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We brought you preliminary news of it last week and now Korg have officially announced the microKORG XL
which they describe as the new big brother to the mega selling microKORG. Here's the press release that they have sent...
The original microKORG is loved and used daily by musicians around the world â€“ from keyboardists to guitarists â€“ enabling everyone to experience the enjoyment of a great synthesizer. Now an advanced microKORG will be available next year; a synthesizer that lets you generate your own personal sound, packing a cutting- edge sound engine and powerful effects into a compact, vintage-like body.
The microKORG has continued to be a best seller since its arrival five years ago, and remains enormously popular today. This latest model boasts Korg's powerful RADIAS/R3 derived MMT Multi Modeling Technology, plus a powered-up vocoder. The updated ROM includes PCM data for recreating in-demand vintage keyboards such as piano, electric piano, and clav.
Externally, the microKORG XL boasts a completely new vintage design with a
textured black body and industrial silver panel. The interface has also been enhanced, making it easier than ever to use. Sound selection is controlled by two large dials; three smaller knobs allow the main parameters to be easily
selected. The newly developed mini-keyboard is firm and responsive for even greater playability. Best of all, the MicroKORG XL is battery-powered so you can take it anywhere and still enjoy serious sounds. For beginners or advanced
musicians and sound designers, this is a synthesizer that will stimulate your musical creativity.
Pricing and Availability:
- New vintage design is both fresh and nostalgic.
- Korg's renowned MMT Multi Modeling Technology, optimised for the microKORG XL.
- Sixteen band vocoder for voice controlled effects. A gooseneck microphone is included, so you can begin vocoding right away.
- 128 powerful sounds are built-in and ready for immediate use
- Intuitive sound selection; simply specify the music genre and instrument category.
- Seventeen powerful KAOSS derived effects
- Newly developed natural touch mini keyboard is compact, yet easy to play
- Editing software can be downloaded from the Korg website, as well as converted MS2000 and microKORG
- Battery powered for on-the-go enjoyment.
Price: TBC Available: April 2009