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    Description
    Powerful oscillators that are both understandable to the beginner and satisfying for the expert
    KingKORG features a 3-oscillator x 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 proprietary Korg technology that was created in order to produce a broad range of sonic variations while keeping operation simple. In a conventional synthesizer, the sound-creating process requires you to adjust the oscillator settings one by one, making it difficult to see the overall picture. In contrast, KingKORG provides pre-set algorithms that contain combinations of various types and numbers of oscillators, letting you easily and quickly sculpt stage-ready sounds. The wide range of oscillator algorithms includes the choices you'd expect from an analog synthesizer-sawtooth wave, square wave, and noise-in addition to numerous PCM/DWGS algorithms, giving you plenty of scope choices for creating highly personal sounds.

    Modeling filters that reproduce the sound of classic instruments
    Extreme attention was paid to the filter section, which is crucial to a synthesizer's character. A diverse variety of filters is a unique advantage of analog modeling, and KingKORG's filters add unparalleled flexibility. In addition to a variety of essential analog modeling filter types, you get faithful models of filters that reproduce the analog 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.

    Three master effects, each with six effect types, add the finishing touch to your sound
    KingKORG provides three master effect sections, 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.

    KingKORG is the full-fledged analog modeling synthesizer that musicians have been waiting for. It carries on the design philosophy of classic Korg analog synthesizers while retaining all of the conveniences of a modern keyboard instrument. This exciting, hands-on synth can model a huge variety of oscillators, plus a library of filters from sought-after vintage synthesizers. It particularly shines on stage, not only with its great sound, but also quite literally with a gorgeous champagne gold finish befitting its royal name.

    Powerful oscillators that are both understandable to the beginner and satisfying for the expert
    KingKORG features a 3-oscillator x 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 proprietary Korg technology that was created in order to produce a broad range of sonic variations while keeping operation simple. In a conventional synthesizer, the sound-creating process requires you to adjust the oscillator settings one by one, making it difficult to see the overall picture. In contrast, KingKORG provides pre-set algorithms that contain combinations of various types and numbers of oscillators, letting you easily and quickly sculpt stage-ready sounds. The wide range of oscillator algorithms includes the choices you'd expect from an analog synthesizer-sawtooth wave, square wave, and noise-in addition to numerous PCM/DWGS algorithms, giving you plenty of scope choices for creating highly personal sounds.

    Modeling filters that reproduce the sound of classic instruments
    Extreme attention was paid to the filter section, which is crucial to a synthesizer's character. A diverse variety of filters is a unique advantage of analog modeling, and KingKORG's filters add unparalleled flexibility. In addition to a variety of essential analog modeling filter types, you get faithful models of filters that reproduce the analog 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.

    Three master effects, each with six effect types, add the finishing touch to your sound
    KingKORG provides three master effect sections, 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.

    Vacuum tube driver circuit adds rich overtones and powerful distortion
    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.

    Vocoder function
    The built-in vocoder uses audio from the onboard mic input to modify the sound, creating an effect as though the synthesizer were talking. The vocoder features Formant Shift 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 the KingKORG's dual-timbre architecture, you can even combine the vocoder with another timbre, either as a complementing sound or a modulation source.

    Virtual patch function
    On many classic synthesizers (such as the 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.

    Step arpeggiator function
    The step arpeggiator automatically generates an arpeggiated phrase (broken chord) 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.

    Features
    A knob-driven 61-key analog modeling synthesizer designed for live performance
    Powerful oscillators that are understandable to the beginner, yet satisfying for the expert
    Modeling filters that reproduce the sound of classic instruments
    Three master effect sections (each with six effect types) add the finishing touch to the sound
    Vacuum tube driver circuit adds rich overtones and powerful distortion
    New panel layout designed for intuitive operation
    CV/GATE OUT jack lets you control a Korg Monotribe or MS-20







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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Virtual Analog
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 3
    Waveforms: ROM, Saw Down, Saw Up, Square
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters
    Filters: 1
    Types: Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO
    LFO
    LFO: 2
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 24
    Timbrality: 2
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 100
    Patches ROM: 200
    Storage: Internal, USB
    Editing: USB
    Arpeggiator
    Up to 8 steps (The number of steps can be changed)
    6 types (UP, DOWN, ALT1, ALT2, RANDOM, TRIGGER)
    Effects
    3 Program effects 6 Pre effects,16-Band Vocoder with Formant Shift and Hold
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Buttons, Semi-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Buttons, Joy Stick, Knobs, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Velocity
    Display Type: LCD, Backlit
    Display Count H: 128
    Display Count V: 64
    Display Notes: additional 16 x 2 LED character display
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 1,027 × 313 × 96
    Weight: 15.43
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 3
    Inputs: XLR/1/4"
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, USB
    CV Ports: CV OUT
    Power: 10w
    Production
    Year Released: 2013
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    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $1,820 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $1,299 - convert
    Used Price: $800 - convert
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