MiniKORG roll call
Old 1st July 2013
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MiniKORG roll call

Who among us has the King of synths? Who can create leads with only an attack/sustain envelope? Who here has gotten lost for years with the Traveler?

All it can do is thin tacky 70s sounds, but I more and more realize that any other sound pales in comparison so it doesn't matter





Old 1st July 2013
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I would perhaps add '700/700s' to your title to avoid confusion with other Korgs.
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Who among us has the King of synths? Who can create leads with only an attack/sustain envelope? Who here has gotten lost for years with the Traveler?
Reading this vaguely reminds me of lyrics to a musical!!
A MiniKorg Musical!!
Old 1st July 2013
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I would perhaps add '700/700s' to your title to avoid confusion with other Korgs.
The MiniKORG is the MiniMoog of the Keio Organ Company, I don't think the 700 distinction needs to be made. People are either in the know or soon to be in the know
Old 1st July 2013
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My K2 arrives today. Looking forward to joining the club.
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My K2 arrives today. Looking forward to joining the club.
Is it specifically a Univox K2 or a MiniKORG 700s? Does it have only two sliders for the effects section (a basic level/tone setup), or three (a more intricate level/course tone/fine tone)?

Mine is a Univox K2 with only two sliders for effects. The sides were painted, mostly clean on the front panel. Definitely needs some repair work, but it'll be singing sweetly by August
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Is it specifically a Univox K2 or a MiniKORG 700s? Does it have only two sliders for the effects section (a basic level/tone setup), or three (a more intricate level/course tone/fine tone)?

Mine is a Univox K2 with only two sliders for effects. The sides were painted, mostly clean on the front panel. Definitely needs some repair work, but it'll be singing sweetly by August

Univox K2 with three sliders.

Turned it on for a minute here at work. Sounds old. Not clean but everything seems to work. Pretty happy considering how (relatively) little I paid for it. The upside is that there won't be any particular diagnostic work to get it going. Just have to clean it up. Then detune 2 OSC. Then add MIDI and ext in to the filter. I'll be recapping at least the power supply too.

I love how odd these guys are...and of course the filter.
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The MiniKORG is the MiniMoog of the Keio Organ Company, I don't think the 700 distinction needs to be made. People are either in the know or soon to be in the know
Fairplay

Out of interest (as a very keen vintage Korg fan), did the Univox versions cover the 700 & 700s? I've only ever seen a 700 version.
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Fairplay

Out of interest (as a very keen vintage Korg fan), did the Univox versions cover the 700 & 700s? I've only ever seen a 700 version.
Yeah, my K2 is the same as the three slider 700s.
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I love when people try it out and get confused when the sustain knob is turned on. It's controls are so horrible and archaic and endearing <3
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Old 3rd July 2013
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You haven't snapped the traveler pegs off? What better way to maximize 700s confusion?
Old 3rd July 2013
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All it can do is thin tacky 70s sounds,
Really?

That 'Traveller' is capable of some very cool 'formant' sounds, which I haven't heard much of in tracks from the 70s.

Perhpas you need to learn how to use the Low and the High independently?

But then if you are tired of those band-pass sounds, have you not fallen in love with the bass sounds the mini is capable of?
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Have the 770. Beautiful, delicious.
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Have the 770. Beautiful, delicious.
Post a soundclip!!!
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That was the first synth I ever owned. Purchased new in 1975. I don't own it anymore. In fact, I have no idea where it ever went. One of my old bandmates probably confiscated it.
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One of these day I will get one. Looking a an XL. Great little synth and the biggest selling synth in history next to the DX7 maybe!
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One of these day I will get one. Looking a an XL. Great little synth and the biggest selling synth in history next to the DX7 maybe!
What is an "XL"???
Old 18th July 2013
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One of these day I will get one. Looking a an XL. Great little synth and the biggest selling synth in history next to the DX7 maybe!
You may have 'Minikorg' confused with 'Microkorg'

(easy mistake to make).
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(easy mistake to make).
Only on paper!
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Only on paper!
Obviously
Old 19th July 2013
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MiniKorg + TR909 is a great combo
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MiniKorg + TR909 is a great combo
Also obviously.
Old 31st October 2013
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Never before have I loved a square osc tone on an analog synth. I always wanted PWM or saw. Lately I've only been doing square tones on my 700s. It has a quality that sounds so melancholy and romantic, like it should be "THE" tone behind every pretty synth pop song.

Also I have discovered ring mod sweeps through long delay, and it makes me feel like a scientist making lazer guns.

What autumn sounds have YOU made with a MiniKorg?
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I plan on getting a Volca bass at some point, and apparently it has the 770 filter, have any 770 owners checked out if it sounds similar?

If so, that would give more envelope-controls etc. to the glorious old 70ies sound.
Old 31st October 2013
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I plan on getting a Volca bass at some point, and apparently it has the 770 filter, have any 770 owners checked out if it sounds similar?

If so, that would give more envelope-controls etc. to the glorious old 70ies sound.
The Keys has a slimmed down 700s filter, but the Bass is a new design. I've heard both Bass and Keys, and they sound good ... But nowhere near the MiniKorg magic.
Old 31st October 2013
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Can I join? I only have this mono synth in a suitcase with a traveler slider.
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