Analogue synths are back, and in a big way! Not synth (ha!) the heyday of prog have we seen so many analogue synthesisers around at once. We are truly spoiled for choice at the moment. Right at the front of this analogue comeback, Korg have had some tremendous success with products such as the Monotron and Monotribe range, which put affordable analogue fun in many a pocket.
The announcement of the Korg MS-20 mini at NAMM this year followed by the Volca Keys, Beats and Bass at Musikmesse kicked things up a notch though, and, while we would have loved to spend a decent amount of time with them and give them a proper review, we just can’t keep them around long enough!
If you’ve been somewhat eager to get your hands on one of these little things and start tweaking, you may have been a bit disappointed with stock levels lower than the chances of getting a straight, direct answer to the question you’ve actually asked from a politician.
But worry ye not! Korg are taking the full range of wonderful analogue machines – the Monotron range, the Volca trinity and the MS-20 mini – on tour and you can check them out at our Edinburgh shop on Saturday 12th October, and our London showroom in Clapham on Friday 1st November!
The events are free, but you’ll need to get your name on our super list of wonderfulment to avoid disappointment:
As Korg put it: “An army of analogue machines is on the advance and aiming to unleash a torrent of organic audio awesomeness at a venue near you.”
My own writing style is, much like the rest of me, quite restrained, so I try not to get too carried away with “torrents of organic audio awesomeness” when composing articles for the blog. Maybe I’m just a bit dull. However, I have been fortunate enough to tweak some of the knobs of a Korg Volca or two, and get a bit creative with some patch cables and an MS-20 mini, so I’m quite looking forward to this event.
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