The portable OP-1 synth by Teenage Engineering is still going strong after almost 2 years. Probably because of its ‘hipster’ appeal this little machine always invokes strong opinions over its capabilities, making it a hate it or love it scenario. With the recent OS update that introduced a new synth and new effect among other improvements it’s time to give the OP-1 a review at Momupro. First Impressions There are no doubt people that would buy this thing on looks alone. It is reminiscent of a vintage Casio keyboard, but very sturdy. The keys, rotary knobs and colourful OLED screen […]
Now that Musikmesse 2013 in Frankfurt has closed its doors it’s time to see what the event has brought for the mobile musicians among us. There was an impressive line-up of product releases across major brands in the industry making it hard to catch up on everything. Let’s have a look at the eye-catching mobile offerings from this year’s Musikmesse.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Korg MicroKORG, Korg has announced special colored editions of the MicroKORG, MicroKORG XL and the MicroKEY models to be released this November. You can choose between 2 limited edition color variations, an energetic red on black or a beautiful all-black everything model. We’re rooting for the all-black MicroKORG XL model to bring out the darkest synth compositions in you.
For promoting these models Korg is running a ‘microMADNESS’ video contest where you can upload a video on YouTube showing what the microKORG means to you. The top four submissions will win one of the new MicroKORG models.
Watch out microKORG XL, Novation has just announced that they’re launching a portable version of their UltraNova synth called the MiniNova. With its portability, performance options and the deep roots in the Supernova series this critter is tailor-made for beefing up your studio productions or taking out with you on tour to jam with. You can utilize the gooseneck microphone and add some crazy vocoding or T-pain effects to your performance or have other instruments run through the MiniNova’s effect modules. With the 265 onboard sounds and all the options that lay in front of you you can tweak or mangle your sounds in real-time the way you like it.
Check out the full specs on Novation’s official website
To get you warmed up, check out this cool performance video of the MiniNova below.