Korg Intros KingKorg Black


Korg today introduced KingKorg Black – a version of the KingKorg synth that offers more traditional styling. 

The KingKorg is a virtual analog architecture paired with a knobby interface to offer traditional ease of use.


  • 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

Pricing and Availability

The KingKORG Black is available now for US $999.99. See the Korg site for more info.

12 thoughts on “Korg Intros KingKorg Black

  1. I wonder whether they’ve updated anything other than the colour of the plastic cover?
    It’s a great sounding machine!

    Have they add new filter types? updated the factory presets (they were very vanilla)? New sample library? …

    Maybe I should update PatchMorpher 🙂 It worked pretty well (including support for both layers) and gave interesting results.

  2. My gold KingKorg is a great workhorse for gigs – it sounds fantastic for a VA. An update to presets would be good. Glad they’re keeping it alive!

  3. I raise a toast to the Korg R&D team! This is soooo not the ultimate anticlimax and could well have done with an extra 3 months of teasers.

  4. “Support for librarian software that lets you manage programs”.

    What librarian software is that? Does anybody know? And is that software also available for the “older” Kingkorg?

      1. Thanks Oscar! I knew the Soundtower editor, but I’ve emailed Soundtower with a couple of questions earlier, and they don’t seem to respond to e-mails, so I am hesitant to pay for their editor. I didn’t know the Baloran editor, will try it.

  5. just like the system-8: the limit regarding multitimbrality is laughable – it is a digital synth after all, for god´s sake!

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