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Korg MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder  

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With 37 keys and 128 user-rewritable programs, the Korg MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder is perfect for the musician looking for a serious yet affordable synthesizer. It provides powerful synthesis with ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

With 37 keys and 128 user-rewritable programs, the Korg MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder is perfect for the musician looking for a serious yet affordable synthesizer. It provides powerful synthesis with the same dual-oscillator DSP synthesis engine found in the MS2000, and offers a wider selection of waveforms than most other modeled synths. It also has an 8-band vocoder with many advanced features, a full range of effects, and a flexible arpeggiator. 2 audio inputs let you process other instruments through it. Also serves as a compact MIDI controller. Comes with its own microphone.

Powerful synthesis

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. These include 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. 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 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 in this price range!

Classic vocoding

The microKORG includes an 8-band 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 touch 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.

Great sounds and expression

Korg has used all of the microKorg's synthesis power in the creation of 128 great-sounding presets. They cover a wide range of the latest musical styles plus many vintage favorites. Sixteen vocoder Programs are also included. The Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel, and five other knobs provide flexible realtime control over filter cutoff, attack, release and other important parameters. The Edit Mode allows you to fully edit the existing sounds, or to create your own new ones.

Flexible arpeggiator

Six types of arpeggio patterns (UP, DOWN, ALT1/2, Random, Trigger) are built in, with control over tempo, gate time, swing, and up to a 4-octave range. You can turn individual steps on or off within a pattern, providing the feel and functionality of a step sequencer.

Audio in

Two external audio input jacks are provided, so you can run other instruments, CDs and more through the microKORG's filter and effects, allowing you to process sounds in truly creative ways.

A compact MIDI controller

The microKORG's compact size is perfect for the musician or DJ looking to add a synth to his or her setup when space is tight. It's also a great choice for use in a computer-based music setup. The five realtime knobs on the front panel can transmit MIDI messages (control changes), so they can be used as controllers for software synthesizers. Use the 37-note velocity-sensitive mini-keyboard for controlling other gear or for recording and editing with your sequencer. And thanks to battery-power, the microKORG is the ultimate portable controller when used with a laptop computer!

Clear control and classic looks

There's no complex menu structure-all parameters are located on the panel for easy access to any function. A large dial and LED illuminated buttons provide easy program selection even on a dark stage. With its beige-gold body, wooden side panels and retro-influenced design, the microKORG has a look that's both vintage and funky.

Features
  • 128 user-rewritable programs
  • 37-key mini keyboard
  • Powerful synthesis
  • Classic vocoding
  • A full range of effects
  • Great sounds and expression
  • Flexible arpeggiator (6 types)
  • Clear control and classic looks
Specifications
  • Register your KORG keyboard, keyboard rack module, or digital piano online and receive a certificate that extends the product warranty for an extra year from the date of purchase. This offer is good for US customers only for new KORG keyboards, workstations, keyboard rack modules and digital pianos purchased from us after November 1, 2002. All other products will receive the standard warranty that is included with all of KORG's products. Void where prohibited by law.
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All Korg products purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer purchaser as listed below:

Labor: 1 Year
Parts: 1 Year

Exceptions: Tubes, AC Adapters, Foot Switches: 90 days

Warranty Requirements and Limitations:

-Proof of Warranty - The customer must provide proof of purchase in order to obtain warranty service. The dated sales slip or copy thereof is the only acceptable proof of purchase.

-The product must be purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer and have a valid serial number.

Damage resulting from the following causes are excluded from the warranty set forth above:
-Misuse, including damage occurring during shipment, damage caused by battery leakage, accident, fire, unauthorized repairs, tampering, cosmetic damage or other types of damage which are the result of improper handling or abuse.
-The cleaning of controls or contacts due to exposure to dirty, dusty, or otherwise contaminated environment.
-Damage resulting from modification.
-Damage to units used for loan or rental.

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MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder
 
4.9

(based on 32 reviews)

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(76 of 84 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not too shabby

By DaGreatDennis

from Kittanning, PA

Comments about MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder:

This little guy is amazing. It has some really cool sounds and the possibilities are endless. However, if you are a rock band and are looking for something with straight piano or organ sounds as well as synth sounds, I wouldn't recommend this. It has some great sounds, but none are very simple and straight forward. SO MANY FUNCTIONS!!!

