New analog boxes from Korg?

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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Post by Re-Member » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:35 pm

Someone over at Gearslutz posted three giant pics:

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/electron ... ake-8.html

The drum machine is actually four part analog, then the rest are PCM samples.

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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:05 pm

masstronaut wrote:The "stutter" effect seems to be a big deal on the Beats box. One of the knobs looks like it says "PCM Speed" but I would expect it to be analogue so maybe that's something else.
Almost certain this will control the sample-playback speed (i.e., pitch).... This is the weirdest and most awesome mini drum machine I think I've ever seen. It's effectively a Korg KPR-55 plus DDM-220 ethnic samples, thereby creating a possibly awesome product out of two of Korg's weakest products.
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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Post by Walter Ego » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:10 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:
masstronaut wrote:The "stutter" effect seems to be a big deal on the Beats box. One of the knobs looks like it says "PCM Speed" but I would expect it to be analogue so maybe that's something else.
Almost certain this will control the sample-playback speed (i.e., pitch).... This is the weirdest and most awesome mini drum machine I think I've ever seen. It's effectively a Korg KPR-55 plus DDM-220 ethnic samples, thereby creating a possibly awesome product out of two of Korg's weakest products.
Format looks a lot like the original Electribe ER-1. These boxes seem to be in the same vein and spirit of the first electribes, only with actual analog not VA engines...

Yeah, I'm gonna have a hard time resisting these. All three look pretty awesome.
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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Post by masstronaut » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:10 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:Almost certain this will control the sample-playback speed (i.e., pitch)
Presumably yes, now that we can see it does indeed have PCM sounds.

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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Post by chinchilla » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:37 pm

Sup. First post

Im guessing they all have the ms 20 filter since they have 'peak' instead of resonance

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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Post by chinchilla » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:05 pm

Synthtopia just confirmed them. Guys, s**t just hit the fan

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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Post by masstronaut » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:09 pm

Few more thoughts.

Liking the look of the tempo divide options on the Keys.

Curious as to how having three oscs in the Bass will shape up. Not a bad thing obviously, but unusual as otherwise it follows 303 form quite closely. Slide!

Motion sequencing on the Beats only for the "Stutter" perhaps?

Smart how they seem to have found a way of reducing the number of switches (and therefore cost) compared to a Monotribe.

Apparently no swing setting (unless "Stutter" offers something equivalent), but you can trigger from the iOS app or a DS-10 or indeed pretty much anything else.

Keys = duo / paraphonic maybe? Integrated ring-mod and delay should make for some cool sounds.

I'm guessing just mono outputs as they come out of the box, don't see any stereo gubbins going on.

The Beats especially looks ace right now.

To the above post - seems likely it's the MS filter as that's Korg's thing.

Oh yes and who needs auto-fills, you got a proper x0x sequencer you do them live, right? :-)

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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:38 pm

masstronaut wrote:Keys = duo / paraphonic maybe? Integrated ring-mod and delay should make for some cool sounds.
I'm guessing two-osc duophonic, single-filter. Basically an MS-20 with duophony?
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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Post by Kenneth » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:10 pm

I'm going to start getting my direct deposit sent straight to Korg. I want all of these.
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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Post by Kidney05 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:11 pm

If these are fake I will be upset

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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:58 am

Volca????

Not sure if that's better or worse than "Phatty" :facepalm:
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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Post by sourwookie » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:22 am

I'm ashamed to have to ask, but what is "stutter"? Anyone have an example they could link to?

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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:33 am

I imagine stutter is like note repeat or whatever they called it on the monotribe. Basically an easy way to do rolls that are shorter than 16ths or whatever the shortest subdivision of the sequencer is.

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Re: New analog boxes from Korg?

Post by Em Pe Ge » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:45 am

so glad to see they have midi in.. that's the reason why i never got a monotron, or monotribe.

curious to see how these turn out, they look very nice.

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