Korg Wavedrum Mini Percussion Synthesizer – for on-the-go musicians (MSRP: $430.00)

Tap your fingers on the Wavedrum Mini’s expressive pad surface and instantly play one of 100 dynamic percussion sounds. Attach the Sensor Clip to nearly any object or surface and play a second sound simultaneously. You can also add in one of the 10 preset effects like reverb and echo, play along to any of 100 rhythm patterns; and add layer upon layer of sounds using the built-in Looper.

The battery-powered Wavedrum Mini is completely self-contained, with an onboard speaker and even a strap for securing Wavedrum Mini to your thigh as you play in a sitting position. It also has an AC adapter and line out for home/studio use, or with headphones.

For more information please visit www.korg.com/wavedrummini

Korg Monotron – pocket-sized analog synth (MSRP: $90.00)

The Monotron analog synthesizer fits in your pocket, yet delivers dazzling and massive sounds. The battery-powered Monotron is equipped with a built-in speaker for music-making anywhere, and can also be connected to an amplifier or headphones. It’s a blast to play, with a ribbon-controller keyboard that lets musicians and non-musicians alike create expressive vibrato and glide effects from simple finger gestures. The synthesizer controls are streamlined for intuitive sound creation.

In addition, the Monotron uses the same highly acclaimed VCF audio filtering circuit as Korg’s classic MS-20 performance synthesizer, so it can process any external audio source for infinite sonic possibilities.

For more information please visit www.korg.com/monotron

Korg Monotribe – compact tone-tweaking instrument (MSRP: $340.00)
Combining the rich analog synthesizer voices of the Korg Monotron with an analog drum machine and Korg’s easy-to-use programming style from their popular Electribe beatbox series, the Monotribe is both a fun musical accessory and a serious groove machine and tone-tweaking instrument. Monotribe is highly portable and battery-powered and features a built-in speaker so it can be used on its own or with an amplifier or headphones. Monotribe offers three-part analog drums, a monophonic analog synthesizer, easy beat programming and powerful extras, all in a self-contained, hand-held unit.
The analog synth voice features an auto-tuning circuit for stable pitch, in addition to the classic Korg MS-20 filter that can modify the sounds of an external audio input for limitless sonic possibilities. The Monotribe’s ribbon keyboard offers normal (Key), glide (Narrow) and extended (Wide) modes for vast expressive possibilities. Its Electribe-style programming makes it easy to create looped beats using Snare, Kick and Hi-Hat analog drums, and an Active Step mode let users tweak the groove in real time. Flux Mode allows non-stepped sequencing of the synthesizer voice, and the Monotribe’s Sync in and out jacks enable multiple units to be connected, along with iPhone® SyncKontrol, iPad® WIST wireless sync-start and much more.

For more information please visit www.korg.com/monotribe

Korg nanoSERIES2 – Korg’s newest compact, convenient USB MIDI controllers with serious features for the computer-based musician (SRP: nanoKONTROL2, $75.00; nanoKEY2, $65.00; nanoPAD2, $75.00)
For computer musicians on the go, Korg offers three products in its nanoSERIES2 slim-line USB-powered MIDI controllers. They are extremely compact, yet full-featured. They were specifically designed for musicians who need the power of a professional controller for their music software, but are small enough to slip in front of a laptop for on-the-go music making. All are available in two colors, black or white.
nanoKONTROL2: The nanoKONTROL2 provides knobs, switches and faders – perfect for intuitively controlling any music production software including GarageBand®, or digital audio workstations. The knob, fader, and three switches per channel are respectively assigned to pan, volume and solo/mute/record.

nanoKEY2: The nanoKEY2 provides a superior keyboard response for its class and size, with 25 velocity-sensitive keys. The Octave Shift buttons allow the overall pitch to be shifted up or down up to four octaves. For enhanced performances, the nanoKEY2 also provides Pitch Bend (+ or -) buttons and a Modulation button. The new Sustain button is indispensable for entering piano or electric piano parts.

nanoPAD2: Sixteen velocity-sensitive pads provide excellent response, to trigger drum parts that are full of expression. Four switchable “scenes” enable 64 different pad assignments for incredible versatility. The X-Y pad can control multiple synthesizer parameters, and a new “Touch Scale” function lets users intuitively play phrases on the X-Y touchpad. Tap tempo and tempo sync are also supported and like all nanoSERIES products, the nanoPAD2 is compatible with GarageBand.

For more information please visit www.korg.com/nanoseries2

Korg Kaoss Pad Quad – dynamic effects processor with touchpad (SRP: $350.00)
Korg’s new Kaoss Pad Quad enables users to quickly and easily create their own combination of electronic music effects and beats by simply tapping, sliding or moving a finger across the X-Y touchpad. Players can simultaneously control up to four effects in real time, with audio looping, DJ vinyl-type effects, sequences and more, making the Kaoss Pad Quad a powerful tool for performance – or just having fun.

Five effects like delay, flanging and a variety of sound-shaping options are available from four effect groups for a total of 1,295 combinations! A Freeze button holds the effect settings after you release your finger, and Forward, Reverse and Slice looping effects add to the sonic intensity. There are even DJ Vinyl Break and Ducking Compressor effects, and Auto BPM (beats per minute) and Tap Tempo keep everything synchronized. Brilliant, colorful LED Kaoss X-Y touchpad illuminations move in sync with your performances, adding your own personal light show to the music.

For more information please visit www.korg.com/kaosspadquad

Korg pitchclip Tuner – compact, affordable and convenient clip-on-style tuner for guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo (MSRP: $29.99)
Every musician needs to be in tune – and the Korg pitchclip tuner is slim, compact, accurate and easy to use, making tuning a breeze. The pitchclip boasts fast pitch detection and processing, accuracy within ±1 cent, and a detection range from A0 to C8. The pitchclip’s high-contrast LED display can even be turned upside down, assuring clear visibility when mounted in front of or behind the headstock on a guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo or other stringed instrument. A single CR2032 battery provides a generous 17 hours of use, and the Auto Power-Off function preserves battery life.

For more information please visit www.korg.com/pitchclip


The Undertaking 2021

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Frenzied. Chaotic. Punk. The Undertaking!, San Diego's newest wild bunch, is about to release their debut album, and, if their live show is a premonition of any kind, the world will be opening up to one heck of a party with them. Contributing writer Andrew Voigt talks to vocalist Austin Visser about the band's new album, the reality of their music, and how they've been able to embrace their creative freedom.


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