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    With its economical control panel, this may not be the best VA for someone who wants to learn the fundamentals of synthesis, but if you're a producer or a gigging musician who can benefit from a huge variety of great sounds then take a look at KingKorg. A massive selection of modeled oscillators and filters plus three beefy effects sections means a broader sound palette than you'd get from a slavishly vintage knob-per-function synth.

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    Korg KingKorg Analog Modeling Synthesizer - Black

    Korg KingKorg is a 61-key analog modeling synthesizer keyboard designed for live performance. KingKorg faithfully reproduces the ways the oscillator and filter of an analog synthesizer change and interact, giving you freedom to shape the diverse range of synth sounds covered by this single instrument. A vacuum tube drive circuit adds rich overtones and powerful distortion, while three master effect sections add the finishing touch to your sound. Performance amenities include an onboard vocoder and arpeggiator as well as a handy favorites function to arrange patches into a setlist.

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    $1,099.99
    )
    Korg Soft Case for Krome-61 and KingKorg

    This padded carrying case for 61-note keyboards is perfect for transporting and protecting your instrument. A perfect fit for a KingKORG or Korg KROME-61.

    (Sells separately for
    $109.99
    )

    Korg KingKorg is a 61-key analog modeling synthesizer keyboard designed for live performance. KingKorg faithfully reproduces the ways the oscillator and filter of an analog synthesizer change and interact, giving you freedom to shape the diverse range of synth sounds covered by this single instrument. A vacuum tube drive circuit adds rich overtones and powerful distortion, while three master effect sections add the finishing touch to your sound. Performance amenities include an onboard vocoder and arpeggiator as well as a handy favorites function to arrange patches into a setlist.

    • Powerful oscillators that are both understandable to the beginner and satisfying for the expert
    • Modeling filters that reproduce the sound of classic instruments
    • Three master effects, each with six effect types, add the finishing touch to your sound
    • Vacuum tube driver circuit adds rich overtones and powerful distortion
    • Built-in vocoder with dedicated XLR microphone input
    • Virtual patch function lets you reconfigure signal flow
    • Powerful step arpeggiator lets you edit individual steps
    • Panel layout designed for intuitive operation
    • Favorites function for convenience in live performance
    • CV/gate output jack lets you control CV-capable gear
    • 200 built-in preset programs
    • Support for librarian software that lets you manage programs
    • Bonus programs available for download
     
    logo for Korg Xpanded Modeling Technology sound engine

    Oscillators
    KingKorg features a 3-oscillator × 2-timbre design that allows you to generate thick and rich sounds, plus a newly developed XMT modeling sound engine. XMT (Xpanded Modeling Technology) is a proprietary Korg synthesis method created to offer a wide variety of sounds while keeping operation simple.

    detail image of Korg KingKorg control panel showing oscillator controls

    In a conventional synthesizer, the sound creation process requires you to adjust the oscillator settings one by one, making it difficult to see the overall picture. In contrast, KingKorg provides preset algorithms that contain combinations of various types and quantities of oscillators, including the choices you'd expect from an analog synthesizer – sawtooth, square wave and noise – in addition to numerous PCM/DWGS algorithms.

    detail image of Korg KingKorg control panel showing oscillator controls
    detail image of Korg KingKorg control panel showing filter controls

    Filters
    While designing KingKorg, particular attention was paid to the filter section, which is crucial to any synthesizer's character. A diverse variety of filters is a unique advantage when it comes to analog modeling, and KingKorg's filters provide unparalleled flexibility.

    front view of Korg MS-20 synthesizer

    In addition to an assortment of essential analog modeling filter types, you get faithful models of filters that reproduce the monophonic synths used for lead and bass in the 70s, the polyphonic synths used in new wave music of the 80s and the filters of Korg's classic MS-20 analog synth. These filters can also be made to self-oscillate by raising the resonance setting, a unique capability of analog synthesizers.

    front view of Korg MS-20 synthesizer
    detail image of Korg KingKorg control panel showing effects controls

    Effects
    KingKorg provides three master effect slots, each giving you a choice of six effect types: PRE FX with types such as distortion and amp simulator, MOD FX with classic effects like phaser, chorus and tremolo and REV/DELAY with ambience effects such as hall reverb and modulation delay. Each effect processor has a dedicated front panel dial that selects the effect type. To choose the ideal effect type, simply turn the dial to hear the result and use the FX control knobs located below these dials to adjust the effect as desired.

    detail image of Korg KingKorg control panel showing logo and vacuum tube grille

    Vacuum tube driver circuit
    Built upon years of analog experience, KingKorg provides a full-analog vacuum tube driver circuit as a mastering effect. You can use it to add warm fullness, a powerful overdrive or anything in between.

    detail image of Korg KingKorg control panel showing logo and vacuum tube grille
    keyboardist using microphone with Korg KingKorg vocoder

    Vocoder
    The built-in vocoder uses audio from the onboard microphone input to modify the sound, creating an effect as though the synthesizer were talking. KingKorg's vocoder features a Formant Shift function to dramatically modify the tonal character, as well as Formant Hold, which allows you to 'freeze' a vowel sound and play it back using the keys. Thanks to KingKorg's dual-timbre architecture, you can even combine the vocoder with another timbre, either as a complementing sound or as a modulation source.

