Synth Site: Korg: mini-korg K1 / K2: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.8 out of 5
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jason a professional user from kansas city,mo. u.s.a. writes:
I have been using a k-1 that my drummer picked up for $100. We were at a music store and this fellow was trying to sell it to them and they didn't want to buy it, so we followed him out to the parking lot and snatched it up! All of the controls are easy to use. The monophonic keyboard took a bit to get used to playing, but I ended up loving this 'board. Great sounds! This baby has so many sweet spots that I discover new ones all the time.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Apr-14-2001 at 12:03
Jamie a professional user from Philadelphia writes:
I can write a book on this thing... The K2 was my first synth I ever owned at the age of 8 in 1978. I paid $175 for it. I later stuck a Pro-One on top of it then sold teh pair to buy a Juno 6... Anyway, K2's are quickly becomeing in high demand, mainly because their sound is so unique, and so fitting for the techno scene. They're also pretty rare. You'll find K1's and K2's ranging in price from $100 all the way up to $1200 bucks! Part of the reason for this is due to its history. The K1 and K2 were the first synths Korg (then called Univox/Unikord) released, which was to compete with the already-legendary MiniMoog. The K series was touted as "the first affordable synthesizer", and could be purchased for under $500 brand new, compared to the $2000 price tag of the MiniMoog and the $1500 price tag of the SH-1000. Because of its affordability and its unique sound, it found its way into the Underground of Punk/NewWave music. Its price variences are because it's really hard to find one in mint condition, since most of them were abused. I recently sold mine for $875, and I'm selling another for my uncle. (if interested, email me). The boards itself are very well designed, but scratches happen through time... If you find one for under $300, chances are it's in crappy condition, so check tomake sure it at least sounds good. If you find one in pristine condition, expect to pay for it. A K1 or K2 in mint condition can be worth $1100-1200 dollars.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Aug-20-2000 at 04:37
Steve P. a hobbyist user from Texas, USA! writes:
One of the coolest single-oscillator synths ever made, in my opinion. All the lead sounds on The Cars first album were done with this baby! I don't think I'll EVER sell mine.....

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-May-07-2000 at 15:50
LO Tech a part-time user from somewhere writes:
Not something if your wanting sounds like new technology (analog modeling or digital replay), or even like the old analog with digital control, it has a sound that is impossible to recreate, the parameters are limited but I still love it! Oh yea here's on for the history books, A guy sold me a mini korg, oberheim 4-voice,ARP sequencer, and peavey spectrum filter box for a 100$!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Apr-08-2000 at 04:30
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