Even though I couldn’t be at NAMM I followed it closely. A lot has been already said about all the new music technologies so I won’t get into any details here. There seem to be three very exciting trends in music technology this year though that I’d like to explore.
Analogue Synths Are Back In Style
KORG presented two analogue synths, the KingKORG, a new 61-key analogue modelling synthesizer, and the MS-20 mini, a recreation of the classic monophonic synth featuring the original circuitry from 1978 fitted into a smaller case.
Moog gives us the Sub Phatty, another monophonic analogue synth with a Multidrive section that allows adding more warmth at lower settings and some proper grit at high settings.
Dave Smith Instruments unveiled their Prophet 12, a polyphonic analogue synth, each voice offering four oscillators for creating complex waveforms.
Even the makers of the Stylophone Dubreq are introducing an analogue synth, the Stylophone S2.
Do you think this trend will continue in the next years? Any of the synthesizers shown here that you can’t wait to get your hands on?