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KORG Monologue Monophonic Analog Synth + ARP Odyssey Module RV1

KORG Monologue Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

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Analog sound at under $300? It’s now a reality thanks to KORG’s Monologue Monophonic Analog Synthesizers, available in silver, black, and blue. Fully programmable with 25 keys, 100 memory slots, a built-in 16-step motion sequencer, and a slew of sound-shaping controls, the compact unit also features quality presets, one of which is designed by Richard D. James AKA Aphex Twin. Here is the complete list of features, and check the video below for an in-depth look:

– keyboard: 25 slim key, velocity sensitive
– synthesizer type: analog synthesis
– maximum polyphony: 1 voice
– programs: 100 (20 user / 80 preset)
– main synthesis parameters: VCO1, VCO2, Mixer, Filter, EG, LFO
– microtuning: 32 settings (20 preset / 6 user scales / 6 user octaves)
– controls: 23 dedicated panel controls w/ slider
– realtime OLED oscilloscope
– audio out: 6.3mm mono phone jack, headphone jack
– audio in: 6.3mm mono phone jack
– sync i/o: 3.5mm mono jacks
– MIDI: in/out
– USB: Type B
– power: 6x AA batteries (included) / AC adapter (sold separately)
– dimensions: 350 x 276 x 76 mm / 13.78″ x 10.87″ x 2.99″
– weight: 1.7 kg / 3.78 lbs.


KORG ARP ODYSSEY MODULE RV1

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Also new to KORG‘s line of synths is an updated version of an iconic analog unit. Known for it’s “sharp and biting tone,” the ARP Odyssey, originally released in 1972, is now available as a compact, table-top module, ARP Odyssey Module RV1. It features a faithful reproduction of the original ARP Odyssey circuitry (KORG actually tamed up with the co-founder of ARP, David Friend), and needless to say, it will expand your sound-design possibilities. Here are some key points for the outstanding replica, and peep the video for more information:

– legendary analog synth reissued in module form (no keyboard)
– complete reproduction of original circuitry for authentic ARP sound
– duophonic polyphony
– updated with MIDI + USB functionality
– filters and portamento behaviors for all 3 generations of ARP Odyssey included
– Drive switch function for generating VCA distortion
– hands on control w/ powerful sound shaping capabilities
– traditional Rev1 aesthetic in white w/ cutting-edge tabletop design

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Stokyo Dr. Suzuki Mix Edition Slipmats in Various Colors Available Now

Stokyo Dr. Suzuki Slipmats

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The best-selling Mix Edition Slipmats from Stokyo‘s line of Dr. Suzuki products in limited colors! In addition to the trusty, time-tested black colorway, you can now mix and scratch (these are not as slippery as the Scratch Edition models, but you can definitely still cut) on red, orange, or white versions. Also, Stokyo’s high-performance Kuttin Donuts 7″ slipmats are now available in black (sold as a single slipmat), and s/o to the good Doctor for this nifty accessory that all the 45 heads and 7″ scratchers should be using.

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Ableton Sale!

Holiday Sale for Ableton + Related Gear

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Whether you’re new to music production/DJing or a seasoned veteran, now is the time to splurge on Ableton and related gear. The powerful production software (Suite and Live versions are on sale) with infinite live application options has been a main player in personal and professional studio set-ups for a minute, and the Berlin company has also released trusty hardware, the Push 2 Controller, for unprecedented, seamless, and native integration. We at the Lab are fans of the software/hardware bundle, and we just dropped the TTL Custom Fit Ableton Push 2 Cover, which is also included in the sale. Last but certainly not least, protective covers from Decksaver and additional controllers from AKAI are also included in the Ableton discount: just used checkout code “ABLETON20”!

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Audio-Technica Turntable Sale

Audio-Technica Turntable Sale!

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Sale alert! If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a turntable and getting into the whole vinyl game (it’s a good/fun game, trust), now is the time to make your move. Decks from Lab’s bestselling line are offered at discounted prices (from $89 – $249), and these Audio-Technica models are the perfect, dependable, and affordable options.

Audio-Technica Turntables on sale at Turntable Lab.

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Teenage Engineering PO 20-Series Super Set (Pocket Operator)

Teenage Engineering PO 20-Series Super Set (Pocket Operator)

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Teenage Engineering‘s Pocket Operators offer versatility, good sound, and plenty of fun. The Stockholm-based company unveils a convenient, discounted pack that consists of: the PO-20 Arcade (chiptune synthesizer + sequence), PO-24 Office Pocket Operator (noise percussion drum machine + seqencer), and PO-28 Robot Pocket Operator (compact synth + sequencer). In addition, the pack includes matching cases, sync cables, and pattern cards, and you’d also be getting $60 off if the pieces were purchased individually.

