To coincide with NAMM 2021 ‘Believe in Music’ week, KORG have announced 3 major new products, bolstering their synthesizer catalogue.
The ARP 2600M is a smaller module version of the full size ARP 2600 limited edition remake that came out in 2020. The modwave is a powerful new wavetable synth, drawing on KORG’s mid-‘1980s ‘DW’ series synths, featuring a KAOSS Pad style touch pad, labeled ‘KAOSS Physics’ which serves as a ‘gamified’ x-y modulation source complete with virtual bouncing ball environments, featuring parameters such as surface friction and bumps. The miniKORG 700FS is a recreation of KORG’s first ever analogue mono-synth from 1973, or more accurately, their second monosynth, as this model includes the second oscillator, spring reverb, arpeggiator and aftertouch from the miniKORG’s 1974 revision, the 700S.
Check out the KORG website for the full details.
Other announcements from Korg include:
- LP-380U, an updated version of their Japanese made LP-380 home piano with USB audio and MIDI
- ST-WL, wooden legs for their SV-2 and D1 digital pianos
- GM-1, group metronome which uses infrared to synchronize multiple units.