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Korg microKORG

Synthesizer/ Vocoder

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Korg microKORG
Korg microKORG
200.00 street price

While microKORG features fewer voices (4 vs. 8), vocoder bands (8 vs. 16), and filters (1 vs. 2) than his younger brother the microKorg XL+, it stayed about 20 years in production even surpassing the latter model. While microKORG XL+ comprises a sound engine borrowed from Radias, microKORG is built on the MS2000’s tech ground.

The section with written info on the front panel seems to be a touching move from Korg – the design is definitely a forte of microKORG original version.

The 128 Programs are grouped into 8 categories including Trance, Techno/House, Electronica, DnB Breaks, HipHop/Vintage, Retro, SndFX/Hits, and Vocoder – only one program can be triggered at a time. 2 oscillators feature 71 waveforms including 7 standard analog ones and 64 DWGS (taken from DW-8000).

6-pattern arpeggiator, oscillator sync function, ring modulation, two MIDI-syncable LFOs, two ADSR envelopes are at your disposal. The vocoder, filter, programmable effects and equalizer allow for external audio processing. A slight dropout – microKORG lacks USB connectivity option.

Anyway this amazing unit was used by Prodigy, Royksopp, Jean-Michel Jarre, Nick Rhodes and the Pet Shop Boys.

Country of origin / production: China

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Usage area
Performance Synthesizer 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Multi Timbral Capacity2 part(s)
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Analog Modeling Synthesis 
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Single Voice Preset128
Effects overall6
Arpegiator/ Portamento
Arpeggio presets6
MIDI in/ out
Mini Keys 
Velocity Sensitivity 
Number of Keys37
Display type TFT
Built-in controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel 
Modulation Wheel 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)2
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
Audio in
Analog 1/4"2
Computer Interfaces
USB MIDI through USB
Voltage 9V
Power Supply External
Power Supply Internal, Accumulators
Power consumption6.4 W
Height70 mm
Width524 mm
Depth232 mm
Weight2.2 kg
Case/ body
Production start2012
Production ended

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