Korg Microkorg Synthesizer VocoderStock code: 55363
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- State-of-the-art analog modelling
- Multi-band vocoding
- Compact & portable
- 37-note velocity-sensitive mini-keyboard
- 128 user-rewritable programs
- 16 vocoder programmes
- Large dial
- LED illuminated buttons
- Battery or mains powered
- Gooseneck microphone included
The instrument that brought professional, affordable synthesis to the masses the; Korg Microkorg Synthesizer Vocoder has quickly become a fan of musicians of every type with bass players, singers, guitarists, producers, DJs, and even horn players adding it to their arsenal. Released in 2002, even today the Korg Microkorg Synthesiser Vocoder remains one of the top-selling synths the world over with its 37 mini-keys, battery powered operation, simple-to-use interface, and phenomenal sound.
Armed up with the same dual-oscillator DSP synth engine as the infamous MS2000, the Korg Microkorg Vocoder Synthesiser offers a staggering selection of waveforms. Oscillator 1 is packed with 71 covering all the traditional types along with a good choice of alternatives; such as the Vox wave and cross wave. On top of this you have 64 exclusive DWGS waveforms lifted from the Korg DW-8000 to give you instrumental sounds that are usually hard to obtain on from an analog synth. Combine this with the Korg Microkorg Synth’s Oscillator 2 and you can apply Ring and Sync modulation.
Four filters are onboard, giving you extra steep low pass, low pass, high pass and band pass, all with resonance. You also have two MIDI-syncable LFOs and two ADSR envelope generators. In addition the Korg Microkorg also a Virtual Patch matrix, which enables you to create advanced modulation settings.
With the Korg Microkorg Synthesiser Vocoder coming supplied with its own microphone you can use the 8-band vocoder, and all it’s features, to add your voice to your performance straight away, at no extra cost. Freeze the formants of your voice and play it with the keyboard or alter the formant frequency to make alterations to the sound of you voice easily, all without leaving your synth.
With a full range of editable effects your sound will never be short of those extra dynamics. The Korg Microkorg Synthesiser Vocoder offers up three modulation types, three delay types (that can be synced with the arpeggiator or to a MIDI clock), and a 2-band EQ.
Setting you up from the off, the Korg Microkorg in crammed with 128 presets covering many genres, in addition to 16 vocoder programmes. A Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel and five other knobs gives you complete control over all the necessary parameters, and Edit Mode gives you the ability to alter sounds and create your own.
The Korg Microkorg features a fully-fledged arpeggiator with six built-in patterns and control of tempo, gate time, swing, and up to a 4-octave range. Also, with functionality akin to a step sequencer, you can add and remove the steps of a pattern at your whim.
Opening up even more possibilities the Korg Microkorg Synth has two external audio inputs so you can hook up instruments and audio players (such as an MP3 player) to the synth and us its filter and effects to create astonishing new sounds.
The perfect companion for travelling musicians, or for those whose studio space is at a premium the Korg Microkorg Synthesizer Vocoder packs all its features in a seriously compact and portable unit that is quite happy running off a bunch of AA batteries. It also works great in a computer-centred studio set up with its five real-time knobs capable of transmitting MIDI messages when using it a software controller. The 37-note velocity-sensitive mini-keyboard can also be used to control other gear or as a hands-on controller of your sequencer.
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