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Old 8th January 2016
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New KORG Minilogue 37 Key Synth

"Description KORG Minilogue:

KORG Minilogue - is a fully programmable, 4-voice polyphonic synthesizer, is also equipped with built-in reverb and delay effects. KORG company offers the best way to get acquainted with a unique, stunning features of the analog synthesizer. Synthesizer has a unique analog engine, quick access to the 100 factory 100 user presets, 8 voice mode to create its configuration of 4 votes - unison, polyphony, and so on. The front panel 41 of the controller to configure and quick change function, the oscilloscope in real time gives a visual check of sound, 16-step sequencer with automation polyphonic up to 4 parameters synthesizer and more.


For switching visible plugs Sync In and Sync Out to work with synthesizers lines and Electribe Volca.
It should be noted that the presented model has a better price, and opportunities compared to competing models. Synthesizer fully programmable, has a high sound quality, control over harmonics waveform changes, the use of cross modulation, and more. The possibility of using a 16-step sequencer with recording automation options. Polyphonic Synthesizer KORG Minilogue will be an excellent acquisition and profitable investment for keyboard players, professional and amateur musicians."


Credit to ToyBox for spotting this one

Pics to follow at NAMM or when leaked...

UPDATE:



UPDATE 2:


















UPDATE 3:











Review:

KORG's new $500 minilogue analog polysynth, in a nutshell - cdm createdigitalmusic



Review:

Test du synthétiseur analogique Korg Minilogue : Tous analo*! - Audiofanzine


VIDS:














Official specs to follow when KORG post them...


SonicGaz:





KORGs own vid, same as the third vid above but now on KORGs site:



UPDATE 4:







Keyboard Mag review

Review & Video: Korg minilogue | KeyboardMag




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KORG product page with audio and video:

minilogue POLYPHONIC ANALOGUE SYNTHESIZER | Synthesizers / Keyboards | KORG


KORG Minilogue manual:

Downloads | Support | KORG


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Review:

Korg Minilogue review | MusicRadar



Quote:
Originally Posted by SWAN808 View Post
Korg were very smart hiring an English educated younger guy like Tatsuya Takahashi and letting him work on all this analogue gear....having grown up with British music culture he must have understood what younger western markets would love (as well as his own tastes), and perhaps that is what separates the awesome stuff from Korg compared to Roland and Yamaha etc....

Interview:

【KORG minilogue】開発者が語るアナログ・シンセへの熱き思い「30年後、ビンテージになってほしい」


Live stream demo, small delay before loading:



Interview:

ICON (Japanese) Interview with Tat's & Co






UPDATE 5:




NAMM 2016: Korg minilogue picks up Best in Show award








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Old 8th January 2016
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WUT da WUT?!
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"The branch of the manufacturer: "KORG", location and actual address: 4015-2 Yanokuchi, Inagi-City, Tokyo 206-0812, Japan"




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Just got mine, to answer an earlier question they are made in Vietnam.

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Old 8th January 2016
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Can I make it 4-part multi-timbral? Otherwise I'm not interested.
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They should have waited until the NuTubes were finished to do the new Electribes. I would much rather have had more expensive stable Electribes with tube compression for about $500 than what they ended up being.

Maybe there will be an Electribe Pro? With NuTubes and synthesis AND sampling? And a vector joystick????
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Is this supposed to be korg's reface/boutique synth? Interesting
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WUT da WUT?!
You wanted another soft synth and they went and made some hardware...
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Is this supposed to be korg's reface/boutique synth? Interesting
Not if it's actually analog:

"KORG company offers the best way to get acquainted with a unique, stunning features of the analog synthesizer. Synthesizer has a unique analog engine,"
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Is this supposed to be korg's reface/boutique synth? Interesting
Whatever it is, it sounds cool...










AND Knobby...!!!
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Synthesizer has a unique analog engine

Hmm, what is so unique about it?
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Wonder if they are going to put the techno act Minilogue on the marketing
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Not if it's actually analog:

"KORG company offers the best way to get acquainted with a unique, stunning features of the analog synthesizer. Synthesizer has a unique analog engine,"
Judging by the MS20 description at the same site, I suspect this will be mostly a VA. Hopefully with a valve or valves added to spice it up...
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The 8-voice-mode and cross-modulation sounds very interesting...
This was reported on another forum a couple of days ago. I think it's a translation from another language and the "8-voice-mode" is incorrect. Somebody on the other forum (Muffs?, VSE?, Korg forum?) speculated that it's actually 8 different ways of allocating the voices, but there are still only 4 voices.
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The 8-voice-mode and cross-modulation sounds very interesting...
I think the 8-voice thing is a typo...

