A new analog era? Well, maybe! “These instruments are capable of sounds that go beyond existing analog synthesizers” … Korg’s own words. They sound promising.
The Prologue-16 and Prologue-8 look extremely interesting. And highly professional. Back are the good old wheels (pitchbend / mod wheel) we’re all used to, back is the internal PSU (thanks, Korg!), back are standard-sized keys (thanks as well …!).
The Trax RetroWave R-1 is – in our opinion – among the best desktop analog synthesizers on the market. A full blown 1-VCO synth “Made in Britain”, with 2 sub-oscillators, 2 LFOs and a wonderful filter. MIDI and comprehensive CV in- and outputs complete this great piece of music instrument.
Current Mono Lancet owners are in a relaxed position: Vermona’s new Mono Lancet ’15 differs only slightly from its predecessor. The LFO has been expanded (6 waveforms instead of 3) and USB has been added (for firmware upgrades). That’s it! Ah, yes … the Mono Lancet ’15 now uses a DC adapter.