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Korg Volca Sample turns iPhone into mobile studio

Korg Volca Sample turns iPhone into mobile studio

Korg has revealed a new addition to its Volca range of modular, iPhone and iPad-friendly electronic instruments, with the Korg Volca Sampler promising easier real-time recording and tweaking of sound clips and vocal snatches. The sampler can be used in conjunction with the initial three Volca units - the Keys, Bass, and Loops - or as a standalone system, with motion sequencer recording for its various physical knobs and buttons, and battery power plus a speaker for on-the-move playing.

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Korg Taktile synth-controller combo hits shelves

Korg Taktile synth-controller combo hits shelves

Korg's combination synth and USB music controller, the Taktile, has gone up for sale, offering both the TRITON workstation's sound engine and an array of drum pads, switches, sliders, and a touchpad for using it as a MIDI controller. Available in two sizes - 25 key or 49 key, both semi-weighted - the Taktile can be powered over USB and also work as a Kaossilator, Korg's memorable audio-mangling effects box.

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Korg resurrects keytar and turns iPad into 15 synth studio

Korg resurrects keytar and turns iPad into 15 synth studio

Korg has taken the wraps off of its NAMM 2014 instrument range, including mobile synths for the iPad, a DIY monophonic synth, and a resurrection of the classic 80s keytar. Continuing its push into quirky portable music-making, tablet integration, and affordable audio toys, the range kicks off with a collection of fifteen software synths and drum machines for the iPad which Korg calls "Gadgets", building on the popular iElectribe range first launched in 2010.

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Korg KROSS takes synth workstation mobile

Korg KROSS takes synth workstation mobile

Korg has a history of making keyboard workstations, but the KROSS takes the all-in-one flexibility to a new level, throwing in battery power support for mobile music creation. Available in 61- and 88-key versions - the latter using fully-weighted keys - the KROSS offers analog step sequencing, some of the key sounds from Korg's premium synth line-up, 134 effects, and a 16-track MIDI sequencer, with the potential for running the keyboard either off the mains or from six AA batteries.

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Korg Kaoss Synthesizer line expands with KP3+ and Kaossilator Pro+

Korg Kaoss Synthesizer line expands with KP3+ and Kaossilator Pro+

It's no secret that Korg creates some fantastic products when it comes to synthesized sound - and music is about to blow through your ear sockets this week with a couple of additions to the Kaoss Synthesizer lineup. What we've got here is a couple of new beasts, the first being the KP3+ Dynamic Effect/Sampler, the other bumping up the beats as the Kaossilator Pro+ Dynamic Phase Synthesizer/Loop Recorder. The power is about to be yours once again.

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Korg USA announces two new synthesizers at Winter NAMM 2013

Korg USA announces two new synthesizers at Winter NAMM 2013

Korg USA is going big at Winter NAMM 2013, introducing the world to two of its newest synthesizers. One of these is aimed at professionals and newbies alike, while the other is aimed at people who need a solid synth but don't have the room for a full-size machine. Both will probably be quite expensive as a result, but those who are serious about their music rarely seem to care about price anyway.

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KORG iPolysix goes multi-tune for iPad and iPad mini

KORG iPolysix goes multi-tune for iPad and iPad mini

The world-wide best-selling Polysix polyphonic synthesizer has been revealed for the iPad as well as the iPad mini this week. This legendary bit of hardware will now be able to be played digitally by you on either your full-sized Retina-quality iPad or your iPad mini, "fully replicated" per KORG's specifications. This app is being released with not just one keyboard on-board, but two Polysix units, a mixer, and a six-part drum machine as well.

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Covet: The Best Three Gadgets for Geek Musicians

Covet: The Best Three Gadgets for Geek Musicians

Music isn't all strings, strumming and brassy blowing these days: the average geek can now produce the sort of tracks that would've previously demanded an Amon Tobin or Mr. Scruff. So what musical gadget should be on the workbench of any aspiring digital musician? Check out our top three picks after the cut, and a sneaky bonus for those on a budget at the end.

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