Korg microKORG S
NoiseBug Price : $499.99
Shape your sound, bring it anywhere. The microKORG S continues to build on the success of the original.
With a serious sound, ubiquitous design, and superior build quality, the microKORG analog modeling synthesizer became an instant world standard when it was released in 2002. Since then, the microKORG has found its way into the hands of musicians far and wide, and now, receives an update to ensure it will remain one of the world’s most beloved synthesizers for years to come.
The new microKORG S features a built-in 2+1 speaker system with power that far exceeds its size. Its body sports an elegant white motif, and features new presets that represent the sounds of a new generation. Beneath the microKORG S’s sophisticated exterior hides a sound engine both brutal in strength and universal in application.
Built-in 2+1 speaker system ensures a rich and full sound at any volume
Inside that compact body of the microKORG, we've included a carefully constructed speaker system consisting of stereo speakers with clear imaging, plus a woofer that emanates a startling amount of low frequency. The chassis uses a new box structure, and the combination of ample box volume and a bass reflex port takes full advantage of the speakers, thereby delivering a rich sense of volume that exceeds the size of the speakers, a clear sense of positioning, and a rich low-frequency range. In addition to the battery-powered operation of the existing model, the inclusion of the built-in speakers allows an easy yet full-fledged performance experience even in an environment where there is no power supply or PA.
Since the speaker box is contained within the chassis of the instrument, the vibrations from the speaker can be felt through your fingertips. This tactile feedback allows you to experience the same subtle and dynamic response as when playing an acoustic instrument or electric piano.
Increased memory, new programs, and additional user programs
The memory capacity has been increased from the original microKORG. Mainly centered on simple and present sounds that shine on stage, we've added 64 powerful preset programs that meet the needs of the changing music scene, including clearly defined and punchy leads, electric pianos that sound great in an ensemble, and powerful and solid basses. In addition, we've also newly provided 64 additional slots for user programs, so you can save your own original sounds without overwriting the presets. This encourages a sound design process that's ideal for this instrument: select a sound that you like, and edit it.
Analog Modeling Synthesis System
2 (max, Split/Dual Mode)
2 Oscillator + Noise Generator
Multi Mode Filter (-24dB/oct LPF, -12dB/oct LPF/BPF/HPF)
Virtual Patch x4
1 Oscillator + Noise Generator
8 Channels vocoder
Level and pan of each channel can be edited
Formant Shift function
256 programs (192 Presets / 64 Users)
Up to eight favorite programs can be registered
Modulation effects: flanger / chorus, phaser, ensemble (3 types)
Delay: stereo, cross, L/R (3 types)
6 types (UP, DOWN, ALT1/2, Random, Trigger), Step Arpeggiator functio
Real-Time control knob x5, Arpeggiator ON/OFF
37-keys (mini-keyboard, velocity sensitive)
AUDIO IN 1 CONDENSER (with MIC/LINE switch, +5V, mini phone jack)
AUDIO IN 1 DYNAMIC (with MIC/LINE switch, 1/4” phone jack)
AUDIO IN 2 LINE (1/4” phone jack)
L/MONO, R (1/4” phone jacks)
Headphones (1/4” stereo phone jack)
IN, OUT, THRU
Amp Output / Speaker
3 W / 4 cm x 1, 0.5 W / 3.5 cm x 2
3 characters x1 line with 8 segment LED
DC 9V (AC adapter), or six AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)
Approximately 4 hours or more (when using alkaline batteries)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
524 x 232 x 70 mm / 20.63" x 9.13" x 2.76"
2.5 kg / 5.51 lbs. (without batteries and included microphone)
AC adapter (DC 9V), Condenser Microphone