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Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby meatballfulton » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:15 pm

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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.

The NovaKorg 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.

The NovaKorg will be available April 1,2015 at Korg dealers worldwide.
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Re: Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby pflosi » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:46 pm

Nice try mate 8-)
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Re: Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby karmag » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:22 pm

This is the best post I've seen all day!

Also possibly the first.
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Re: Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby Psy_Free » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:44 pm

Sweet. I'll take 2.
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Re: Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby shaft9000 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:38 pm

where tha muthafukin bling at?
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Re: Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby Black Tomorrow » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:53 pm

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Re: Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby Automatic Gainsay » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:10 pm

If it doesn't have any presets from Ferde Grofé, I see no point to it.
Also, only one oscillator per note? I can't even do Blade Runner with it.
Also, formant filters are SO 1930s. Couldn't they have given it a TB-303 filter?
Are they going to make a rack mount version?
Why can't they do something new instead of recreating the past?
My studio needs to be able to fit in a closet. This thing is way too big. Couldn't they do a Volca version?
You mean I have to turn a knob to do a filter sweep? At least they could have added voltage control to it.
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Re: Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby Automatic Gainsay » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:13 pm

Seriously, though... over a thousand were made. There are rarer synths than that.
Also, the prototype was touch-sensitive, but the mechanism was viewed as too costly, so they "compromised" by adding a swell pedal.
And, I probably don't need to state that a Novachord wouldn't sound like a Novachord with transistors. But I don't want to be a stick in the mud. ;)
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Re: Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby meatballfulton » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:07 pm

They tried to get Ferde Grofe to do some presets but we wasn't answering calls.

I think he was on the trail.
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Re: Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby Automatic Gainsay » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:09 pm

meatballfulton wrote:They tried to get Ferde Grofe to do some presets but we wasn't answering calls.

I think he was on the trail.


Well, okay, then. I take back everything I said. It was all really just about Ferde.
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Re: Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby Cumulus » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:35 pm

I sure hope they don't muck it up with presets, MIDI, memory, etc...
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Re: Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby Rooftree » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:41 pm

I predict this will cost less than $500. My basis for this, you ask? Simple: I want it to be cheap and I am cheap therefore I'm certain Korg will make it cheap.
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Re: Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby philip » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:46 pm

boring..
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Re: Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby calaverasgrande » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:06 pm

hopefully we will see a "Mini-Sideman".
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Re: Korg announces the NovaKorg!!!!

Postby rhino » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:28 pm

Hope they don't leave out:
Grand piano preset
Super-saw
Pan flute
Native dance
D-beam
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Wall-wart PS
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