This series of videos, via Earmonkey, explore the sound of the new Korg Minilogue analog synthesizer.

The Korg minilogue is a fully programmable four-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer; complete with a 16-step polyphonic note and motion sequencer, arpeggiator, and delay.

Here’s a summary of video 1, above:

I started with just an INIT patch, one square wave, no FX. Programmed a little polyphonic sequence, then started messing with the filter, envelopes, LFO, and Voice Mode Depth knobs. I really kept it at just this one saw tooth wave and simply changed voice modes. First Poly, then Duo, then Unison, then Mono, then Arp. I added some chorus and reverb when I got to Mono mode, and I added some Roland Space Chorus tape delay when I got to the arp.

I think this synth sounds super warm and wonderful. The modulation possibilities are so fun, even with a limited LFO section (you can only assign the LFO to one source!). I haven’t even scratched the motion sequencing which would give you tons more modulation capabilities.

Video 2 summary:

Working with leads today in Mono and Unison modes and using sync a bit. I don’t really know how to use sync (obviously) but hey, this is a synth jam journal.

Very simple sequence on the Mother 32 just modulating a bass note really. The EMX provides the drums and additional bass. The EMX1 also does motion sequencing like the Minilogue, and you can hear it in the bass note filter modulation.

Anyway, I thought this sounded kind of cool so I kept it, even though my arm is annoying. I’m keeping the arm anyway, though.

Video summary:

Started with a simple pad I programmed the other day, and just tweaked it as I went. Bass throbbing from the Moog Mother 32. Enjoy.

Via Synthtopia

The Korg minilogue is a fully programmable four-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer; complete with a 16-step polyphonic note and motion sequencer, arpeggiator, and delay.

It features an easy-to-understand signal flow, featuring two oscillators, noise, a filter with two options for filter slope, dual ADSR envelopes, a LFO and amplifier.

A new Voice Mode lets users choose how the four available voices are configured; from Polyphonic to Duophonic, and Unison to one note Chords, plus more.

In addition to offering up information on presets and editable parameters, the OLED display also features a real-time oscilloscope, providing visual feedback as you tweak sounds.

The minilogue also is built to be rugged and attractive, with a curved sand-blasted aluminum face panel, a Pyinkado wood back panel, solid, chassis-mounted potentiometers and rubber-coated knobs.

“We are beyond proud of the work our designers, engineers and voicers have put into this instrument,” says James Sajeva, Brand Manager for Korg Technology products. “minilogue also brings a new level of affordability to the world of programmable polyphonic analog synthesizers. At $499.99 it is priced like a digital synth, but is armed with superb true analog sound, convenience of programmability, a striking design and quality build.”

The Korg minilogue will make its official debut at next week’s 2016 Winter NAMM Show. The minilogue will be available in stores on January 21st.

Via Synthtopia & SweetWater

We got a sneak preview at BPM of the brand new Korg Electribe, although perhaps not in the ideal environment. So we jumped at the chance to have a visit from Ian Bradshaw of Korg UK and James Pullen (aka Mista Bishi) to give us a more detailed look at the new unit.

With a King Korg derived synth engine the Electribe features a 24 voice synth engine for 16 parts, each part also has an insert effect and then there’s a final Master Effect buss too.

Plenty of filter types and a revamped effect processor gives the Electribe a full ambient sound, at least in the hands of Mista Bishi.

The new Electribe is expected to drop in December, at a street price of £329 UK

If you want to hear a more complete version of the track James played portions of, here’s a link to a vocal version:-

Via SonicState

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