Korg USA has announced that the KingKorg analog modeling synth is now available.
The KingKorg is a performance-oriented synth, offering a 3-oscillator, 2-timbre design married with hands-on control.
- A full-fledged, 61-key analog modeling synthesizer designed for live performance
- Powerful 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
Here’s a video introduction to the King Korg:
The KingKorg is available now for $1,299. See the Korg site for more info.
If you’ve used the KingKorg, let us know what you think of it!
4 thoughts on “KingKorg Synthesizer Now Available”
I lost consciousness when I saw that glowing R-hole.
Seriously, though. I expect this will make our analog brethren and sistren happy.
Why? Most analog people are unimpressed with “analog modelling”.
We have VSTs for that shit.
It’s pretty clear that Korg didn’t design this for people that would dismiss a keyboard without listening to it.
Having played it though, the King Korg seems like a great keyboard for synth freaks, because it does the full range of old-school ‘synth freak’ sounds, from subtractive synth stuff to Mellotron.
This looks pretty sweet, but I definitely had a chuckle at the “majestic champagne finish” line. Brings me back to the old Numark decks, and I’m not sure that’s a connection Korg wants to make :p. Did Korg use ‘good’ valves for the glowing hole of ‘R’ this time around, or will we be swapping them as with the electribes?
Looks like a nice board all around though, glad to see more CV connectivity!