Summary: First off, the synth sounds are amazing and really easy to program with the layout. I didn't like the wave limitations, so I started using this as a midi controller. It's PERFECT for easy use of plugins, because you can scroll through preset banks with ease using the program type knob and buttons on the left side of the control panel.
Summary: A great non-keyboard player's keyboard! Need to thicken up your band's sound? This synth will do it.
Pros: It is a no directions needed plug n play keyboard. Pitch bends and tone wheel is super cool. In a matter of minutes anyone is a musician on this. OK this review sounds jaded. It does give you plenty of cool sounds at your fingertips and can easily fit in a backpack and be brought to the gig. Korg is known for making quality, durable keys.
Cons: The keys are very tiny. I am a bass player and have fat, calloused fingers. It is easy to get tripped up on this keyboard.
Summary: when i first pulled my microkorg out of the box 4 years ago- i fell in love. from the wood sides to the old school radio shack knobs it screamed vintage fun and 4 years later im still having fun with it! i'm currently using it as my reason controller (im a mouser so i only need it for key inputs and some knob tweaks). but its also great for the synth engine and sounds... i love dialing in a sound and then revamping it completely then cranking it through my monitors.
Excerpt: The MicroKorg is an analog synth with a built on microphone and 8 band vocoder. I have had the MicroKorg since 2007 and I still use it a lot. There are 128 programs with a total of 4 voices. It is very portable because it is light and small plus very durable. I have been taking this keyboard around in just a book bag for a while now and it never as even got a scratch on it, it looks brand new!
Summary: Features 37 note, velocity sensitive keyboard Dual oscillator DSP synthesis engine Wide selection of waveforms Four filter modes, all with optional resonance Two ADSR envelope generators MIDI syncable LFO's 8 band vocoder 3 different types of modulation 3 delay effects Two-band equalizer Arpeggiator 6 types of arpeggio pattern Control over arp tempo Control over arp gate-time Control over arp swing Arp step sequencer 4 Octave range 128 amazing preset sounds Ability to...
Excerpt: Alright, I bought this because every single other band was using this keyboard. If you need to channel a rocket ship at the beginning of a song or track a hypnotic melody line over top of a pop song this keyboard will do it.
A brillint introduction to the world of synths and keyboards!
13 August 2010
Excerpt: If you're looking for a fairly easy to use out of the box, affordable starting synth then the microkorg is the keyboard for you. The microkorg has several editable parameters, countless pre-made patches that are grouped into different genres (Electronica, Trance, Techno / House, S.e. / Hit, Retro and Hiphop / Vintage) which can all be played around with. A cool feature is the arpeggiator which can also be edited and manipluated to suit your needs.
Excerpt: I purchased my MicroKorg around about a year ago, and it does pack a large punch for a musical object that is so tiny. I'll start with the positives. As a musical novice (I purchased mine to just relax with and muck around, and sometimes make music with my guitarist friend and drumming friend) the MicroKorg was easy to set up and get started.
Excerpt: This is a digital synth that has three octaves. There are connections for a microphone (input) as well as a 1/4" output for amplifiers and PAs. There's also an XLR out. The Microkorg has a built-in vocoder which is the reason for the microphone. There are wheels to adjust pitch, modulation, and sustain. It can be used for monophonic or polyphonic purposes. The sounds on this machine are finite, meaning you cannot update them with a computer.