Korg have just announced that the Kross will be joining their already impressive family of workstation keyboards, which currently includes the Kronos, Kronos X and Krome series'.
The Kross is a mobile synthesiser keyboard with a fantastic selection of features, ideal for both portable, live and studio work. Its mobility is enhanced with an input for directly connecting a microphone, a built-in audio recorder for capturing your ideas and performances, and it can be powered by 6 AA batteries!
This has got to be one of our favourite announcements of Musikmesse 2013 so far - introducing the new Volca range from Korg. This series consists of the Volca Keys (an analogue lead machine), the Volca Bass (an analogue bass machine) and the Volca Beats (an analogue drum machine). These little synths look extremely fun and what's more, they sound awesome!!! With all three you will have the tools to create amazing analogue drums, leads and basses. Check them out in the video below.
It's time for another Musikmesse show in Frankfurt and so far we've already been treated to a host of exciting new releases! We will be constantly updating this article with information on the most exciting news from the show and will include links for you to find out more information on specific products where possible. So, if you want to keep up to date with all the latest Musikmesse 2013 news, this is the place to be!
It's arguably the most talked-about synth at the moment and we now have them in stock! The KingKORG is a powerful 61-note analogue modelling synthesiser that has a number of modelling filters for reproducing the sound of classic instruments. It even has a virtual patch function for re-creating the workflow of classic instruments such as the modular MS-20, plenty of built-in effects, 200 presets, a vacuum tube for adding warmth and distortion and loads more! Anyone fancy fighting this guy for one?
Between now and April 30th 2013, if you purchase a Korg microKORG XL or XL+ (any colour), you'll be able to claim a free limited edition microKORG memory stick with over 600 programs and you'll also be entered into a competition to win a Korg Krome 61 Music Workstation with accessories worth over £950.
Another NAMM, another version of Korg's popular Wavedrum hand-percussion synth! The Korg Wavedrum Global features the most cutting-edge sounds of any Wavedrum model, with sought-after percussive hits from around the world. However, as well as improved sound, the Wavedrum Global also features some handy 'usability' updates, which makes this the most expressive Wavedrum to date.
We know that this probably isn't going to excite you as much as some of Korg's other NAMM 2013 announcements (e.g. the mighty KingKORG and the exciting rebirth of a classic analogue synth in the form of the MS-20 mini) but hey, we want to keep you right up-to-date so we thought that we'd let you know anyway! And besides, these little tuners are actually really cool!
As well as updating their popular Kaossilator Pro to the Kaossilator Pro+, Korg have also announced that the KP3 will now be available as an updated KP3+ model, featuring 42 more effects than the previous version.