In the past few years, renewed interest in analog synthesis has led to a flurry of new synths from boutique and larger manufacturers alike, and Korg is no exception. With recent new releases such as the Volca series, and well-received reissues like their ARP Odyssey and MS-20 Mini, Korg has definitely been on the pulse of the analog renaissance. Now, it continues the trend with the introduction of the minilogue, a new four-voice programmable polyphonic analog synth that aims to pack a big punch at a low price.
In addition, the minilogue features other powerful tools and effects, such as a 16-step polyphonic note and motion sequencer, as well as an arpeggiator and delay. With its rubber-coated PCB-mounted knobs, and easy-to-understand signal flow, minilogue is designed to inspire musicians, producers, and analog enthusiasts of all skill levels.
The minilogue’s Voice Mode lets users choose how the four available voices are configured, from Polyphonic to Duophonic to Unison and beyond. Another interesting and unique aspect of the keyboard is that the OLED display features a real-time oscilloscope, providing functional and eye-catching visual feedback on the sound being played.
Built to encourage maximum adjustability, the unit also sports an inviting layout, with a curved sand-blasted aluminum panel and real Pyinkado wood back panel. This makes the minilogue great for the road, as well as the studio, and gives it a standout look to complement its powerful and dynamic sound creation capabilities.