Korg's Cliphit Turns Whatever's In Reach Into an Instant Drum Kit

With a pair of drumsticks (or pencils) and a good imagination, anything can be turned into an impromptu drum kit. But Korg doesn't want you to have to settle for imaginary sounds, or your terrible beatboxing skills. Its new Cliphit uses three cabled clips that attach and turn almost anything into drum pads that… »9/04/14 11:50am9/04/14 11:50am

Build a Classic Korg MS-20 Synth With This Kit--Plus a New Keytar!

Announced exactly a year ago, the Korg MS-20 Mini analog synth is a lovely reboot of the classic 1970's instrument that inspired it. More than just a fun nostalgic throwback, it was a gnarly synth with an almost endlessly versatile sound. If buying an MS-20 Mini feels a little to contemporary—or the 1/8th patch… »1/23/14 2:16pm1/23/14 2:16pm

All the Most Awesome Blinky Lights and Gnarly Sounds From NAMM 2013

NAMM is the musical instrument industry's annual woohoo of a trade show where all the big names show off the fancy new wares they want the musicians of the world to embrace. But if you don't actually go to the show, the best part is watching demo videos full of crazy sound and batshit blinking lights. Here's our… »1/25/13 1:00pm1/25/13 1:00pm

Korg MS-20 Mini: A 1970's Patchable Synthesizer Shrunken Down and Resurrected

From 1978 to 1983, Korg produced the MS-20, a two-oscillator analog synth that was patchable with 1/4-inch cables a lot like a custom modular synth setup (See the original below). People liked it because of its smooth sound and because the patch panel allowed you a limited degree of customizability without needing to… »1/24/13 1:00pm1/24/13 1:00pm

Korg nanoSeries Music Modules are Laptop Musician Gold

Korg's nanoSeries line of noise makers are unlike other Korg synths because they rely on computer production software to work. The slim, USB (data+power) devices are made to be portable, so you can take your studio on the go. nanoKEY is a 25-note keyboard, nanoPad has 12 Akai-style sampler/drum pads and Kaoss pad, and… »6/13/08 3:50pm6/13/08 3:50pm

Coldplay Flogging off Old, Unwanted Studio Equipment, but Gwyneth Stays

Coldplay, purveyors of middle-class mundanity to the eardrums of the worthy*, are having a garage sale at their studio. So, anyone who wants to pick up a gadget with Korg, Roland, Linn, Pearl, Hafler or Yamaha written on it, and which emanates a musical version of "Pew Pew," then head off to eBay, 'cause that's where… »2/26/08 9:27am2/26/08 9:27am