Korg microKORG Synthesizer with Vocoder

Compact Analog Modeling Synthesizer with 8-band Vocoder and Microphone
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Analog Modeled Synth and Vocoder

The microKorg delivers the quality sounds and features you expect from Korg at a price that will astound you. Powerful synthesis is the nature of this beast! The microKORG boasts the same dual-oscillator DSP synthesis engine found in Korg's critically acclaimed MS2000 and offers a wider selection of waveforms than almost any other modeled synth. In addition, 64 exclusive DWGS waveforms from Korg's classic DW-8000 enables you to reproduce a broad collection of imitative sounds that are traditionally difficult reproduce on an analog synthesizer with the microKorg.

Korg microKorg at a Glance:
  • 8-band vocoder
  • Flexible presets and audio inputs
  • Compact and portable
8-band vocoder

The microKORG also includes an 8-band vocoder with many advanced features. You can capture and "freeze" the formants of your voice, and then play it across the keyboard, or shift the formant frequency to make your voice sound male, female, like a child or just plain wacky! Best of all, the microKORG comes with its own microphone so you can start having fun right away. Combine all of this with four filter modes, three types of modulation effects (chorus/flanger, phaser, ensemble), three types of delay effects (stereo, cross, L/R) and a two band EQ and you have all the tools you need to make driving leads that cut through your mix or lush pads that takes your audience to synthesis heaven.

Flexible presets and audio inputs

To get you started, Korg has included 128 great sounding presets covering a wide range of the latest musical styles. Two external audio input jacks are provided so you can run other instruments, CDs and more through the microKORG's filter and effects allowing even more creative possibilities.

Compact and portable

For the musician on the go, this mini-keyboard sports 37 velocity sensitive keys, MIDI in/out and thru and can run from it's power supply or 6 AA batteries. All parameters are located on the panel for easy access to any function and a large dial and LED illuminated buttons provide easy program selection even on a dark stage.

Korg microKorg Features:
  • Sound Generation Method: Analog Modeling Synthesis System
  • Synthesizer Program: Multi Timbral=2 (max, Normal/Dual Mode)
  • Voices: 4 voices
  • Sound Source: 2 Oscillator + Noise Generator,
  • Multi Mode Filter (-24dB/oct LPF, -12dB/oct LPF/BPF/HPF), EG x2, LFO x2, o Virtual Patch x4
  • Vocoder Program: Voices = 4 voices
  • Programs: 128 programs
  • Effects: Modulation effects (3 types), Delay (3 types), 2-bandEqualizer
  • Arpeggiator: 6 types
  • Keyboard: 37 Keys (mini-keyboard, velocity sensitive)
  • Inputs: AUDIO IN 1, and 2
  • Level switch: LINE/MIC,
  • Outputs: L/MONO, R and Headphones
  • MIDI: IN, OUT and THRU
  • Display: 3 characters x1 line with 8 segment LED
  • Power Supply: DC 9 V (AC adapter), or six AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)
  • Dimensions: 20.63"(W) x 9.02"(D) x 2.8"(H)
  • Weight: 4.85 lbs.
  • Accessories: AC adapter (DC 9 V, 600 mA), Condenser Microphone
Korg microKorg - State-of-the-art analog modeling and multiband vocoding in a compact, portable instrument!

Additional Media

Read the Korg microKORG Easy Start Guide
Read the Korg microKORG Owner's Manual

Tech Specs

Sound Engine Type(s) Analog Modeling
Number of Keys 37 (mini)
Type of Keys Semi-weighted (Mini)
Other Controllers Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
Polyphony 4 Notes (Synth), 4 Notes (Vocoder)
Number of Presets 128
Number of Effects 7
Effects Types Modulation, Delay, EQ
Arpeggiator Yes
Audio Inputs 1 x TS (Mic/Line), 1 x TS (Line)
Audio Outputs 2 x TS, 1 x TRS (Headphones)
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru
Power Supply 6 x AA Batteries (Not Included), DC 9 V (Included)
Height 2.76"
Width 20.63"
Depth 9.13"
Weight 4.85 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number microKORG

