NTS-2 & Book Bundle
The ultimate limited-edition bundle for synth fans, comprising the all-new NTS-2 oscilloscope kit alongside a copy of the new “Patch & Tweak with Korg” book. The book explores semi-modular synthesis and features more than 25 new exclusive interviews with Pete Townshend, Jean-Michel Jarre, Richard Devine and more.
The NTS-2 kit and book were conceived and developed to complement each other, providing not only a fascinating insight into synth usage and history, but also the tools to guide and inspire synth lovers at any stage of their musical journey.
The Nu:Tekt NTS-2 is a DIY “Swiss army knife” for musicians. Building on a 4-channel oscilloscope, it includes a flexible waveform generator, spectrum analyser, and tuner functions that make it the ideal addition to any studio.
Patch & Tweak with Korg is the latest title in the “Patch & Tweak” series from Bjooks. It’s a fascinating guide to semi-modular synthesis and the music it has inspired. With a focus on the MS-20 Mini, Volca Modular, reimagined ARP 2600 M, and the SQ-1 and SQ-64 sequencers, it features dozens of tutorials, tips, and tricks covering everything from synth basics to advanced sound design. A must-have for synth enthusiasts, it includes interviews with legendary and emerging artists, insights from Korg and ARP engineers, and detailed timelines of Korg synthesizers and ARP’s legendary keyboards.
NTS-2 is an oscilloscope, tuner, FFT and spectrum analyser that is accurate, intuitive, and incredibly useful. It comes in kit form and can be easily built with no soldering, usually taking no more than 10 minutes! NTS-2 can be easily connected into your synth rig using the dual stereo IN, dual stereo THRU/OUT, and two separate OUTPUTs – then you can use its dual waveform generators to give yourself an extra pair of oscillators or LFOs!
The oscilloscope, a tool for visualizing signals and voltages, has been around for many years. As scientific instruments, they might not seem like something a musician could easily use – but not anymore. NTS-2’s interface is simple, clean, and easy to use - rather than twiddling knobs and trying to understand obscure parameters, you can look at your signals and understand them in seconds. That way, your artistic focus can remain where it belongs: on making music.
A music toolkit
The NTS-2 includes a variety of useful studio functions, all in a pocket-sized, elegant package that you can take anywhere.
With dual stereo inputs, you can study up to four signals at once, comparing and overlapping them with ease. A variety of display modes let you see your data in colour. Its user interface is clear and quick, thanks to dedicated menu buttons and clickable encoder knob.
NTS-2 comes with a dedicated FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) mode with a real-time spectrum analyser. These handy tools have always been out of reach for the synth musician - they either required expensive hardware or a computer nearby. Now you can carry them in your pocket!
Dual waveform generator
A flexible Wave Generator mode makes NTS-2 much more than an oscilloscope. It has two oscillators with dedicated outputs. Each oscillator can create a variety of waveforms – sine, square, triangle, sawtooth, pulse, and noise – whose shape and phase can be adjusted to suit many applications.
These sounds can be used in the audio range or as control voltage sources, and they can be set to cycle continuously or act as one-shot impulses; that means you can turn them into LFOs, envelopes, triggers, and control voltage generators, as well as sound sources. Attaching the NTS-2 to any patchable synthesizer instantly expands its power in useful ways, making it an analogue synth player’s dream tool.
NTS-2 wouldn’t be complete without a precise and easy-to-use Tuner with multiple display modes!
Nu:Tekt DIY fun
As with other Nu:Tekt products, the NTS-2 is a DIY kit that is extremely easy and quick to assemble. When you open the bundle, you’ll find a set of transparent side panels letting it stand up at one of two different mounting angles for easy use in any studio or stage rig. For maximum portability and flexibility, NTS-2 can be powered by batteries or a USB-C power supply, depending on your needs.
Patch & Tweak with Korg
A detailed look at semi-modular synthesis, Patch and Tweak with Korg is based around our popular range of patchable synths: MS-20 mini, ARP 2600 M, and Volca Modular, as well as the SQ-1 and SQ-64 sequencers, and the NTS-2 Oscilloscope.
