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Musotalk – aktuelle Themen, Rolandsbögen und Neues

Zusammenfassung der Dinge – nach der großen Pause.

Die Themen diese Woche:

> 1 Day: 4. Instrument von Spectrasonics

> Gearnews: In Kürze ist der U-he PrePro1 Synthesizer am Start!

> Pioneer Toriaz Sp 16 in Kürze erhältlich – Tutorial Videos

> HOFA – College Umfrage !

> 909 Days – über 30 neue Produkte von Roland werden am 9.9.2016 vorgestellt. und noch mehr hier..

> Korg bringt einen tastenlosen Odyssey. (bestätigt)

Korg: Volca Kick und Microkorg S

> Gitarrenamps im Blindtest

> Studio One 3.3 Update (haben wir dann nicht gemacht, dafür aber NI Komplete 11, Vengeance bringt was Neues)

> iPhone 7 ohne Kopfhörer-Buchse- Audiolatenz durch Bluetooth Kopfhörer? Wir sind genervt von Apple-Strafadaptern und unsmarten Ideen. Der Chat scheinbar auch. Keynote am 7.9. 19:00 im Stream – mal sehen, was da kommt.


Kai Schwirzke ist Fachautor u.a. für das CT Magazin.

“Moogulator” > Synmag.de ist Gründer und Chefredakteur des Synthesizermagazins und der Macher hinter >sequencer.de.

Stephan Bobinger ist Musikproduzent und Sounddesigner in Berlin


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Microkorg S – Speakers + 256 Sounds

Neuer (alter) Microkorg S in weiss mit Lautsprechern und doppeltem Speicher erschienen -> Microkorg S (kleiner Kommentar, weshalb das wohl so ist)

Der alte ist klanglich einfach interessant genug, es wird dann gefragt – nun, legen wir ihn neu auf? Ja, aber trotz XL und XL+ vielleicht mal anders? Ok, was machen wir, ohne ihn zum XL/+ zu machen? Ja, eine andere Farbe. Ok, aber reicht das? Nein, wir machen noch etwas mehr. So wird es wohl dazu gekommen sein.

Ich find’s gut, weil so kann man ihn noch einige Zeit kaufen, der alte wird sicher mehr oder weniger ausverkauft sein oder nahe dran. Mal auf die Preise achten, ein Backup ..

Preise Microkorg Serie (S kommt noch dazu, etwas später hier klicken)

Korg just released the Microkorg S (the old one) with double memory in white and with internal speakers.

it’s sound is still something, people like and so they had to go for something – since it might have been sold out – so – what to change but not make another XL? .. well… here it is. 256 patch presets and 3 speakers plus fave-sound-function.

microkorg s

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Korg & Roland “Leaks”

Korg bringt einen tastenlosen Odyssey? und Roland bringt wirklich TB und TR lt. Bildersprache? Eher aber… (scroll)

and “Korg Official” just posted this one on their instagram account – see the Odyssey “Desktops” without keyboards? Roland (scroll down)
korg odyssey desktop synth

UPDATE: official release: 713€ // 600USD
korg odyssey desktop

btw: WTF? ARP2600 again?
korg 2600nice photoshop, eh?

– In-official Roland Leak

Human Leak – System 8 will come.

seen at  – @Sam Ash

what about the 909 event?
…3 links appeared from here
“http://tfr.roland.com/global/wp-content” those seem to unveil something I did not really expect – since there is on button – which is for a new Boss FX box – but also 2 very well known vintage instruments that …

  1. may have been rebuilt on AIRA basis (digitally) – or smaller as a Boutique version as posted long before..
  2. may have been re-issued (limited?)
  3. may have been numbered News 17 & News 16 for a reason – since they are just not news but history – so it does NOT mean anything but ..
    they are: (and more)
    contains interesting stuff
    incl. something like the EVI/WX Series of Breath Controllers as well

    – to me re-releasing theTB303 & especially the TR909 are not typical Roland -to date, since there is theTR8 for that job (with all classic TRs), maybe repackaging or just to tell us the story ..? well…nevertheless – why not in a smaller case? Boutique-one? we might get something on the 9th.. around the clock and the world..

  4. find the Vocoder as well.. – well why not making a real vocoder? smaller (VT3/boutique) or a completely new one (bigger than the VT3)?
    News_18this looks very much like these are just “symbolic” images since this one looks familiar – there is one image up with the exact settings but cropped – it’s a VP330
    and there is this Boss FX: Waza Craft Ampboss waza craft
  5. there is more about Drums and guitars which I simply don’t post – they don’t look too interesting, though..
  6. just check out yourself –
    http://tfr.roland.com/eu/news/200 <– number
    url of images look like this:
    News 16 & 17 are those TB & TR ones – since there is a vocoder as well (18) it might be just to tell the category, maybe history or .. a repackaged TR8TB3 and VT3? all have been released, so..
  7. there is this link in my stats: http://rews03sv.rose.roland.co.jp/~monishi/cgi-bin/nicky.html – hmm
  8. maybe the older rumours are true about “Boutique”-sized TB/TRs?
  9. Roland removed those 909 images..

note: the menu on the left has HOT TOPICS that lead you to the most interesting synths at the moment and some weeks ago as well as recent events that may have been of interest.
just hover your mouse over it..

