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Korg MicroKorg XL Plus Analog Modeling Synthesizer

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The Korg MicroKorg XL Plus Analog Modeling Synthesizer packs an impressive array of sounds found on previous versions while adding in some exciting new ones! These new vintage sounds include the Korg SGproX piano, M1 and VOX organs and well-known ‘Tape’ instruments. Korg packs the MicroKorg XL+ with 128 onboard sounds as well as 640 additional sounds included with the Editor/Librarian software. Discover the power of this compact synth from Korg!


Korg MicroKorg XL Plus Analog Modeling Synth Features
  • Even more vintage sounds, including the KORG SGproX piano, M1 and VOX organs and well-known ‘Tape’ instruments
  • 128 onboard sounds, plus 640 additional sounds included with the Editor/Librarian for Mac and PC!
  • Featuring MMT - the distillation of Korg's analog modeling technology
  • Vocoder with included gooseneck microphone
  • A powerful Kaoss effects engine – the kind of effects that you would expect from Korg
  • Korg's proprietary Natural Touch mini-keyboard, designed with an emphasis on playability
  • Battery powered operation is supported for increased portability
More Vintage Sounds than Ever
Lush analog modeled synthesizer sounds that are characteristic of the MicroKorg have been freshly added to the MicroKorg XL+. In addition, for band use, the MicroKorg XL Plus comes equipped with the piano sound from Korg's classic stage piano, the SGproX, as well as its hard-edged grand-type electric piano. This compact package also includes sounds from the M1 and the VOX organ, vintage tape-type string and flute machines, as well as other gorgeous sounds from keyboard history.

Of course, these sounds can be played full-range like the originals that inspired them, either by using the onboard octave switch, or by connecting your choice of any MIDI-capable full-sized keyboard of choice. Each of these 128 programs are genuinely inspiring sounds, giving the Korg MicroKorg XL+ plenty of variety to serve as your main keyboard or as a secondary keyboard in your rig. In addition, Korg has provided a total of 640 free sounds, downloadable through the free Editor software!

Program genre selector
The MicroKorg XL featured a sound selector that lets you choose your sound using two large dials: ‘music genre’ and ‘instrument category.’ The MicroKorg XL Plus synth has been updated with a new set ‘music genres’ to fit today's evolving music scene. Now you can select a program that matches your song more intuitively than ever. For even more convenience, you can also leave one of the dials fixed and use the other dial to make program changes during a song, or use the dial to select vocoder variations.

MMT Analog Modeling Technology
The MicroKorg XL+'s sound engine uses MMT. The MMT sound engine provides two oscillators that generate huge powerful sounds. Oscillator 1 gives you a total of seven types of oscillator algorithm to choose from, including formant waveforms such as human voice, and PCM/DWGS waveforms for vintage keyboard and strings. It also lets you use cross modulation, unison, and VPM. By taking advantage of modulation with Oscillator 2, it's easy to create complex and powerful sounds.

Vocoder Function with Included Gooseneck Mic
The Korg MicroKorg XL+ can function as a powerful Vocoder that lets you connect a mic and use its audio input to shape the tonal character of the oscillator's sound to create talking effects. The Vocoder consists of a 16-band filter bank that can simulate the Vocoder sounds of the past and also shift the filter frequencies or adjust the level and pan of each band to dramatically change the overall sonic character.

Powerful Effect Engine
Two master effects utilize the effect engine that was brought to perfection in Korg's Kaoss Pad series, giving you a total of 17 powerful effect types including delay and echo effects as well as dramatic effects such as ring modulator and grain shifter. In addition, effects such as delay can be synchronized to MIDI clock for a wide range of possibilities in live performance.

Natural Touch Mini-keyboard
The Natural Touch mini-keyboard of the MicroKorg XL Plus offers an even better playing feel than ever before. The proportion of the keys has been adjusted to make chords easier to play, and the touch has been refined for greater ease when playing rapid phrases. The waterfall-type keys project an aura of sophistication, and they also help when playing a glissando.

Battery Powered
The Korg MicroKorg XL+ can take advantage of the included AC adaptor or it can run on six AA alkaline batteries. Checking in at a mere 22 inches long and 4.4 lbs. in weight (main unit only; not including batteries or mic), the MicroKorg XL+ is a convenient size to take with you, opening up new performance possibilities on the go.

Expanded Sonic Possibilities via USB
By using a USB cable to connect the MicroKorg XL+ to your computer and using the sound editor software, you can edit all of the parameters easily from your computer. In addition to this software, you can also download preset program data from the MicroKorg and the MS2000/MS2000B, and special bonus programs that were made by Korg USA / Korg UK free of charge to gain access to an even larger number of programs.

Product Specifications
Korg MicroKorg XL Plus Analog Modeling Synth Specifications
  • Tone Generator System: MMT (Multiple Modeling Technology)
  • Multi Timbral: Maximum 2 (when using Layer, Split, or Multi)
  • Voice polyphony: Maximum 8 voices (when using Vocoder, it is 4 voices)
  • Structure: [Synth] 2 oscillators + noise generator
  • Oscillator 1: Waveform: 8 types (Sawtooth, Pulse, Triangle, Sine, Formant, Noise, DWGS, Audio In), Modulation: Waveform, Cross, Unison, VPM
  • Oscillator 2: Waveform: 4 types (Sawtooth, Pulse, Triangle, Sine) Modulation: Ring, Sync, Ring+Sync
  • Waveshape: Type: Drive, Decimator, HardClip, OctSaw, MultiTri, MultiSin, SubOSCSaw, SubOSCSqu, SubOSCTri, SubOSCSin, LevelBoost
  • Vocoder: 16 channel vocoder, adjustable level and pan for each channel, Formant Shift function, Formant Hold function
  • Keyboard: 37 notes (Natural Touch mini-keyboard, velocity sensitive)
  • Controller: Pitch bend wheel, Modulation Wheel
  • Effects: Timbre: 2 band EQ; Master effect: 2 units, 17effect algorisms
  • Arpeggiator: Six types: UP, DOWN, ALT1/2, Random, Trigger, Individual step on/off function
  • Programs: 128 programs (A/B banks x 8 genres x 8 category)
  • Inputs:
    • 1/4 inch phone jack, unbalanced, with MIC/LINE switch
    • XLR jack / balanced
  • Outputs:
    • 1/4 inch Standard phone jacks / unbalanced
    • 1/4 inch Stereo Standard phone jacks
  • MIDI: IN, OUT
  • USB: Type B
  • Display: Custom LCD
  • Power Supply: DC 9 V (AC adapter), or six AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)
  • Battery Life: Approx. four hours (with alkaline batteries)
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 21.89 x 9.09 x 2.87 inches
  • Weight: 4.41 lbs. (without batteries and included microphone)
  • Accessories: AC adapter, Gooseneck Microphone
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  631-390-6500 Warranty:  1 year parts and labor; US Customers – register your Korg keyboard, keyboard workstation, keyboard rack module or digital piano online and receive a certificate that extends the product warranty for an extra year from the date of purchase. This offer is good for mdse purchased from an authorized Korg dealer after November 1, 2002.
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