(62 of 65 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big things come in small packages!!!

By whyplayanythingelse?

from CA

Comments about MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder:

The microkorg is a great synth that has many sounds perfect for any genre (it has the same sound engine as the Korg MS-2000). AND you can completely customize the sound of your choice in a couple of minutes! The microkorg is easy to use, and would be great for a first time synth user, or a veteran looking to get great custumizable sounds. When using the microkorg, you'll notice that the keys are slightly smaller than a full size keyboard, but they are definitely not hard to hit, and you will get used to them after using the microkorg for about 10 min. The sounds that come out this synth are AMAZING! You can create any sound, and the easy to use arpeggiater helps out a lot. It comes with basic waveforms to edit sounds: saw, square, triangle, sin... This synth is a great size and makes it extremely portable and easy to use for shows...basically it is only limited by the user, so go out and buy one today and start experimenting! It is actually unbeatable for the price, so it is also a GREAT value.

(27 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The MicroKorg

By mjt10692

from Medford, NY

Comments about MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder:

The MicroKorg is a great little synthesizer/vocoder for any beginner or pro. It has a wide variety of incredible sounds that go along with whatever style of music you are in to. It has 8 different effects, 128 programs, and an awesome 8-band vocoder(which is great), and it has a great price. Trust me, this is a great synth if your are just messing around at home or playing with band, i definately reccomend buying The MicroKorg.

(18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gotta love the korg

By Steve stjohn

from Mobile, Al

Comments about MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder:

The micro korg was exactly what I was looking for, I like to get a non generic unique style and sound and purchasing the korg was probably the best thing I've ever done

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great all around synth (and fun to play with!)

By Evan K.

from Albuquerque. NM

Comments about MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder:

I love this little thing! The keys are rather small (as everyone pretty much knows) but I control it with my QS8.2 so I don't really care about it. Tap tempo would have been nice, as the Micron has it. Editing is easy once you understand the interface, and the sound is great. I was expecting to be able to use the vocoder for lyrics, but it is a little difficult to hear them, so don't plan on that. I would certainly buy it, it is worth the cash!

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MicroBeast!!

By Jamal

from San Diego, California

Comments about MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder:

I love this little synth, I've had mine for years and it just keeps performing and performing. It's been through many shows and always ends back in my studio being used constantly. Patch A13 and A14 are the infamous patches that will sound good with virtually and application. With all the different genres I make this synth never lets me down. If you're looking into buying it, just buy it. You won't regret, the guys at Korg never lets you down.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big Help for the uninteresting

By Frankenstein

from Lexington NC

Comments about MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder:

Playing instruments that cost over $100 for me is taboo. So when my son bought it I said where is the rest of it. He was hoping for more polyphony. This little monster may unleash the other half of your brain. Possibility is endless. The vocoder is interesting with an acoustic guitar plugged in to it. It is worth the Money!

(8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice.

By Amazingkeyboardist28

from North Carolina

Comments about MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder:

This synth is a great synth for young electronica, or livetronica bands with a low budget, it's not as good as the Alesis ION exept for vocoder, if your looking for great sounds you can get it out of this little keyboard.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you're deciding between paying your rent or buying this product. Buy this Synthesizer

By Chris Keith

from Columbus, OH

Comments about MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder:

I can tell you first hand, as a seasoned musician who's played all kind of keyboards, from the best to the worst, this device is worth it's weight in gold, and is 2nd to none in it's musical class. I have not been paid to do this and I'm not the type that writes reviews for anything. This actually goes to show exactly how impressed I am with this products performance. Don't delay buy this today and you will not want to put it down. Guaranteed.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a dandy!

By Presshead

from Minneapolis

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Electronic Music

    Comments about MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder:

    First rate point-of-entry instrument for someone learning about synthesiziwers. Great factory pre-sets, intuitive controls, easy to use, well-built. A very useful, good-sounding little keyboard. Excellent value.

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