Korg has released a new firmware update for the Prologue synthesizer that fixes the tuning issues that some users have encountered.
A growing community of users have been complaining about this issue since the arrival of the Prologue in April. It seemed to reach a crescendo over the summer but Korg refused to admit there was any problem. The problem amounted to a slight detuning on a small and isolated range of keys. It’s not the sort of thing that everyone would notice or encounter, but of course there are a lot of dedicated and expert users there for whom it was a massive problem.
In October Korg released a statement acknowledging the issue and saying that the problem was contained within the software responsible for tuning stabilisation. It could be improved with manual tuning but Korg wanted to set things right with a firmware update to correct it – and so they have.
OS 1.30 improves overall tuning stability for all of prologue’s analog oscillators, while simultaneously decreasing the amount of time required to fully tune them. (Total estimated warmup time now around 5-10 minutes.)
Korg has also taken the opportunity to improve a few other areas like the librarian communication and other bug fixes. There’s also a custom oscillator available for free for a limited time from DirtSynthBox called Origami. And they’ve started featuring 3rd party content on the Librarian and Custom Content page.
Although it’s a shame that it took a lot of shouting from the community to get Korg to address the problem, it’s great that they’ve listened and acted.