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Arturia Drumbrute Analog Drum Machine + Sequencer PRE-ORDER

Arturia Drumbrute Analog Drum Machine + Sequencer PRE-ORDER

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Arturia introduces an all-analog drum machine w/ powerful, intuitive sequencing capabilities, and the standalone unit, to the delight of many, is priced at under $500. With vintage percussion units going for a lot of money, brands like Roland have introduced newer, more economical options (check the Roland Boutique Series – TR-09, TB-03, VP-03, and Arturia’s entrance into the market is certainly a welcome addition to the trend. The Drumbrute is equipped with 17 distinct, fully analog drum and percussion instruments, and it offers hands-on, wide-range editing control for each sound. The sequencer can handle up to 64 patterns (each w/ 64 steps), and it houses a Stein-Parker output filter with bypass for more sound-shaping options.

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The Drumbrute also sports separate outs for sounds and various connectivity options, making integration into existing setups a breeze. Check out this video (it’s a bit extra, but oh well…) that offers a rundown of the features:

PRE-ORDER the Arturia Drumbrute Analog Drum Machine + Sequencer here.

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Kanto YU2 & Yumi Speakers and S2 Speaker Stand

Kanto Yumi Bookshelf Speakers – Gloss Black

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Kanto offers various high-fidelity speakers at wallet-friendly price points. In addition to good sound and diverse connectivity options, the speakers feature a minimal, clean design, which is a huge plus. Yumi Bookshelf Speakers are the company’s premium tier products (available in various colors, see below), and they are active monitors that boast bluetooth connectivity, easy-access front-panel control knob, remote control, and more. Here is a complete list of features:

– Kanto’s premium line of speakers, designed for high-fidelity listening at excellent price point
– Class A/B Amplifier: comparable sound quality of Class A with better efficiency
– hand-built acoustic-wood cabinets full-sized bookshelf speakers produces quality sound and loud bass
– speakers designed for both analog + digital needs
– active monitors, no need for an amplifier
– features RCA inputs for use with turntables
– features integrated Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless play
– also includes: (2) optical TOSLINK + 3.5mm AUX inputs
– features a USB charging port
– easy-access front-panel control knob (control volume and input)
– includes remote control
– includes all necessary cables


Kanto Yumi bookshelf Speakers – Gloss Grey

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Kanto Yumi Bookshelf Speakers – Gloss Blue

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Kanto Yumi Passive Bookshelf Speakers – Matte Black

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If you already have a system and want to integrate Kanto speakers into it, here is the passive version of the above speakers, also available in various colors. Similar features sans the built-in amp, here’s a quick look at key features:

– frequency response: 60Hz – 20kHz
– nominal impedance: 6 Ohm
– sensitivity 2.83V: 87dB
– 5″ Composite Driver / 1″ Silk Tweeters
– speaker terminal
– rear-facing bass port
– high quality knurled binding posts works with all standard speaker wires
– acoustic grade MDF cabinet
– 6.9” W x 8.1” D x 10.6” H / 17.4 x 20.5 x 27 cm
– 18 lbs / 8.2 kg

Kanto Yumi Passive Bookshelf Speakers – Gloss Black

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Kanto Yumi Passive Bookshelf Speakers – Gloss Blue

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Kanto YU2 Desktop Speakers – Matte Grey

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For those of you that want to upgrade your desktop speakers, Kanto’s YU2 is a solid option. The Unit features built-in USB DAC for streaming high quality video, and the compact, minimal design also gets high marks. Here’s a list of all the features:

– Kanto’s mini monitor speakers, designed for big sound on your desktop
– built-in USB DAC for streaming high quality audio
– 3.5mm AUX jack for maximum input flexibility
– composite drivers deliver distortion-free bass, silk dome tweeter for crisp highs
– subwoofer output for adding more bass
– active monitors, no need for an amplifier
– rear accessible volume/power knob
– includes all necessary cables

Kanto S2 Desktop Speakers Stands – Black (Pair)

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In addition to excellent speakers, Kanto produces accessories to enhance your listening experience. The S2 Desktop Speaker Stands, also available in white (see below), are perfect for Kanto YU2, but any small size monitors will benefit from the tilt/angle they create.

– 16° of vertical tilt provides your speakers w/ a better angle for listening
– designed for small desktop speakers, perfectly fits the Kanto YU2
– solid aluminum construction
– multiple areas of foam padding reduce vibration + keep speaker secure
– comes as pair

Kanto S2W Desktop Speaker Stands – White (Pair)

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