Korg Minilogue XD Review

The latest loopop video takes an in-depth look at the Korg Minilogue XD.

The Minilogue XD is a ‘slim key’ hybrid synth that combines analog elements with Korg’s ‘multi-engine’, which is a digital section that can run digital oscillators and effects, from Korg, third-party and open source developers. This dramatically expands the sonic possibilities of the Minilogue XD, and means that owners will be able to expand the synth’s capabilities over time.

A keyboardless module version is also available. See the Korg site for more information.

Check out the review – and, if you’ve used the XD, share your thoughts on it in the comments!

Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
0:55 Overview
2:10 Connectivity
3:05 Load panel
3:30 Analog oscs
5:05 Voice modes
6:10 Arpeggiator
7:00 Cross mods
8:10 Multi engine
10:50 Analog filter
12:40 LFO
15:50 Envelopes
17:40 Effects
20:50 Sequencer
23:10 Menu options
25:40 Ideas & tricks
25:50 Tip #1: Using a sawtooth LFO to create a rhythmic pattern
26:30 Tip #2: Applying two mod sources to a single destination
27:45 Tip #3: By-passing the filter to create a “bi-timbral” patch
28:35 Tip #4: Adding and removing harmonics without a filter
29:00 Tip #5: Hidden LFOs/Envelopes in multi engine plugin parameters
30:20 Tip #6: Using the Pitch 2 envelope for hard sync
31:20 Tip #7: Using the Pitch 2 envelope for to create a kick and including it in a rhythmic sequence
32:05 Tip #8: Using the sequencer as a multitrack tempo synced LFO for destinations not
33:20 Cool plug-ins
38:05 Pros & cons
40:45 More ideas

2 thoughts on “Korg Minilogue XD Review

  1. Best Minilogue XD review/instructional EVER. Better than ANYTHING Korg has put out (including their crappy manuals). I learned a ton about my new baby.

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