KORG Collection 3 WIN & macOS
Timeless and iconic, KORG Collection 3 is the embodiment of KORG’s history and the ultimate showcase of their legendary sounds used on countless songs throughout the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s.
In 2004, KORG released the KORG Legacy Collection, a groundbreaking endeavor to authentically recreate the company’s most famous synthesizers in software. The KORG collection was leveled-up in 2017 with the addition of the ARP Odyssey, and again in 2019 with KORG Collection 2, adding a faithful recreation of the TRITON, along with newly refined GUIs for all existing plugins.
Now it’s 2021, and KORG Collection 3 introduces three new software recreations to the world: KORG’s first mass-produced analog synthesizer, the miniKORG 700S, the MOSS Tone Generator-powered Prophecy, and the TRITON Extreme, the vacuum tube-equipped high point of the TRITON series. KORG Collection 3 has now expanded to be an absolute essential collection of iconic sounds from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s.
- miniKORG 700S
- TRITON Extreme
- ARP ODYSSEY
Released in 1974, miniKORG 700S was the origin of KORG’s analog synthesizers. The original miniKORG 700S was a 2VCO, 2VCF, 1EG, 1LFO monophonic synthesizer, engineered to create a circuit that produced a beautifully musical sound rather than one that is scientifically accurate but unmusical. Also, instead of a more traditional ADSR style envelope, the miniKORG700s allows the user to control the shape of the sound with two sliders; one that controls attack time and decay time, and one that controls sustain level and release time. These quirks and more have all been faithfully reproduced in the software version.
Arriving in 1995, the legendary Prophecy was defined by cutting edge digital signal processing technology and a DSP chip formerly used exclusively for effects processing. The original Prophecy’s MOSS (Multi-Oscillator Synthesis System) is equipped with five oscillator types, allowing for an extra wide range of sounds. The Prophecy’s GUI is divided into three sections: SYNTH, FX, and ARP. Each section is laid out to make sound creation as intuitive as possible, with the ease of use, polyphony and modern features necessary for today’s music production.
First appearing In 2004, TRITON Extreme was the vacuum tube-equipped high point of the TRITON. It was the first ever attempt to include a tube in a workstation keyboard. The Valve Force, which is the circuit linked to the vacuum tube, allowed the powerful, analog sound characteristics of a vacuum tube to be an integral part of the overall sound. The TRITON Extreme also truly emulates the original’s HI (Hyper Integrated) synthesis system in software, so you can capture the sounds that shaped the music world of the 2000s.
This award-winning workstation has been faithfully reproduced down to the smallest details from the Hyper Integrated (HI) synthesis system to every one of the vast number of preset programs. These sounds and parameters include filters, insert FX, master FX, EQ, and a dual arpeggiator.
The first workstation synthesizer and pioneer of the PCM tone generation, the M1 defined the sound of the late ’80s and early ’90s. This digital version offers that same distinctive resonance and tonal character offered by KORG’s trailblazing voicing technology.
The WAVESTATION synthesizer produced a new sound in 1990 by combining and shifting between multiple complex waveforms. KORG has turned the synth’s joystick experience digital so you can mix and morph oscillators, sequence sounds, and arrange rhythmic patterns on an improved high-resolution and scalable interface.
The entirety of the 1978 analog, monophonic, patchable synthesizer has been reproduced with its two oscillators, high-pass/low-pass self-oscillating filters with unique distortion, and a patch section with an external signal processor that can accept external audio input.
The programmable 6-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer released in 1981 has been completely reproduced. Shape your choice of waveforms, chorus/phase/ensemble effects, and performance functions such as chord memory, arpeggiator, and unison.
In 1981, Korg combined its analog synthesizers into one ground-breaking four-VCO mono/poly synth. This latest evolution brings the power and vintage vibes you want in a plugin. Each of the VCOs offers adjustable pitch, waveform, octave, and level. Plus, the Synchro and Cross Modulation functions for creating revolutionary tonal effects, and more.
In 2015, in collaboration with ARP Instruments co-founder David Friend, KORG recreated the original 1972 ARP ODYSSEY using precise models of the transistors, capacitors, and resistors used in the hardware model. KORG has once again recreated the ODYSSEY in plugin form.
The MDE-X uses effect algorithms derived from the high-quality TRITON family of synthesizers. With its 128 effect programs, this plugin can be used for creating sound design, live performance, and mixdown sessions.