Korg NTS-1 : $99 partial-kit reprogrammable single monologue/prologue voice inna monotron-sized box?

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KVRAF
8001 posts since 16 Oct, 2006

Post Sun May 09, 2021 10:06 am

SLiC wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 10:03 am
rob_lee wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 9:52 am
SLiC wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 9:33 am
Also thinking of sticking this on the bottom of the case for portability!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075455DRN/ ... HJ1ZQ&th=1
Tried mine with a power bank as well mate works absolutely fine would indeed be ideal for portability. I'm just online ordering another NTS-1 lol for FX purposes only :party:
Well, that is a hell of an endorsement :tu:
Sonicstate video, the KORG guy feeds the XD in to the NTS-1 and this little thing is worth the money just for the FX

https://youtu.be/OYHqBt6B234?t=89

KVRAF
7672 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Sun May 09, 2021 10:17 am

Nice

This one blew me away- this guy has turned the NTS-1 into a DW8000 and has got 2 oscillators out of it!
He has also made Prophet VS oscillator with 16 waveforms and full X/Y!

https://youtu.be/OD9DLSilkdw
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KVRAF
7672 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Tue May 11, 2021 10:12 am

Mine turned up, still haven't out the sides on...just pushed the 2 boards together and stuck the mini board on (you just slide back the little black sides on the socket and it it pushes in then push them back to lock- that bit takes about 5 minutes and then I just plugged in and played! Sounds great (especially the fx) and the arp is surprisingly capable! I had pre-installed the little VST editor (pretty cool it came with some patches) and it worked perfectly (in Bitwig) showing everything up for modulation in the rack.

I'll put the sides on latter, for now- playtime :-)
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KVRAF
7672 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Thu May 13, 2021 7:40 am

Quick update-

Battery pack (a tenner) stuck to bottom with some double sided tape - adds 4mm but now portable :party: Battery pack and size make it ideal for using as an in line patch fx for eurorack...

As expected, it is a superb partner for the Uno...2 analogue oscillators with filter/lfo etc, one digital oscillator with filters/lfo etc and amazing stereo fx...and everything can be controlled by VST editors if you want or it can all be stand alone! A lot of synth for under £200

Uno output to the audio in- midi out from Uno to in on NTS 1, stereo out from NTS-1 to mixer- simplez

I didn't have a mini jack to jack to try just a simple cable, had to make a midi socket to plug with the respective jacks on due to the UNO having a stupid non standard jack size!

I am assuming something like this would work as aa direct connection- anyone tried? https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Jack%EF%BC%8 ... 212&sr=8-3
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KVRAF
8001 posts since 16 Oct, 2006

Post Thu May 13, 2021 12:04 pm

SLiC wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 7:40 am
Quick update-

Battery pack (a tenner) stuck to bottom with some double sided tape - adds 4mm but now portable :party: Battery pack and size make it ideal for using as an in line patch fx for eurorack...

As expected, it is a superb partner for the Uno...2 analogue oscillators with filter/lfo etc, one digital oscillator with filters/lfo etc and amazing stereo fx...and everything can be controlled by VST editors if you want or it can all be stand alone! A lot of synth for under £200

Uno output to the audio in- midi out from Uno to in on NTS 1, stereo out from NTS-1 to mixer- simplez

I didn't have a mini jack to jack to try just a simple cable, had to make a midi socket to plug with the respective jacks on due to the UNO having a stupid non standard jack size!

I am assuming something like this would work as aa direct connection- anyone tried? https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Jack%EF%BC%8 ... 212&sr=8-3
Congrats SLiC no idea about UNO but I just ordered another NTS-1 just for the FX for my Behringer K-2 f**k I might as well get more for the Neutron and Pro-1 haha.. Have you tried the space reverb? WOW :party:

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KVRAF
2077 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Post Thu May 13, 2021 12:16 pm

Anyone else find that the MIDI over USB is fiddly? I get a lot of hung/stuck notes when running it this way, but MIDI over 3.5 mm cable is fine.

KVRAF
7672 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Thu May 13, 2021 2:37 pm

rob_lee wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 12:04 pm
Have you tried the space reverb? WOW :party:
Yeh, the reverbs are ridiculously good...

Try these (free) Cathedral is highly regarded...

http://hammondeggsmusic.ca/logueplugins/cathedral.html

https://youtu.be/s5JzzYXpqrU
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KVRAF
7672 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Fri May 14, 2021 5:43 am

Another cool find- MAX (Ableton Live) editor free

https://maxforlive.com/library/device/6 ... s-1-editor
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