Korg Announces New Analogue Synth: Minilogue
Only a few more days to go as Korg‘s latest hits shelves on 21 January.
Named Minilogue, the new analog snyth from the famed company, which has taken a turn into the budget conscious market. Priced at a reasonable US$500, considering its capabilities. Of which include:
- 4-voice analog synthesizer
- Fully programable analog controls, with 200 program memories and 100 presets
- Analog signal path includes 2 x VCOs, 1 VCF, 2 EG, 1 VCA, and 1 LFO
- Shape controls allow you to dial in harmonic content in the oscillators’ waveforms
- Voice Modes allow you to play the minilogue in 8 ways
- 16-step sequencer includes realtime motion recording and step programming
- Monitor waveform shaping via the onboard OLED oscilloscope display
- Cross modulation, oscillator sync, and ring modulator let you further shape your sound
- Switchable 2-/4-pole lowpass filter with resonance provides subtractive synthesis
- Modulate many parameters with a ADSR envelope and an LFO
- Tape-style delay effect includes a dedicated highpass filter
- Chassis-mounted pots and rubber-coated knobs
- USB plus MIDI and sync I/O provide easy connectivity with your other synth gear
As Synthyopia puts it, aside from the functionality, the Minilogue has a “rugged and attractive” aesthetic. Housed in a curved sand-blasted aluminum face panel with Pyinkado wood back, as well as having solid, chassis-mounted potentiometers and rubber-coated knobs.
Of the item, Brand Manager James Sajeva says, ” [Minilogue] brings a new level of affordability to the world of programmable polyphonic analog synthesizers. At $499.99 it is priced like a digital synth, but is armed with superb true analog sound, convenience of programmability, a striking design and quality build.”
Check out Korg’s official Minilogue introduction video below, with the product’s launch at the 2016 NAMM Show.