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    Korg OpSix

    Korg OpSix announced

    New synth aims to make FM accessible

    The latest instrument from Japanese synth giants Korg aims to make FM synthesis more intuitive.

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    Korg release The Pyjama Cookbook

    Free eBook packed with synth-makers' recipes!

    Free new eBook is packed with the recipes of legendary synth-makers!

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    NAMM 2018: Korg Prologue Audio Demo & Overview

    We hear the synth that everyone's talking about

    Take a listen to Prologue in action from the NAMM show.

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    Korg announce Prologue polysynth

    Volca mini mixer and Odyssey FSQ

    After the Minilogue and Monologue, here comes the...

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    Korg launch full size ARP Odyssey, Gadget for Mac

    Synth makers revamp MS-20, Kronos & Krome keyboards 

    Korg have today unveiled a brand new full-sized version of the ARP Odyssey, two years after it released its...

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    Korg unveil Monologue monosynth & ARP Odyssey app

    New hardware synth based on Monologue & iOS synth launched

    At the beginning of the year, Korg took us all by surprise with the Minilogue, a great-looking, great-sounding, genuinely analogue and genuinely affordable polysynth. Now they’ve done it again, announcing a monophonic successor called the Monologue...

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    Korg launch trio of synths

    Volca Kick, MicroKorg S & ARP Odyssey Module announced

    Korg have announced a swathe of new products: the microKorg S, the ARP Odyssey Module and the Volca Kick.

    The...

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    Korg announce new Minilogue synth

    Four-voice analogue synth to debut at NAMM

    After a few leaks earlier this week, it is now being widely reported that Korg will be launching a brand new $500...

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    Practical Bowed-string Synthesis (continued)

    Synth Secrets

    After putting all our bowed-string synthesis theory into practice on a Korg 700 last month, we found that the result was only acceptable as a string sound with a lot of wishful thinking. Can we improve on it?

    Techniques Jun 2003
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    Synthesizing Strings: PWM & String Sounds

    Synth Secrets

    Pulse-width modulation is a vital tool in achieving lush-sounding synthesized string pads — so what if your synth doesn't have it? Fear not, for PWM can itself be synthesized. Here's how...

    Techniques Mar 2003
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    Practical Cymbal Synthesis

    Synth Secrets

    Synthesizing realistic cymbals is complex, but not impossible — after all, over 20 years ago, Roland's TR808 drum machine featured synthesized cymbals. We look at how they managed it, and attempt to create cymbals on another affordable analogue synth.

    Techniques Jul 2002
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    Synthesizing Drums: The Bass Drum

    Synth Secrets

    Ever wanted to synthesize unpitched membranophones? No? Well, you might if you knew that bass and snare drums are of this percussion type. We show you how...

    Techniques Jan 2002
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    Practical Percussion Synthesis: Timpani

    Synth Secrets

    Building on the theory of what makes up the sound of timpani, this month's Synth Secrets reveals how to synthesize realistic kettle drums using a Korg MS20 and a Yamaha DX7.

    Techniques Dec 2001
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    Of Responses & Resonance

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    As Parts 4 & 5 of Gordon Reid's series showed, even the simplest analogue filters mess with your sound in complicated ways. In this Part, he considers what happens when you make the design more sophisticated...

    Techniques Oct 1999
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    Modifiers & Controllers

    Synth Secrets

    We move on from discussing the harmonic components of sound to explaining how they change over time, and some of the tools subtractive synths give you to emulate this process.

    Techniques Jul 1999
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