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One of the oldest manufacturers of electronic music equipment, few names are as synonymous with music gear as Korg. Korg was founded in 1962 in Tokyo by Tsutomu Kato and Tadashi Osanai under the name Keio Gijutsu Kenkyujo Ltd, later becoming Keio Electronic Laboratories. Osanai, a noted accordionist, regularly performed at Kato’s club accompanied by a Wurlitzer Sideman rhythm machine. Dissatisfied with the rhythm machine, Osanai convinced Kato to finance his efforts to build a better one.

Later in the ’60s, Fumio Mieda came along with a programmable organ prototype, that was built and sold under the name Korg — a name organ players would find more familiar. From there, Korg as we know it today came to be. Developing pioneering synthesisers, drum machines and electric pianos throughout the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and expanding their product lines at the end of the 20th century to include guitar products, software, mixers and more. 

In 2020, Korg’s key products include the ARP 2600 FS synthesiser reissue, Wavestate synthesizer, the Kronos workstation keyboard, the Volca series, the SV-2 Stage Vintage Piano and lots lots more.


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