"8 voice modes to create its configuration of 4 voices - unison, polyphony, and so on"
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Judging by the MS20 description at the same site, I suspect this will be mostly a VA. Hopefully with a valve or valves added to spice it up...
Seriously?

If that's the write up for a VA I'd have to say they are clearly trying to trick their customers.
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Seriously?

If that's the write up for a VA I'd have to say they are clearly trying to trick their customers.
"KORG company offers the best way to get acquainted with a unique, stunning features of the analog synthesizer."

Possibly a way of saying "helps you learn to use a synthesizer" which historically was Analog
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That's bull****.
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Shame the name implies more mini keys.
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Example from the same site for a real Analog synth:

"Description KORG MS-20 Mini:

Analog synthesizer that reproduces the original scheme of 1978.

KORG MS-20 Mini - is it monophonic synthesizer Korg, originating in 1978 and is still a welcome tool to this day, thanks to its saturated, high-quality sound, its powerful analog filter and universal connectivity.

More than 300 000 people use a variety of sounds from the original model MS-20 plug Korg MS-20 synthesizer and application iMS-20 for iPad.

Key features of the model analog synthesizer KORG MS-20 Mini includes:

full replication of the original analog circuitry;
structure 2VCO / 2VCF / 2VCA / 2EG / 1LFO;
self-oscillation and high frequency low-pass filters with a characteristic distortion;
an external signal processor (ESP);
flexible switching system;
86% of the original size of the tool;
USB connector and connector MIDI IN;
replicating every detail of the original, down to the packaging and the accompanying manual;

The original analog circuitry.

Model MS-20 KORG Mini carefully copies source synthesizer MS-20. The development team, led by their own original engineers worked hard to recreate the original scheme of the instrument, and when it was necessary to replace some part of it, the engineers make decisions based on careful listening to most accurately reproduce the original sound.

In fact, the sound of the model has the highest brightness and high quality. This is possible because of its sound, transformed from the original MS-20, maintained and improved by the work of a team of professionals.

2VCO / 2VCF / 2VCA / 2EG / 1LFO structure.

This model synthesizer plays a kind of synthesis of the MS-20; two oscillators with ring modulation and dimensional generators hold and delay. VCA supports the basic design of the original, but it was also modified to produce less noise than the original.

Self-oscillation and high frequency low-pass filters with a characteristic distortion.

One of the most striking characteristics of the model MS-20 had its powerful filters which provide resonance at both the high and low frequencies. The maximum resonance oscillations cause the filter as a generator, producing the characteristic and abrupt changes in tone, which was recognized by the inimitable, and later was used to monotron and monotribe.

Scheme filter was changed midway product lifecycle MS-20; this model is a mini version uses an earlier version of the filter, which is superior because of its more radical sound.

External processor (ESP) for processing external signals.

ESP processor developed an experimental spirit of the MS-20. Its presence allows the height or volume of the external audio source to control a synthesizer. For example, you can enter the electric guitar and use the KORG MS-20 mini Mini as a guitar synthesizer, or connect the microphone and use the tool as a vocal synthesizer.

Extremely flexible system fixes.

The system fixes the right of the main panel allows you to create complex sounds by connecting cables and changing the connections between the various units. The possibilities are limited only by the imagination of the user; various combinations of modulation input, output, and trigger a sample storage and noise generator can produce an incredible variety of sounds. Due to switching, in accordance with the table of MS-20, which is located on the panel, even a novice can immediately begin to enjoy the benefits of a tool.

86% of the original size.

The design concept of the MS-20 was borrowing from the vertical layout design larger and more expensive modular synthesizers popular at the time. Then the developers decided to create a portable, inexpensive and easy-to-use version.

To make the tools more accessible, the size KORG MS-20 Mini reduced to 86% of the original size of the MS-20. Despite the smaller size, the developers have paid careful attention to the accurate reproduction of the hull structure and all of its buttons. The connecting cables have been changed to 1/4 "" phone plugs on the mini-plugs, and re-designed keyboard also took 86% of the original size.

Careful replicate every detail of the original.

Efforts aimed at developers, to remain faithful to the original, is not limited to housing and design of the instrument. Even a software package that contains the KORG MS-20 Mini, reproduces the original as much as possible.

The package also included the original user manual MS-20 and user preferences, explains how you can create sounds. Now you can experience all the thrill and excitement of the performance on this instrument, just as it has since its first issue in 1978.

The USB connector and the connector MIDI IN.
This tool is endowed with the MIDI plug for transferring the musical text, and connector USB-MIDI allows you to send and receive note messages. You can even connect your KORG MS-20 Mini to your computer and play along with the sequencer.

