Korg Minilogue XD
 
ANALOG
DIGITAL
POLY
FILTERS
ENV
LFOs
EFFECTS
ARPEGG.
SEQ
TIMBRES
OUR RATING
USER RATING
2 OSC
1 OSC
4 Voice
1 Filters
2 Env.
1 LFOs
3 Eff.
Yes
16 Steps
Mono
NOT YET REVIEWED
 

Release Date: 2019
Price at Release Date: $910.00
(Current price may differ)

Specifications
• Hybrid Analog/Digital Synth
• 2 Analog Oscillator(s)
• 1 Digital Oscillator(s)
• 4 Voice Polyphony
• Mono-Timbral
• 2 Envelopes
• 1 LFOs
• 1 Filters
• 3 Effects
• Arpeggiator
• 16 Step Sequencer
Please review the Korg Minilogue XD


     
The Korg Minilogue is an analog synth with two voltage controlled analog oscillators (VCOs) and one digital oscillator. VCOs differentiate from DCOs (Digitally Controlled analog Oscillators) is that they sound warmer and punchier in some cases, their caveat is that they sometimes go out of tune due to external variables such as ambient temperature, of course the Minilogue re-calibrates them automatically and is always in tune. Despite its limitation to 4 voice polyphony, and a single LFO, the synth sounds really nice, and you can create quite complex sounds, this is due to having three oscillators, two envelopes, and a very nice filter. The Minilogue has a 64 step sequencer that can sequence arpeggios thus creating complex melodies and shimmers. The addition of the digital oscillator gives it an extra grunt that analog oscillators simply cannot reproduce. Mixing the three oscillators is where the magic takes place, a bit of digital grunt with soft analog sounds and you get you get yourself a very nice sounding instrument. If you don't mind the slim keys and do not play big chords then this synth is a great musical instrument.

SYNTHREV RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND INEXPENSIVE

PROs
- Great sounding synth
- Hybrid analog/digital
- Open source digital oscillator and filter
- Portable

CONs
- Limited four voice polyphony
- Not full size keys
PROs
- Excellent built quality
- Competitively priced
- Excellent sounding effects
- Great souding filters
- Portable
CONs
- Slim keys
- Limited to 4 voice polyphony
- No aftertouch
- Single timbrality

The Korg Minilogue is an analog synth with two voltage controlled analog oscillators (VCOs) and one digital oscillator. VCOs differentiate from DCOs (Digitally Controlled analog Oscillators) is that they sound warmer and punchier in some cases, their caveat is that they sometimes go out of tune due to external variables such as ambient temperature, of course the Minilogue re-calibrates them automatically and is always in tune. Despite its limitation to 4 voice polyphony, and a single LFO, the synth sounds really nice, and you can create quite complex sounds, this is due to having three oscillators, two envelopes, and a very nice filter. The Minilogue has a 64 step sequencer that can sequence arpeggios thus creating complex melodies and shimmers. The addition of the digital oscillator gives it an extra grunt that analog oscillators simply cannot reproduce. Mixing the three oscillators is where the magic takes place, a bit of digital grunt with soft analog sounds and you get you get yourself a very nice sounding instrument. If you don't mind the slim keys and do not play big chords then this synth is a great musical instrument.

SYNTHREV RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND INEXPENSIVE

PROs
- Great sounding synth
- Hybrid analog/digital
- Open source digital oscillator and filter
- Portable

CONs
- Limited four voice polyphony
- Not full size keys