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KORG intros new microKORG synth

Last year KORG celebrated two decades of the classic and iconic microKORG portable synth with a limited edition Crystal model. Now, fresh into 2024, KORG has revamped the design and functionality completely and offers up the new microKORG.

Maintaining a respectful nod to the portability, playable mini keyboard, and some other interface elements, the new microKORG has a completely new, powerful sound engine, many more usable programs, a “visually astounding” user interface, and more.

It comes with a 2.8-inch full-colour IPS LCD display, offering a wealth of editing and information presenting possibilities, including sound shaping. There’s also a powerful vocal processor with harmoniser and hard-tuning, and a loop recorder.

Available as the base model, plus two limited editions in cool metallic black or metallic white. Pricing and availability to be confirmed.


Keyboard: 37 keys (mini keys, with velocity, no aftertouch)

Synthesizer Programs

Sound Engine: Analog modeling synthesis system
Number of Timbres: Max. 2 (when Dual)
Maximum number of voices: Single 8 voices, Dual 4 voices

Vocal Processor

Maximum Polyphony: Vocoder 8 voices, Hard Tune 4 voices, Harmonizer 4 voices, Hard Tune & Harmonizer 2 voices

Effects: Modulation, Delay, Reverb, Equalizer
Arpeggiator: 10 types, step arpeggiator function
Programs: 256 programs (4 Banks x 8 Categories x 8 Programs)


OUTPUT – L/MONO, R terminals: 6.3mm TS phone jack, unbalanced
HEADPHONES jack: 6.3mm stereo phone jack, unbalanced
MIC IN – CONDENSER: +5V 3.5mm TRS mini phone jack, unbalanced
MIC IN – DYNAMIC: 6.3mm TS phone jack, unbalanced
AUX IN: 3.5mm mini stereo phone jack, unbalanced
DAMPER/SWITCH: 6.3 mm phone jack

Display: 2.8-inch IPS LCD display
Power Supply: 9V DC (AC adapter), six AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH)
Battery life: Approximately. 4 hours or more (when using alkaline batteries)
Dimensions (WxDxH): 542 x 238 x 65 mm / 21.34” x 9.37” x 2.56”
Weight: 2.1 kg / 4.63 lbs. (without batteries and included microphone)
Included Items: Condenser microphone, AC adapter (DC 9V), soft case (MBK, MWH)
Accessories (sold separately): DS-1H damper pedal, PS-1 pedal switch, PS-3 pedal switch