Korg launches the very cool Microkorg XL in 7 days

March 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

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Korg is set to release an update to it’s incredibly popular MicroKorg in seven days. The MicroKorg XL is a completely revamped version of one of the best-selling synths of all time. As with the original version this unit is very small (and portable) synth with 37 (downsized) keys, a mic, vocoder, and tons of sounds. One of the coolest things about the unit is that it runs on AA batteries making it completely portable. The biggest revision in the XL is the use of the Radius synth engine – as opposed to the MS2000 engine which powered the original MicroKorg. According to Korg,”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.” This along with the gooseneck mic, a gang of effects including midi-synced delay and inputs for modulation make this a VERY fun little toy. Did I say toy? No not in that sense. This thing is actually a beast when it comes to sound and should be very impressive for it’s small footprint. Looks like they will hit the shelves for about 500 dollars.

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