The finest virtual analogue synthesizer is finally available in a compact and portable package: the microKORG. With 37 keys and 128 user-rewritable programmes, the Korg microKORG synthesizer/vocoder is the perfect tool for performers, producers, computer musicians or even beginners.
The microKORG includes an 8-band vocoder with many advanced features. You can capture and "freeze" the formants of your voice in order to influence the tone of the keyboard, or shift the formant to make your voice sound male, female, like a child, or just plain bizarre! A microphone is included with the microKORG, so that you can get started straight away.
There is no complex menu structure on this synthesizer - all parameters are accessible via the front panel. A large dial and LED-illuminated buttons show up even on the darkest stage. The golden beige color and wooden side panels are classy with a retro-influenced design.
Three modulation effects (chorus/flanger, phaser, ensemble), three types of delay (stereo, cross, L/R) and a 2-band EQ is also included in the microKORG. The delays can be synchronized with the arpeggiator or to an external MIDI clock, which can be very practical for both live performances and in the studio. All effects can be edited to create your own, unique sounds.
The microKORG comes from the factory with 128 presets, which give you a rough idea of the huge possibilities from this miracle of sound. Moreover, they cover a wide variety of genres - from techno to vintage. In addition, there are 16 vocoder programmes available. Flexible, real-time control is provided with a pitch bend and modulation wheel, and five knobs that can affect filter cutoff, attack, release and more. In Edit mode, you can modify the existing sounds or create completely new sounds.
There are two audio inputs available for connecting external audio sources such as musical instruments, CDs and more, in order to process sounds through the microKORG's filter and effects to reach the highest level of creativity.