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Korg microKORG 37-Key Synthesizer and Vocoder

  • 37 Velocity-Sensitive Keys
  • Compact Footprint
  • Analog Modeling Synthesizer
  • 128 Programs with Easy Select Genres
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$23 /week or less
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MICROKORG

Korg microKORG Overview

The microKORG from Korg is a lightweight, portable synthesizer and MIDI controller keyboard, with 37 velocity sensitive miniature keys, serving the DJ and Techno markets. The small but intense footprint of the keyboard, and the provision for AA battery power, contribute to this keyboard's usefulness as a mobile, laptop composing and production tool. The LED illuminated selection buttons and display make live performance, in dark venues, significantly easier.

The microKORG is an analog modeling synthesizer with a large selection of waveforms, including a choice selection imported from one of Korg's classic digital synths, providing a unique, hybrid sound palette to choose from. The sound sources of this instrument include 2 Oscillator and Noise Generators, a multi-mode filter, 2 LFO's and 2 Envelope Generators, all of which may be interconnected by 4 Virtual Patch matrixes.

The microKORG is a viable master controller, with a large selection of assignable buttons and knobs. The pitch and modulation wheels, along with the 5 parameter control knobs, are real-time controllers, a welcome stage or studio performance feature.

The microKORG's built-ins include a Vocoder with a condenser microphone, an Arpeggiator, and a selection of modulation and delay effects, along with an equalizer. The flexible input structure and routing scheme of the keyboard allow for use of the microKORG as a sound processor of external microphone or line audio, with lots of unusual sonic possibilities. All of the built-ins are programmable, and the Vocoder features 16 dedicated programs, meant to demonstrate and exploit it's advanced power.

The microKORG is an innovative product that is packed with useful creative tools and features, and surprisingly affordable.

37-key synthesizer and MIDI controller keyboard with Vocoder and Arpeggiator

Analog modeling synthesis with 135 waveforms and multi-band vocoding with 16 dedicated programs

AC or 6 "AA" battery power for location and laptop composing and recording

8-channel programmable Vocoder with adjustable level, pan and Arpeggiator or MIDI clock synchronization;

Formant frequency shifting and formant freeze function for gender-bending and keyboard mapping

Condenser mic and +5 Volt microphone input for vocoder

Built-in Flanging, Phasing and Chorusing modulation effects, separate Delay group and Equalizer

Switchable mini and 1/4" mic/line inputs for dynamic microphones or line level CD or instrument audio effects or vocoder processing

Assignable controller knobs and buttons

Assignable Modulation and Pitch wheels

Modulation and Pitch Wheels and 5 parameter control knobs all with real-time controller functionality

Programmable Arpeggiator with 6 types of arpegggio motion, 4 Octave range and Step Arpeggiator function editing

MIDI clock sync for Arpeggiator

More Information
Specification
Keyboard37 Mini-Keys, Velocity Sensitive
Polyphony4 Voice
Multitimbral2 Part
Synthesis MethodAnalog Modeling Synthesis System
Presets128 Programs
User Memory

128 Programs

EffectsModulation Effects:\n1 x Flanger/Chorus\n1 x Phaser\n1 x Ensemble\nDelays:\n1 x Stereo\n1 x Cross\n1 x L/R\nEqualizer
SequencerArpeggiator
Controllers1 x Modulation Wheel\n1 x Pitch Wheel\n5 x Assignable Parameter Control Knobs\n2 x Edit Select/Assignable Control Knobs\n8 x Program Select/Assignable Buttons\n2 x Mic/Line Switches
Expansion SlotsNo
Sample RAMNo
Outputs2 x 1/4" TS Jacks(Left/MONO, Right), Unbalanced\n1 x 1/4" TRS Stereo Headphone\nMIDI Out\nMIDI Thru
InputsAudio In 1 Condenser: 1 x +5 Volt Mini Phone\nAudio In 1 Dynamic: 1 x 1/4" TS Phone, Unbalanced\nAudio In 2 Line: 1 x 1/4" TS Phone, Unbalanced\nMIDI In
Headphone OutputYes, 1/4" TRS Stereo Phone
SCSINo
Internal StorageNo
External StorageMIDI System Exclusive
Display3-Digit x 1 Line, 8-Segment LED
Dimensions (WxDxH)20.63 x 9.13 x 2.76" (524 x 232 x 70mm)
Weight4.85 lb (2.2 kg)
SpecialtiesCondenser Mic and Vocoder\nMaster MIDI Controller Keyboard Capability\nAA Battery or AC Powered
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