Korg Announces Limited Edition Color Runs For MicroKorg Synthesizer, Krome Workstation

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Korg has announced limited edition color runs for the MicroKorg synthesizer and Krome workstation.

Here are the details….

The MicroKorg synth/vocoder, which celebrated its 10th birthday in 2012, will be available in a limited-edition Gold finish with the original wood side panels. Quantity is limited to 2000 units world-wide, starting in December 2013.

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The 61-key Krome Music Workstation will be also be available in red, blue, and gold. Like the mainline Krome models, these editions offer a selection of piano and drum sounds derived from the flagship Kronos, as well as new electric pianos.

Pricing and Availability:

The Limited Edition MicroKorg can be found at Guitar Center locations in the U.S. in December 2013, for a U.S. Street price of $399.99. Limited edition Krome models in red and blue can be found in December at authorized Korg USA dealers – and gold models at U.S. Guitar Center locations – for $999.99.

18 thoughts on “Korg Announces Limited Edition Color Runs For MicroKorg Synthesizer, Krome Workstation

    1. I would totally go for a clear plexiglass synthesizer – I’ve wanted one ever since I saw the ads for the gleeman pentatophonic!

  1. why the hate? I mean, yeah I’d like to see an update to the microkorg in terms of control, integration, or synthesis, or MOD7 from kronos as a standalone synth….But krome colors are fun. Invisible=clear? That would be great, if there was anything worth seeing on the inside. MIght make more sense on the king korg

    Plus, krome means color, so by offering colors the k’s not just for cutesy matchy matchy effect. πŸ˜‰

    A lot of my synths are silver and blue, which I find more inspiring than straight black. ….If anyone has a blue k2000vp they want to trade for a black one get it touch!

    Or the brown dx7 is so great! I wish my sy77 was brown or green or white or anything else. I’d like to see more play with the materials synth bodies are made out of too. Why not a synth with padded tolex and integrated keyboard cover? I’d love to have a synth that you can drop and bang! I love how robust my doepfer monster base is.

    I wonder if they have a lot of gold left over from the king korg? hopefully that’s doing okay.

  2. I’ll take a blue one. Then I’ll remove the case, airbrush the FUTURAMA logo onto it and reassemble. Synthesizers and sci-fi go together like tequila and Astroglide.

    1. Bender would be a good synth name, I think. In reference to both futurama and tequila, πŸ˜‰

      DSI bender? Dave smith is seen enjoying a refreshing drink in the pro12 videos… πŸ™‚

      1. “Polyphonic analog…” Guys, you need to understand what you’re really asking with that. Polyphonic key assignment is a job for digital. Remember, that awesome Schmidt poly-modular is $30k. There’s no rationally-priced approach. Besides, you don’t NEED one, you just think you want one. “Polyphonic” seems to imply that you’d want to actually play the keyboard in an organ-like manner, but that defeats part of the point. Analog is mostly about tonal variety and richness, not polyphony, which can turn it into mud. The smart money for achieving that effect is to PROGRAM your way to those things and then run ’em through a MoogerFooger or the like for that last dollop of roughness. Even a modest workstation or a Nord Wave are great at sound-stacking. Don’t pine away over an improbable analog dream synth; look at the building blocks of what you like and recreate it by other means. You can easily get 95% of the way there.

  3. I love Korg synthesizers. I was genuinely ecstatic when Korg brought back the MS-20 in the form of the MS-20 Mini, but, in regards to this latest announcement, I cannot shake the feeling that this is a marketing ploy. If it isn’t a marketing ploy, do the different colors enhance the internal circuitry or sound of the instrument? I like the different color options, but I think there comes a point when you expect more out of the leaders of innovative musical products. Innovation should matter more than a new paint job on old hardware.

  4. The microkorg definitely loos cool. Reminds me of the 1970s Barbie Bus!

    Usually this number of rerelease s is in order to get sales of a particular synth to some record, so the business can claim “microkorg, best selling synth in history” in its annual report for shareholders.

    I don’t mind a moony doing his kind of thing, revitalising an old line for a new market – not us – if it keeps the company healthy enough o keep on producing new note resting things as Korg ave been doing, then more power to thm.

    Myself I’m just pleased that they recognise the resurgence of love for vintage synths, and that making your studio/ stage appearance look cool is an option at no extra cost.

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