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: "...hop/Vintage *Retro *Special Effects/Hit Vocoder ==Bands that use the KORG MicroKORG== Just so you get a feel of what can be achieved with a MicroKORG, here are some of the many bands that use the synth: *Hadouken! *Enter Shikari *The Killers *AttackAttack! ==Personal Experience== I've had my little KORG for a year now, I've managed to make some massive sounds from this monster synth. But play around with it for two hours and it starts ...
Summary: 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.
Pros: Easy to use and set up, light weight, vocoder, manipulatable parameters
Summary: 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.
Pros: Fun, Easy To Use and a Big Sound For a Little Musical Instrument
Summary: I have to say that im pretty dissapointed with the Microkorg. For the price i paid for it i was expecting something more. This aside it is very simple and easy to use. You dont have to have any prior knowledge of synthesizers and synthesis to use it. The sounds are in catagories based on their genre which is quite limiting and annoying to switch across sounds all the time.
Pros: Good at making odd noises, lots of flexibility and user control
Summary: The Microkorg has been used by some pretty damn good artists. To name a few we have Air, Beck, the Prodigy and also some bad artists such as the Killers. (only joking, they used to be good until they released Day & Age) So why did they choose this over the Microkorg XL which boasts a chipset based on the Korg Radias and a more sleek design... The Microkorg is the cheaper option of the two and has its sound engine based on the old MS-2000.
Pros: arpeggiator editor, great potential for sounds
Cons: bad preset sounds and only 3.5mm mic connection
Excerpt: "I have seen this piece of kit on stage with so many musicians ranging from the killers to my humble self. This instrument does come with some limitations, but what do you expect for something so small. Sometimes as a 4 note polypony but if you combine oscilators this can quickly turn into a single note instrument. but the range of sounds are amazing and after a quick flick through the manual youll find something you love. When creating digital ...
Pros: amazing sounds, with real depth and realness
Cons: limited polyphony and memory bank, small keys