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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:39 pm    Post subject: KORG LittleBits Synth Kit Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

News just to hand: Sunday 3rd of November 2013.
Korg released a Synth Kit at the Tokyo Maker fair.

More news here to follow...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

http://www.LittleBits.cc is a company that manufactures small modules for learning electronics.

It seems that korg and littlebits have a booth together on the makerfaire tokyo. However as far as I understand the translation of the press release, Korg isn't releasing anything. You can just play booth with all the korg and all the littlebits products on 1 booth.

Here is the news: http://makezine.jp/blog/2013/10/korg_littlebits_mft2013.html
http://www.korg.co.jp/News/2013/1007/


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Yes, that is all I could find too.
Im not in Tokyo at the moment but I have an acquaintance there that has teased me with a picture...


Im waiting on him to fill in more but I guess he is busy at the moment. Exciting anyway, what ever it is I hope it is modular compatible...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

looks like a box of noodles.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Do not underestimate the power of Japanese noodles...
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(r)amen!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

here is a video of some people playing

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

oh wait, and here is the japanese page on these
http://jp.littlebits.com/synth/

so it looks like little open mini-modules with plastic cases that connect

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Isnt the fella in the middle the guy who was involved with the Volcas and who did the translating for the MS20 mini interviews?
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MS20 filter
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

LittleBits is a new company that does what is essentially "Lego blocks" for electronics.
Pretty neat blocks they have. Though a little pricey when they're all added up together! woah
It would be interesting with the Korg tie-up to see what sort of new blocks they would come up with that would allow one to create a Synth! thumbs up
Stay tuned! applause
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

http://jp.littlebits.com/synth/
well, click that link and you can see what will be available for 16,000 yen.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Translation

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Mid-December 2013 will be released open price (Korg online shop price ¥ 16,000)

Electronic work gadgets littleBits are looking for there, and collaboration Korg electronic musical instrument manufacturer for beginners. I want to explore the relationship of technology and music, towards all those who have a hobby of music, we have developed a new kit "littleBits Synth Kit" and engineers, seeking musicians and a new sound. Synth Kit is a kit to be assembled scalable and easily customizable "own" a modular synthesizer at home.

To Bjork from The Beatles, top artists have been using the analog synthesizer with the aim sound more elaborate, music making innovative than ever before. it is possible to without the need for a knowledge of music and electronic circuit design and assemble easily, (signal generator, modifier, modulator, controller) the circuit of the synthesizer, littleBits Synth Kit can be also utilized, such as live sound, recording and It is a kit was not so far.

Let's make the original synthesizer using a combination of modules.

A set of modules Bits twelve, Synth Kit allows you to assemble an analog modular synthesizer by connecting a small magnet to each module. In addition, It is the one that was developed based on a circuit that was used in the famous analog synthesizers Korg part of the module. The type of module of Synth Kit, there are (× 2), filter, envelope, delay, keyboard, micro-sequencer, mix, split, random, synth speaker power (power supply module), oscillator.


If there is littleBits Synth Kit, you will be able to build up a modular synthesizer that can be modified any number of times. Moreover, there is a scalable littleBits system, building a synthesizer more powerful by combining Synth Kit can include multiple. Also, the system making it by incorporating littleBits other modules, using the mechanical light or is freedom. Of course, cumbersome wiring and soldering, programming is not required at all.

