It seems to sound good for trance, in particular. I think they mentioned around $500 total.
Registered: Sep 2002
I haven't read up on this one yet aside from watching some YouTube demos, but at first glance it sounds like a great deal for the money. One of the main reasons I bought the Waldorf Pulse 2 over other monophonic analogs is because its ability to do 4 or 8-voice paraphonic, to be able to play analog chords. It's hard to find a synth capable of any type of analog polyphony for this price-point.
I've gotten to play a Prophet 6 on multiple occasions but that's way way out of my price-range.
Access Virus TI Polar, Moog Sub Phatty, Waldorf Pulse 2, Roland JP-8000, 2 x Technics 1210MK2's, Gemini CS-02 Mixer, Ableton Live 9 & Logic Pro X, Yamaha HS7's
Agreed - would be a great 1st synth for just about anyone.
I was impressed by some of the videos - especially at the $500 US pricepoint...
Registered: Apr 2009
Sounds great and seems highly intuitive which is what you want. The cross mod and ring mod seem set to cover good useable spectrums.
And the price, wow, this is a new era we're entering.
For anyone considering their first hardware synth I will say I enjoy producing more now I have a decent one. There's something very satisfying in wondering what the next sound in your will be and just spending a bit of time tweaking real knobs.
Originally posted by MSZ
Probably gonna get flack for this comment, but it sounds like a cheap soft synth ;\
I'm also a bit skeptical about it, but to get some decent sounds out of it + an on-board sequencer for that price is pretty rare. Would like to see some acid/techno videos with it.
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: Elk Grove, CA USA
It's certainly the most promising thing I've seen from Korg in a long time. I just wish they'd rip that stupid toy keyboard off it and make it a more compact and slightly cheaper desktop module that we can control with our much nicer MIDI controllers.