Explore the principles of semi-modular synthesis through these beautiful machines, and supercharge your creativity with dozens of tips, techniques, and patches – perfect for synth beginners, experienced pros, Korg enthusiasts, and ARP lovers alike.
Modular synthesis concepts and ideas
Covering the basic concepts of oscillators, LFOs, envelope generators, sequencing, etc., each chapter builds to more advanced tips and tricks. The designs and features of the different Korg semi-modular synths are explored complete with easy-to-follow colour-coded labelled patch diagrams.
Meet Korg artists and explore their musical relationship with semi-modular Korg synths. Discover their creative processes, glean useful tips, and be inspired by their integrations with other gear.
Go beyond owner’s manuals
This book creates a deep understanding of how instruments interface with the outside world – ideas largely unexplored in manuals and online demos. Now that you have these instruments, how do you integrate them effectively with the gear you already have? What should your next steps be to maximize their power? You’ll learn lots of these strategies and more.
The history of Korg and ARP
Discover the full story of Korg and ARP synth with detailed timelines, beautiful imagery, and plenty of information. Interviews with members of the Korg and ARP teams shed light on the product creation process, and you’ll enjoy never-heard stories, anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes information
Enjoy new and exclusive artist interviews with Pete Townshend, Jean-Michel Jarre, Richard Devine, Andrew Huang, Panic Girl, Legowelt, Red Means Recording, Maude Vôs, Kabuki, Moe Shop, Kristin Hsiao, TALsounds, Robby Stambler, ALOO, ChrisLody, Olga Prudey, On High Mountains, and Loopop.
Meet the creative minds of Korg’s great history, from Fumio Mieda and Junichi Ikeuchi to Tatsuya Takahashi and the new generation of Korg engineers, as well as the keepers of the ARP legacy: Dina Pearlman, David Friend, and David Mash.
- Included items：NTS-2, “Patch & Tweak with Korg” book, side panels for NTS-2, Stickers
- Weight：Gross 1.480kg (52.2oz), Net 1.320g (46.56oz)
- Dimensions：3 x 6.5 x 27.3 cm (10.35 x 2.56 x 10.75 inches)
- Number of pages: 216
- Weight：8 kg (28.22oz)
- Dimensions：25 x 25 x 1.6 cm (9.84 x 9.84 x .63 inches)
- Featured products：MS-20 / volca modular / ARP 2600 m / NTS-2 and many others.
- Featured artists: More than 25 artists including Pete Townshend, Jean-Michel Jarre, Richard Devine, Andrew Huang and many others
- Featured Korg / ARP members: Fumio Mieda, Tatsuya Takahashi, Dina Pearlman, David Friend, and many others
- 9 x 7.8x 3.9 cm ( 5.08 x 3.07 x 1.53 inches)
- 130g (not including batteries) (4.6 oz)
- USB type-C (2.0, 500mA max) or 2x AAA batteries (approx 2 hours running time),
- Input : 3.5mm Stereo x2, ±10V max
- Through Output : 3.5mm Stereo x2
- Output : 3.5mm Mono x2, ±5V max
- Display modes : Single, Stereo (Input1L-INPUT1R, Input1L - Input2L, Input2L - Input2R), 4ch、XY(Lissajous, 2ch)
- Vertical : 10mV~5V/div, AC/DC MODE switchable
- Horizontal : 50us~1s/div
- Trigger : Auto, Rise, Fall, Single(rise), Single(fall)
FFT (Spectrum Analyser)
- Input : mono (1L, 1R, 2L, 2R)
- frequency 20Hz~20kHz
- Wave type : sine, square, triangle, saw, noise, pulse, envelope
- Frequency : 1Hz~10kHz, Hz/NOTE mode switchable, [1ms~10s,sec/BPM switchable(pulse, envelope mode)]
- Output level : 10Vpp max, V/dB mode switchable
- Display mode : Needle, Meter
- Input : Mono, Stereo (Input1L-Input1R, Input1L-Input2L)
- Calibration : 410-480Hz
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