Available in a limited edition Platinum colour scheme to mark the 15th anniversary of the legendary MicroKorg, the latest edition to the family has identical specifications to the original model of the acclaimed synthesizer vocoder.
The microKORG boasts the same dual-oscillator DSP synthesis engine found in Korg's critically acclaimed MS2000 and offers a wider selection of waveforms than any other modeled synth. Oscillator 1 features a total of 71 waveforms including traditional analog waves like saw, pulse, sine and noise, plus more unique choices like Vox wave and cross wave. Together they provide a cool selection that can be modulated to produce an extensive range of timbres. In addition, 64 exclusive DWGS waveforms from Korg's classic DW-8000 enable the microKORG to reproduce a broad collection of imitative sounds. Sounds like bells, electric pianos, guitars, basses and more that would be difficult reproduce on an analog synthesizer can easily be produced with a synthesizer vocoder such as the microKorg. You can also apply Ring and Sync modulation from Oscillator 2 to create the kind of complex timbres that are the true sign of an advanced synthesizer.
Four filter modes are available, offering -12 dB (2-pole) low pass, high pass and band pass configurations plus an extra steep -24 dB (4-pole) low pass setting. All modes and settings include resonance. Two classic ADSR envelope generators and two MIDI-syncable LFOs provide the power to shape your sounds. Add a Virtual Patch matrix that lets you create advanced modulation settings - routing the Mod Wheel to control filter cutoff or pulse width, using an LFO to control panning or amp level, etc. - and you have performance that is unheard of from a synthesizer vocoder in this price range!
The microKORG includes an 8-band synthesizer vocoder with many advanced features. You can capture and "freeze" the formants of your voice, and then play it across the keyboard, or shift the formant frequency to make your voice sound male, female, like a child or just plain wacky! Best of all, the microKORG comes with its own microphone so you can start having fun right away.
A full range of effects
Three types of modulation effects (chorus/flanger, phaser, ensemble), three types of delay effects (stereo, cross, L/R), and a two-band equalizer add the finishing touches to the microKORG. The delays can be synchronized with the arpeggiator or to an external MIDI clock - a great feature for live performances or for laying down tracks. All effects can be edited to create your own, unique sounds.
Sound Generation Method:
Analog Modeling Synthesis System
2 (max, Normal/Dual Mode)
2 Oscillator + Noise Generator
Multi Mode Filter (-24dB/oct LPF, -12dB/oct LPF/BPF/HPF)
EG x2, LFO x2, Virtual Patch x4
Vocoder Program: Voices:
1 Oscillator + Noise Generator
8 Channels vocoder
Level and pan of each channel can be edited
Formant Shift function
General Specifications: Programs:
Modulation effects (3 types)
Delay (3 types)
Arpeggiator: 6 types
37 Keys (mini-keyboard, velocity sensitive)
AUDIO IN 1, and 2
[AUDIO IN 1, 2 (LINE)]
[AUDIO IN 2 (MIC)]
L/MONO, R and Headphones
IN, OUT and THRU
3 characters x1 line with 8 segment LED
DC 9 V (AC adapter), or six AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)
6.4 Watt maximum
20.63"(W) x 9.13"(D) x 2.76"(H) 524mm(W) x 232mm(D) x 70mm(H)
4.85 lbs. 2.2 kg
AC adapter (DC 9 V, 600 mA)