The Brand New Nord Lead A1 is a 24-voice polyphonic, four-part multi-timbral analogue modelling synthesizer capable of reproducing all the nuances and personality of vintage synths delivering a surprisingly rich sound and wide range of colors.
The Nord Lead A1 uses a brand new Oscillator section with many configuration shortcuts available for quick creation and editing of patches. The improved workflow lets you create sounds much faster than what is possible for synthesis of such complexity. This improved workflow concept is carried further in the modulation section with a single LFO and simplified Modulation Envelope using intuitive controls accessible directly from the front panel. This new designs lets you experiment with modulation much faster without compromising the overview of the structure of the patch.
The filter section includes Low Pass, high Pass and band pass filters as well as to modelled Ladder M and Ladder TB filters which will provide some of the most sought after and recognizable filters. Each of the four slots features an independent effect processor with delays, beautifully rich reverb, Drive, Ring Modulation, phaser, flanger, and new and impressive Ensemble and Chorus which have been modelled on legendary vintage synths bringing the warmth and richness that most keyboard player longs for. In addition to the effect section, each slot boasts its own arpeggiator.
Additional features include Nord’s highly popular Morph function which can be controlled via velocity or Mod Wheel allowing several parameters to be morphed in real-time. Master Clock Sync lets you synchronize the LFO arpeggiator and delay to the tempo. Four independent outputs are included which can be assigned to a voice. MIDI over USB is also featured.
Added features since NAMM January 2014 include the new ‘Like’ function, a simple and brilliant practical feature to use during patch creation. When programming a patch it is often not clear if it is yet perfect. Now with the Lead A1 you can simply ‘Like’ what you have done into a temporary location and continue editing. You can Like up to 50 variations, with the ability to scroll between them to compare your favorites or go back to a specific Liked version to edit in a different way. When you are ready, save your favorite patch or patches to the Lead A1′s memory. The new Mutator function is a popular feature of the Lead 4 , which allows variations of a patch to be created by adjusting one, some, or all elements of a patch by set percentages. There is also a wild Randomize mode to create an entirely new patch with all parameters randomized. Another new feature is a newly designed “Fat-As-Fat-Can-Be” Unison Mode let’s the Nord Lead A1 challenge any vintage analog instrument. Nord keyboards.
The new! Korg TRITON taktile-49 is a 49-key Keyboard Controller with 512 Triton Synth Sounds, Touch Pad, 16 Trigger Pads, 8 Switches, 8 Sliders, and DAW Transport Controls. Whether you are producing or performing, you will be impressed with the Korg TRITON taktile-49. Not only is it one of the most powerful keyboard controllers, it includes 512 sounds from the best-selling Korg TRITON keyboard workstation. In addition, you have got impressive DAW control, ultra-creative command over your synths and virtual instruments, and tons of iconic Korg sounds right at your fingertips. From sweeping pads and searing leads, to vibrant EPs and organs, the TRITON taktile-49 is perfect for adding something special to your productions and performances.
The TRITON taktile-49 is loaded with an X-Y pad that offers you on-the-fly sound manipulation that goes way beyond what you can do with a mod and pitch wheel alone. And with the press of a button, you can also use it as a trackpad to control your mouse pointer on your computer. The ribbon controller below it can also be used for left and right mouse clicks, a perfect match for your laptop because you never have to touch your laptop when you are working with the taktile-49.
Perform and produce with full DAW control. The TRITON taktile-49boasts dedicated transport controls including buttons for stop, play, record, loop, rewind, fast forward, and add markers. A set of eight assignable sliders, encoders, and buttons complete the picture. And if you are performing live, it’s velocity-sensitive pads can trigger individual notes, or use the Chord Scale feature to trigger chords based on the scale you have selected. The Touch Scale function lets you generate melodies just by swiping the touch pad, in the scale and key you specify. And you get fifty different rhythm patterns with the built-in arpeggiator. Ready to play your favorite software or hardware synthesizers? TRITON Sounds in a Robust 49-key Controller!
The new! Korg TRITON taktile comes in 25-key and 49-key.
Korgs’s new taktile range of keyboard controllers and synthesizers comesin two lines: taktile, which comprises straight MIDI controllers, and TRITON taktile, which adds 512 of built-in sounds taken from Korg’s Triton workstations. Both lines come in 25-key and 49-key varieties.
