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Korg launches opsix FM synth

The new synth will be available next month

2020 Nov 13     
2 Bit Thugs

opsix gives you analogue-like control over powerful digital synthesis, says Korg

Korg has unveiled a new 37-key FM synthesizer called opsix, which the company describes as “a new and expansive reimagination of classic digital synthesis.” opsix will go on sale in December, priced $799/€799.

The opsix is described as an “altered” six-operator FM synth that builds upon the innovations seen in the company's existing Volca FM. Each of the six operators can be set to one of five modes (FM, ring mod, filter, filter FM and wave folder) and there are 21 oscillator and 23 LFO waveforms to choose from, as well as 30 FX types.

Beyond sound creation, the opsix also has an onboard 16-step sequencer and is equipped with 37 velocity-sensitive keys, an arpeggiator with a choice of seven different patterns, Mod and Pitch wheels, 12 knobs and six sliders. Connectivity-wise you've got USB-B and MIDI IN/OUT, balanced stereo outs on 6.3mm jacks and a headphone socket. There's also a separate damper input.

opsix measures 565x338x90mm and weighs 2.9kg. A mains adaptor is supplied as standard while a DS-1H damper pedal and PS-1 and PS-3 pedal switches are available as optional extras. The synth also ships with a bundle of Korg's own music apps.

For more information, watch the video below or hit up Korg's own website.






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