Anyone have any inside info or rumors of new synths/gear on the horizon? Let’s forget we are serious musicians for a moment and do our best to channel our inner chatty synth obsessed school girls. Like OMG!!!
I heard that the it’s ACCESS music’s 15th anniversary… maybe a good time for a software update or a new VIRUS TI?
I heard Roland will discontinue and cease all support for everything they made last year.
haven’t heard much yet, except Overbridge is delayed. I bet we will see much more of Overbridge at Namm this year hopefully. Maybe they will have the sampler version of the new Electribe for demo? Maybe time for new Virus, that would be cool, maybe I could get a TI Polar for a decent price in 4 years haha. (those synth really hold their value)
OH SNAP! Just remembered I heard from a little birdy on another forum that there was a Korg product that they held back when they announced the new volca sample and electribes. My guess is… Electribe Analog, aka Monotribe 2.
I’ve heard rumors that Roland are developing a 61 key Aira synth, so take that with a grain of salt.
As far as access goes, I can see them releasing a TI3 which has USB 2.0 and some small adjustments/features, but from what I can tell the guy who was responsible for leading the development of Access synths has since moved on to other pastures and has no intention of revisiting the product line, so who knows.
OH SNAP! Just remembered I heard from a little birdy on another forum that there was a Korg product that they held back when they announced the new volca sample and electribes. My guess is… Electribe Analog, aka Monotribe 2.[/quote]
Yep, Ive heard the same thing, fingers crossed for it being the next monotribe. I still think there is market for it even with the new electribes and the volcas.
I got the sense that the monotribe catered more to the synth nerds than the volcas did. Yet it was a brilliant move by korg to release the volcas, not only are they irresistibly cheap, they also appealed to people without prior synth experience, effictively expanding korgs market for future products by quite a lot. These same people that got introduced to synths via the volcas are now buying electribes, drooling at the Arp Odyssey remake etc.
Just received an email from Teenage Engineering teasing something new at NAMM. Hope it’s an OP-1 mk II, but I bet it’s the little tiny drum synth they’ve had in development and shown previews of for a while now.
Mark Doty (Automatic Gainsay on you tube
) has said hell be doing an in depth review at the end of January for this, he does a lot of very in depth and trustworthy reviews of vintage and modern analog synths so he should have a good breakdown.
I’m very interested in the electribe sampler. My dream is that it will be a combo microsampler, kp3 style sampler. On a side note, does the esx load new ram per pattern i.e. is the 285 sec. time limit just for whatever pattern your on, or…
I’d like to see Korg do a more advanced version of the Volca Keys, with more polyphony, pulse width modulation, other waveforms, envelope etc. It wouldn’t need that much but a few extras would make it a really interesting little poly sequencer synth.