Summary: I have been the proud owner of this little synth for about 7 years now and i'm pretty satisfied. I have primarily used it for rock music. If your looking for an inexpensive way to make your own synth sounds and play them live then this is probably your board. There are good presets on this but they are all sort of one trick ponies with limited real world applications. Another good function is the vocoder but I would suggest getting a better quality mic for it.
Korg microKorg Analog Modeling Synthesizer with Vocoder
paul c, amazon.com
9 December 2011
Summary: Korg microKorg Analog Modeling Synthesizer with Vocoder is a classic compact instrument. Simple dial set up. Small, light and easy to carry along. More sounds then you will ever use are installed. You can create even more sounds if necessary. Great Vintage Look! A real, valuable Classic!
Summary: Amazing little synth. This is my first synthesizer but I agonized over what to get, I probably read a billion reviews, all of them true, It's great.I have had it for about 3 weeks. With a dual oscillator there are some crazy sound possibilities. I started trying to work it into REASON though and I, like everyone else, tasted concrete.
Summary: Loved the microKorg. There's a lot of modulation possibilities behind that economic and retro interface. It has the perfect size for small studios and gigs, but gives us all we need to explore a huge variation of timbres and effects. The vocoder presets are amazing. I just miss some free space to record my custom presets. Became a fan!
Summary: Length:: 8:39 Mins I have another video review for the Korg M50 61 Key Synthesizer Workstation which is similar to this video review so feel free to check it out if you get chance. I purchased the microkorg more for the vocoder than the soft-synth but I have to say that both elements are equally stunning.
Summary: I've been wanting to get this thing for awhile now, and now that I have it, and as an aspiring electronic musician it's one of the best purchases I've ever made. This is my first hardware synth, I've had it for a couple days now and I can't stop playing with it. Although I do plan on making songs with it as the lead once I get an audio interface, just tweaking the sounds and making beats is a blast.
This mini-synth is a 2002 model! But the quality is excellent!
jeremy Clute, amazon.com
28 February 2011
Summary: First off, I've never used a vocoder before and that's not why I chose this synth. But, from my experimenting with this one...buy a newer model unless you want cheap effects. Eight voices just isn't enough to carry the kind of effects that we're quickly getting used to with modern music. But, then again...the reviews on this condenser mic all pretty much say that it's garbage anyway. It's just not that important to me to bother spending money to replace it at this time.
Summary: I purchased the microKorg in conjuction with "Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook" with the desire to have a good dual-oscillator synthesizer to apply the theory I would learn. I won't comment on Welsh's excellent book here, but what I can say about the microKorg is that it is very powerful and versatile, and well-constructed. The presets are not that great taken by themselves, but they are good templates for experimentation.