MATRIXSYNTH: New Korg Synth Coming to NAMM

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

New Korg Synth Coming to NAMM

Update: a few updates have been made to this post - mainly just a little more elaboration.

So, there are rumors that KORG will be introducing a new synth at NAMM this year. I almost didn't put a post up as that's kind of the point of NAMM - manufacturers typically introduce new gear at NAMM. It's almost like posting: New Gear to Appear at NAMM!!! It's not really news until there is actually something to report. Otherwise it's just click bait imo. That said, this is what we do know:

It's not the Maxilogue pictured. That's just something I found on the net and haven't yet posted here. It also represents an evolution of the Monologue, and the actual new synth is supposedly being worked on by the people behind the Monologue and the Minilogue. Note Tatsuya Takahashi, the man behind the Monologue and Minilogue left his role at KORG back on February 17, however he did maintain an advisory role. The new synth is supposed to bring something new to the game. Of course all synths bring something new, but KORG is teasing at something akin to "mind blowing". The name will be eight letters long, start with the letter "P", and apparently will have numbers in it as well. Some are guessing it might be a Poly8000. That could imply a more-than-4-voice poly digital analog hybrid. For something "mind blowing" it will need to be more than your standard poly analog. We'll see... If anyone has anymore concrete info, please do share!

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

P.S. I picked the Maxilogue render for this post as it's actually never been featured on the site before. It appears to be someone's mock up of what a larger Monologue would look like. I do hope KORG's new synth gives us more than four voices. Somehow four voices has become the standard minimum for a poly, which is unfortunate imo.


  1. The poly800 is the synth that stuck with me the longest. I used a ex800 and a poly for years. I still have it. Although it really is a great synth (despite all its shortcomings) I doubt anyone would revive a clone. It is still one of the cheapest vintage poly synths to come by.
    I’d rather like to see some sort of wavetable/analog hybrid like a extended DW8000 with knobs.
    Whatever it will be, korg is an awesome company with killer products. Much better than another Jap. brand that just DSP clones itself into small or ugly plastic boxes

  2. I'd love to see some sort of combination/hybrid of the minilogue and king korg. Something like a 16 voice with both analog and digital oscillators and filters from both machines. 49 or 61 full size keys, sustain pedal input, 64 step sequencer (that doesn't HAVE to start with DAW seq start). Lots of knobs like minilogue and keep the FX from king korg and tube drive stuff.

  3. I'd like to see an 8 voice analog with a parallel 8 voice sampler and a 4 track sequencer.

  4. They should make a full-sized kicks drum machine!

  5. 8 voice and each voice is a monotribe. #swoon

  6. Well... the image is an edit of the original Minibrute. Look at the pattern of key shadows in the second & third octave and look at the 4th and 5th octaves. Those shadows are the same.
    Anyway, it´s sure Korg is working in something new.

  7. The Kronos is long overdue for a major upgrade
    - as their top-of-the-line synth, it's getting very long in the tooth...


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