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Korg Prologue Limited Edition 16-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

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KORG’s prologue is a fully-programmable, full-featured, professional synthesizer. Preceded by the four-voice polyphonic minilogue and the monophonic monologue, it’s the long-awaited debut of the flagship: the prologue. prologue is a polyphonic analog synthesizer equipped with a full-sized keyboard. With powerful analog circuits derived from the ear...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

KORG’s prologue is a fully-programmable, full-featured, professional synthesizer. Preceded by the four-voice polyphonic minilogue and the monophonic monologue, it’s the long-awaited debut of the flagship: the prologue.

prologue is a polyphonic analog synthesizer equipped with a full-sized keyboard. With powerful analog circuits derived from the earlier models of the series together with a newly developed digital multi engine and gorgeous DSP-based effects, prologue expands the variety of sounds and the possibilities for user customization.

The prologue 16 is a polyphonic analog synthesizer with 16 multitimbral voices. KORG’s analog synthesizer development in recent years has culminated in the prologue, which was designed using 11,000 discrete electronic components. Although the prologue is a flagship instrument, it still retains the inviting feel and accessibility of its predecessors. It features a pure analog path, impeccable sound quality, stunning presence, and the same intuitive interface as the minilogue and monologue, granting you access to a vast world of analog synthesis.

The prologue uses a structure of 2VCO + MULTI ENGINE, 1VCF, 2EG, 1VCA, and 1LFO. In addition to distinctive, original circuitry, prologue also features a two-pole low pass filter with enhanced sharpness, drive that adds powerful distortion, and a low cut (high pass) switch. Its sound covers every sonic possibility: fat basses, powerful leads, and the beautiful pads that you expect from a polyphonic synthesizer.

The ingenuity of prologue goes beyond its analog design. The newly developed multi-engine is provided as VCO3, adding digital waveforms and FM. This multi-engine, which is equipped with three different sound engines, can be combined with the analog VCOs to expand prologue’s sonic potential far beyond that of a traditional analog synthesizer.

The high-quality digital effects feature 32-bit floating-point processing, and add a further polish to the sound of the prologue. With two effect units provided (a modulation effect and delay/reverb), you can choose from chorus, ensemble, phase, delay, or diverse reverbs. The user effect slots let you load effect programs of your own creation.

The prologue offers an SDK (Software Development Kit) that allows developers to program, customize and extend the capabilities of the multi-engine and digital effects. The prologue provides 16 user oscillator slots and 16 user effect slots, and users can use the prologue Librarian software to load into their prologue new oscillators and effect programs created by developers with the prologue SDK (Software Development Kit).

The VU meter on the prologue-16 reflects the newly developed master effect L.F. COMP. It’s a low-end booster/compressor using an analog circuit, delivering a sense of presence that cannot be obtained from a simple EQ. You’ll notice the difference in high-volume stage performances where maximum dynamics can be utilized.

Bi-timbral
The prologue is a two-timbre synthesizer that lets you play two different programs at the same time. In addition to layer and split, you can use crossfade to smoothly transition between the main timbre and sub timbre. An ample 16 voices ensure that the player’s advanced performance needs will be met.

Voice modes
The prologue provides voice modes that let you combine the 16 voices for performance. The standard POLY mode lets you play chords with up to 16-note polyphony. MONO mode is ideal for bass using the sub-oscillator. UNISON allows you to generate thick lead tones by sounding all voices in unison. CHORD lets you play chords with one finger. In conjunction with the DEPTH knob, you can use these modes to obtain a variety of effects.

- POLY: Operates as a poly synth with up to 16 or 8 voices. Turn the VOICE MODE DEPTH knob to switch to DUO mode, in which the instrument operates in unison as a poly synth with up to 8 or 4 voices.
- MONO: Operates as a mono synth with sub oscillator.
- UNISON: Operates as an all-unison mono synth.
- CHORD: Plays chords.

Arpeggiator
The powerful arpeggiator provides a four-octave range, and six arpeggiator types including manual set. From phrases that could not be performed on a keyboard to sequence-like sound designs, the arpeggiator can play a versatile array of roles.

Program sort
The program sort function lets you instantly change the sorting order of the 500 programs. You can sort by category, alphabetical order, use LIKE to view the programs that you marked as your favorites, FREQUENT to sort the programs in order of their frequency of use, or ENVELOPE to sort the programs in order of their envelope shape (note duration). By choosing from eight different sorting conditions, you’ll be able to quickly find the sound that you need, without interrupting the tempo of your rehearsal or production workflow.

Natural-touch keyboard

The keyboard is a high-quality Japanese-made natural touch keyboard, providing the same superb touch and feel as on KORG’s high-end workstations, and allowing a high degree of expressive power.

prologue’s body emanates beauty and the presence of a boutique synth, and newly redefines the look of a classic synthesizer. The black aluminum front panel features the same curvature as the minilogue, and sports a beautiful hairline finish. Metal knobs with a sense of weight, diamond-cut silver indices, and oak wood side panels are some of the details that emphasize the high quality of this Made in Japan instrument.

Features

  • 16 voice analog synthesizer circuit
  • Newly developed multi-engine equipped with three types: noise, VPM, and user (open source!)
  • High-quality digital effects
  • New L.F. COMP. analog effect for added depth and warmth (prologue-16 only)
  • Bi-timbre support: split, layer, or crossfade timbres
  • Voice modes that allow voices to be flexibly recombined
  • Arpeggiator with mono and poly modes
  • Program Sort allows rapid access to 500 programs
  • High-quality natural touch full-size keyboard
  • Oscilloscope function shows the waveform visually
  • Tough and stylish aluminum and wood body
  • Sturdy chassis-mounted pots
Specifications
Keyboard
  • Number of keys: 61
  • Key size: Full
  • Aftertouch / Velocity: Both
Sounds
  • Polyphony (max): 16
  • VCO: 2
  • VCF: 1
  • Envelope Generator (EG): 1
  • LFO: Wave, Mode, Rate, Int
  • Mixer: 3-input
  • Included presets: 200
  • User preset slots: 300
Connectivity
  • Output: Stereo
  • MIDI Connectivity: MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • input: Expression Jack
  • USB Connectivity: Yes
  • Headphone out: Yes
  • Other: Sync
Onboard Features
  • Sequencer: Not specified
  • Arpeggiator: 6 Types
  • Display: LCD
  • Effects: 4 Mod, rev + delay
  • Pitch bend/Modulation: Both
Other
  • Width: 34.41"
  • Height: 4.65"
  • Depth: 13.70"
  • Weight: 20.06 lbs.
Pro Coverage
Manufacturer's Warranty
USA Warranty Policy

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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