For many years the Korg Trident, albeit impressive to look at, struck me as an uninspiring synthesizer. Chunky hardware, annoyingly chorused strings, very limited synthesizer possibilities. A synth for the… Read More
Korg prologue – THE 8-/16-voice pro’s synth?
This took a while. 2 years, to be exact. After release of the 4-voice polyphonic minilogue (that stepping stone to a pro’s synth) we would have expected its bigger brother to… Read More
Korg Prologue-16 / Prologue-8: A new analog era?
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… Read More
Korg PS-3100: The Emperor’s New Clothes
First, the title is not quite correct. The Emperor in H. C. Andersen’s famous tale is … well, naked. Anyway, “new clothes” is what our story is about. Second, this… Read More
Korg MS-20M Kit + SQ-1: a low-budget dream team?
No matter which way you look at it, Korg is Korg! State of the art. Ok, ok, maybe the MS-20 revival boom has overpeaked, considering that there are now the… Read More
Korg PS-3100 – the polyphonic Tyrannosaurus
Some might consider the Korg PS-3100 synthesizer as an oversized MS-20. But this polyphonic instrument is – like its monophonic colleague – in a class of its own. Korg’s PS-series… Read More
The New Korg MS-20: The Interview
Even if it’s already a couple of months old, a MUST for this summer is the interview with Fumio Mieda (engineer of the original MS-20) and Hiroaki Nishijima (chief engineer… Read More
Korg Volca Series – New Analog Mini-Synths
Following in the footsteps of the Monotron, Monotribe and MS-20 Mini analog synthesizers, Korg announces the Volca series. Volca is a new lineup comprised of three distinct models: the Volca… Read More
The Korg Polysix – Video by RetroSound
This is one of my favorite videos. In this example Korg’s Polysix sounds like a string machine and that is what I like a lot about it. There are not… Read More
The Korg Mono/Poly – Video by RetroSound
As usual, what you hear is a multitrack recording. Korg’s Mono/Poly offers excellent and fat Bass sounds. By using Crossmodulation and Oscillator Sync you can get interesting EFX sounds. The… Read More