Korg's chief engineer Tatsuya Takahashi has stepped down from his role at the Japanese technology company.
Creator of popular synths like the Minilogue, MS-20 Mini and the Volca range, the respected engineer made the announcement via his Facebook earlier today.
He announced he'll be making the move from Tokyo to Cologne later this year to "explore new areas where sound and technology can have positive social implications".
Takahashi added that he "won't be going to any of the competition, but rather will be shifting direction of my main line of work while at the same time guiding the now super team at Korg venture into the future".
He'll also keep up a part-time consultancy contract with Korg while he explores new opportunities in Germany — you can read his full Facebook post below.