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Korg unveils the minilogue, a new analogue synthesizer

Compact unit will retail for a smidgeon over £500

2016 Jan 15     
2 Bit Thugs

The minilogue brings you true analogue synthesis with an impressive degree of control at an affordable price

With this year's NAMM show just around the corner, Korg has decided to get the jump on the competition by unveiling a number for new products ahead of time.


Of most interest to iDJ readers will be the minilogue, a new compact 37-key polyphonic analogue synth. Featuring an aluminium top panel and wooden back with chassis-mounted pots and rubber-coated knobs, this four-voice synth is fully programmable, with the ability to store 200 different sounds in its internal memory


Raw synthesis is  handled by two voltage-contolled oscillators, one voltage-controlled filter, two envelope generators, a voltage-controlled amplifier and a low-frequency oscillator. For fine-tuning your sounds you've got cross modulation, oscillator sync and ring modulation, as well as a delay with a high-pass filter. There's an automotable 16-step sequencer built-in, and MIDI, USB MIDI and Audio Sync connectivity for hooking up to your other studio hardware. Voice Mode, meanwhile, lets you choose between Poly, Duo, Unison, Mono, Chord, Delay, Arp and Side Chain modes, and there's an OLED oscilloscope to show you the waveforms of the sounds you create.


All this, and yet the minilogue will retail for just £522 including VAT. Needless to say, we'll bring you a review as soon as we can get our grubby little mitts on one!


Also new from Korg are the Kronos 88 PT workstation, the nanoKEY-Studio and nanoKONTROL-Studio MIDI controller keyboards, the B1-SP Digital Piano and the Griptune and Pitchblack-PN guitar tuners. But more on those tomorrow... in the meantime, you can see Korg's short promotional clip for the minilogue below.






 

 

 

 

Tags: Korg, synth, synthesizer, analogue synthesizer, NAMM 2016