Korg Drop the 2600M, miniKORG 700FS and Modstate
While it's cold and wet outside, synth lovers all over are kept cosy and warm by the thought that three brand new synthesizers have just been dropped hot and fresh from the Korg kitchen.
The ARP 2600M
First off, we get a slightly smaller version of the ARP 2600 that was unveiled last year, and while in principle, the ARP 2600M is the same chunk of synthesis, it's literally a little bit more compact, comes including a roll case, and can be hooked up to a standard MIDI class compliant USB/MIDI keyboard. While bearing the ARP name, this is every bit a Korg.
This is the kind of synthesizer you could easily write a 30 volume encyclopedia about. The Modstate is so mind-bendingly extensive that it even offers the most experienced of sound designers something fresh to sink their teeth into. This wavetable synth is directly inspired by the DW-6000 and DW-8000 that Korg last produced in the Eighties, and offers wavetable morphing; a sweet hoard of filters; an immense bank of modulation options; effects, and a dizzying stack of sounds that reaches way up into the hundreds of millions.
The miniKORG 700FS
In the 70's, we had the MiniKorg 700: a somewhat simple form-factor-free synth of its time but with a twist, where the frontal controls are lined up right underneath the keyboard. A little weird, but if you remember that this kit was designed to be positioned on top of an organ, it starts making more sense. On first impressions alone, you might conclude that there's not all that much going on with this synthesizer, and you couldn't be more wrong! This synth is a bona fide classic, and of course, Korg have breathed some fresh contemporary life into it with a few tasty little upgrades.
So there they are: three utter gems of synthesis for your sound-designing consideration, and we cannot wait to see what you do with them.