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