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MicroKORG 2 is the reborn version of the classic MicroKORG. This new model is a fusion of classic design elements and cutting-edge features, making it a must-have for both budding and seasoned musicians.

A legacy reimagined

The microKORG, renowned for its versatility, accessibility, and affordability, transformed the landscape of synthesizers when it debuted in 2002. Fast forward to 2024, and the microKORG 2 emerges as its worthy successor, unveiled at the prestigious NAMM 2024 conference. This new model is not just a synthesizer; it’s a testament to Korg’s commitment to innovation while respecting its rich heritage.

Enhanced sound engine and vocal processing

At the heart of the microKORG 2 lies a revolutionary virtual analog engine, expanded from four to eight voices, offering richer textures and unprecedented sound quality. The synthesizer features three oscillators with a variety of waveforms, a multimode filter, and advanced modulation options, including ring, sync, and FM (VPM) with any waveform.

The vocal processing section is a game-changer, introducing a versatile harmonizer, hard-tune functionality, and an integrated looper. This addition significantly broadens the creative possibilities, allowing for intricate vocal effects and layered compositions, both in live performances and studio settings.

Intuitive design and user interface

One of the most striking updates is the high-resolution 2.8-inch color display, enhancing the user experience with a clear visual overview of parameters and settings. The microKORG 2 retains the classic one-knob genre selection, augmented by five control knobs for swift parameter editing. The 37-key velocity-sensitive keyboard has been upgraded for improved playability and response.

Expansive effects and EQ section

The effects section has seen a significant expansion, now featuring three independent slots with nine modulation effects, six reverb and delay algorithms, and a two-band parametric EQ. This allows for precise tailoring of sounds, from subtle enhancements to transformative alterations.

Conclusion: a modern classic for all musicians

Priced at $699/599€ and available in three colors – gray, black, and white, the microKORG 2 is an investment in musical innovation. It is an instrument that respects its roots while embracing the future, offering something for everyone – from beginners to professional musicians. With the microKORG 2, Korg has not only revived a legendary synth but also reinvented it for a new generation of music enthusiasts.

Links of interest

Korg website

Author Isaac Elejalde

Born in Maracaibo and based in Berlin, Isaac Elejalde established himself as one of the most prolific producers on the Venezuelan scene today.

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