Korg Minilogue – New affordable polyphonic synth
The Korg Minilogue is a brand new polyphonic synthesizer unveiled by the tech giant and it will be on show for the first time at NAMM 2016.
The Korg Minilogue is a four-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer and also includes a 16-step polyphonic note and motion sequencer.
But the biggest news is that is that the Minilogue is expected to retail for $ 500 – even at today’s shocking Rand/Dollar exchange rate that’s a reasonably priced R 8,600 (excl. import duties).
As has now become the standard set firstly by Native Instruments’ Kontrol S Series controllers and more recently Akai Advance Keyboards, the Korg Minilogue includes one note chord – i.e. you can play a chord by pressing just one key. There are in fact eight different modes including polyphonic, duophonic, unison and mono.
Other notable features on the Korg Minilogue include the ability to configure the four voices – this is called Voice Mode, an arpeggiator, the aforementioned16-step sequencer, delay and an OLED display with real-time oscilloscope which delivers visual feedback just as waves are being created.
The 37 keys are velocity sensitive and there’s enough space to store 200 presets. Aside from standard midi connectivity there’s also a dedicated sync connector to link up with other Korg gear.
The Korg Minilogue is scheduled to start shipping on the 21st of January so expect stock in South Africa about a month after that.
For now you can watch the intro video for the Korg Minilogue below and even listen to the sample sounds on the embedded Soundcloud link.