Korg KingKORG Synthesizer Demo

Here’s an overview, via DV247TV, of the new Korg KingKorg synthesizer.

KingKorg is an analog modeling synthesizer, that Korg says is ‘based on the design philosophy of classic Korg analog synthesizers’.¬†While a virtual synth, the KingKorg offers many analog features, including a knob-heavy design, vacuum tube drive circuitry and control voltage + gate outputs.

Product Highlights:

  • A full-fledged, 61-key analog modeling synthesizer designed for live performance
  • Oscillators that are ‘understandable to the beginner, yet satisfying for the expert’
  • Modeling filters that reproduce the sound of classic instruments
  • Three master effect sections (each with six effect types) add the finishing touch to your sound
  • Vacuum tube driver circuit adds rich overtones and powerful distortion
  • New panel layout designed for intuitive operation
  • CV/GATE OUT jack lets you control a Korg monotribe or MS-20
  • Support for librarian software that lets you manage programs

The KingKorg synthesizer has a street price of US $1299.

4 thoughts on “Korg KingKORG Synthesizer Demo

  1. I’ve been meh:ing at the KingKORG since it was announced.. But it actually sounds pretty nice. Also, the variety of filters, PCM sounds and user interface seems great.

  2. I don’t hear even 1% of soul in this keyboard. The sound has no emotion, no warmth, I can’t even describe how empty hearing this synth makes me feel. Sure, some patches sound a bit nice to the ears, but the pleasure is only ear-deep. Sorry Korg.

  3. I disagree. Its a success at its stated goal: analog modeling. At this point, I’m satisfied that the filters in particular are on the mark. I’ve had a chance to play most of the name vintage synths and hand to heart, they’re extremely accurate. Things like that round, flutey Oberheim tone are IN there.

    You always have to assess your actual needs and goals, balanced against the hard-light-of-day specs. The KK seems shamelessly aimed at dance, the 80s and prog sounds. Price-wise, its well-empowered enough to stand up well against soft versions such as Arturia’s. I’d call that a focused instrument-for-purpose. Besides, synths don’t come with soul. You have to program that in. Sounds a bit like “Futurama,” doesn’t it? :))

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