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Korg microKORG S Synthesizer with Vocoder with Built-in Speakers

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37-key Analog Modeling Synthesizer with Velocity-sensitive Mini Keys, 8-band Vocoder, Microphone, and Built-in Speakers
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The microKORG S synthesizer/vocoder is loaded with a built-in speaker system, a great new look, and 64 additional sounds. And it delivers the same quality sounds and features that have made the microKORG a legend for 15 years! A powerful dual-oscillator synthesis engine offers a wide selection of waveforms for you to play with. Exclusive DWGS waveforms from Korg's classic DW-8000 reproduce a broad collection of imitative sounds that are traditionally difficult to reproduce on an analog synthesizer. An 8-band vocoder yields all kinds of crazy vocal effects. The uber-portable microKORG S synthesizer/vocoder can run from a power supply or six AA batteries.

Updated features for the coolest microKORG yet

The microKORG S's built-in 2.1 speaker system delivers top-notch sound without unsightly speaker holes. These speakers take the microKORG S to a whole new level of portability, with no speakers, monitors, or other connections required. Just pop in six AA batteries, and you're good to go! Korg updated this synthesizer/vocoder with a white panel and light wood ends for a killer new look. And the number of banks has doubled since the last iteration of the microKORG, from two to four, with an additional 64 sounds.

8-band vocoder offers cool vocal effects

The microKORG S also includes an 8-band vocoder with many advanced features. You can capture and freeze the formants of your voice, and then play it across the keyboard, or shift the formant frequency to make your voice sound male, female, like a child, or just plain wacky! Best of all, the microKORG S comes with its own microphone, so you can start having fun right away. Combine all of this with four filter modes, three types of modulation effects (chorus/flanger, phaser, ensemble), three types of delay effects (stereo, cross, L/R), and a 2-band EQ, and you have all the tools you need to make driving leads that cut through your mix or lush pads that take your audience to synthesis heaven.

    Flexible presets and audio inputs

    To get you started, Korg has included 192 great-sounding presets covering a wide range of musical styles. Two external audio input jacks are provided so you can run other instruments, pre-recorded music, and more through the microKORG S's filter and effects for even more creative possibilities.

    Compact and portable

    For the musician on the go, the microKORG S's mini-keyboard sports 37 velocity sensitive keys, MIDI in/out and thru and can run from its power supply or 6 AA batteries. All parameters are located on the panel for easy access to any function and a large dial and LED illuminated buttons provide easy program selection even on a dark stage, making the microKORG great for live shows.

    What KORG Says...

    Shape your sound, bring it anywhere. The microKORG S continues to build on the success of the original. With a serious sound, ubiquitous design, and superior build quality, the microKORG analog modeling synthesizer became an instant world standard when it was released in 2002. Since then, the microKORG has found its way into the hands of musicians far and wide, and now, receives an update to ensure it will remain one of the world’s most beloved synthesizers for years to come. The new microKORG S features a built-in 2+1 speaker system with power that far exceeds its size. Its body sports an elegant white motif, and features new presets that represent the sounds of a new generation. Beneath the microKORG S’s sophisticated exterior hides a sound engine both brutal in strength and universal in application.

    Built-in 2+1 speaker system ensures a rich and full sound at any volume

    Inside that compact body of the microKORG, we've included a carefully constructed speaker system consisting of stereo speakers with clear imaging, plus a woofer that emanates a startling amount of low frequency. The chassis uses a new box structure, and the combination of ample box volume and a bass reflex port takes full advantage of the speakers, thereby delivering a rich sense of volume that exceeds the size of the speakers, a clear sense of positioning, and a rich low-frequency range. In addition to the battery-powered operation of the existing model, the inclusion of the built-in speakers allows an easy yet full-fledged performance experience even in an environment where there is no power supply or PA. Since the speaker box is contained within the chassis of the instrument, the vibrations from the speaker can be felt through your fingertips. This tactile feedback allows you to experience the same subtle and dynamic response as when playing an acoustic instrument or electric piano.

    Increased memory, new programs, and additional user programs

    The memory capacity has been increased from the original microKORG. Mainly centered on simple and present sounds that shine on stage, we've added 64 powerful preset programs that meet the needs of the changing music scene, including clearly defined and punchy leads, electric pianos that sound great in an ensemble, and powerful and solid basses. In addition, we've also newly provided 64 additional slots for user programs, so you can save your own original sounds without overwriting the presets. This encourages a sound design process that's ideal for this instrument: select a sound that you like, and edit it.

    Elegant new design retains the spirit of the original

    The microKORG's distinctive form has been beloved worldwide for more than ten years. The microKORG S adds speakers, yet carries on the looks and compactness of the original. In addition, the front panel features an elegant white reboot, updated with maple wood for the side panels.

        Favorite Select function

        There's a new Favorite Select function that lets you assign up to eight of your favorite programs. Since this lets you instantly recall the sound you need, it makes live performance even more convenient.

        All of the functionality of the original microKORG, plus so much more

        This new instrument carries on all of the original microKORG's functionality, including the ease of selecting a program of a desired musical genre and then editing the selected sound, a vocoder with an included miniature microphone, and battery operation that allows you to perform anywhere. As a beginner’s first synthesizer that's easy to use, as a supplementary live synth for the stage, or as a sound module for production, the microKORG S will continue to play a role in every music scene around for many years to come.

        Korg microKORG S Synthesizer/Vocoder Features:

        • 37-key analog modeling synthesizer
        • Built-in 2.1 speaker system delivers top-notch sound
        • Expressive velocity-sensitive mini keys
        • Powerful dual-oscillator synthesis engine offers a wide selection of waveforms
        • 8-band vocoder yields all kinds of crazy vocal effects
        • 192 great-sounding presets to get you started
        • 4 filter modes, 3 modulation effects, 3 delay effects, and a 2-band EQ
        • 2 external audio input jacks pass instruments, pre-recorded music, and more through the filter and effects
        • Attractive white panel with light wood ends

                Sound Engine Type(s) Analog Modeling
                Number of Keys 37 keys
                Type of Keys Synth Action, Mini Keys
                Velocity Sensitive
                Other Controllers Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
                4 voices
                Number of Presets
                192 factory, 64 user
                2 x VCO
                Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, Sine, Vox, DWGS, Noise, Audio In
                2 x LFO
                4-pole Lowpass, 2-pole Lowpass/Bandpass/Highpass
                Envelope Generator
                2 x ADSR
                Number of Effects
                Effects Types
                Modulation, Delay, EQ
                Audio Inputs
                1 x 1/4" (line in), 1 x 1/4" (mic/line in), 1 x 1/8" (condenser mic)
                Audio Outputs
                2 x 1/4"
                1 x 1/4"
                MIDI I/O
                Built-in Speakers
                Power Source 9V DC power supply (included) / 6 x AA batteries (sold separately)
                Height 2.76"
                Width 20.63"
                Depth 9.13"
                Weight 5.51 lbs.
                Manufacturer Part Number micro KORG S