Korg tells us that their new microKORG-S starts with the legendary sound, layout and feature set that has made the microKORG a most wanted for nearly 15 years and adds a 2.1 speaker system with power that far exceeds its size, 64 all-new sounds (bank A) alongside the original 128 classic sounds (banks B and C) plus 64 user locations (bank D). In addition, front panel features a new white panel and maple wood ends.
Korg says that the microKORG-S offers all of the original microKORG's functionality, including the ease of selecting a program of a desired musical genre via it's famous 'Big Knob'. A four-band vocoder with an included miniature microphone, arpeggiator, five easy-edit knobs, and optional battery operation are all part of the package.
James Sajeva, Director of Technology Brands for Korg USA, Inc. told us, "With serious sound and superior build quality, the microKORG analog modeling synthesizer became an instant world standard when it was released in 2002. The multitude of sound-musicians who gravitate to microKORG can now choose a version that needs no additional speakers, monitors, or other connections to play. The program memory capacity has also been increased twofold, and we've added 64 all-new preset programs that further meet the needs of the modern musician, including clearly defined and punchy leads, electric pianos that sound great in an ensemble, and solid basses. As a beginner's first synthesizer that's easy to use, as a supplementary live synth for the stage, or as for a tool for professional production, the microKORG and the new S version will continue to play a role in every music scene around for many years to come."
Pricing and Availability:
The microKORG-S will be available in September of 2016 for $499.99.