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Korg unveils a full-sized, assembly-free MS-20

The Korg MS-20 is an undeniable classic. It’s be reborn as an app. As a shrunken-down mini model. As a DIY kit. And then as a DIY kit again, but without the keyboard. Until now though, there hasn’t been a ready-to-roll, full-size reissue. But for NAMM 2020 Korg is going all in on the nostalgia …

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Behringer’s latest synth clone is based on the Octave Cat from the 70s

Sponsored Links Behringer/YouTube Behringer hasn’t been shy about its plans to clone some of the most iconic synthesizers ever made. In November alone, the company debuted the Poly D based on the Minimoog Model D, the Wasp Deluxe based on EDP Wasp and the TD-3 based on the Roland TB-303. Not wanting to let the …

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Orba is a tiny, fun and surprisingly expressive instrument

I am simultaneously deeply fascinated by and deeply skeptical of strange niche instruments. As fun as a classic Stylophone is, for instance, it’s pretty tricky to make decent-sounding music with. Even quirky controllers like Roli Blocks have a hard time finding a foothold in my life. But I still can’t resist their allure. So of …

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Orba is a tiny instrument that you shake, tap and twist

Artiphon first made a splash back in 2013 when it started showing off a rather rough prototype of a device that would eventually become the Instrument 1. By the time it hit Kickstarter in 2015 it had undergone a serious facelift. In its final version it was sleek and futuristic, with an almost minimal design. …

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Boss’ new Katana guitar amps offer more tones than ever

Sponsored Links Boss A few months back a reader asked us what the best connected guitar amp was for beginners. And there are a few solid options, including Yamaha’s THR line. But, one amp topped the rest: Boss’ Katana 50. And now Katana line is getting major refresh that makes it an even better bang …

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Korg Volca Modular synth review: As weird as it is affordable

This review is a little different. Normally when Engadget reviews something, we’re bringing years of experience and expertise to the table. But not here. The Volca Modular is a semimodular, West Coast-style synthesizer. And until I received this review unit, I had zero experience with either modular or West Coast-style synths. I am coming at …

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