Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Digital Kit DIY Programmable Synthesizer
Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Digital Kit is a unique, flexible and easy DIY synthesizer that you can easily assemble yourself (tool included) without any soldering. The first of its kind from KORG's DIY-focused Nu:Tekt brand, NTS-1 packs a powerful synth and multi-effects engine into a compact and highly portable form factor. Its DIY nature means it's also very customizable. Explore the possibilities!
NTS-1 is also completely compatible with Korg's Logue SDK, making it possible to create custom oscillators and effects or upload any of the content available for Minilogue XD and Prologue.
Belying its size, Nu:Tekt NTS-1 features a digital oscillator inspired by the Multi engine found on Korg's acclaimed Prologue and Minilogue XD along with an extremely capable arpeggiator including multiple ranges, scales and modes, plus dedicated spatial, modulation and delay sections, each with multiple settings to explore. With a single monophonic digital oscillator, one multimode filter, one envelope generator, three LFOs, three stereo effect processors and full arpeggiator, NTS-1 is a very powerful, flexible, fun-to-explore synth.
NTS-1's main oscillator can produce sawtooth, triangle, square and VPM waveforms, and can load custom oscillators created from Korg's Logue SDK, which means it's compatible with content created for Prologue and Minilogue XD. These waveforms can be easily reshaped and adjusted simply by turning a couple of knobs. A wide selection of filters – 2-/4-pole low pass, 2-/4-pole high pass, 2-/4-pole band pass and 'open mode,' all with resonance – gives you serious control over the overall tone of the oscillator.
Three onboard effects units are inspired by those on Korg's Minilogue XD, which itself took onboard effects to a whole new level. Numerous reverbs, modulation effects and delays are available to blend and edit at will so you can really finish out your sound creations.
NTS-1 also offers a fun and practical arpeggiator with several patterns available. Scales and numerous note orders including a random mode are also available to create new and original ideas on the fly. The pattern length can be adjusted from 1 to 24 steps and, when synced externally, the step duration can also be adjusted from 16th to 64th notes.
Thanks to its ribbon controller, simple interface and display, NTS-1 can be played and enjoyed intuitively. Deeper parameter changes are also possible with several combinations of buttons and knobs, furthering the possibilities. Don't let its size fool you: NTS-1 goes deep but keeps it all easily accessible.
You can control NTS-1 using external MIDI controllers and sequencers, use it to modify an audio signal with its powerful digital effects or even sync it to other hardware and jam along!
NTS-1 is USB micro-B powered, so you can plug it directly to a portable battery (sold separately) and take it anywhere with you. You can also connect to your computer's USB port or directly to an outlet using a standard USB power plug (sold separately).
NTS-1 comes with a diverse variety of music software including Izotope Ozone Elements, which lets you not only create songs but also master them using AI, Skoove, which will help you improve your keyboard playing skills, Reason Lite DAW software and a selection of software synths from KORG and other brands. In other words, the moment you get your hands on this synthesizer you'll have a variety of tools to help you take your music to the next level.
|Included from Manufacturer||USB cable
|Number of Keys||18|
|Key Action||Ribbon keyboard|
|Speakers||Built-in mini speaker|
|Oscillators per Voice||Varies by Sound Engine|
Mod effects: chorus, ensemble, phaser, flanger
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, System Updates, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager|
|Audio Inputs||1/8" stereo external audio input|
|Audio Outputs||1/8" stereo headphone output|
|Control Connections||1/8" sync input
1/8" sync output
|Onboard Controllers||Ribbon keyboard|
|Product Weight||4.37 oz.|
|Unique Features||Supports Korg's Logue SDK for compatibility with Prologue and Minilogue XD custom oscillators|
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