Schon gesehen? Wer nicht immer hier ist, kann die wichtigsten Synth Entwicklungen und Events unter HOT TOPICS sehen – einfach mit der Maus darüber gehen und schauen – speziell für die, die nicht jeden Tag nachsehen…

und intern viel aufgeräumt. Weniger Rubriken, weniger Chaos.

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Electribe 2.02 – blue & red – Update

Korg bringt die bisherigen Electribes in den beiden klassischen Farben der alten X-Serie und ein Update auf 2.02 für alle, auch die schwarzen/grauen Electribes. Die Petition zum Thema wurde inzwischen aktualisiert (Ian Bradshaw statt der Entwickler des Minilogue wird adressiert und die Liste wurde korrigiert). Die Liste ist lang und daher nicht “erfüllt”, aber einige wichtige Elemente wurden erledigt – sehr wichtige sogar. Wem das nicht reicht, kann hier wählen gehen.
Diskussionen zu den Electribes gibt es natürlich im Forum hier: Korg Electribe Sampler 2S …

Achtung: wer bei OS 1.15 ist muss erst OS 1.16 aufspielen und DANACH erst OS 2.02 sonst erscheint “invalid file”.
korg os 2.02

The Electribes got a blue/red colour scheme and a new OS 2.02.

the OS was highly appreciated but it may not be what the Petition wanted Korg to do. it has been updated as well. So it may not be obsolete – but very very important things have been done:

  • Chain function – plays multiple patterns in succession.
    Pattern parameters Global parameters
    CHAIN TO “Off” or Chain to “patternname”
    – means you can set any pattern to be played with a pattern – so you set another name/number of a pattern there – so this is a clever work around for appending patterns – so the limit of 4 is no longer a problem – it can be longer than the older electribes. The way it was implemented is perfect for programming long patterns but not made for performance – it can be switched off via a global switch and exactly that is a very very good solution to the “64 step problem”!

• Added an UNDO function.
for parameter edit, sequence recording, or Erase.
–> hold down the shift button and press the < button.
• Added an “Original Value” function that indicates the saved value of the parameters.

• Reduced load/save time samples.

so some parts of the petition are done.

  • Download V2.02 OS – Sampler – please note – if you are at 1.15 update to 1.16 first and then to 2.02 because you get “invalid” message and no update.
    NOTE: it’s 2 OS’es for Electribe and Electribe Sampler!
  • the Synth has it’s own OS. Can be found at Korg.com as well.

electribe 2

Diego M did a nice helpful shortcut list
layout OS 2.02

Hilfreich / helpful (made for the older one) -> here: Sampler 2S (2015)

ah, Ableton brings 9.7 shortly.. which will bringt Slices to the Push 1 and other little updates.

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SynMag 55 – Das Synthesizer-Magazin – am 1.4.2016

SynMag 55 – Das Synthesizer-Magazin ist bereits da (Zur Synthmesse Superbooth 16, wir sind an Stand BL370)
und enthält diese Themen:

Maschine H
Analog Special: Desktop und Co.:
• Anyware Moodulator – Breit und Fett
• Moog Mother 32 – Mütter haben Kraft und einen Sequencer!
• Roland System 500 – Rückkehr des System 100m
• Analog wird polyphon: Korg Minilogue unterbietet Niedrigspreise
• Schmidt Synthesizer – über die Werktstattschulter geschaut.
• DTronics Synthesizer für 99€ im Evolver-Gehäuse mit analogem Filter
• Das Musikding – Kistenschieber oder gut für Lötmenschen?

Maschine S
• iZotope Ozone 7 Mastering Software
• Reveal Sound Spire – “analoges Verhalten” gelernt
• PPG Phonem – Jetzt red’ ich!

• Brian Hamilton über Verzerrung und Verzerrer
• Electri_City Conference – Nachlese
• Laibach in Nordkorea
• Goldbaby und obskure Klangerzeuger
• Deep Forest – FR-Domains und neues Leben entdecken
• Alobar – Gearschlacht in der Schweiz

• 4K Monitore/TV für’s Studio?
• Abgeschaltet: Schalt mal ab! (Das ist für dich, Peter!)
• Festivaltipps
• B-Wave Festival Nachlese

Das Synthesizer-Magazin


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Moognase – MS20 Mini – super beautiful Demo Song

Moognase schreibt über seinen Song im Forum: MS20 Mini

Korg MS20Mini synthesizer1x Multi Timbral, 1 Voice, (2013)
Korg MS20Mini Analog Synthesizer
2 OSC, 2 Filter, 1 LFO, 2 EG
subtractive analog synthesis,
36 Keys, usb MIDI CV Gate Ctrl, ~500€ (in 2015) continue / weiter..?

What Time Is It?

