KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Is Officially Announced, New DIY Digital Synthesizer

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KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1, the small powerful DIY Synthesizer that was quietly announced on Superbooth 2019, will be released in November for $99.99

When I looked back at the Superbooth 2019, I was impressed by two products: the Super 6 as well as the Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1. The latter is a DIY synthesizer, yes by KORG, which is powered by the well-known multi-engine. This means that you can exchange the oscillator and effect engines and thus always rediscover the Nu: Tekt NTS-1.

Today, the NTS-1 was officially announced with a big bang: many videos were published from KORG as well as from different YouTubers who already received the units in advanced. According to KORG, the synth will be available in November for a price of $99.99 USD. It will be one of the most powerful mini synthesizers on the market for sure.

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What Is The Nu:Tekt NTS-1

The Nu:Tekt NTS-1 digital KIT is a unique, flexible, and easy DIY synthesizer that you can easily assemble yourself, without any soldering (tool included!). The first of its kind from KORG’s DIY-focused Nu:Tekt brand, NTS-1 packs a powerful synth and multi-effects engine into a compact form factor that you can carry and connect anywhere. Its DIY nature means it’s also very customizable.

Explore the possibilities! NTS-1 is also completely compatible with the logue-SDK*, so it is possible to run any custom oscillator and effect content available for minilogue xd and prologue, or, create your own. 

Synth Core Powered By The KORG Multi-Engine

Belying its size, the Nu:Tekt NTS-1 features a digital oscillator inspired by the MULTI engine as found on the acclaimed prologue and minilogue xd, along with an extremely capable arpeggiator including multiple ranges, scales, and modes, plus dedicated spatial, modulation, and delay sections, each with multiple settings to explore. 

  • single monophonic digital oscillator (sawtooth, triangle, square, VPM waveforms or custom oscillators (SDK)
  • multimode filter (Low pass 2/4-pole, High pass 2/4-pole, Bandpass 2/4-pole, and OPEN mode, all with resonance)
  • an envelope
  • three LFO’s
  • three stereo effect processors inspired by the KORG minilogue XD
  • full arpeggiator with several patterns (from 1 to 24 steps), when synced externally, the step duration can be also adjusted.
  • ribbon controller


Get creative and use the NTS-1 in a wide variety of setups. Equipped with AUDIO IN, SYNC IN, SYNC OUT and MIDI IN connectors, the NTS-1 can easily be used in combination with other hardware and software. You can control it using external MIDI controllers and sequencers, use it to modify and audio signal with its powerful digital effects, or even sync it to other hardware and jam along

It’s also USB micro-B powered so you can plug it directly to a portable battery and take it anywhere with you! You can also connect to your computer’s USB port or directly to the power supply using a standard USB power plug.

Free Bundle Of Music Software

The NTS-1 comes with a diverse variety of music software from Izotope including “Ozone Elements” which lets you not only create songs but also master them using AI, “Skoove” which will help you improve your keyboard playing skills, “Reason Lite” DAW software, as well as software synths from KORG and other brands.

Inside Nu:Tekt NTS-1 With The Developer Etienne Noreau Hebert

The KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1 will be available on November 2019 for $99.99.

More information here: KORG 

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