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Taylor

Taylor
January 21, 2012

Korg Booth at Namm 2012

Korg just seems to chug along at a very pleasant pace these days. So many announcements fill the year for them and it is easy to overlook the quiet additions to their many lines of staple products. This year, however, it looks like Korg used NAMM as an opportunity to show off updates for many of these.

Notably, on display were the recently released Monotron Delay and Monotron Duo. If you haven’t considered the devices in the Monotron family of pocket-size, analog ribbon synthesizers; they really are worth picking up. They are built with the same VCF circuits as the MS series of analog/ semi-modular synths Korg released in the late 70′s/early 80′s and sound great. The DUO offers a second oscillator for wide detuned and chorused sounds. This makes the DUO fantastic for generating synth solos and dissonant effects. The DUO also borrows the cross modulation, “X-MOD,” from the classic Mono/Poly. …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
July 29, 2011

Vestax PAD-One In Action

 

 

We first saw the Vestax PAD-One at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim earlier this year.  We marveled at it’s sturdy construction, compact size, x-y touch pad, and most of all it’s 12 dual led lit highly responsive drum pads.  We couldn’t wait to try it out ourselves here in our studio.  It finally arrived and we were eager to get our drum-on, but what are we going to use it with?  The obvious was with any drum software, but that was too easy.  We wanted to use it with DJ software.  Luckily our resident marketing manager, Ariff Glick, was up to the task yet again of mapping a cool .tsi file for us to use the PAD-One with Traktor Pro 2.  The results were magnificent.

The Goods

The first thing you notice about the PAD-One is the size and construction.  It has a die-cast aluminum body which …