Project booklet that describes the procedure of circuit assembly.
Project booklet which recorded the fabrication procedure of work fun example of 10 kinds comes with Synth Kit. According to the booklet, you can also more fun, to work the interface rich in ideas by combining the material with the familiar, such as plastic that was output tape and cardboard, a 3D printer to Bits module. It is a tool, such as the following:


Percussion Party: Assemble the circuit using a combination of modules of seven, let's dance to the rhythm! Set the rhythm, by adjusting the tone, you can create an intense beat to beat from a loose eye to control the envelope.
Let's make the shoulder synth your own by using the familiar material and modules of nine: shoulder keyboard! It with a decoration, if you attach a strap and stand on the stage at any time!
Make a turntable with a synth in a combination of eight modules: synth spin table! Make a turntable with a straw and paper plate, let's play the synth as DJ!
I have also included work example and performance, tuning, play song, Spooky sound, metal music, synth band, professional-looking in addition to this. In addition I have also included application of circuit design, such as delay pitch sweep, white noise, KEY PLAYER, sequencer control,-Frequency modulation, random-voltage, noise filtering, and echo.
comments from littleBits / KORG.

is the founder and CEO of littleBits, Aya Buderu MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Media Lab graduate, TED is a (Technology Entertainment Design) Senior researcher (Ayah Bdeir) said the leader in "electronic musical instrument industry It has said. "are very pleased that we can be able to work with a Korg, thus announcing the littleBits Synth Kit. Subsequently, the ultimate goal of "Our littleBits, is to break down to the major parts unit technology, everyone is so Ayatsureru freely the power of electronics. This new kit, analog so far- It is easy to use most of the modular synthesizer, it also. can say that it is one of the most high quality, this kit is designed to make Yobiokose person of any age is hidden in in a "rock star soul" I have. "



The message from the Korg is as follows. "With this new littleBits Synth Kit, you can explore the synthesizer sounds and a whole new music fan, in a unique way. Developed a Synth Kit with littleBits, we Korg, this to all music fans not only Korg fan I look forward to the future.'ll be able to convey the fun. "
> KORG INC.

Specification
Bits of module 12

Power Modules Blue
Power
Connect the cable and 9V battery included, and supplies power to the entire modular.
Input module of Pink (9)
Oscillator
× 2. It is a module that creates a sound that is Omoto. I can adjust the tune and pitch. I can also switching waveform of square / saw.
Random
There is a random voltage mode to output noise mode to output white noise, a random signal voltage.
Keyboard
You can play the melody on the switch of thirteen one octave. I can also switch the octave.
Micro Sequencer
I created a melody consecutive. I will output in order to step-by-step voltage, which is determined by the position of the four knobs.
Envelope
You can add a volume change in the sound, to create a sound that changes the volume slowly as sax sound and strong attack as piano. I can adjust the decay and attack.
Filter
I will give a significant change in the sound. I can adjust the peak and cutoff. I adopt the filter circuit of MS-20 late type.
Delay
I realize the echo effect. I can adjust the feedback and time.
Mix
It prints the added together into one two signals. I can also adjust the volume of each input.
Wire module of Orange
Split
I can branch into two signal flow.
Output module of Green
Synth Speaker
You can adjust volume. I is equipped with the output jack.
※ troublesome wiring and soldering is not required for the assembly of modules.
※ It is also possible to design a new circuit based on these circuits circuit of each module is an open source.

Project booklet

I comes with the project booklet of 36 pages that describe the steps of the circuit assembly is kind to beginners.
I have also recorded the history of the synthesizer and commentary on sound scientific.
I record engineer of littleBits, a modular construction example by designer. Contents of 10 kinds Tuning, Play a Song, Spooky Sounds, Percussion Party, Metal Music, Synth Band, Synthesizer with the Works, Perform Like a Pro, Keytar, of Synth Spin Table.
I have recorded the circuit ideas guiding examples of modular construction. Contents of white noise, key player, sequencer control, frequency modulation, shape your sounds, random voltage, filtering noise, echo and delay.
Accessories

(For connection of the power module and battery) 9V battery, power cable
Package container that can be used to play for tray
Booklet of 30 pages or more
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

heapish wrote:
Isnt the fella in the middle the guy who was involved with the Volcas and who did the translating for the MS20 mini interviews?

Yes.
Takahashi-san is also involved with circuit design for all of Korgs new boxes.

The Orange splitter module is good news.
An exciting product I think.
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