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Korg KingKORG NEO Virtual Analog Synthesizer

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Korg KingKORG NEO Virtual Analog Synthesizer
Key Features
  • Classic Analog Synth-Style Layout
  • 16-Band Vocoder with Formant Shift/Hold
  • XMT Virtual Analog Sound Engine
  • 3-Oscillators with 138 Types
Delve deep into sonic explorations with the Korg KingKORG NEO, an ultra-realistic virtual analog synthesizer with a 37-note keyboard and 16-band vocoder, well suited for musicians, keyboard players, DJs, producers, and sound designers.
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Korg KINGKORGNEO Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Powerful Sound Engine Boasts Flexibility
  • 3Iconic Modeled Filters
  • 4Vocoder Wizardry
  • 5Built-In Presets Adaptable to Contemporary Music Styles
  • 6Masterful Effects
  • 7Virtual Patch Function
  • 8Step Arpeggiator Function
  • 9Effortless Control
  • 10Favorites Function for Convenience in Live Performance

Delve deep into sonic explorations with the Korg KingKORG NEO, an ultra-realistic virtual analog synthesizer with a 37-note keyboard and 16-band vocoder, well suited for musicians, keyboard players, DJs, producers, and sound designers.

The KingKORG NEO combines a classic analog-like synth layout with swift, intuitive editing, offering an unmatched level of depth and flexibility. With its XMT sound engine and suite of user-friendly features, the KingKORG NEO is more than just a synthesizer; it's a comprehensive tool for artists who aspire to explore new realms of sound and push the boundaries of musical creativity. The KingKORG NEO ships with a power adapter and a vocoder microphone with a windscreen.

Powerful Sound Engine Boasts Flexibility
  • KingKORG NEO features the XMT virtual analog sound engine, which stands for eXpanded Modeling Technology and was created to offer an expansive array of sounds while ensuring simplicity in operation.
  • The KingKORG NEO streamlines this process with preset algorithms. These carefully designed combinations of different oscillator types and quantities empower you to quickly shape rich, stage-ready tones with ease.
  • Embracing the demand for diverse tonal capabilities, the KingKORG NEO comes loaded with a wide range of oscillator algorithms. From the classic sawtooth and square waves to the more intricate noise patterns typical of analog synthesizers, and extending to PCM/DWGS, this synthesizer is equipped to cater to an extensive variety of musical needs and preferences.
Iconic Modeled Filters
  • In the heart of the KingKORG NEO lies its meticulously designed filter section, a cornerstone in defining the synthesizer's unique sonic character. The KingKORG NEO is infused with a diverse range of filters, each adding a distinct flavor to your sound creations, an aspect where analog modeling truly shines.
  • The KingKORG NEO's filter collection is a treasure trove for sound designers. It encompasses a wide array of essential analog modeled filter types, enabling you to sculpt sounds with precision and ease. Korg painstakingly modeled filters that echo the iconic analog monophonic synths of the '70s—the go-to for punchy leads and deep basses. They also captured the essence of polyphonic synths, from the vibrant new-wave era of the '80s, and legendary filters from the legendary MS-20 analog synth.
  • One of the most captivating features of these filters is their ability to self-oscillate when you dial up the resonance—a hallmark of classic analog synthesis. This capability opens up a world of sonic possibilities, from creating ethereal textures to crafting powerful, resonant tones.
Vocoder Wizardry
  • Comes equipped with a balanced XLR input on its front panel and includes a rugged, high-quality microphone. The vocoder features a sophisticated 16-band filter rivaling dedicated vocoder machines. Craft classic vocoder tones and more. By shifting the filter frequency with the formant shift function and finely adjusting the level and pan of each band, you open the doors to an array of unique and original sounds. Whether you’re aiming for vintage charm or contemporary edge, this vocoder adapts effortlessly to any genre or style.
  • Timbre B can ingeniously be used as a modulator, providing an alternative to the traditional microphone input. This allows the vocoder effect to be seamlessly blended with the synth sound, paving the way for limitless sonic exploration. Moreover, each of the three oscillators, A and B timbres, can be individually selected as a source for the microphone input. This unique feature enables you to synthesize a rich mix of voice and instrument, creating a fusion of timbres that’s both innovative and captivating.
Built-In Presets Adaptable to Contemporary Music Styles
KingKORG NEO's extensive library of 200 stage-ready preset programs is created for the modern music maker. These presets span across eight categories like SYNTH, LEAD, and BASS and offer an intuitive gateway to finding the perfect sound for any scenario.
Masterful Effects
The KingKORG NEO elevates your sound with three master effect slots, each offering six distinct effect types.

  • The PRE FX slot brings the grit and edge of effects like distortion and amp simulator.
  • MOD FX infuses your tracks with the classic charm of phaser, chorus, and tremolo.
  • For creating expansive atmospheres, the REV/DELAY slot offers ambient effects including hall reverb and modulation delay.

Adjusting and selecting these effects is straightforward, thanks to dedicated dials on the front panel for each slot, complemented by FX control knobs for detailed fine-tuning.

