Archive for October, 2021

LFO intros New Sounds For Korg microKorg, MS-2000



LFO has introduced Symbiosis, a new collection of sounds for the classic Korg microKorg minisynth and Korg MS-2000.


Symbiosis features a wide variety of 128 patch, including:


  • Strings & brasses
  • Ambient pads & drones
  • Plucks & bells
  • Basses
  • Arps & sequences
  • Emulations of iconic sounds
  • FX Sounds


The sounds are created by Nick Klimenko, and LFO says that they are perfect for “cyberpunk atmosphere, synthwave track, ambient & electronica vibes”.


Symbiosis is available now, priced at $25.





Analogue Solutions Intros Black Colossus Synthesizer


Analogue Solutions, a UK synthe maker has introduced a limited edition Black version of their Colossus modular synthesizer.


Like the original, it is a modular monster – visually inspired by the classic EMS Synthi 100, but with circuits based on Analogue Solutions own Polymath, Telemark and Vostok synths. It’s not designed to be practical – it’s designed to be an over-the-top, “once in a generation” mega synth.


And, while some might consider the £25K price of the Colossus obscene, the massive instrument has proven popular enough that Analogue Solutions announced a fourth production run earlier this year.


Visit the Analogue Solutions website for details on pricing and availability of the Black Colossus.



Introduces Open-Control, New Customizable Controller For Ableton Live


Developer Pierre-Antoine Grison has launched a Kickstarter project to fund production of open·control, a customizable control surface for Ableton Live.


Grison is a producer on Ed Banger Records as Krazy Baldhead, an Ableton Certified Trainer and has previously used Kickstarter to fund production of the State Of The Loop pedalboard for Ableton Looper.


open-control is available in three formats – Pocket, Boxed & Maker – so that both the hardware and functionality of the controller can be customized to meet your requirements.


Grison says that open·control was born with two main goals:


  • It should show information not available on other MIDI controllers, such as Scene names, Marker names, Variations, etc.
  • It should let the user decide what actions each button and knob should perform, and do that easily, without any MIDI-mapping or scripting knowledge.




  • Bright LED Matrix display
  • 6 Buttons or Switch pedal inputs
  • 6 RGB LEDs for visual feedback
  • 2 Knobs or Expression Pedal inputs
  • MIDI In and Out ports
  • Standard USB


Video Demo:


open-control is being funded via a Kickstarter campaign and it is available to project backers with the following pricing:


  • Pocket version : 69€
  • Boxed version : 129€
  • Maker version : 59€


*Note: Crowd-funded projects involve risk, so make sure you read details at the project site.