Vier Stereospuren:
– Bordun mit pulsierenden Obertönen
– Melodie (Rechteck mit ein paar komischen Modulationen der beiden Filter; Portamento)
– Pulsierender Bass/hoher Piepton, mal mit nur einem, mal mit beiden Oszillatoren
– Rauschgenerator mit viel Echo und Hall drauf
Das Ganze frei Nase gemixt

EHX Cathedral

very beautiful song made on and with the Korg MS20 Mini – 4 channel recording on an instrument that had to go again since it wasn’t Moognase’s – and it is just charming


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Korg Volca FM – 6 OP – a full DX7 incl edit mode

  • Korg nimmt den FM Teil aus den Tribes als Volca,
    3 voices / stimmig.
    so it is digital and a real full scale synth. ein kompletter DX7!
    -> Diskussion: Korg Volca FM aufgetaucht…
  • Korg takes the 3 times the FM part of the Tribes or possibly this is even analog FM. no it is really 6OP FM (frequency modulation) and digital. and it can read DX7 patches!
  • has an Arpeggiator
  • 32 patches, 16 patterns (memory)
  • has edit mode to go through all parameters!
    no editor planned – but maybe something will come from …
  • no brainer! buy this!

    volca fm specs
    volca info
    and the other lever is just transpose – so everything is done with those knobs and vel-slider.

    some audio twiddeling..

    (this image via R.divine / FB:)
    volca fmhttps://youtu.be/I6JYELE0aVA
    korg volca fm

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Korg Controller Remote Bluetooth – NanoKey/Kontrol

Korg bringt Bluetooth Controller – sie sind etwas größer als die Nano-Serie – aber brauchen kein Kabel…
Die MicroKey Serie wurde bereits verBlauzahnt.
21-24.1.16 NAMM – Neuheiten/Gerüchtecheck

Korg has some Controller ready, like the Microkey Series – they are quite like a enhanced nano series but with bluetooth, so the mac and ipads are connected to it with no wires – magick.

korg controller controller

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Korg Minilogue Polysynth + Akai AX coming back

Korg just registeredMinilogue” sounds and IS very analogue, very synth and it is polyphonic and has a 16 step modulation sequencer.
in mono mode it has 2 OSCs 1 Suboscillator, in poly it has just 2 OSCs. in dual mode it has these 2 voices doubled, so 4 OSCs sounds and can be detuned.

the only unclear thing is a rack version, that might happen – but may just be some messing around with image processing software (not to mention one of those companies..) – maybe done by him since the phones jack is missing and possibly the “Sprechkäse” is another cool joke.

but from here all is confirmed – you can already buy one of these:
minilogue size

USB/MIDI in/out – Sync Clock in/out

Minilogue Specs (database)

it is 4 voice polyphonic,

it has a 16 step sequencer with 4 motion sequences (moving the knobs and record them), not yet clear if the sequence transposes…

so it is a lot like an advanced Microkorg or MS2000/Radias – but analog with

Crossmod, Ringmod and Sync and all Standard things and even Chords in the Arpeggiator.

classic dual ADSR-envelopes and LFO. So this is sort of an analog Microkorg, but of course not featuring the digital things but is technically the most affordable analog poly synth with this feature set.

there is a shape knob per VCO, so you can do PWM, Saw Mod in a PWM manner and triangle mangling likewise.

LFO seems fast enough for audio speed (again!) thanks.

In Mono Mode it has a Sub OSC as well.

delay before or after filter which is really cool for short feedback echoes!

Unverbindliche Preisempfehlung des Hersteller inkl.19% MwSt.
KORG minilogue: 713,00 EUR – Lieferzeit: Mitte Januar 2016

Minilogue Structure

2 & 4 pole low pass filter (MS10 style)
and static sum high pass filter (thinning out things for all voices)

to me Korg did a lot of things right except missing the mod wheel.
korg sequencer minilogue

it seems so.
note the “king” lettering below.

korg minilogue 2

korg minilogue

Credit to /u/frankgilcrest123 who posted the following to Reddit from a gearslutz thread. He wrote:

Surprised this has not made it over here yet. Over on the Gearslutz forum there has been talk of a new analog polysynth from korg. It will be around $500 and it is looking pretty slick. A few have confirmed the specs have been leaked on Russian gear sites and a french synth forum.

Description KORG Minilogue:

KORG Minilogue – is a  4-voice polyphonic synthesizer, with built-in reverb & delay effects.  Synthesizer has a MS-kind of sound analog engine, quick access to the 100 factory 100 user presets – all can be overwritten (afaik), 8 voice mode to create its configuration of 4 voices – unison, polyphony, and so on. 41 knobs, oscilloscope in real time gives a visual check of sound, 16-step sequencer with automation polyphonic up to 4 parameters synthesizer and more.

korg minilogue

Clock: Sync In and Sync Out interfaces with Electribe & Volca.



Forum/Diskussion und Neues dazu: Korg Minilogue – Polyphonic Analogue Synthesizer

French colleagues just reviewed it..

minilogue opened mini 1

Akai AX returning (analog synths)..

Akai says they will bring back the AX series..

It’s easy to forgot how great the analog AX series synths sounded. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its release, check out this ‪#‎tbt‬ sound demo video. Might be a great board for us to bring back…
akai ax

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