Korg microKORG S Synthesizer/Vocoder

Korg microKORG S Synthesizer/Vocoder

Korg microKORG S Synthesizer/Vocoder

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Korg microKORG S Synthesizer/Vocoder

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Product Highlights

  • 37 Velocity-Sensitive Mini Keys
  • 8-Channel Vocoder
  • 4-Voice Polyphony, 2-Part Multi-Timbral
  • 2+1 Sound System
  • Gooseneck Microphone
  • Effects and Step Arpeggiator
  • Updated Sound Set with 256 Presets
  • MIDI In, Out, Thru
  • Adapter or Battery Powered
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  • 1Description

The MicroKORG S from Korg is a synthesizer/vocoder housed in a compact but rugged enclosure and features thirty-seven velocity-sensitive "Natural Touch" mini keys and an integrated high-quality 2+1 sound system. Combining analog modeling with a vocoder provides the user with a wide range of styles and sounds. The microKORG S features an updated sound set with 256 presets and 64 user sets for saving your own creations. What's more, eight favorites can be saved to the quick program selection for quick performance sets.

The vocoder consists of an 8-band filter bank that simulates the sounds of the past, while also allowing for filter-frequency shifting (Format Shift), or adjusting the level and pan of each band to dramatically change the overall character of a sound. A gooseneck microphone is included. Two master effects utilize the effect engine from the company's Kaoss Pad series, with a total of seventeen types including delay and echo, a ring modulator and grain shifter. Time-based effects can be synchronized to MIDI clock.

What's Notable
Built-in 2+1 speaker system ensures a rich and full sound at any volume
Increased memory and additional factory and user programs
Elegant design retains the spirit of the original
Favorite Select function
All of the functionality of the original microKORG
Analog-Modeling Synthesizer
The analog-modeling system of the microKORG S uses DSP technology to simulate an analog synthesizer. Starting with a variety of different oscillator algorithms (such as the sawtooth and square waves familiar to users of analog synthesizers) you can use the various controls located on the front panel to edit any sound, or to create sounds of your own. All sound parameters are organized into “sections”—by selecting the appropriate section and turning the appropriate knob you can edit sounds quickly, easily and intuitively. You can also modify the sound in real time as you perform
 

  • Number of Timbres: Maximum 2 (when layer is used)
  • Maximum Polyphony: 4 voices
  • Structure: 2 oscillators + noise generator: sawtooth wave, square wave, triangle wave, sine wave, Vox wave, DWGS x 64, Noise, Audio In (eight types)
  • PWM function, OSC Sync function, Ring Mod. function, OSC Sync+Ring Mod. function
  • Multimode filters: -24 dB/oct LPF, -12 dB/oct LPF, -12 dB/oct BPF, -12 dB/oct HPF (four types)
  • Filter EQ, Amp EG, LFO1, LFO2 (LFO: six waveforms, can be synchronized to the arpeggiator or to external MIDI clock)
Vocoder
You can connect a mic to one of the microKORG S's AUDIO IN 1 jacks, and use it as a vocoder – a device that imposes the spectral character of a voice (or other audio signal) on the sound of an oscillator, producing the impression that the oscillator is speaking. The vocoder consists of eight channels (sixteen filters used in pairs). In addition to simulating the sounds of classic vocoder units, you can change the filter frequency and adjust the level and pan of each band to create original vocoder sounds
 

