Retro Game Music Composer

LIVEN MEGA SYNTHESIS

- The first shipment, scheduled to ship from January 11  SOLD OUT
- The second shipment, scheduled to ship from January 23  SOLD OUT
- The third shipment, scheduled to ship from Frbruary 5 SOLD OUT
- The March shipment of the second production SOLD OUT


We are currently accepting preorders for April shipment.

Revive the SONIC sensation of the golden era!

 

 

 

 

Fully Recreate the Legendary Sound of the World's First 16-bit Video Game Console from the Late '80s

 

Create Diverse Game Music with a Sophisticated 6-Track Sequencer and 10 Types of Effects

 

Yuzo Koshiro, the Renowned Composer known for the "Ys", "The Streets of Rage" and "Etrian Odyssey", has Contributed Sound Banks and Patterns

 

 

Fully Recreate the Legendary Sound of the World's First 16-bit Video Game Console from the Late '80s

You too must have fallen under the spell of the extraordinary visuals and sounds of the groundbreaking 16-bit video game console that once dominated the world! It was powered by the iconic "YM2612" sound chip, a legacy that endures even today.

The MEGA SYNTHESIS has resurrected the sound engine of this chip. We've faithfully recreated the 4-operator FM sound module, the 8-bit PCM sound module, and the "SN76489" PSG (Programmable Sound Generator) sound module used by the original console.

 

4-operator & 8-algorithm FM sound module with precise sound editing in Edit Mode
Including extra features like fine-tuning operator ratios, which was impossible at the time.

 

PSG (Programmable Sound Generator) sound module
Synthesize basic waveforms and white noise to recreate iconic retro-game-sounds.

 

And the 8-bit PCM sound part of YM2612
Recreate the sound of PCM playback controlled by the Z80 microprocessor used at the time.
Sampling capabilities (8-bit - 12kHz: upto 8 secounds / 24kHz: 4 seconds / 48kHz: 2 seconds, 96 stored samples)

 

Legacy Mode to faithfully replicate the sound of the era

This feature simulates the characteristically grungy sounding quirks of the YM2612 sound and can be turned on/off for each track.

In the FM tracks
, you can separately configure FILTER [frequency response simulation] and LADDER [replication of the unique 9-bit DAC]. And the PCM track can also be played back in 4BIT, allowing you to create the sound to your preferences.


 

Create Diverse Game Music with a Sophisticated 6-Track Sequencer and 10 Types of Effects

Creating game music is a breeze with our intuitive sequencer, featuring a straightforward 6-track layout comprising 3 FM synthesis tracks, 2 PSG synthesis tracks, and 1 PCM sample track.

 

Simple one-knob-one-operation design
Capable of recording the movement of each knob (Parameter Lock) and recording sound switching within a single track (Sound Lock).

 

Create patterns of up to 8 bars with 1 step equaling a 16th note*
Simply play a chain of patterns to complete a full song!

 

27 keys with ±3 octaves switching for easy melody input

 

Furthermore, you can apply an effect selected from 10 types, such as adding reverberation, repeating phrases, and more. The amount of effect can be adjusted for each track.

 

 

Yuzo Koshiro, the Renowned Composer known for the "Ys", "The Streets of Rage" and "Etrian Odyssey", has Contributed Sound Banks and Patterns

Renowned composer and game producer Yuzo Koshiro, known for creating numerous hit tracks for video games like "Ys", "The Streets of Rage", and "Etrian Odyssey", has contributed to the development of the MEGA SYNTHESIS.

Enjoy his 32 preset sounds and 8 special patterns created for the MEGA SYNTHESIS by the prodigy of FM synthesis!

 

 

 

In addition, relive your gaming nostalgia with 320 FM game sounds, sorted into 20 categories, and 64 diverse drum kits for the PCM track.

Let's create your video game music!

 

 

Play On The Go:
Portable, Built-in speaker and Battery-powered!

 

Retro Game Music Composer

LIVEN MEGA SYNTHESIS

- The first shipment, scheduled to ship from January 11  SOLD OUT
- The second shipment, scheduled to ship from January 23  SOLD OUT
- The third shipment, scheduled to ship from Frbruary 5 SOLD OUT
- The March shipment of the second production SOLD OUT


We are currently accepting preorders for April shipment.

 

For customers in the USA
We ship free to the USA. Customs duties are exempted for orders of $800 or less.
 
For customers in the UK and Europe
We ship free to the UK and Europe. VAT/Customs duties are not included in the price, and depending on your location you may need to pay these upon receipt of the item.

