With the Minilogue XD Korg have looked to improve on what was already a fantastic instrument. Korg's unwavering dedication to providing the most feature-rich instruments is never more apparent than with the Minilogue XD. With a view to the next generation of musicians, Korg has looked to move away from the retro stylings of other analogue synths and instead introduce the future of analogue synthesis. With an elegant matt black finish and superbly designed articulation with a quite breath-taking waveform display the Korg Minilogue XD is the sound for the future thinker but still with a foot in the past.
Save yourself, save the world
There is a plethora of options within the unit but one of the most reassuring functions is the ability to not only save up to 500 programmes but using the software development kit you can upload pre-sets taken from the internet. This opens up a world of sounds created by other Minilogue users around the world. With 16 user oscillator slots and 16 user effect slots, the option to create and store your work is almost limitless.
4 voices, 1 unique sound
The Korg Minlogue XD is a 4 voice polyphonic synthesiser boasting an armada of options. 2 Analogue Voltage-controlled Oscillators help create and shape your sound while 2 effects generators add colour, depth and vibrancy to your compositions. In addition to the 2 VCO's the unit has a multi-engine adding a digital dimension to your analogue sound with a variable phase modulator and frequency modulating oscillator as well as two distinct noise generation sounds.
The digital effects processor allows you to create and store a plethora of substantive effects including variations on modulation, delay and reverb. You can create jarring bright choruses or a warm tape delay to spacious reverbs and in the user effect slot store effects, you have created.
The 16 Step Programme
The Korg Minilogue XD has a programmable 16 step sequencer, which supports real-time recording and step automation. The 16-step sequencer is tastefully displayed via 16 LED lit buttons in line with the units overall sleek design. The Korg Minilogue XD also has a fantastic joystick rather than the more conventional pitch and mod wheels for changing various elements of your sound. The up and down motion of the joystick is also assignable, so you customise your functions.
There are 4 voice types, polyphonic, unison, chord and ARP/LATCH. In polyphonic mode, the Minilogue will behave as a 4 voice synth while in Unison mode the Minilogue acts as a monophonic synth with the 4 voices working together. In chord mode, 1-4 voice is used to create expansive chords. The ARP/LATCH either produces up to 4 voice arpeggiation or in LATCH mode latch is switched either on or off. The micro tuning feature has been created in collaboration with Dorian Concept and Taylor McFerrin. There are 23 pre-set tunings and users can create and store 6 scales and 6 chords. The Korg Minilogue XD has a tasteful oscillator waveform display that can change to motion display for rendering sequences visually.
A Hybrid synth with space age ideas
The Korg Minilogue XD is a fusion of tried and tested analogue technologies with new and evolving digital functionality creating an electronic instrument with a remarkable range of sound design. This is a must for EDM producers or anyone serious about synthesised sound. With innovation at the heart of everything Korg does this unit will stand the test of time. Yet we are not done yet, the connectivity options are multitudinous. As well as MIDI IN and OUT there are 4 CV ports, a USB port for data transfer, stereo out and a damper foot pedal port. The Korg Minilogue XD is one of the most feature-laden instruments at this price point and would take a musician’s ideas into the stratosphere.
Manufacturer Korg Model MINILOGUE-XDM Dimensions W50.0 mm x D30.0 mm x H8.5 cm Weight 2.8 kg Keyboard 37-keys (Slim-key, velocity sensitive) Sound Generation Analogue sound generator + Multi digital sound generator (Noise, VPM, User) Maximum Polyphony 4 voices Programs 500 voices (more than 200 preload, 300 user programs).
Each program provides a program sort function that includes voice mode settings.
Voice Mode 4 (POLY, UNISON, CHORD, ARP / LATCH)
The VOICE MODE DEPTH setting allows different parameters to be varied for each mode.
Sequencer 16-step polyphonic sequencer
Motion sequence can be used on up to four parameters
Main Synthesis Parameters VCO1 WAVE (SAW, TRIANGLE, SQUARE),
OCTAVE, PITCH, SHAPE VCO2 WAVE (SAW, TRIANGLE, SQUARE),
OCTAVE, PITCH, SHAPE MODULATION SYNC, RING, CROSS MOD DEPTH
MULTI ENGINE NOISE/VPM/USER,
TYPE、SHAPE MIXER VCO1, VCO2, MULTI VCF CUTOFF, RESONANCE, DRIVE, KEYTRACK AMP EG ATTACK, DECAY, SUSTAIN, RELEASE EG ATTACK, DECAY, EG INT, TARGET (PITCH, PITCH2,CUTOFF)
LFO WAVE (SAW, TRIANGLE, SQUARE),
MODE（BPM, NORMAL, 1-SHOT), RATE, INT, TARGET (PITCH, SHAPE, CUTOFF)
Main effect Parameters EFFECT TYPE (MODULATION, REVERB, DELAY),
ON/OFF (SELECT, ON, OFF), TIME, DEPTH
MULTI ENGINE Noise Generator 4 types VPM oscillator 16 types User oscillator 16 slots
MOD EFFECTS CHORUS 8 types
ENSEMBLE 3 types
PHASER 8 types
FLANGER 8 types
USER 8 types
DELAY DELAY 12 types
USER 8 slots
REVERB REVERB 10 types
USER 8 slots
Controls Joy stick that can modify different parameters for each program PORTAMENTO knob Display Main Real-time OLED oscilloscope provides visual feedback of parameter changes MULTI ENGINE section 7 segments x 6 digit LED display CONNECTORS
Input/Output connectors Headphone jack (Stereo phone jack) OUTPUT L/MONO, R jacks (monaural phone jack unbalanced) CV CV IN 1, CV IN 2 jacks (3.5 mm [1/8"] monoural mini jack, Input voltage: -5 V – +5 V (Modulation mode), -3V – +5 V (CV/Gate mode) SYNC IN jack (3.5 mm [1/8"] mini jack, maximum input level 20 V) SYNC OUT jack (3.5 mm [1/8"] mini jack, output level 5 V) MIDI IN jack MIDI OUT jack USB jack DAMPER jack (half damper is not supported) > Power Supply AC adapter (DC9 V) Power Consumption 8 W Included Items AC adapter
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