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Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Digital mkII Programmable Synthesizer DIY Kit

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Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Digital mkII Programmable Synthesizer DIY Kit
Key Features
  • No Solder Kit Includes Screwdriver
  • 18-Note Multitouch Keyboard
  • Digital Oscillator Based on MULTI Engine
  • Multimode Filter, EG, 3 x LFOs
Designed for studio and stage, the KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Digital Kit mkII is an easy-to-build DIY programmable synthesizer kit that packs a powerful punch in the palm of your hand. Version 2 adds an array of new features, a refreshed interface, and a ton of customization options. The NTS-1 mkII features an even more powerful processor than its predecessor and fully unlocks its full potential with new custom content though its upgraded logueSDK.
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Korg NTS1DIGITAL2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Overview
  • 3Multitouch Keyboard
  • 4Center of Your Performance
  • 5Power New Engine, Sounds, and Effects
  • 6Expanded Connectivity
  • 7Even More DIY Fun
  • 8More Powerful logueSDK
  • 9Customization and 3D Data
  • 10Free Bundle of Music Software

Designed for studio and stage, the KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Digital Kit mkII is an easy-to-build DIY programmable synthesizer kit that packs a powerful punch in the palm of your hand. Version 2 adds an array of new features, a refreshed interface, and a ton of customization options. The NTS-1 mkII features an even more powerful processor than its predecessor and fully unlocks its full potential with new custom content though its upgraded logueSDK.

The NTS-1 mkII utilizes a new 18-note multitouch keyboard for precise playing and sequencing. This upgrade unlocks the ability to send MIDI note messages polyphonically, opening the doors to custom oscillators and effects leveraging the paraphonic potential of the NTS-1. The unit is powered via USB-C and can also use a standard 5V USB power pack for portable applications. The kit includes a screwdriver and requires no soldering for assembly. A USB cable is also included along with everything you need to build the kit.

Overview
  • The compact and incredibly powerful NTS-1 is back with an array of new features, a refreshed interface, and more customization options than ever before.
  • Boasting a new keyboard, built-in sequencer, fresh sounds, and expanded MIDI capabilities, the NTS-1 mkII packs a gigantic set of features in the palm of your hand.
  • Powered by an even more powerful processor than its predecessor, the NTS-1 mkII unlocks its full potential and welcomes a new wave of custom content through its upgraded logueSDK.
  • This DIY synth and effects unit is not just powerful but also versatile, a must-have tool for both studio and stage.
Multitouch Keyboard
The NTS-1 mkII boasts a new 18-key multitouch keyboard, substituting the ribbon controller of the first generation, for precise playing and sequencing. This upgrade unlocks the ability to send MIDI note messages polyphonically, opening the doors to custom oscillators and effects leveraging the paraphonic potential of the NTS-1.
Center of Your Performance
  • In addition to a powerful arpeggiator, the new 8-step sequencer opens a whole new world of musical possibilities. With live and step recording modes (with per-note gate length and velocity settings) available in combination with its new keyboard and easy octave switch, the NTS-1 mkII provides an intuitive and seamless performance experience.
  • The NTS-1 mkII takes the sting out of forgetting your creative sparks. A new autosave function recalls all the parameters used in your last performance, including the step sequencer data, so you can pick up right where you left off. You no longer have to struggle to remember knob tweaks and pattern edits.
  • But that’s not all—NTS-1 mkII has a MIDI output, so you can use its internal sequencer to control other gear in your setup.
Power New Engine, Sounds, and Effects
  • NTS-1 mkII is an extremely powerful, flexible, and fun-to-explore synth. While retaining the versatile features of its predecessor, this new iteration adds an array of new sounds, including new oscillator types and modulation possibilities, using its Audio input signal as a modulation source to create FM, AM, or ring-mod sounds.
  • The NTS-1 mkII is an incredibly capable and expandable FX unit. In the mkII, Korg added many new modulation (distortion, fuzz, etc.), Delay (tape delay, BPM synced delays, etc.) and Reverb effects, as well as handy oscillator Off and Filter Thru functions, making it a uniquely versatile piece of gear that will cover all your needs at home or onstage.
Expanded Connectivity
Integrating the NTS-1 mkII is now easier than ever. In addition to the Sync in/out and MIDI input, Korg added a new MIDI output for seamless connection and expanded performance possibilities with other gear. On top of that, most parameters on NTS-1 mkII have been made MIDI CC compatible for deeper control. It is also now powered through a new USB-C connector.
Even More DIY Fun
The new NTS-1 mkII retains the DIY kit format from the original and offers new customization options with reversible anodized silver and metallic black side panels. And don't worry, Korg kept the same form factor and dimensions as its predecessor, meaning custom sides, stands, and other custom parts will still fit.
More Powerful logueSDK
Powered by a new chip, the NTS-1 mkII has expanded processing power, making complex effects and oscillators more possible than ever before. A new development API is available for developers on Github.
Customization and 3D Data
Thanks to its DIY nature and open design, the NTS-1 mkII is a highly customizable synthesizer that you can modify in several ways. In addition to the open source logueSDK that allows users to build their own custom oscillators and effects, the hardware of the NTS-1 mkII can be physically modified cosmetically and functionally. To help you get started with physical customization, Korg is providing the necessary schematics and instructions to personalize your NTS-1 mkII in many different ways.
Free Bundle of Music Software
The NTS-1 mkII 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 promises to help you improve your keyboard playing skills, Reason Lite DAW software, as well as software synths from Korg and other brands.

Korg NTS1DIGITAL2 Specs

Key Specs
Sound Generation
Digital
Keyboard
18 Touch Plate Keys with Synth Action
Touch Sensitivity
No
Expression Controls
No
Maximum Polyphony
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Stereo Line Input
Pedal Support
No
MIDI I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Output
USB I/O
1x USB-C (USB 2.0, Bus Power, Host Connection)
General
Item Type
Pocket Synth
Sound Generation
Digital
Keyboard
18 Touch Plate Keys with Synth Action
Touch Sensitivity
No
Aftertouch
No Aftertouch Support
Expression Controls
No
Transport Controls
No
Display
Monochrome LED
Sounds
Maximum Polyphony
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Built-In Effects
Yes
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Synthesis
Oscillators
1x Variable
Amplifiers
1x DCA
Envelopes
1x VCA Envelope Generator
Filters
Number of Filters: 1
Characteristic: Digital
Type: Low-Pass, Band-Pass, High-Pass, Multi-Filter
LFOs
Number of LFOs: 3x Global
Glide/Portamento
Yes
Sequencing & Recording
Sequencer
Yes
Motion Sequencing
Yes
Arpeggiator
Yes
Connectivity
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Stereo Line Input
Pedal Support
No
MIDI I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Output
CV/Gate I/O
No
Patch Points
No
Sync I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Sync Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Sync Output
Network I/O
No
USB I/O
1x USB-C (USB 2.0, Bus Power, Host Connection)
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Compatibility
Included Software
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Power
Power Requirements
USB Bus Power
Current Consumption
500 mA
Physical
Color
Black
Included Accessories
USB Cable
Dimensions
5.1 x 3.1 x 1.5" / 12.9 x 7.8 x 3.9 cm
Weight
4.3 oz / 122 g

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