Ahead of the 2021 NAMM Show, Korg has reintroduced the miniKORG 700, originally introduced in 1973.
The miniKORG 700 was the company’s first mass-produced analog monosynth.
The miniKORG 700 FS is a complete reissue of the two-oscillator “S” model, right down to the “traveler” (filter), spring reverb x/y joystick, USB and five-pin MIDI, arpeggiator, CV/Gate, and program programmability.
It was developed in conjunction with the original designer, Fumio Mieda. The miniKORG 700 FS offers added functionality, including an arpeggiator, spring reverb and aftertouch. The limited-edition reissue will also come with a custom case.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
“Our wish is for customers to experience the beauty and awesomeness of the authentic analog sound through the miniKORG 700FS designed by the KORG analog engineers, under the supervision of Fumio Mieda, who designed the original circuitry, ensuring that the elements that go beyond the circuit schematics would be faithfully represented.”
Synthesist Kitaro shares his thoughts on it (with English Closed Captions):
Pricing and Availability
The miniKorg 700 FS is priced €1999; availability is TBA. See the Korg site for details.