There’s a drool-worthy new keyboard synth this week bearing the name KORG. The surprise: it comes one day after a widely-anticipated product announcement, and it comes from a single hacker, not KORG. One $25 embedded computer plus one controller equals one hackable, lovely instrument – with knobs and patch cords, no less.
So, it’s hard not to compare this to the announcement yesterday.
KORG makes some wonderful products, and it’s safe to say that a lot of electronic musicians view them as a company that uniquely “gets” it. From the monotron line to releasing analog filter circuit designs, the ongoing endurance of the KAOSS to the success of microKORG to savvy about new platforms (iPad and even Nintendo DS), they’ve found a unique place in the hearts of synth enthusiasts. [read]