018 might well go down as the year of wavetable synths; Ableton gave us their take in Live 10 Suite, NI added a wavetable module
MS-X Analogue Synth: An Extreme Korg Monotron Mod

MS-X Analogue Synth: An Extreme Korg Monotron Mod

When KORG released the Monotron, a tiny monophonic synthesiser that looked like an old cassette tape, it was a synth that despite its size it punched well above its weight. With the embedded 12dB/oct lowpass filter of the MS-10/20 analogue synth., this was certainly a

Modal Electronics Announce Tiny 8 OSC Wavetable Synth

British manufacturers Modal Electronics continue to see the light in miniature and inexpensive synthesisers after the excitement surrounding their recently released SKULPT poly-synth. The newly announced CRAFT will be an 8 oscillator monophonic wavetable synth, powered by batteries or USB. As with the SKULPT, this

My Gear: Micky Cooper

[addtoany] Whether they’re a gear nerd or a gear noob, the type of gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. In this regular series called My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting and diverse artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop