Authentic Analog Sound
The circuits of Minilogue are among the newest in the industry. When we tested this synth, we indeed experienced a sound like no other.
Among its class, we can say that the Korg Minilogue is the unprecedented one. Of course, it is among the few synths that are using a four-voice analog system.
Meanwhile, taking advantage of this feature is not difficult, thanks to its convenient interface. It doesn't matter if you perform in studios or live, this particular synthesizer will allow you to produce an authentic analog synthesis.
Specifically, the structure of the synthesizer is composed of the following: 1VCF, 1 VCA, 1LFO 2VCO, and 2EG. This kind of setup allows the Minilogue to manipulate the harmonics of the oscillators finely.
As a result, you can be able to create out-of-this-world compositions and sounds.
The Minilogue is also using various kinds of modulations. Such of these are the oscillator sync, ring modulator, and cross modulator.
The Hi-pass filter and Delay are also present in this synthesizers. Therefore, you can create any of those sounds that are iconic to an analog synth.
Despite being an analog synthesizer, it is undeniable that Korg Minilogue goes beyond that. Among all the contenders on the same price range, it is only the Korg Minilogue that comes with 200 preset locations.
Selecting any of these presets will give you access to unique sounds. From sharp leads up to tingling atmospheric effects, this device has them all!
Moreover, there is no need for you to become a genius of synthesis so that you can take advantage all of these features.
As we stated, all you have to do is to pick a preset, and you are ready to go! You can even tweak it the way you want it. Of course, we all know that musicians excel at that.
When we tested this product, we found out that it got 200 programs. Excluded on that is a set of 100 default factory settings which are all editable. It also got 100 unique locations that will serve as your canvas for your next creation.
It is also good to note that all of the preset comes with a delay and step sequence settings. This synthesizer is handy!
Voice Modes and Sound Performance
The voice modes of Korg Minilogue are the ones that can manipulate the four-voice setup. Specifically, you can freely configure the voice so that the polyphony can have a blend of leads and basses.
Or you can simply mix it into a parade of chords. Other options will even give you sudden shifts from octave to bass. In short, the possibilities are virtually limitless!
Here are the voice modes that you can use in the Minilogue:
Another great feature of the Korg Minilogue is its modulation and pitch bend control. You can find this control just above the keyboard's lower notes.
The main function of this one is to complement with the instrument's various parameters. Such of these are the filter, gate length, and envelope settings.
Meanwhile, the Ring Modulation, Cross Modulation, and Ring Modulation features of Minilogue will allow you to savor bright harmonics and metallic sounds.
If you combine these tones with the Key Tracking and Velocity sensitivity functions, you will be able to create sophisticated timbres, too.
The 16-step sequencer of the Korg Minilogue will allow any musician to be intuitive and creative. This feature comes with various recording capabilities that will fully harness the sound your produce.
We noticed that the Minilogue is good with providing quick recordings and overdubbing.
It also got a Step Recording feature that enables you to record by just specifying the notes that you want to include. Such capability is necessary for creating performances and phrases.