Specifications:

Mini Keyboard (number of octaves and keys): 3 octaves and 37 keys;
The main controller: control wheel (with a click of the center), Momentary (switch) GND (Ground);
The output signal (mono 1/8 "" mini jack, 2Vp-p output impedance of 3.5 ohms), headphone (stereo 1/8 "" mini-jack, 33 Ohm 48mW), USB (Type B) Input / Output USB- MIDI, MIDI-input, Trig Out (+ 5V -> GND), ENV Out (0 - + 5V), CV output (0 - + 8.4V);
Power consumption: 9 W;
Power (voltage) - 12;
Dimensions: 493 mm x 257 mm x 208 mm;
Weight: 4.8 kg;
Options: patch cable (x 10), AC adapter (9V / 1.7A);

Management Section.

1. Keyboard (number of octaves and keys): 3 octaves and 37 keys;
2. VCO 1 generator, a voltage controlled (Voltage Controlled Oscillator 1);
Scale (6 octaves + Cent - cent): (32 ', 16', 8 ', 4');
Waveform (Wave Form): 4 modes (sawtooth, square - rectangular, triangular, white noise);
Regulator PW (rectangular pulse width): 1: 1 - 1: infinity;
3. Generator 2 VCO voltage-controlled (Voltage Controlled Oscillator 2);
Scale (6 octaves + Cent - cent): (16 ', 8', 4 ', 2');
Waveform (Wave Form): 4 modes (ring modulator, square, rectangular, triangular);
Offset height (Pitch): + - 1 octave;
4. Generators VCO - a master control (Master tune);
Height (overall) + - 100 cents;
Portamento (Portamento): 10 seconds (max.);
Frequency modulation using MG / T.EXT (depth of Frequency Modulation): -5 C - +5;
Frequency modulation using EG1 / EXT (depth of Frequency Modulation): -5 C - +5;
5.Miksher VCO (levels): the level of VCO 1 and VCO 2 level;
6. Low-cut filter LF VCF HPF, voltage controlled oscillator (Voltage Controlled High Pass Filter);
The cutoff frequency (Cutoff Frequency): 50 Hz - 15,000 Hz;
Resonance (Peak): not available;
Frequency modulation using MG / T.EXT (cutoff frequency, depth of Cutoff Frequency Modulation): -5 C - +5;
Frequency modulation using EG2 / EXT (cutoff frequency, depth of Cutoff Frequency Modulation): - 5 - 5 V;
7. Highpass VCF LPF, voltage controlled oscillator (Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter):
The cutoff frequency (Cutoff Frequency): 50 Hz - 15,000 Hz;
Resonance (Peak): not available;
Frequency modulation using MG / T.EXT (cutoff frequency, depth of Cutoff Frequency Modulation): -5 C - +5;
Frequency modulation using EG2 / EXT (cutoff frequency, depth of Cutoff Frequency Modulation): - 5 - 5 V;
8. envelope generator 1 (Envelope Generator 1);
Delay (Delay): 10 seconds;
Attack (Attack): 10 seconds;
Attenuation (Release): 10 seconds;
9. 2 generator envelope (Envelope Generator 2);
Delay (Delay): 10 seconds;
Attack (Attack): 10 seconds;
Attenuation (Release): 10 seconds;
Recession (Decay): 10 seconds;
Sustain (Sustain): 0 - 5;
10. The modulation oscillator (LFO);
Waveform (Wave Form): 6 modes (narrow pulse, square, wide momentum straight sawtooth, triangle, sawtooth reverse);
Frequency: 0.1 Hz - 20 Hz;
11. The main controller (manual operation): the control wheel (with a click of the center), Momentary (switch) GND (Ground);
12. Power / volume: Volume;
13. Indication (type): LED (Power, frequency modulation generator, keyboard trigger);

Section processing an external signal (External Signal Processor).

1. The control section;
Input Level (Signal Level);
Filter Low (cutoff frequency): 50 Hz - 2,500 Hz;
Filter High (cutoff frequency): 100 Hz - 5000 Hz;
Control voltage (setting CV Adjust);
Threshold (controller Threshold level);
2. The entry and exits;
The input signal (Signal In);
The output of the amplifier (Amp Out);
The output of bandpass filter (Band Pass Filter Out);
CV Out (0 ~ +8.4 V) - the output control voltage;
ENV Out (0 ~ +5 V) - voltage output of the envelope;
Trig Out (+5 In -> GND) - Output voltage switch;
3. LED indicators: Trigger, Peak;

Patch panel.

