Rumors were true – KORG will announce the KingKORG at NAMM 2013

January 23, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized 

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There were rumors and they are true: Korg will announce a new synth at NAMM 2013: The KingKORG.

Korg.de has all the info, here is a translation by Google:

KingKORG is the standalone analog modeling synthesizer with a huge potential! KingKORG embodies the seamless continuation of the design philosophy of classic KORG analogsynths like the MS-20 and Mono / Poly, from which the Prophecy have originated Z1, MS2000, and RADIAS.

This fascinating new instrument has the unique characteristics typical synthesizer and an arsenal of practical controls for a perfect sound design. Despite its impressive technology and synth beginners become familiar with KingKORG quickly. On stage, he offers not only his great sound, but also literally, with its magnificent champagne-gold finish that emphasizes its royal name – KingKORG.

  • Full featured analog modeling synth with 61 keys – optimized for live performance
  • Powerful oscillators – understandable for beginners, fascinating for experts
  • Modeling Filters for the reproduction of classical instruments
  • 3 effect sections (each with 6 types of effects) to the perfect design of the sound
  • Vacuum Tube Driver for brilliant overtones fat Distortion
  • New panel layout for intuitive operation
  • CV / GATE OUT jack mono tribe or to control a Korg MS-20 (mini)
  • Free Librarian software for program management to download

Additional details:

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KingKORG | synthesizer

The king of the analog modeling synth – a terrific live performance

KingKORG is de r independent analog modeling synthesizer with a huge potential! KingKORG embodies the seamless continuation of the design philosophy of classic KORG analogsynths like the MS-20 and Mono / Poly, from which the Prophecy have originated Z1, MS2000, and RADIAS. This fascinating new instrument has the unique characteristics typical synthesizer and an arsenal of practical controls for a perfect sound design. Despite its impressive technology and synth beginners become familiar with KingKORG quickly. On stage, he offers not only his great sound, but also literally, with its magnificent champagne-gold finish that emphasizes its royal name – KingKORG.

Highlights

Full featured analog modeling synth with 61 keys – optimized for live performance
Powerful oscillators – understandable for beginners, fascinating for experts
Modeling Filters for the reproduction of classical instruments
3 effect sections (each with 6 types of effects) to the perfect design of the sound
Vacuum Tube Driver for brilliant overtones fat Distortion
New panel layout for intuitive operation
CV / GATE OUT jack mono tribe or to control a Korg MS-20 (mini)
Free Librarian software for program management to download

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“Powerful oscillators – understandable for beginners, fascinating for experts

In addition to a complex “3-oscillator x 2-timbre” technique to generate richer and more detailed sounds KingKORG features a newly developed XMT modeling sound engine. XMT (Xpanded Modeling Technology) is a proprietary Korg technology that allows easy operation in producing diverse sounds.

In conventional synthesizers, the individual oscillators while the sound creation only sequentially adjustable, the overall picture is hard to overlook. In contrast, offers KingKORG preset algorithms with various combinations of oscillators, which differ in type and number, and allow easy, fast creation of cool sounds.

The wide range of oscillator algorithms including not only the usual analogsynths sawtooth and square waves or noise generators, but also numerous PCM / DWGS algorithms that open up an entirely new field for a very custom sounds.

“Modeling Filters reproduce the sound of vintage instruments

Since the filter section on the characteristics of a synthesizer decides significantly, they found during the development of KingKORG special attention. The already large variety of analog modeling filter is significantly extended by the extremely flexible filtering of KingKORG.

In addition to the wide range of indispensable analog modeling filter types get realistic filter models to reproduce the analog monophonic lead and bass synths of the 70s, the New Wave typical polyphonic synths of the 80 and the filter of the classic Korg MS-20 analog synth.

Furthermore, can the setting of the filter resonance up to self increase – an existing analogsynths only real feature!”
“3 effect sections with 6 types of effect for a perfect make-up sound

KingKORG offers three effect sections with six types of effects: PRE FX with effects such as distortion and amp simulator FX MOD with classic effects such as phaser, chorus and tremolo, and REV / DELAY with spatial effects such as reverb and delay effects and different Plate. Each effect processor has it own dial to select the desired effect type. With the arranged underneath FX controls can precisely fine-tune the effect.”
“Vacuum Tube Driver for brilliant overtones fat Distortion

Based on decades of experience in analog technology, a fully developed KORG analog vacuum tube driver circuit as a mastering effect for KingKORG. It produces the entire range between warm sonority and intense overdrive.”
“Vocoding

The built-in vocoder uses the input of the Board held on microphone input for sound processing and brings the synth seems to speak.

His Formant Shift function causes dramatic sound modifications, while the Formant Hold function a vowel is “frozen”, which can then play with the keyboard.

Thanks KingKORGs Doppeltimbre architecture can combine the vocoder even with a different timbre and use it as additional sound or modulation source.

Virtual Patch function

With many classic synthesizers (such as the MS-20) could configure the signal flow with patch cables to physically connect one element to another. KingKORG forms this function by using an intuitive virtual patch system. Over six Virtual Patch assignments per timbre can be joint control signals such as EG, LFO, or virtual joystick movement with sound parameters like pitch or cutoff and modulate these creative.”
“Step Arpeggiator function

The Step Arpeggiator automatically generated from a sustained chord a tone sequence (arpeggio). You can choose among six Arpeggio and set duration, interval and on / off status of each Steps to arpeggios exactly to your own performance.

New panel layout for intuitive operation

The newly designed control panel is divided into logical blocks that direct the attention to the things that are for the processing of sounds important. Although KingKORG reflects the signal flow of a analogsynths in its construction, to its control panel is the most modern technology. For example, the oscillator section shows on its own display the name of the currently selected algorithm.

By turning the selector dial to appear adjacent to it are descriptive names, and by pressing the wheel to jump to the beginning of categories such as ANALOG or DWGS. The knobs are the most effective and most important parameters assigned to each oscillator and provide access to the unique features of an analog synthesizer sound design — by turning knob. Also for each of the three effects, a separate controller is available to easily experiment with different effect settings and test their effect on the sound. A self-luminous organic EL display (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) provides on dimly lit stages for excellent readability.”
“On the CV / GATE OUT jack allows an analog signal for controlling a mono tribe or KORG MS-20 output. With the included cable you can then eg play the mono tribe on KingKORG keyboard!

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