Virtual Patch Function
Embrace the spirit of classic synthesizers like the MS-20 with the KingKORG NEO's innovative Virtual Patch system. This intuitive feature brings the flexibility of physically patching synthesizers into the digital age. With six Virtual Patch assignments available for each timbre, you can virtually connect control signals like EG, LFO, or joystick movements to key sound parameters, including pitch and cutoff. This seamless integration allows for intricate modulation and a deeper exploration into sound-shaping, giving your music a new dimension of sonic creativity.
Step Arpeggiator Function
The KingKORG NEO comes equipped with a versatile step arpeggiator, a tool that breathes life into your performances by automatically generating arpeggio phrases based on the chords you play. Tailor your sound even further by selecting from six different arpeggio types. You can specify the duration, interval, and on/off status of each step, opening up a vast array of rhythmic possibilities.
Effortless Control
  • The KingKORG NEO is designed with an original panel layout that combines the classic feel of analog synthesizers with the best of today's technology. Its layout is thoughtfully organized into blocks, streamlining your workflow by putting the right controls at your fingertips as you edit.
  • The oscillator section boasts a dedicated display showing the name of the currently selected algorithm. With a simple turn of the adjacent dial, you can browse through the options, see descriptive names, and quickly jump to different categories like ANALOG or DWGS. The control knobs are strategically placed to adjust the most crucial parameters of each oscillator, allowing you to experience the tactile satisfaction of shaping sound in real-time.
  • Enhancing this intuitive experience, the KingKORG NEO features dedicated dials for each of its three master effects. This setup makes experimenting with different effects and hearing their impact on your sound as straightforward as it gets. And thanks to the self-luminous organic EL display, visibility is crystal clear, whether you’re under the bright lights of the stage or in a studio setting.
Favorites Function for Convenience in Live Performance
The Favorites function lets you recall frequently used programs upon a single touch. You can assign a total of 40 programs to the eight category favorite buttons for easy recall.

Korg KINGKORGNEO Specs

Key Specs
Sound Generation
Analog
Keyboard
37 Full-Size Keys with Synth Action
Touch Sensitivity
Yes
Expression Controls
No
Number of Sounds, Kits, or Samples
200x Factory Sound Preset
100x User Sound Preset
Maximum Polyphony
24 Voice
Performance Functions
Arpeggiator
Audio I/O
1x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic Input
2x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Stereo Main Output
1x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Pedal Support
1x 1/4" Sustain
1x 1/4" Footswitch
MIDI I/O
1x DIN 5-Pin Input
1x DIN 5-Pin Output
USB I/O
1x USB-B (Host Connection)
General
Item Type
Keyboard Synth
Sound Generation
Analog
Keyboard
37 Full-Size Keys with Synth Action
Touch Sensitivity
Yes
Aftertouch
No Aftertouch Support
Expression Controls
No
Transport Controls
No
Display
Monochrome OLED
Sounds
Number of Sounds, Kits, or Samples
200x Factory Sound Preset
100x User Sound Preset
Number of Song Presets
No
Favorites Recall
40x Quick Recall Slot
Vocoder
Yes, 16-Band
Maximum Polyphony
24 Voice
Multitimbrality
2-Part
Built-In Effects
Multi-Effect: 2-Band (EQ), Distortion, Ring Modulator (), Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Rotary, Tremolo (), Delay Sync, Hall, Plate, Room, Tape Delay ()
Performance Functions
Arpeggiator
Built-In Speaker
No
Synthesis
Oscillators
3x Variable (FM, Formant, Noise, PWM, Sample, Sawtooth, Sine, Square, Triangle)
Amplifiers
1x DCA
Envelopes
2x Amp/Filter Envelope Generator: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters
Number of Filters: 1 per Voice
Characteristic: Digital Stereo
Type: Low-Pass, Band-Pass, High-Pass
Controls: Cutoff, Resonance, Envelope Amount, LFO Amount
LFOs
Number of LFOs: 2
Modulation Matrix
6-Slot
Glide/Portamento
Yes
Sequencing & Recording
Sequencer
No
Arpeggiator
Number of Steps: 8x Step
Number of Arpeggio Patterns: 6x Factory
Modes: Up, Down, Up & Down, Random
Connectivity
Audio I/O
1x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic Input
2x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Stereo Main Output
1x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Headphone Output Power
60 mW per Channel into 33 Ohms (Max)
Pedal Support
1x 1/4" Sustain
1x 1/4" Footswitch
MIDI I/O
1x DIN 5-Pin Input
1x DIN 5-Pin Output
CV/Gate I/O
No
Patch Points
No
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
USB I/O
1x USB-B (Host Connection)
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Bluetooth
No
Maximum Input Level
1/8" / 3.5 mm Sync Inputs:
20 V
Compatibility
Included Software
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Power
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter
12 VDC (Included)
Power Consumption
9 W
Physical
Color
White
Included Accessories
Microphone, Power Cord
Dimensions
22.2 x 13.3 x 3.6" / 56.5 x 33.8 x 9.2 cm
Weight
6.8 lb / 3.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
9.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
24.1 x 19.8 x 6.7"

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