Customer Reviews

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This lil synth is monstrous!!! My 1st one grew feet some years ago & walked. But then I got a 2nd one... BEASTLY synths!!! Keybass patches are BEEFY!!
Music background: Producer, Engineer, Musician

Great keyboard, better midi controller

First off, the synth sounds are amazing and really easy to program with the layout. I didn't like the wave limitations, so I started using this as a midi controller. It's PERFECT for easy use of plugins, because you can scroll through preset banks with ease using the program type knob and buttons on the left side of the control panel. This makes my digital synthesis a lot easier to get into, because I don't have to click on the mouse to get from preset 3 to 77, instead I'm there in a flash with this controller. Not to mention, the keys are great. I have really big fingers (can't use a blackberry) and this thing is great. The action is perfect, I can tap my pointer and middle finger on a key and it registers the different notes no matter what the speed. A great synth and midi controller. Vocoder is pretty awesome. For being almost all plastic it's pretty tough, I knocked it off my desk a few times loading gear onto different desks a few time, still goes 100%.

Big thingies come in small packages

I bought this after a few weeks of its release. It was one of a kind. The whole look was attractive. I was hooked on the looks alone. Very compact and it's a Korg. The sound is superiror as expected from Korg. For a small package, it packs plenty. The portable, sleek design is beautiful. The sound is truly powerful that for such a tiny thing, this can compete with the big boys. Beware of immitators, just stick with the microKorg!
Music background: Recording engineer, producer, pro musician, hobbyist

Holy crap pretty sweet

The microKORG is one of the best steals out there right now. It has amazing standards I just started playing keyboard about a year ago. but this took my little skills and turned me into a professional. I can add serious texture to my band. anyone looking to improve the sound of their music(wether that be in a band or as a solo musician)should give this baby a try you have nothing to lose. GO GET IT BYAAAH!!!!
Music background: Keyboarder in a band


I don't think people understand how legendary this synth really is. It has caused a revolution of other synths following in its footsteps. So many awesome new synths are modeled after the microkorg cause synth manufactures know that the micro korg is beast. If you are into synths this is a classic and i highly highly recommend this synth to anyone. I think its perfect for newbies and as an ad on. Classic synth sounds! I have both analog and digital synths and a pretty impressive collection and the micro org is one of them!
Music background: composer

Sweetwater Advice

TJ Walstrom

What can I say other than WOW!!! The microKORG has all you need in a synth in a small affordable package. From the complex sounding arpeggiator to the versatile vocoder, the microKORG is a great unit for any electronic music writer to add to their collection. When you sit down with the microKORG, it pretty much forces you to create with its very distinct sound and ease of use. In fact, it is so user-friendly you can create your own unique patches with the simple push of a button.

James Masterson

Being a solo songwriter, I rely on ease of use and portability. The Korg microKORG has been a great for me! Between its quick hookup, ability to easily make all kinds of different sounds I never could have imagined, and vocoder that lets me get a little crazy, this has been a great addition to my setup!

Carson McClain

This keyboard is going to be legend. The microKORG is one of those keyboards that a begineer can define his music career with. It's also a synth that any keyboard player would love to add to his rig for the vocoding capabilites. I love the arpeggiators, the bass sounds, and the way that Korg separates its sounds in a genre-specific manner. The microKORG is destined to be a synth legend you will never want to sell.

Ryan Murray

The microKORG has got to be one of the coolest synths out there. No in-depth menus to navigate, just really stellar sounds and easy customization of every waveform. The vocoder adds a cool element to any track, and the genre-specific categories make it even easier to find the sounds you want. It's so easy to fall in love with the microKORG, it's a must-have for anyone remotely interested in synths.

Robert Koch

The Korg microKorg is a remarkably powerful synth in a small and affordable package. The versatility accompanied with this synth is astounding. I love the arpeggiator and how many different variations with every preset there are. You can even write your own arpeggiated sequence with it. Add in the cutoff, attack, resonance, and release knobs and you have endless options in this little synth. Definitely a great buy for adding to your synth rig or starting fresh!
See also: Korg, Korg Synthesizers