Korg / Noritake Co Nutube 6P1
This one was largely overlooked as it was overshadowed by the Odyssey and SQ-1 news, but it's actually a major innovation in technology that merges the old tech of Vacuum tubes (valves) and miniaturises them using technology developed by Korg and Noritake Co.
Here’s the science - with the Nutube 6P1, what they have done is to create an anode, grid and filament which operates as a complete triode tube but dramatically reducing it's size to less than 30% of an original piece of glass.
In addition, power consumption has been reduced to less than 2% of a traditional tube.
The result is something that can even be run on batteries and will have a life of up to 30,000 hours.
So what? You may say, but think of this - tubes can be put into all sorts of places previously not possible - audio interfaces, microphones, synths, effects pedals, portable audio interfaces, Volcas (maybe?) etc etc etc.
We expect to hear some specific applications coming out through 2015.
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