The perfect tool for any musician, producer, performer or beginner on the music field.
The Microkorg was introduced to the market back in 2002. You might say… well, this is not one of the latest gear reviews and I know that, but I really wanted to tell you about this amazing creation by KORG which has been used a lot in almost every music genre.
The Microkorg is very affordable but also very reliable and serious… it works great with almost any musical situation, especially in the electronic music field. Yet, it is still used by many different musicians playing anything from Jazz to soul players, R&B and Rockers!
Meet the Synthesizer that Changed Everything!
In the summer of 2002, Korg unleashed the compact and portable microKORG Synthesizer / Vocoder. More than just another synthesizer, the microKORG virtual analog synthesizer opened a new avenue for music-making. Combining mini-keys, battery power, a simple-to-use interface, and phenomenal sound, all at an attractive price, microKORG made the synthesizer available to every musician. Bass players, singers, guitarists, producers, DJs, horn players, all flocked to add the professional sounds of the microKORG synthesizer to their instrument arsenal.
One of the top-selling synthesizers in the world every year since its release, microKORG remains the champion of Korg’s successful microSERIES: the microKORG XL, microSAMPLER, microPIANO, microSTATION, and microARRANGER.
- 37 mini-keys with velocity sensing
- 4-Voice Analog Modeling synth engine
- 128 completely editable presets
- 5 Assignable, tweak-able, real-time edit knobs
- 8-Band Vocoder with gooseneck mic
- Unique Formant Hold and Formant Shift Vocoder features
- Interactive arpeggiator with selectable steps
- External audio processing
- 3 Effects: Chorus/Flanger, Phaser, and Ensemble
- 3 Delay Modes plus a 2-Band EQ
- High-visibility LED display and indicators
- Illuminated buttons
- Retro-styling with solid wood end blocks
- Pitch Bend & Modulation wheels
- Battery-powered portability
Great sounds and expression
Korg has used all of the microKORG’s synthesizer and vocoder 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 real-time control over filter cutoff, attack, release and other important parameters. The Edit Mode allows players to fully edit the existing sounds, or create new ones to suit their needs.
MICRO MAKEOVERS! MicroKorg is getting all decked out in limited edition colors for the 10th Anniversary of Micro. Get your hands on an eye-catching black/red or all-black model before they’re all gone. Available through selected retailers late November.
Posted by Luis Tovar