TOKYO -- Korg announces today a groundbreaking new instrument based on the rarest vintage synthesizer of all time, the Hammond Novachord of 1939. Working closely with Laurens Hammond IV, the great great great grandson of the inventor of the Hammond organ, Korg engineers have carefully recreated the original circuits, replacing the massive number of vacuum tubes with discrete transistor and SMT circuitry. Special consideration was given to modeling the "black tar" capacitors exactly including the use of hazardous PCB oil to duplicate the classic tone.
Bringing the design up to date with a velocity and aftertouch sensitive 72 note keyboard, the NovaKorg
is exactly 80% the size of the original and includes a USB interface for both audio and MIDI as well as standard MIDI connectors.
will ship with a VST plugin so you can integrate it easily with modern DAWs. 12,000 presets from world renowned sound designers including Craig Anderton, Richard Devine, Eric Persing, Dick Hyman and Ralf Hutter cover everything from cinematic soundscapes and dubstep wobbles to earthshaking basses and liquid leads.
will be available April 1,2015 at Korg dealers worldwide.
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