Korg Unveils the NTS-1, DIY Digital Synthesiser

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Initially teased at Superbooth 2019, Korg’s Nu:Tekt NTS-1 is now official!  The DIY-focused, NTS-1 packs a powerful synth and multi-effect engine into an incredibly compact form factor that boasts compatibility with the Korg logue-Software Development Kit — so it’s possible to run any of the custom oscillators/fx available for Minilogue xd and Prologue digital multi-engine on NTS-1 (or create your own).

As well the the renowned Multi-engine, NTS-1 includes a highly capable arpeggiator, including various ranges, scales, and styles, plus specialized spatial, modulation, and delay parts, each with various environments to explore. At its heart, it certainly appears to be a very versatile, fun-to-explore synth with a single monophonic digital oscillator, multimode filter, three LFOs and three stereo effect processors.

There is a wide selection of filters (Low pass 2/4-pole, High pass 2/4-pole,  Bandpass 2/4-pole and OPEN mode, all with resonance) giving you serious control over the overall tone of the oscillator.

Included are also three on-board effects units that are inspired by those on Korg’s Minilogue xd, which featured numerous reverbs, modulation effects and delays.

Korg Unveils the NTS-1, DIY Digital Synthesiser

Free bundle of music software

The fun doesn’t stop there as the NTS-1 also comes with a diverse variety of music software from Izotope including Ozone Elements as well as  Reason Lite DAW software, as well as other software synths from Korg.


  • Keyboard: Ribbon keyboard
  • Sound generation: 1 Digital Oscillator, 1 Multimode filter, 1 EG, 3 LFO
  • Input/output jacks: Headphone jack (3.5mm stereo mini-phone jack), AUDIO IN jack (3.5mm stereo mini-phone jack), SYNC IN jack (3.5 mm stereo mini-phone jack, 20V maximum input level), SYNC OUT jack (3.5 mm stereo mini-phone jack, 5V output level), MIDI IN connector (3.5 mm stereo mini-phone jack) connector, USB port (micro B type)
  • Power supply: USB bus power mode, Current consumption: 500 mA or less
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 129 mm x 78 mm x 39 mm / 5.08” x 3.07” x 1.54”,
  • Weight: 124 g
  • Included items: USB cable, Owner’s manual, ScrewdriverKorg Unveils the NTS-1, DIY Digital Synthesiser

The Nu:Tekt NTS-1 will be available November 2019

For more information, visit www.korg.com

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