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Korg minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer 

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OVERVIEW

Fully programmable 4-voice analog synthesizer with 37 slim keys.

The minilogue is not a refresh of an old-time favorite, but instead a completely original concept that’s been elegantly designed from the ground-up for today’s modern producer. There’s nothing to emulate, nothing to model after, just 100% pure analog synthesis that is fully programmable for a seemingly endless possibility of sound creation. Find inspiration it its sound with features including a polyphonic step and motion sequencer, on board tape-style delay, multiple sound shaping and filter options, and an oscilloscope display. All of these seamlessly integrated features make minilogue as fun and easy to use as it is powerful. It's the next-generation analog synthesizer for musicians of all types.

True Analog Sound
The synth circuits for minilogue are all new ground up designs, delivering a synthesizer experience like no other. Unprecedented in this class, it’s a four-voice polyphonic true-analog synth with an interface that's designed for accessibility. Whether you're performing live or producing in the studio, the minilogue is the fastest way for the user to explore and implement real analog synthesis in any situation.

The structure consists of 2VCO, 1VCF, 2EG, 1VCA, and 1LFO. The minilogue's unique wave shape capability lets you fine-tune the oscillators’ harmonics, creating the most divine sounds and compositions. The minilogue is also equipped with a variety of powerful types of modulation including cross modulation, oscillator sync, and ring modulator, as well as a delay with a high-pass filter. Powerful sound creation and rich variety are the true hallmarks of an analog synthesizer.

Polyphony and Presets—Perfect
minilogue goes beyond analog synths in its price range by adding 200 preset locations. Select a program for instant access to great sounds—ranging from thick basses and deep pads, to brilliant polyphonic leads and atmospheric sounds. No need to have deep synthesis knowledge; just choose a sound and tweak— a workflow that is very familiar with musicians today. For those who want to dive deeper into the heart and soul of minilogue’s engine, the minilogue can hold 200 programs; with 100 editable factory programs included, and 100 locations serving as blank canvases on which to create your next analog masterpiece. Each preset can also hold a step sequence and delay settings along with the sounds you create.

Voice Modes
Selectable voice modes let you freely configure the four voices for performance. The voices can be set to 4-note polyphony for chords or layered for thick basses and leads. Other modes cover a range of sounds from octave shifted bass explosions to delicately staggered layered triggering.

Eight Voice Modes:

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

16-Step Sequencer
Get creative with the intuitive 16-step sequencer with motion sequence recording capabilities, and make your sound truly come to life. The minilogue provides real-time recording with overdubbing, and step recording that lets you record simply by consecutively specifying notes, giving you a great way to create phrases and performances.

Oscilloscope Visualizes the Sound
The OLED display will show the waveform as you sculpt your sound. Visual feedback is both educational and entertaining, and represents a first on a hardware synthesizer.

Build Quality
The uniquely curved, sand-blasted 2mm aluminum front panel, metal shaft potentiometers, solid, chassis-mounted metal shaft potentiometers and rubber-coated knobs give the roadworthy minilogue a standout look and feel to complement its powerful and dynamic sound creation capabilities.
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FEATURES
  • Fully programmable, with 200 program memories (100 sounds included)
  • Voice Mode lets you flexibly configure the four voices
  • Automatable 16-step polyphonic note and motion sequencer
  • Oscilloscope function shows the waveform visually
  • Aluminum top panel, chassis-mounted pots, rubber-coated knobs, and real wood back panel

Order minilogue, Korg's next-generation polyphonic analog synthesizer—and so much more.

SPECIFICATIONS

minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

  • Keyboard
    Number of keys: 37
    Key size: Slim
    Aftertouch / Velocity: Velocity Sensitive

    Sounds
    Polyphony (max): 4 voices
    VCO: 2
    VCF: 1
    Envelope Generator (EG): 2
    LFO: 1
    Mixer: VCO1, VCO2, Noise
    Included presets: 100
    User preset slots: 100

    Connectivity
    Output: Mono
    MIDI Connectivity: MIDI In/Out
    Line input: Yes, mono
    USB Connectivity: Yes
    Headphone out: Yes
    Other: Sync

    Onboard Features
    Sequencer: 16-step
    Arpeggiator: Yes
    Display: OLED oscilloscope
    Controls: 41
    Effects: Yes
    Pitch bend/Modulation: Pitch bend

    Other
    Width: 19.7 in.
    Height: 3.4 in.
    Depth: 11.8 in.
    Weight: 6.7 lb.
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Korgminilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Portable (10)
  • Responsive / good action (9)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Pre-programmed music (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Electronic music (9)
  • MIDI (8)
  • Learning (7)
  • Accompaniment (6)
  • Concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You'll be so glad!

By Scotty

from Shingle Springs, CA

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Pre-programmed music
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Concerts
    • Electronic Music
    • Learning
    • MIDI
    • Travel

    Comments about Korg minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer:

    Another reviewer stated: A comparatively straight forward analogue synthesizer with attainable results even for those without background in sound synthesis. Absolutely true statement. I watched a few demos on YouTube provided by a gent named Marc Doty. Thanks to him and the ease of use of the Minilouge, I hit the ground running once I received it. Folks, I love this little guy because I am not what you'd call a techneroid. Within a few minutes I was doing Pink Floyd and Edgar Winter type sounds, which for me is astounding. I'm a guitarist of 45 years, not a pianist. Even so, I can't believe how easy it is to operate, and I've only scratched the surface because the unit is limitless. It's big enough to be able to navigate comfortably, yet it'll fit on your lap too, which for me is so nice because at my age, I have spinal issues. I can sit comfortably and play for quite a while without much trouble. I love it! For what you're getting, I consider this unit to be very affordable too, so I highly recommend it to all.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent, small footprint, versatile.

