Korg microKORG XL+ Synthesizer / Vocoder

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Korg microKORG XL+ Synthesizer / Vocoder

MPN: MICROXLPLUS

What's In the Box?

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  • microKORG XL+ Synthesizer/Vocoder
  • Vocoder Gooseneck Microphone
  • Power Supply
  • Owner's Manual

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List Price: $750.00

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Vintage...and much more!

With its unmistakably unique exterior and its inimitable sound, the MicroKorg set the standard for analog modeling synthesizers. The year 2008 saw the introduction of the MicroKorg XL, which inherited the MicroKorg 's fat and powerful sounds, while adding keyboard staples such as electric piano and CX-3 organ. And now, in the next evolutionary step, the MicroKorg XL+ delivers a fresh update to the sounds and look of the MicroKorg XL, making it an ideal compact keyboard.

Highlights:

  • Even more vintage sounds, including the KORG SGproX piano, M1 and VOX organs and well-known Tape instruments
  • New program genre selector that reflects the current musical scene
  • New yet nostalgic - black panel "new vintage" design
  • 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 +. In addition, for band use, the MicroKorg XL+ comes equipped with the piano sound from Korg's classic stage piano, the SGproX (famous for its ability to stand out in your band's mix), 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 MicroKorg XL+ plenty of variety to serve as your main keyboard or as a secondary keyboard in your rig.

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 new MicroKorg XL+ 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 (music genre fixed), or use the dial to select vocoder variations (instrument category fixed).

New Yet Nostalgic - "New Vintage" Design
The MicroKorg XL+ projects a style that's reminiscent of vintage electric pianos, featuring a futuristic and simultaneously retro design with a stylish black panel and knobs. High-quality parts such as metal levers, dials that move with an audible click, and knobs with a sturdy operating feel are some of the ways that the MicroKorg XL+ outclasses other instruments in its range and enhances your experience editing synthesizer sounds.

The MicroKorg XL+'s sound engine uses MMT (Multiple Modeling Technology), borrowing from Korg's well proven wealth of analog modeling technology. The MMT sound engine has been featured on numerous products, and 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 techniques that cannot be imitated on typical PCM synthesizers, such as cross modulation, unison, and VPM (Variable Phase Modulation). By taking advantage of modulation (sync or ring) with Oscillator 2, it's easy to create complex and powerful sounds.

Vocoder Function with Included Gooseneck Microphone
The 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 (Format Shift function) or adjust the level and pan of each band to dramatically change the overall sonic character. Using the Vocoder is an easy way to add sounds that can be found in today s popular electronic music. Since a gooseneck microphone is included, you can immediately start using the vocoder in your songs.

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 new Natural Touch mini-keyboard 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.

The 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.

*Simply download the Editor/Plug-In Editor software from www.korg.com or from your local Korg distributor.

*This software is intended for use with the MicroKorg XL + only.

The Editor / Plug in Editor for the MicroKorg XL , will not function correctly with the MicroKorg XL+ .

== Bonus program made by Korg USA ==
Total = 128 programs
Expanding upon the existing bonus banks for the original MicroKorg XL, this new set includes sounds which showcase MicroKorg XL + s updated PCM sounds. Programs featuring Tape Flutes/Strings, The SG Piano, and VOX organ are all present and ready to use with a quick twist of the dials!
Manufacturer Korg
Condition New
Product Type Virtual Analog Synthesizer
Number of Keys 37
Weighted Keys No
Key Action Natural Touch Mini Synth
Speakers No
Voices/Programs Program: 128
Voices of Polyphony 8 voices (up to 4 when the vocoder is selected)
Effects 17 effect algorithms
Sequencer
Sampling
Memory
Audio File Playback No
Arpeggiator Yes
MIDI In, Out; USB
USB to Host Yes
USB to Device No
Inputs 1/4" Line or XLR Mic
Outputs 1/4" Stereo Headphone (2) 1/4" Line - L/Mono, R
Control Inputs
Controllers Pitch Bend Wheel Modulation Wheel
Expansion
Width 21.89"
Depth 9.09"
Height 2.87
Product Weight 4.41 lbs
Unique Features 16-band vocoder, adjustable level and pan for each band, Format Shift function, Formant Hold function MMT (Multi Modeling Technology) sound engine from RADIAS/R3 Dual effects processors from KAOSS line

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KORG USA WARRANTY POLICY: All Korg products purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer purchaser as listed below:

  • Labor: 1 Year
  • Parts: 1 Year

Tuner and Metronomes

  • Labor: 3 Years
  • Parts: 3 Years

Exceptions: Tubes, AC Adapters, Foot Switches: 90 days

WarrantyRequirements and Limitations:

  • Proof of Warranty - The customer must provide proof of purchase in order to obtain warranty service. The dated sales slip or copy thereof is the only acceptable proof of purchase
  • The product must be purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealerand have a valid serial number
  • Warranty valid only in the USA

Damage resulting from the following causes are excluded from the warranty set forth above:

  • Misuse, including damage occurring during shipment, damage caused by battery leakage, accident, fire, unauthorized repairs, tampering, cosmetic damage or other types of damage which are the result of improper handling or abuse
  • The cleaning of controls or contacts due to exposure to dirty, dusty, or otherwise contaminated environment
  • Damage resulting from modification
  • Damage to units used for loan or rental

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