 

Specifications

 
[Synthesizer]

FM sound module [Tracks 1, 2, 3]

- 4 operators - 8 algorithms
- Maximum polyphony: 6 voices
- Sound editing in FM Edit mode

<Voice mode>
- Polyphonic mode
- Mono mode with adjustable glide time
- Legato mode with adjustable glide time
- Arpeggiator modes (Up, Down, UpDown, DownUp, Up&Down, Down&Up, Up+1, Up+2, Down-1, Down-2, Random, Play Order)

PSG sound module [Tracks 4, 5]
- 11 types
    Square wave
    Noise (Low/Mid/High) -> Square wave
    Pulse Wave
    Noise (Low/Mid/High) -> Pulse Wave
    Noise (Low/Mid/High)
- Maximum polyphony: 4 voices
<Voice mode>
- Polyphonic mode
- Mono mode with adjustable glide time
- Legato mode with adjustable glide time
- Arpeggiator modes (Up, Down, UpDown, DownUp, Up&Down, Down&Up, Up+1, Up+2, Down-1, Down-2, Random, Play Order)

PCM sound module [Track 6]
- 8bit - 12/24/48kHz (switchable) linear PCM sampling (mono)
- Up to 8 seconds of sampling per sample (12kHz), 4 seconds (24kHz) or 2 seconds (48kHz)
- Auto start sampling function with the input level (input level can be set)
- Auto-slice function (equal division by number of slices or length of one slice)
- Maximum polyphony: 3 voices (1 voice in One-shot mode)
- 96 sample memory slots (16 x 6 banks)
- Import and export of a slot or banks of samples (via MIDI)
  *Import of audio files from PC/Mac is not supported.
<Voice Mode>
- Drum mode (Drum kit performance)
- One-shot mode (Sample playback or chromatic performance)

<SWEEP>
- Sweep with adjustable speed, range, and curve
- Switchable between sweep envelope and LFO


[Effects]

Effect send amount can be set independently for each track
- Send Delay
- Insert Delay
- Reverb
- Crusher
- Distortion
- Compressor
- Low pass filter
- High pass filter
- Isolator
- Remix Performance effect


[Sequencer]

- 6 tracks
- Up to 128 steps per pattern
- 128 patterns
- Step length can be set from 1/1 to 1/32
- Real-time recording
- Directly enter notes for each step when playback is on or off
- Enter longer notes (Tied notes)
- Metronome and pre-count function
- Step copy and paste function
- Track copy and paste function
- Duplicate to extend a sequence
- Transpose function
- Swing function
- Pattern BPM / Global BPM can be set
- Pattern chain function (Loop playback possible)
- Track level and pan can be set independently
- Parameter Lock function to record parameter settings for each step
- Sound Lock function to record sound settings for each step
- Note playback probability can be set from 25 to 100% for each step
- RANDOM function to play back steps in random order
- STUTTER function to play back only the step being pressed


[MIDI]

- Notes, control changes, clock input/output
- Import and export user data
- Firmware update via Sysex


[Unit]

<Keyboard>
27 keys (with a hold function)

<Knobs>
- 15 physical control knobs
- Optional LATCH function prevents jumps in value when knob position and parameter values do not match.
- One physical encoder for fine adjustments.
- LCD dot indicates when a parameter value matches the saved value, or when the value has been changed.

<Audio in>
- LINE IN (stereo 3.5mm mini-jack)
- Compatible with Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Series SYNC IN

<Audio out>
- Stereo line out (stereo 3.5mm mini jack)
- Headphone out (stereo 3.5mm mini jack)
- Compatible with Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator2 Series SYNC OUT
- Built in speaker

<Interfaces>
- MIDI IN connector (5-Pin DIN type)
- MIDI OUT connector (5-Pin DIN type)
- SYNC IN jack (monaural 3.5mm mini jack)
- SYNC OUT jack (monaural 3.5mm mini jack)

<Size>
297mm (W) x 176mm (D) x 48mm (H)
11.7 in (W) x 6.92 in (D) x 1.89 in (H)

<Weight>
790g
1.74lb.

<Power supply>
- 9V DC output AC adapter
Current: 1A or greater, Plug Type: EIAJ3 Standard, Inner Diameter: 1.7mm, Outer Diameter: 4.75mm, Polarity: Center +
- Compatible with power supplies designed for the Korg Volca1.
- 6 AA batteries
*The AC adapter and batteries are not included.


[Accessories]

- Warranty
- Overlay sheet for FM synthesis editing

Disclaimer
1 - Korg and Volca are registered trademarks of Korg Inc.
2 - Teenage Engineering and Pocket Operators are registered trademarks of teenage engineering ab.
Reference to these brands and trademarks are made for comparison and compatibility purposes and are not endorsements or recommendations from their respective organizations.

 

All specifications and/or appearance are subject to change without notice.