March 7, 2018
Analog Synthesizers / Keyboard / Korg / Under £500

Korg Minilogue Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

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Overview

The Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Synthesizer re-creates the analogue synthesizer for the electronic age. This impressive production station features all-analogue circuitry, devoted controllers for loads of sound design and connectivity to incorporate it into any modern studio. It has MIDI and USB connectivity to integrate into any modern workflow.

Right on the top panel the Korg Minilogue presents you with 41 real-time controllers for playing around with. There are no concealed agenda’s, locked off menus or unpleasant combos here, simply natural, presentable analog control towards the best performance on stage or in the studio. The addition of a 37 slim-key velocity sensitive keyboard lets you play with incredible expression.

The Minilogue makes use of all-analogue circuitry so that oneself can get the organic and impressive sound that just analogue is capable of. Further in direction of this is the capacity to create with up to four voices of polyphony making use of the 2VCO, 1VCF, 2EG, 1VCA, and 1LFO layout. You can fine tune all oscillators’ harmonics, creating the most divine sounds.

Selectable voice modes allow you to freely configure the 4 voices for general performance. The voices can be set to four note polyphony for chords or layered for thick basses and leads for example. Other modes include a selection of sounds from octave shifted bass to staggered layered triggering. Eight voice modes are as follows –

MONO – works as a mono synth with sub-oscillator
DUO – functions as a unison two-voice polyphonic synthesizer
UNISON – is effective as an all-unison mono synthesizer
CHORD – creates chords
DELAY – voices 2–4 sound consecutively at a delay voice 1
POLY – will work as a four-voice polyphonic synthesizer
ARP – an arpeggiator operates with up to four voices
SIDE CHAIN – when a note sounds, the volume of the preceding voice is lowered

The Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Synthesizer is a strong instrument which is bursting with analog ability packed into an sophisticated, clean and nicely designed product that is equally handy and appealing for studio or stage.

Bonus with that Oscilloscope function shows the waveform visually!!!!!!!

 

Specifications

 

Keyboard
37-keys (Slim-key, velocity sensitive)
Sound Generation
Analog synthesis
Maximum Polyphony
4 voices
Program
200 programs (100 Presets / 100 Users)
Each program includes voice mode and sequence data settings
Up to eight favorite programs can be registered
Voice Modes
8 modes (Poly, Duo, Unison, Mono, Chord, Delay, Arp, Side Chain)
VOICE MODE DEPTH can vary different parameters in each mode
Main Synthesis Parameter
VCO1
Octave, Wave (Saw, Triangle, Square), Pitch, Shape
VCO2
Octave, Wave (Saw, Triangle, Square), Pitch, Shape
VCO2 MODULATION
Cross Mod Depth, Pitch EG Int, Sync, Ring
MIXER
VCO1, VCO2, Noise
FILTER
Cutoff, Resonance, EG Int, Filter Type (2-Pole, 4-Pole), Keytrack, Velocity
AMP EG
Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
EG
Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
LFO
Wave (Saw, Triangle, Square), EG Mod (Int, Rate, Off), Rate, Int, Target (Pitch, Shape, Cutoff)
DELAY
Hi Pass Cutoff, Time, Feedback, Output Routing (Post Filter, Pre Filter, Bypass)
Sequencer
16-step polyphonic sequencer
Motion sequence can be used on up to four parameters
Controls
41 dedicated panel controls deliver immediate parameter access
A slider can control different parameters for each program
Display
Real-time OLED oscilloscope provides visual feedback of parameter changes
Connectors
Headphones (6.3mm stereo phone jack)
Output (6.3mm monaural phone jack)
Audio In (6.3mm monaural phone jack)
Sync In (3.5mm monaural mini jack)
Sync Out (3.5mm monaural mini jack)
MIDI In
MIDI Out
USB Type B
Power Supply
AC adapter (DC9V)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
500 x 300 x 85 mm / 19.69″ x 11.81″ x 3.35″
Weight
2.8 kg / 6.17 lbs.

Common Faults

None known as yet.

 

Video and audio example(s)

 

 

 

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