KORG MICROKORG XL SYNTHESIZER & VOCODER
MEET THE NEW MICRO
For years, the microKORG has been the world’s top-selling synthesizer. Now the microKORG XL is ready to join the Korg line-up. Based on the same winning combination of a small footprint, mini-keys, battery-powered portability and huge Korg sound, the microKORG XL is ready to expand your musical vocabulary. The fun factor is huge, too. A gooseneck microphone is included with both models for instant vocoding excitement, right out of the box!
NEO-VINTAGE SYNTH POWER
The microKORG XL carries a proud pedigree. The MMT (Multi Modeling Technology) sound engine is descended from the RADIAS/R3 synthesizers, while the dual effects processors come down from the famous KAOSS line. The microKORG XL offers remarkable playability. The black key/white key proportions have been adjusted for easier chording; the key response has been improved for rapid-fire soloing. And the old -school square front keys? Well, they look wicked cool. Together with a sound-bending vocoder and six-pattern arpeggiation, microKORG XL packs a powerful sonic punch.
The eight-voice MMT synth engine offers traditional analog waveforms plus a total of seven algorithms, including formant waveforms, noise, and PCM/DWGS waves for those vintage keyboards and strings. Cross-modulation, unison stacking, and VPM (Variable Phase Modulation) let you create sounds that would be impossible for a conventional PCM synthesizer. Sync and ring modulation make it easy to create complex and powerful sounds. Two multi-mode filters, a drive/waveshaping circuit for distinctively distorted sounds, and EG and LFO for creating time-varying tonal change, provide plenty of parameters for serious synthesis. Virtual Patching brings it all together.
Seventeen up-to-the-minute effects deliver everything from a traditional chorus to grain shifting. In The delay effects can be synchronized to MIDI clock for “beat-sensitive” situations. You can even process external sounds! The microKORG XL’s amazing vocoder adds vocal characteristics to any sound, creating everything from “talk-box” filtering, pseudo choirs, talking instruments to vintage Sci-Fi robots. Our unique Formant Hold allows you to freeze the vocal input for continuous vocoder effects. Use the Formant Shift function to adjust the level and pan of each of the sixteen bands, greatly altering the tonal character. The distinctive retro-styling allows for quick selection of any of the 128 on-board, editable programs. For the diehard synthesists and sound designers, you can use the three performance edit knobs for fast, effective editing in performance. You’re also free to select and assign your favorite parameters. Download the free Editing software and manage sounds on your computer!
Korg has officially announced a new addition to the microKorg family, the microKORG XL. This latest model boasts Korg’s powerful RADIAS/R3 derived MMT Multi Modeling Technology, as well as a powered-up vocoder. The updated ROM includes PCM data for recreating in-demand vintage keyboards such as piano, electric piano, and clav.
Externally, the microKORG XL boasts a new vintage design with a textured black body and industrial silver panel. The interface has also been enhanced, making it easier than ever to use. Sound selection is controlled by two large dials; three smaller knobs allow the main parameters to be easily selected. The newly-developed mini-keyboard is firm and responsive for even greater playability.
microKorg XL features:
* “New vintage design” is both fresh and nostalgic.
* Korg’s MMT Multi Modeling Technology, optimized for the microKORG XL.
* Sixteeen band vocoder for voice controlled effects. A gooseneck microphone is included, so you can begin vocoding right away.
* 128 powerful sounds are built-in and ready for immediate use.
* Intuitive sound selection; simply specify the music genre and instrument category.
* Seventeen KAOSS derived effects.
* Newly developed natural touch mini keyboard is compact, yet easy to play.
* Editing software can be downloaded from the Korg website, as well as converted MS2000 and microKORG programs.
* Battery powered for on-the-go enjoyment.