Korg Microkorg XL Plus
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.
Classic Compact Synth with Vintage Vibe
Korg's microKORG XL+ is a beefed up version of the extremely popular microKORG XL synth. By harnessing the powerful Radias sound engine, the microKORG XL+ now offers 128 sounds - from fat basses to thick pads - and features 17 KAOSS effects right onboard. Updated sound selection knobs let you browse by genre and instrument type, making it easy to pull up a great sound fast. Stack two sounds, create splits, or add in an external audio signal - you'll also find massive vocoding, arpeggiation, USB-connectivity, and three real-time knobs onboard the microKORG XL+.
Korg microKORG XL+ Synthesizer/Vocoder at a Glance:
- Rich analog sound, with updated vintage sound set
- Ultra-compact size - with optional battery power
- Built-in 16-band vocoder
- Easily navigable LCD screen with 3-knob control surface
- USB-MIDI connection, with included Editor/Librarian software
Rich analog sound, with updated vintage sound set
Korg borrowed technology from their famous R3 and Radias synths, to give the microKORG XL+ its most incredible-sounding engine ever. It offers up 128 sounds right out of the box, including more vintage sounds than ever before. Classic sounds like KORG's SGproX stage piano, the M1, and the VOX organ are on tap and ready for the stage.
Ultra-compact size - with optional battery power
The microKORG has always been Korg's mini-but-massive synthesizer, and now it's even more prepared to be your portable music-making companion. The microKORG XL+ can be powered via AC power when you want, but it can also now be powered by batteries - so you can jam in the car, out in the backyard, or wherever your music takes you.
Built-in 16-band vocoder
Korg has beefed up the vocoder onboard the original microKORG and packed the microKORG XL+ with a 16-band vocoder, complete with an included detachable gooseneck microphone. You can use the attached microphone to perform with wild vocoded vocals. Or, you can switch to the external inputs and run any source through the microKORG XL+'s vocoder.
Easily navigable LCD screen with 3-knob control surface
Get to your sounds more easily than ever, using the microKORG XL+'s onboard LCD screen. Grab its three knobs and explore full edit mode, choosing filters, adjusting AMP, EG, and LFO settings, adding effects, equalizing the sound, and saving it all right there on the spot. There's also a new virtual patch mode, which lets you assign certain aspects of synthesis to control others - maybe let an LFO modulate the filter cutoff, or set the modulation wheel to control EG1's relase time - it's up to you. Up to six virtual patches are available per program.
USB-MIDI connection, with included Editor/Librarian software
The Korg microKORG XL+ features a USB connection, so it can interact with your computer via MIDI. What's more, it also comes with an Editor Librarian, so you can edit your sounds on the full screen and also easily navigate through them and organize them however works best for you.
Korg microKORG XL+ Synthesizer/Vocoder Features:
- 8-voice Synthesizer with 16-band Vocoder
- "Big Brother" to the microKORG
- 37 new "natural touch" mini waterfall keys
- 128 sounds
- MMT sound engine (like Radias & R3)
- Also has PCM ROM for instrument emulation
- Compatibile with MS2000 and microKorg programs (via downloadable editing software)
- 2 master effects derived from Kaoss
- Delays are MIDI-clock syncable
- 17 effects algorithms
- 16-band vocoder
- Level and Pan individually adjustable per band
- Formant hold and Formant shift buttons
- Backlit LCD screen
- USB connection with Editor Librarian software
- Included Gooseneck microphone