    By evan

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Korg minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer:

    This analog synth has no other equivalent anywhere near its price point. Clean look. The knobby console is awesome, but the savable patches make this better for live performance than other synths with volatile memory. The ring mod isn't quite as totally excellent as the MS-20, but the wave shaping can get you into some complex and aggressive sounds. It is a small menu dive to access portamento, which is a bummer, but the mode selections and sequencing make up for that. The onboard delay is a bit thin, but at least it's there. If I'm not mistaken, while you can sync LFO to the BPM tempo control, you have to dial the delay time in by ear unless you slave to external MIDI clock.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love iiiiit

    By CR Ensemble

    from Eugene, Or

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    Pros

    • Easy flow
    • Easy to Use
    • great for live performance not just making sound
    • great layout
    • Portable
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • Pop when turning the unit on and off

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Concerts
    • Electronic Music
    • MIDI
    • Travel

    Comments about Korg minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer:

    The only con is a pop when turning it on and off. I own a nord, gaia, and microkorg and none of the do this. I just turn them on first before turning the amp on. Mildly obnoxious and good to keep in mind for live gigs. I really like the delay and the second filter essentially that it provides. I think the sounds it produces are really rich which great, easy manipulation of the wave itself. Very cool to visualize and potentially create from a more visual standpoint than a pure sonic one. Always fun to create from different angles.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A sythesizer for all ages.

    By Earrations

    from Cola. SC

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Electronic Music
      • MIDI
      • Travel

      Comments about Korg minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer:

      A comparatively straight forward analogue synthesizer with attainable results even for those without background in sound synthesis.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Korg is finally getting it!

      By Chris C.

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Electronic Music
        • Learning
        • MIDI
        • Travel

        Comments about Korg minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer:

        Korg created the perfect analog synth and it costs less than 500! The Minilogue is perfection. The only thing I wish Korg did was put full size, semi-weighted keys on it. I'd pay 100 more for that. Aside from that issue, great job Korg.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Expectations totally surpassed.

        By Hot Ropes

        from Fredonia, PA

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        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Responsive / Good Action

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Concerts
          • Electronic Music
          • Learning
          • MIDI

          Comments about Korg minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer:

          Alien technology, man. I haven't stopped smiling since I removed the Minilogue from it's box. Simple to start making new and beautiful sound upon introduction. Truly astonished with some of the preset tones' aggression and originality. Wish I had a second one.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          So far pretty impressive

          By Tim

          from Washington

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          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Realistic Sound
          • Well-designed, intuitive controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Korg minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer:

              Overall really happy with the sound, especially considering the price. LFO target switch is a little loose and needs to be jiggled to set the proper target. Haven't decided if this is worth hassling with warranty replacement, as everything else is great.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Synth, unbeatable price

              By thebadkid

              from Long Island, NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • External Audio Processing
              • Great Tone
              • Portable
              • Responsive / Good Action
              • Velocity sensitive (filter only i believe)

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Electronic Music
                • Learning
                • MIDI

                Comments about Korg minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer:

                The miniL is a fantastic synth, requires almost no prior knowledge of synthesis, and even programming on the small O-led screen is so simple to do, I have yet to reference the manual.

                One thing, make sure to download Korg's drivers before trying to use the USB cable. I connect it to my DAW, and Korg gives you the option of sending midi via usb to the miniL, and also lets you send a separate midi signal through the miniL's midi out, so you can control another synth or whatever. This is a very cool feature and really allows you to multitask, it's practically a usb midi interface on its own.

                The only downside is the limited keyboard. I control mine with an alpha juno 2 (also sounds great) which has a much longer keybed and full size keys.

                I highly recommend this synth to anyone making electronic music, or looking to add synth tones to their repertoire.

                 
                5.0

                Amazing synthesizer at a low price

                By Nico

                from Florida

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy to modify sounds mid-performance
                • Flexable
                • Fun to play
                • Good Quality + Solid Build
                • Librarian for saving patches on computer
                • Portable
                • Responsive / Good Action

                Cons

                • Cannot use sustain pedal
                • Mono Output
                • Oscilloscope lags when rendering complex waves

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Electronic Music
                • Learning
                • MIDI
                • Sound Design
                • Travel

                Comments about Korg minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer:

                As an avid synth/piano player I love the action on the keys. They aren't exactly "mini" but rather scaled down full size keys. Creating and saving patches is relatively quick and its easy to recreate a lot of iconic synth sounds. The on-board delay is nice but I typically like to use external studio delays. The synth sounds amazing and you can choose to turn the attack and release tight enough to get an additional pop which is good for adding harmonics in the attack of your notes. This is useful for pluck-sounds or other high-precussive sounds. of course if you dial attack release a few ticks away from 0 you can have a clean, fast attack on your notes if you do not want the click. Overall, it's a very versatile synth at the 500 price point. I highly recommend it to other keyboardists and synth enthusiasts.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good clean poly analog synth fun.

                By Dapper Stan

                from NYC area

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                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good build quality
                • Good clean poly analog synth fun
                • Good design
                • Great value for a polyphonic synth
                • Responsive / Good Action

                Cons

                • A sustain pedal option would be nice.
                • Mono output

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Concerts
                • Electronic Music
                • Learning
                • MIDI
                • recording

                Comments about Korg minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer:

                I use the Minilogue to add color to my recording and to mess around with sound sculpting.

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