1. Keyboard;
Output Voltage (Exponential KBD CV OUT): 0 - 8 V;
Trigger output (KBD Trig Out): +5 In -> GND;
Input voltage (control VCO-1 + VCO-2 CV In, a linear relationship): 0 - 8 V;
Input voltage (VCO-control 2 CV In, a linear relationship): 0 - 8 V;
2. Generator VCO: - external control input frequencies (VCO-1 + VCO-2) -5 +5;
(October / B);
3. Generators VCF;
Signal Input (external): 3 V pp max .;
The control voltage for the low pass filter (Voltage Control HP Filter Cutoff Freq): -5 C - +5 (Oct. 2 / B);
The control voltage for the high frequency cut filter (Voltage Control LP Filter Cutoff Freq): -5 C - +5 (October 2 / B);
4. Sign the total signal (external modulation of VCO + VCF): T.EXT (-5 C - +5);
5. Input for external control of the initial gain (Initial Gain): 0 - 5V;
6. Generators EG;
Yield envelope (EG 1 standard): -5 - 0;
Yield envelope (EG inverse 1): -5 - 0;
Trigger Input (EG 1 + EG 2): -> GND;
Trigger Input (EG 1): -> GND;
Yield envelope (inverse EG 2): -5 - 0;
7. The generator MG;
Output waveforms (triangular): straight sawtooth, triangle, sawtooth feedback (5 pp);
Output waveforms (rectangular): short pulse, a square, a pulse (0 ~ +5);
8. Noise Generator;
Pink noise generator (yield Pink): 5 V pp;
White noise generator (output White): 5 V pp;
9. Sample & Hold Generator;
Trigger Input Clock: -> GND;
Login for sample: 5 V p-p max .;
The generator output S / H: 5 pp max .;
10. Modulation VCA Generator;
Input control voltage (0 ~ +5);
Signal input (-5 ~ +5);
The signal output (-5 ~ +5);
11. The hand controller;
Switch output: -> GND (non-latching);
Out wheel: -5 <0> +5;
12. The output signal (Signal Out): 2 pp;
Output impedance: 3.5 ohms;
13. Headphone (Phones): 33 ohms 48 mV;
14. USB: USB-MIDI input / output (Type B, are transmitted and received only a note, no velocity);
15. MIDI: input MIDI (accepted only notes, no velocity);"
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That's bull****.
We can live in hope then...
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I believe you.

I really detest deliberately skewed marketing lingo. I guess they have it figured out how much they can skirt the truth to secure casual sales on catch words like 'analog'.

Nothing in that write up says it is not analog.
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I believe you.

I really detest deliberately skewed marketing lingo. I guess they have it figured out how much they can skirt the truth to secure casual sales on catch words like 'analog'.

Nothing in that write up says it is not analog.
Fairly low price point so we will be in for a shock if analog unless it is built like a volca with bare pot shafts etc to keep size and price down...
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Yay, this synth definitely needed its own thread. The detective work in the NAMM thread has determined that the following description also applies to this synth:

Quote:
- Polyphonic analog synth
- Big sound
- Memory
- Step sequencer with motion recording (I think) / Arp
- Affordable
- Multiple VCO interactions
- A filter that can toggle between 2 and 4 pole operation
- Nice modulation routings
- Interesting mono modes that use the extra voices creatively (unison with detune, multiple sub-oscillators, chord mode...)
- 2,8 kg
- Has a keyboard
- More compact than a Mopho X4
- Plenty of knobs that aren't tightly squeezed together (metal-shaft too)
- Small screen
- Aluminium faceplate
- Not by Arturia
- By a manufacturer somewhere between Arturia and Waldorf, alphabetically speaking.
Us know-it-alls over in that thread have also determined that it's probably the keys from the Karp Odyssey, which are closer to full size than they are mini. Thing better be velocity sensitive, unlike the Odyssey, or I'll be really annoyed.
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When NAMM rolls around and korg announces this thing the tears of unfathomable disappointment will flow like the Nile it's gonna be epic, stat making your popcorn now.
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When NAMM rolls around and korg announces this thing the tears of unfathomable disappointment will flow like the Nile it's gonna be epic, stat making your popcorn now.
I'd buy one, but I'd also expect this news to be blindsided by the rumoured ARP 2600!! That will be extremely exciting for me!
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When NAMM rolls around and korg announces this thing the tears of unfathomable disappointment will flow like the Nile it's gonna be epic, stat making your popcorn now.
God I hope not. I want it to be perfect so bad. But you're probably right.
Old 8th January 2016
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Still more interested in a Korg ARP 2600 than a Minilogue 37 (notices same # of keys as mini-key Odyssey, thinks to self "...coincidence? I think not.") but definitely would like to see more spec details on it.
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I wonder if the mini keys feel like someone that actually plays keys designed them?

And, we apparently have a trend with lower-end poly's now. 4-voice poly. :(
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The thing about this thought is that it could block out the possibility of an XMT powered synth in the same/similar format, which is something that was on my wishlist.

Anyway, this is looking cool in and on itself so I can't wait to find out more.
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