    signal flow diagram illustrating Korg KingKorg Virtual Patch system

    Virtual Patch
    On many classic synthesizers such as MS-20, the signal flow could be reconfigured using patch cables to physically connect one element to another. KingKorg reproduces this function with an intuitive Virtual Patch system. With six Virtual Patch assignments per timbre, control signals such as EG, LFO or joystick movement can be virtually connected to sound parameters such as pitch or cutoff, allowing you to modulate a parameter for even greater sound-shaping possibilities.

    signal flow diagram illustrating Korg KingKorg Virtual Patch system
    illustration of Korg KingKorg screen showing arpeggio step editing function

    Step arpeggiator
    The step arpeggiator automatically generates an arpeggio phrase according to the chord you hold on the keyboard. You can choose from six arpeggio types and specify the duration, interval and on/off status of each step to enjoy a wide variety of performance possibilities.

    illustration of Korg KingKorg oscillator control knob and oscillator display

    Panel layout
    KingKorg's panel is organized into blocks that let you focus on the controls you need while editing. While reflecting a vintage analog synthesizer's signal flow, KingKorg's front panel also takes full advantage of today's technology. For example, the oscillator section has its own dedicated display that shows the name of the currently selected algorithm. You can turn the dial located beside this display to see descriptive names and push the dial to jump to the beginning of categories such as ANALOG or DWGS.

    illustration of Korg KingKorg oscillator control knob and oscillator display
    top view of Korg KingKorg control panel

    The control knobs are assigned to the most effective and important parameters for each oscillator, letting you enjoy the unique feature of an analog synthesizer: turning knobs to transform the sound. There are also dedicated dials for each of the three master effects, making it easy to try out different effects and hear how they modify the sound. Since a self-luminous organic EL display is used, visibility is excellent even on a dimly lit stage or in direct sunlight.

    illustration demonstrating Korg KingKorg favorites assignment

    Favorites
    The favorites function lets you recall frequently-used programs at a single touch. You can assign a total of 40 programs to the eight category favorite buttons for easy recall.

    illustration demonstrating Korg KingKorg favorites assignment
    Korg KingKorg with Korg Monotribe in background

    CV/gate output
    KingKorg's CV/GATE OUT jack lets you use an analog signal to control CV-capable gear. A dedicated cable is included, allowing you to use KingKorg's keyboard to play compatible instruments.

    detail image of Korg KingKorg control panel showing screen, selection dial and preset selection buttons

    Presets
    KingKorg provides a diverse selection of 200 stage-ready preset programs organized into eight categories such as synth, lead and bass. There's a great selection of the staple sounds you need for live performance, including numerous PCM sounds for piano, electric piano, organ and clavinet. Thanks to KingKorg's ability to emulate filters from classic synthesizers, you'll find familiar and authentic sounds that are perfect for playing your favorite classic and modern songs, along with new and inspiring sounds to broaden your horizons. There's also a user area for you to store 100 of your own sounds.

    detail image of Korg KingKorg control panel showing screen, selection dial and preset selection buttons
    screen capture showing Korg KingKorg librarian software

    Librarian software
    You can manage programs on your computer simply by connecting to KingKorg via a USB cable and using the librarian software. The librarian software can be downloaded at no charge from Korg's website.

    icon for KApro's KingKorg Private Collection Best of the 1980s Library

    Bonus programs
    Korg offers two free preset expansions that can be downloaded from Korg's website and loaded onto KingKorg using the librarian software.

    KApro's KingKorg Private Collection Best of the 1980s Library consists of 100 new programs for KingKorg that are solely devoted to the famous sounds of the 80s, including many analog synthesizer sounds.

    icon for KApro's KingKorg Private Collection Best of the 1980s Library preset expansion
    icon for KingKorg Analog Icons preset expansion

    KingKorg Analog Icons has a rich palette of sounds across many music genres, including recreations of signature sounds from classic songs spanning across the last few decades. Also included are recreations of iconic analog synths from the past, along with stunning sound effects, carefully crafted and ready for use in your own music productions.

    More Information
    SKU KOR-KINGKORGBKCBK
    MPN KINGKORGBK
    Manufacturer Korg
    Condition New
    Included from Manufacturer TRRS to dual TS CV/gate output cable
    Power supply
    Analog/Digital Digital
    Number of Keys 61
    Weighted Keys Semi-Weighted
    Key Action Semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keyboard
    Aftertouch No
    Programs/Presets 200 factory presets
    100 user preset storage locations
    Voices of Polyphony 24 voices
    Oscillators per Voice Varies by Sound Engine
    Effects (3) master effects sections
    PRE FX: DISTORTION, DECIMATOR, RING MOD, GT.AMP, EP.AMP, TONE
    MOD FX: FLANGER. CHORUS, U-VIBE, TREMOLO, PHASER, ROTARY
    REV/DELAY: HALL, ROOM, PLATE, TAPE ECHO, MOD DELAY, BPM DELAY
    Arpeggiator Yes
    MIDI In, Out, USB
    USB Port (to Host) MIDI, System Updates, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager
    Audio Inputs XLR vocoder microphone input
    Audio Outputs Dual 1/4" stereo main output
    1/8" stereo headphone output
    Control Connections 1/4" damper pedal input
    1/8" assignable switch/pedal input supports footswitch or expression pedal
    Onboard Controllers Assignable 4-axis joystick
    Width 40.43"
    Depth 12.32"
    Height 3.78"
    Product Weight 15.43 lb
    Unique Features 16-band vocoder with Formant Shift and Formant Hold
    Vacuum tube driver circuit

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