Korg Nutekt NTS-1 review and tutorial

NTS-1 is a new standalone mini synth from Korg’s Nutekt DIY brand. It’s a small but powerful digital synth that’s based on the same programmable digital oscillator and effects engines that are in Korg’s bigger Minilogue XD and Prologue synths, only this has an additional arpeggiator and digital filter.

It’s a mono synth, meaning it can only play one note at a time, but you can still use its effects to process external audio, as it has a line input.

NTS-1 arrives as a kit that you need to build yourself. It doesn’t require any soldering and everything comes included and takes less than half an hour to build. The screws that come with it are a bit tiny but luckily it comes with a tiny screw driver. Here’s my full review and walkthrough of all its features

TIMELINE:

0:00 Intro
0:30 Building NTS-1
1:10 Hardware overview
3:40 Oscillator
6:00 Osc parameters
7:10 Filters
8:15 Env generator
9:45 Mod effects
10:35 Delays
11:20 Reverbs
12:30 Arpeggiator
14:25 Audio in
15:20 Pros & cons

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