  • Maximum Polyphony: 4 voices
  • Structure: 8-channel vocoder, adjustable level/pan for each channel, Formant Shift function, 1 oscillator + noise generator (eight types)
  • Filter EG, Amp EG, LFO1, LFO2 (LFO: six waveforms, can be synchronized to the arpeggiator or to external MIDI clock)
256 Built-In Programs
The microKORG S contains 256 built-in programs. When shipped, the TRANCE-S.E./HIT banks contain synth programs, and the VOCODER bank contains vocoder programs
External Input Source
The waveform of an external audio source can be input via the Audio In 1 and 2 jacks, and processed in the same way as the internal waveforms
Virtual Patch Function
Modulators and controllers such as filter EG, amp EG, LFO 1/2, keyboard tracking, and wheel can be virtually patched (without using actual patch cables) to parameters such as pitch, cutoff, and amp. This gives you even more creative flexibility
Effects
For even greater possibilities, the microKORG S provides three types of modulation effect, three types of delay, and an equalizer. The delay effect can be synchronized with the arpeggiator or an external MIDI clock, allowing numerous applications in live performance
Step Arpeggiator
The microKORG S's arpeggiator lets you produce an arpeggio simply by holding down a chord. You can choose from six arpeggio types, and adjust the duration and spacing of the arpeggiated notes. You can also specify whether a note will be on or off for each of up to eight steps, letting you create a broad range of modified rhythms and other effects
In the Box
Korg microKORG S Synthesizer/Vocoder
  • 9 VDC AC Power Adapter
  • Gooseneck Microphone
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sound Generation Analog modeling synthesis system
    Multitimbral 2 (max, Split/Dual Mode)
    Structure 2 x Oscillators + Noise Generator: Sawtooth wave, square wave, triangle wave, sine wave, Vox wave, DWGS x 64, Noise, Audio In (8 types)
    PWM function, OSC Sync function, Ring Mod. function, OSC Sync + Ring Mod. function
    Multimode filters: -24 dB/oct LPF, -12 dB/oct LPF, -12 dB/oct BPF, -12 dB/oct HPF (4 types)
    Filter EG, Amp EG, LFO1, LFO2 (LFO: six waveforms, synchronizable to arpeggiator or external MIDI clock)
    Vocoder Maximum polyphony: 4 voices
    Structure: 8-channel vocoder, adjustable level and pan for each channel, Formant Shift function 1 oscillator + noise generator (8 types)
    Filter EG, Amp EG, LFO1, LFO2, (LFO: six waveforms, 
    synchronizable to arpeggiator or external MIDI clock)
    Programs 256 programs (192 Presets / 64 Users)
    Up to eight favorite programs can be registered
    Effects Modulation effects: flanger / chorus, phaser, ensemble (3 types)
    Delay: stereo, cross, L/R (3 types)
    Equalizer
    Arpeggiator 6 types (UP, DOWN, ALT1/2, Random, Trigger), Step Arpeggiator function
    Controls 5 x Real-time control knobs
    Arpeggiator On/Off
    Keyboard 37 keys (mini keyboard, velocity-sensitive)
    Inputs Audio In 1 Condenser jack (with MIC/LINE switch)
    Connector +5 V mini-phone jack
    Audio In 1 (Line)
    Input impedance: 39 kOhms
    Maximum input level: -3.5 dBu (Volume 1: Max)
    Audio In 1 (Mic)
    Input Impedance: 22 kOhms
    Maximum Input Level: -33 dBu (Volume 1: Max)

    Audio In 1 Dynamic Jack (with MIC/LINE switch)
    Connector 1/4" phone jack (unbalanced)
    Audio In 1 (Line)
    Input Impedance: 39 kOhms
    Maximum Input Level: -3.5 dBu (Volume 1: Max)
    Input Impedance: 600 Ohms
    Audio In 1 (Mic)
    Input Impedance: 22 kOhms
    Maximum Input Level -33 dBu (Volume 1: Max)
    Input impedance: 600 Ohm

    Audio In 2 Line Jack
    Connector 1/4" phone jack (unbalanced)
    Input Impedance: 39 kOhms
    Maximum Input Level -3.5 dBu (Volume 2: Max)
    Input Impedance: 600 Ohms
    Outputs L/Mono, R Jacks
    Output Impedance: 1.1 kOhms (Mono: 550 Ohms)
    Maximum Output Level: +0.0 dBu or more
    Load impedance: 100 kOhms

    Headphones Jack
    Output Impedance: 10 Ohms
    Maximum Output Level: 35 mW
    Load Impedance: 33 Ohms
    Speaker Amplifier Amp Output / Speaker:
    1 x 3 W / 1.6" / 4.0 cm
    2 x 0.5 W / 1.4" / 3.5 cm
    Display 3 characters x 1 line with 8-segment LED
    Power Supply 9 VDC (AC adapter)
    6 x AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)
    Battery Life Approximately 4 hours or more (when using alkaline batteries)
    Dimensions 20.6 x 9.1 x 2.8" / 524.0 x 231.9 x 70.1 mm
    Weight 5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 12.0 x 5.3"

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