Here are the details…..
In this video, Korg Chief engineer Tatsuya Takahashi introduces the Korg Minilogue and discusses its synthesis capabilities.
Here’s a detailed look at the Minilogue voice architecture:
The voice structure consists of 2 VCOs, 1 VCF with two slope options, 2 EGs, 1 VCA, and 1 LFO. The Minilogue’s wave shape capability lets you fine tune the oscillators’ harmonics. The Minilogue is also equipped with a variety of powerful types of modulation, including cross modulation, oscillator sync, and ring modulator.
The Minilogue’s four voices can be allocated in eight different ways:
- POLY – operates as a four-voice polyphonic synthesizer
- DUO – operates as a unison two-voice polyphonic synthesizer
- UNISON – operates as an all-unison mono synthesizer
- MONO – operates as a mono synth with sub-oscillator
- CHORD – produces chords
- DELAY – voices 2–4 sound consecutively at a delay following voice 1
- ARP – an arpeggiator operates with up to four voices
- SIDE CHAIN – when a note sounds, the volume of the preceding voice is lowered
Here’s a diagram that shows how the individual voices fit into the Minilogue’s synthesis architecture:
The four voices go through a single high-pass filter and an optional delay circuit prior to output.
Synthesis Control Options:
- VCO1 – Octave, Wave (Saw, Triangle, Square), Pitch, Shape
- VCO2 – Octave, Wave (Saw, Triangle, Square), Pitch, Shape
- VCO2 MODULATION – Cross Mod Depth, Pitch EG Int, Sync, Ring
- MIXER – VCO1, VCO2, Noise
- FILTER – Cutoff, Resonance, EG Int, Filter Type (2-Pole, 4-Pole), Keytrack, Velocity
- AMP EG – Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
- EG – Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
- LFO – Wave (Saw, Triangle, Square), EG Mod (Int, Rate, Off), Rate, Int, Target (Pitch, Shape, Cutoff)
- DELAY – Hi Pass Cutoff, Time, Feedback, Output Routing (Post Filter, Pre Filter, Bypass)
The Korg Minilogue is more than an inexpensive analog polysynth. It’s a powerful analog synth, that offers some very unique capabilities, not found on vintage synths or on other modern analog synths.
Check out the details and then share your thoughts on the Minilogue’s capabilities in the comments!
The Korg Minilogue will make its official debut at next week’s 2016 Winter NAMM Show. It will be available in stores on January 21st.