A semi-modular analog synthesizer with built-in arpeggiator, sequencer, and spring reverb tank, Grandmother harks back to Moog’s modular roots. While capable of highly complex sounds and modulation, it requires no patching. The endlessly reconfigurable front panel provides an infinite sonic playground. Grandmother is also an ideal analog audio processor for external sound sources, and a powerful keyboard front end for expanding a Mother-32, DFAM, or Eurorack modular system.
Korg’s MS-20 mini synth is a recreation of the famous monophonic patchable Korg MS-20. Now priced at under $450 this analog rebirth answers the demands of MS-20 enthusiasts. “With this price change, we have made it easier for artists to add the coveted sounds and power of the MS-20 mini to their stage or studio. Beyond nostalgia, the mini is now priced so competitively that we expect it to become the instrument of choice for newcomers to the world of analog synths,” says James Sajeva, brand manager for Korg products.
The Korg Little Bits Synth Kit isn’t just for Analog Synthesizer aficionados. It’s a comprehensive toolbox filled with 12 interchangeable modules to make all kinds of projects. It can also be used to sculpt unique sounds for your recordings or as a teaching aid in the classroom to help students understand the basics of sound. The accompanying booklet walks you through all the projects and is a wellspring of information with explanations of what sound is and the history of synthesizing. Magnetically attached modules can easily be reconfigured over and over again to create different instruments. The kit easily interfaces with sound systems or headphones.