The new Korg taktile 49 is a 49-key Keyboard Controller with X-Y Touch Pad, 8 Trigger Pads, 8 Encoders, 8 Assignable Switches, 8 Sliders, and DAW Transport Controls. The taktile-49 is loaded with clever hand-on functions and an amazing semi-weighted keybed. Korg’s taktile-49 USB keyboard controller makes accessing the full potential of your virtual instruments and DAW software easy and more inspiring than ever.
The taktile-49 is loaded with an X-Y pad that offers you on-the-fly sound manipulation that goes way beyond what you can do with a mod and pitch wheel alone. And with the press of a button, you can also use it as a trackpad to control your mouse pointer on your computer. The ribbon controller below it can also be used for left and right mouse clicks, a perfect match for your laptop because you never have to touch your laptop when you are working with the taktile-49.
Perform and produce with full DAW control. The taktile-49 boasts dedicated transport controls including buttons for stop, play, record, loop, rewind, fast forward, and add markers. A set of eight assignable sliders, encoders, and buttons complete the picture. And if you are performing live, it’s velocity-sensitive pads can trigger individual notes, or use the Chord Scale feature to trigger chords based on the scale you have selected. The Touch Scale function lets you generate melodies just by swiping the touch pad, in the scale and key you specify. And you get fifty different rhythm patterns with the built-in arpeggiator. Ready to play your favorite hardware or software synthesizers? A powerful 49-key Controller for Virtual Instruments and DAWs.
Introducing the Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition. The new Moog Sub 37 Analog Synthesizer is based on the Moog Sub Phatty with a larger keyboard, increased controllability and most importantly is Paraphonic. Moog knows what you need to perform. The keyboard has being expanded out to 37 keys which instantly gave the engineers more available panel space for additional functionality.
The Sub 37 has 2 VCO’s, Noise Source, External input and Sub Oscillator. In addition the Sub 37 has a Feedback Control which is active when nothing is plugged into the external input, this can be in addition or in series to the overdrive that gives huge power and distortion capabilities. As the multi-drive is wrapped around the filter the Sub 37 can achieve unrivalled rich tones that can reach extremes with the tone turning DC, crazy!
On the Sub 37 you have independent control of the pitch of the 2 oscillators, thus making it paraphonic. The Noise source is voiced as the Sub Phatty with full controllability through the use of the multiple filter poles giving amazing body and richness. There are 16 quick preset buttons on the front panel and bank button giving instant access to 256 presets. The envelopes on the Sub 37 have moved to another level over previous models. In addition to the 4 envelope knobs there are a row of 5 buttons which are multi-featured, these buttons vary in function from multi-triggering, clock syncable LFO, looping and latch-on. The envelopes are loopable which allows the user to run pulses independently to the arpegiator. The Moog Sub 37 has full independent control of the oscillators with, for example, the possibility to set keyboard tracking for one and not the other. The pitch modulation can also be sent to one or both of the oscillators independently, both these functions bring out the power and richness of a true paraphonic synthesiser.
The Moog Sub 37 simply looks wonderful, and would be available in mid-year.
Korg debuted the RK-100S synth for the 30th anniversary of the original RK-100. Back in 1984 haircuts were questionable and music was diverse, keyboard players sat behind their hug rigs and could only dream of joining guitarists and bassists at the front of the stage to strut their stuff but, the Korg RK-100 remote keyboard broke the chains of keyboardists, setting them free to perform as they liked.
Housed in a stylish, solid wood body, the battery-powered RK-100S offers a number of additional updates from the original model. Equipped with a full palette of keyboard sounds from the built-in microKORG XL+ engine, it enables users to perform in a wide variety of music genres wherever inspiration may strike. It also functions as a USB/MIDI controller, as well as a vocoder.
There are 200 programs available in the onboard MMT sound generation system, including a broad range of oscillator algorithms such as the characteristic sawtooth and square waves found in analog synthesizers, plus formant waveforms, noise, and classic PCM/DWGS waveforms.
In addition to the 37-note slim keyboard (as featured on the Korg MS-20 Mini), a short ribbon controller on the neck and a long ribbon controller in front of the key bed are included for controlling parameters such as pitch and filter. The long ribbon runs the entire length of the key bed and can also be used to play scales over three octaves. Also included is a built-in Arpeggiator, with six arpeggios available. Notes in the Arpeggiator can be individually switched on/off, for even more rhythmic variation.
The RK-100S comes equipped with a vocoder function that lets players use their voice, via the optional headset mic, to process the sound of the oscillator.
The Korg RK-100S synth runs on six AA batteries or the optional AD adaptor and is available in a choice of three colors: red, white and black. And would be available June 2014,