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Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Digital DIY Synthesizer

Self Assemble this Compact, But Surprisingly Powerful Synth and Multi-Effects Engine



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Product Description

Korg have continued in their efforts to make music creation fun and intuitive with the introduction of the highly portable and programmable, Nu: Tekt NTS-1 Digital KIT. This DIY synthesizer is one that you will put together yourself, with no stress inducing soldering required. It comes with everything you need to simply construct this compact, but surprisingly powerful synth and multi-effects engine.

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Highly Customisable

The very nature of the NTS-1 promotes creativity and the customization of your setup. The screws found along the side of the unit are long enough to allow for the attachment of custom-made side panels – letting you tinker to suit your personal preferences. An assortment of versatile inputs and outputs means you can also use the NTS-1 in tandem with a whole variety of different software and hardware. For example, you could alter and then add digital effects to your audio signal, or even control it through external MIDI controllers and sequencers. The musical possibilities are endless!

Free Collection of Music Software

Take your music making chops to the next stage with the inclusion of a bundle of brilliant music software. Korg software synths, ‘Reason Lite’ DAW software and IZotope ‘Ozone Elements’ are just some of the creative options that you’ll have available at your fingertips. The opportunity to produce something truly great is made extremely straightforward thanks to these added tools.

Sonic Variety

The NTS-1 was designed with varied sonic possibilities at the forefront. The streamlined user interface makes deep parameter changes easy, needing just a few alterations of the buttons and knobs. The model boasts a digital oscillator which has the capability to generate square, triangle, sawtooth and VPM waveforms. These can then be further manipulated via the adjustment of only a few controls and through the collection of filters – which further influence the tone of the oscillator.

A trio of onboard effects units features delays, contrasting reverbs and modulation effects, allowing you to flesh out the sound you’ve generated even further. The arpeggiator is incredibly practical, with a number of different patterns available. You can also create fresh ideas effortlessly with scales and note orders that include a really fun random mode.


  • Single Monophonic Digital Oscillator – Influenced by the MULTI Engine (a Feature of the Minilogue xd and Prologue). Load Custom Oscillators from Korg’s Logue SDK.
  • Full Arpeggiator – Contains Multiple Modes, Scales, Ranges and Modulation, Spatial and Delay Sections. Scale and Note Orders Include a Random Mode. Adjust the Pattern Length (from 1-24 Steps). If Synced Externally, Step Duration can be Adjusted Further (16th to 64th Notes).
  • One Multimode Filter (Choose from Low Pass 2/4 Pole, Band Pass 2/4 Pole, High Pass 2/4 Pole and Open Mode), One Envelope Generator.
  • Three LFO’s, Three Stereo Effect Processors, Ribbon Controller, Streamlined Interface.


  • Type: Ribbon Keyboard
  • Free Collection of Music Software (Compatible with Mac/Windows)
  • Includes: USB Cable, Screwdriver, Manual – Everything You Need to Construct the NTS-1
  • Weight: 124g / 4.37oz
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 129mm x 78mm x 39mm / 5.08" x 3.07" x 1.54"
  • Power Supply: USB Bus Power Mode, Current Consumption is 500 mA or Less
  • Sound Generation: 1 Digital Oscillator, 1 Multimode Filter, 1 EG, 3 LFO
  • Effects: MOD (Chorus, Ensemble, Phaser, Flanger), Delay, Reverb
  • Input/Output Jacks: Headphone Jack, Audio in Jack, Sync in Jack, Sync Out Jack, MIDI in Connector, USB Port (Micro B Type)
Built-in Effects

Customer Reviews


11 reviews





Trusted Customer17th Dec 2023

Value 4Looks 3Durability 3Sound 4


Im a KORG addict. Im in therapy for it. I fell in love with a POLYSIX in the early 80s and the rest is history.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Stuart Dye26th Jan 2022

I was Surprised at the features and sound quality from such a little box. With the option of an "audio in" to process and add effects on the input was a hidden bonus. Multiple effects in real-time and midi keyboard option.

Value 5Looks 4Durability 3Sound 4

AS5th Oct 2021

This little box has a lot packed into it! just starting to discover what it can do and impressed so far. I was a little worried about assembling the Nu:Tekt NTS-1 but it was very easy and took about 30 mins.

Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

Mr Daniel Perry14th Jan 2021

Well worth the money, even if only used for the effects

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Trusted Customer4th Jan 2021

Value 5Looks 3Durability 2Sound 5

Mr Henry Marshall29th Jul 2020

Amazing piece of kit for the money! So powerful!

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer20th Jul 2020

Amazing FX for the money. Built with my 9year old, great fun.

Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

Trusted Customer9th May 2020

Great value for money. Excellent reverb and effects which can be used on external instruments (I’m using the NTS-1 on the effects send and returns of a Roland MX-1). Good synth which uploaded my additional waveforms via the software available free from Korg. MIDI channel setting is not what you think, starts from 0 so if set to 1 receives and sends on channel 2! See online forums for details. Once I figured this out it was easy to set up so parameters are controlled from a Roland A-01. Overall an excellent addition to my studio - Recommended!!

Value 5Looks 4Durability 3Sound 5

Mr Gregory Marshall6th May 2020

Value 5Looks 5Durability 3Sound 4

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