This is a demo video for the modern mini-synth classic, the Korg microKorg synthesizer.
State-of-the-art analog modeling and multi-band vocoding are available in a compact, portable instrument. With 37 keys and 128 user-rewritable programs, the microKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder is designed for the performer, producer, computer musician or beginner looking for an affordable synthesizer.
Korg microKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder Features:
- 128 user-rewritable programs
- 37-key mini keyboard
- Powerful synthesis
- Classic vocoding
- A full range of effects
- Great sounds and expression
- Flexible arpeggiator (6 types)
- Clear control and classic looks
- Can serve as a compact MIDI controller
EM’s David Battino had this to say about the Korg microKorg:
It’s easy to slip into critic mode and forget that making music is supposed to be fun. The MicroKorg is frustrating if you expect to play and program it like a full-size keyboard synthesizer, but as a portable, creative gadget, it stands alone. If you can justify spending $500 on a terrific-sounding musical toy (and I use that word in a very positive sense), you won’t go wrong with the MicroKorg.
The Korg microKorg retails for $399.
If you’ve used the Korg microKorg – leave a comment with your thoughts!
Sound Generation Method:
Analog Modeling Synthesis System
2 (max, Normal/Dual Mode)
2 Oscillator + Noise Generator
Multi Mode Filter (-24dB/oct LPF, -12dB/oct LPF/BPF/HPF)
EG x2, LFO x2, Virtual Patch x4
1 Oscillator + Noise Generator
8 Channels vocoder
Level and pan of each channel can be edited
Formant Shift function
Modulation effects (3 types)
Delay (3 types)
37 Keys (mini-keyboard, velocity sensitive)
AUDIO IN 1, and 2
[AUDIO IN 1, 2 (LINE)] [AUDIO IN 2 (MIC)]
L/MONO, R and Headphones
IN, OUT and THRU
3 characters x1 line with 8 segment LED
DC 9 V (AC adapter), or six AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)
6.4 Watt maximum
20.63″(W) x 9.13″(D) x 2.76″(H) 524mm(W) x 232mm(D) x 70mm(H)
4.85 lbs. 2.2 kg
AC adapter (DC 9 V, 600 mA)
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