KORG NTS-1 DIGITAL KIT
Korg is always looking for fun new ways to experiment with making music.
Now you can too.
The Nu: Tekt NTS-1 digital KIT is a unique, flexible, and easy-to-assemble synthesizer that you can easily assemble yourself, without any soldering (tool included!).
The first in this DIY (DIY) range from KORG under the Nu: Tekt brand, it’s a powerful synthesizer and multi-effects engine in a compact size that you can carry and plug anywhere. Its DIY style means that it is also highly customizable. Explore its possibilities!
NTS-1 is fully compatible with logue-SDK *, so you can run any custom oscillator content and effects created for minilogue xd and prologue, or create your own.
* When using third-party plugins on the NTS-1, please check with the developer first as the content may sound different than with minilogue xd or prologue due to polyphony.
Despite its size, the Nu: Tekt NTS-1 features a digital oscillator inspired by the MULTI engine of the acclaimed prologue and minilogue xd, along with an extremely versatile arpeggiator including multiple ranges, scales and modes, plus dedicated effects sections. , spatial, modulation, and delay, each with various settings to explore.
With a single monophonic digital oscillator, a multimode filter, an EG, three LFOs, three stereo effects processors, and a full arpeggiator, the NTS-1 is a very powerful, flexible, and fun-to-explore synthesizer.
The main oscillator can produce sawtooth, triangle, square, and VPM waveforms, and it can load custom oscillators created from Korg’s logue SDK, which means that it is compatible with content created for the prologue and minilogue xd. These waveforms can be easily modified and adjusted by simply 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 resonating) give you complete control over the overall tone of the oscillator.
The three built-in effects units are inspired by those in the KORG minilogue xd, which took the built-in effects to a new level. Numerous reverbs, modulation effects, and delays are available to mix and edit as desired, to put the finishing touch on your sound creations.
NTS-1 also offers a fun and practical arpeggiator with several available patterns. Scales and various note order modes, including a random mode, are also available to create new and original ideas on the fly. The length of the pattern can be adjusted (from 1 to 24 steps) and, when synchronized with an external device, the length of the step can also be adjusted (16th to semi-fuzzy).
Thanks to its ribbon controller, simple interface and display, the NTS-1 can be played and enjoyed very intuitively. More drastic parameter changes are also possible using various button / knob combinations, taking the possibilities even further. Don’t let its size fool you: NTS-1 is powerful, but it keeps it all easily accessible.