Nu:Tekt NTS-2 is a DIY multifunctional tool for musicians. Building on a 4-channel oscilloscope that makes it easy to monitor and analyze audio and control voltage signals alike, NTS-2 also includes a flexible waveform generator and spectrum analyzer as well as tuner functions that make it the ideal addition to any studio.
- 4-channel input oscilloscope to monitor and analyze audio and CV signals
- Waveform generator with 2 oscillators to produce several waveforms, LFOs, noise, pulses and envelopes
- FFT (fast Fourier transform) visualizer with spectrum analyzer
- Flexible tuner with two display modes
- 2 dedicated mono OUTPUTs, one for each oscillator
- 2 THRU outputs so NTS-2 blends seamlessly into your signal flow without having to re-patch
- Big, clear and bright display with visually intuitive color-coding scheme
The modern musician's Swiss Army knife
The NTS-2 kit is compact and easy to assemble (no soldering required!), but don't let its size fool you – it packs a real punch! NTS-2 is an oscilloscope, tuner, FFT and spectrum analyzer that is accurate, intuitive and incredibly useful. But that's not all: using its dual stereo IN, dual stereo THRU/OUT and two separate OUTPUTs, you can wire it into your synth rig and use its dual waveform generators to give yourself an extra pair of oscillators or LFOs! It's the ideal tool for every synth lover and modular user from beginner to pro.
The best companion for synth learners
Even though synthesizers are musical instruments first and foremost, learning about them is easier and more intuitive if we can use our eyes to supplement our ears. Studying waveforms, frequency and time relationships, audio signals and control voltages becomes clear and immediate if we can see how they change and interact, not just listen to what they're doing. Seeing these signals come alive in full color as we patch and tweak gives our learning process a huge boost!
The oscilloscope, a tool for visualizing signals and voltages, has been around for many years, but as scientific instruments they might not seem like something a musician could easily use. Not any more: for the first time, an oscilloscope has been designed with the musician in mind! 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 a matter of seconds. That way, your artistic focus can remain where it belongs: on making your music.
A useful tool set for musicians
NTS-2 includes a variety of useful studio functions, all in a pocket-sized, elegant package that you can take anywhere.
With its 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 color, a huge advantage over the old oscilloscopes you've seen in science fiction movies! Its user interface is clear and quick, thanks to its dedicated menu buttons and clickable encoder knob, and its 240×320 pixel 2.8" color LCD is a joy to watch.
FFT / spectrum analyzer
To further dive into analyzing any signal, NTS-2 also comes with a dedicated FFT (fast Fourier transform) mode with a realtime spectrum analyzer. These handy tools have always been out of reach for the synth musician because they either required expensive hardware or a nearby computer. Now you can carry them in your pocket!
Dual waveform generator
But NTS-2 is much more than just an oscilloscope. The flexible wave generator mode has two oscillators with dedicated outputs, so you can test your synth rig or just get creative! 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 NTS-2 to any patchable synthesizer instantly expands its power in useful ways, making it an analog synth player's dream tool.
And of course, coming from Korg, this multifunctional utility kit wouldn't be complete without a precise and easy-to-use tuner with multiple display modes! Being able to receive and monitor up to four input signals at the same time, NTS-2 is an analog synth player's dream tool.
Connectivity and ease of use
NTS-2 offers plenty of ways to connect to your studio despite its small footprint. Besides its four-channel input and dual waveform output features, its dual stereo THRU/OUT ports let you leave it wired into your system. It's much easier to understand what you're doing if you can see the signals and use them at the same time, rather than constantly plugging and unplugging cables. This handy function lets you maintain your signal flow at all times – even when NTS-2 has been powered off.
Speaking of power, the NTS-2 maximizes portability and flexibility by using either batteries or a USB-C power supply (both sold separately), depending on your needs.
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