Propellerhead have announced the latest update to the classic DAW Reason. Version 10 sees some new instruments added as well as a huge sample collection licensed from Sample Magic. Europa is a new ‘shape-shifting’ instrument, incorporating wavetable technology and adding tonnes of modulation options for silky analogue-style bass and biting digital bells.
Grain Sample Manipulator allows you to manipulate samples and loops using granular synthesis while Klang, Pangea and Humana add tuned percussion, world instruments and vocals tio Reason’s sonic palette.
Korg have brought another classic synth into the modern age, this time in the form on the classic Mono/Poly. The original was a beast, allowing you split its oscillators across four voices, aswell as combine them all for a huge mono sound.
With the new iMono/Poly app, Korg are bringing that sound to the iPad and iPhone with some extra features such as effects and eight virtual patches for modulation. The app also comes with 256 brand new presets so you can start creating right out of the virtual box.
Korg is celebrating the 15th anniversary of their flagship portable synthesizer by releasing a special anniversary edition microKORG.
It features a platinum front panel, black wood side panels and black knobs. It will be available this summer for £329.
Since its release in 2002, the microKORG has long been the entry synth for musicians wanting to try their hands at synthesis without shelling out big bucks. Despite its modest price tag, notable musicians from Outkast to Trentemöller have used the synth.
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".
Korg have confirmed the launch date for their Gadget production software for Mac OS.
It will be released on 28th February and sold via Korg’s new Korg Shop, however the cost of it might surprise potential owners, coming in at a introductory price of £159 then rising up to £240 - bearing in mind that the original iOS app clocks in at around £40. This makes it quite a pricey offering, pitching it in the price range of other major DAWs.
Korg are bringing its popular Gadget App to MAC OS.
The desktop version will feature the same collection of instruments that can be found in the app and no doubt more will be on offer in the future.
New features include two new “gadgets” that will let users record audio into the software, a feature not available on the iOS version, plus a new drum machine featuring sixteen performance pads.
NAMM's annual music technology convention is about to kick off over the next few days, running 19th through 22nd January at the Anaheim Convention Center in LA.
Ahead of the hotly anticipated tradeshow, DJ Mag's tech editor has put together our top five products not to miss — get ready for new kit from Denon, Mixars, Akai Professional and more. Swoon!
Korg’s new full size ARP ODYSSEY is official.
As previously reported here at DJ Mag, we can now confirm that the rumours are true as KORG officially announce the ARP ODYSSEY FS — a faithful recreation of the original ARP Odyssey this time with full-sized keys.
Just like the original version, the synth is assembled in the United States, faithfully carrying on the quality, sound, and spirit of the original ARP Odyssey.
There are three designs to choose from: Rev1, Rev2, or Rev3. Only a small number of each is being produced.
Spaceship Delay is a new free delay by Musical Entropy based on a range of classic, modern and vintage sounding delays.
Based around Korg’s Monotron delay, their MS-20 filter and a Dynacord Echocord Super 76, this new freebie offers users something cool that doesn’t cost a bean.
Korg has released the iWAVESTATION app based on its infamous WAVESTATION synth from the ‘90s. The app is for iPad/iPhone users and revisits the sounds that worked their way onto many a dancefloor killer from the glory days of digital synths.