What is MicroKorg?

I came across with a keyboard. But it’s not just an ordinary keyboard because it has dial and some sort on controller. I asked the salesman about that certain product and he said it is a MicroKORG. Not really familiar with the name. Thus, I searched it through Google.

According to Wikipedia:

The microKORG is a MIDI-capable virtual analog synthesizer/vocoder from Korg featuring DSP analog modelling. The synth/keyboard is built in such a way that it is essentially a Korg MS-2000 with programmable step arpeggiator (MS-2000 has only six simple patterns), a less advanced vocoder (8 bands instead of 16 bands found on the MS-2000), lack of motion sequencing (MS-2000 had three motion sequences), lack of an XLR microphone input, and in a smaller case with fewer real-time control knobs.

Vocoder by the way is a synthesizer that produces sounds from an analysis of speech input.


From my further research, the Korg MicroKorg XL+ is the latest version in the series, and uses MMT Multi Modeling Technology from Korg’s newer and more powerful Radias/R3 synthesizers.

Although I a bit confused about this product. But I believe it’s one of the most powerful instruments in the music industry because of different options you can do with the music you are creating. One of the features is a sound selector that lets you choose your sound using two large dials: “music genre” and “instrument category.”

If you are into music, MicroKORG is a must have or at least must try to improve your music output.