KORG’s microKORG, KingKORG NEO: vocalist, or Economy Plus

KORG remains on a quest to get some microKORG mojo going. But both new models – a new microKORG and a 37-key KingKORG Neo – are trying. One looks like it’s closer to the appeal of the original than the other. Here’s a preview.

Instant ambient: Noise Engineering’s Versio gets its own third-party drifting looper

I’ve sung the praises of Noise Engineering’s Versio and Legio line for their ability to load custom firmware before. But here’s a real killer app, and it comes from a third party making use of NE’s SDK. It’s a drifting looper for Versio, with some gorgeous results.

Peter Kirn - July 31, 2023

Happy 404 Day: These sound tips reveal the SP-404MKII does more than you think

It’s 404 Day – in the more-overlooked of the Roland-themed faux holidays! And what way better to celebrate than with some sound tips from CDM editor-at-large David Abravanel. They add to the evidence that the SP-404MKII is capable of way more than lo-fi beats, just in case you weren’t already among the converted.

David Abravanel - April 4, 2023

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