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Korg KingKORG Synthesizer Black

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61-key analog modeling synthesizer
$999.99
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A new generation of modeling synthesizer that covers all synth sounds.

How you do imagine the synth sounds you want to use in a live performance or a recording? Do you think of favorite songs or admired artists, or freely imagine sounds within yourself? And can you create those sounds using your synth? 

The KingKORG faithfully reproduces the ways in which the oscillator and filter of an analog synthesizer can change, giving you freedom to shape your sound. A diverse range of synth sounds can be covered by this single instrument. 


The long-awaited black model arrives. 
A stylish black model has arrived. The black panel with its array of parameter knobs expresses a reverence for classic instruments of history, and awakens the instincts of the keyboardist who wants to control the sound to their heart's content.

 

  • A full-fledged, 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 your 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
  • Support for librarian software that lets you manage programs

 

Panel

Newly designed panel layout allows intuitive operation

The newly designed panel is organized into blocks that let you focus on the controls you need while editing. While reflecting the concept of an analog synthesizer's signal flow, KingKORG's front panel takes full advantage of today's technology. 

For example, the oscillator section has its own dedicated display that shows the name of the currently selected algorithm. You can turn the dial located beside this display to see descriptive names, and push the dial to jump to the beginning of categories such as ANALOG or DWGS. The control knobs are assigned to the most effective and important parameters for each oscillator, letting you enjoy the unique feature of an analog synthesizer --- turning the knobs to transform the sound. There are also dedicated dials for each of the three master effects, making it easy to try out different effects and hear how they modify the sound. Since a self-luminous organic EL display is used, visibility is excellent even on a dimly lit stage or in direct sunlight.

 

Favorites function for convenience in live performance

The Favorites function lets you recall frequently-used programs at a single touch. You can assign a total of 40 programs to the eight category favorite buttons for easy recall.

 

200 built-in preset programs

KingKORG provides a diverse selection of 200 stage-ready preset programs organized into eight categories such as Synth, Lead, and Bass. There's a great selection of the staple sounds you need for live performance, including numerous PCM sounds for piano, electric piano, organ, and clavinet. Thanks to KingKORG’s ability to emulate filters from classic synthesizers, you’ll find familiar and authentic sounds that are perfect for playing your favorite classic and modern songs, along with new and inspiring sounds to broaden your horizons. There's also a user area for you to store 100 of your own sounds.

 

CV/GATE OUT jack lets you control the MS-20 or monotribe

monotribe
 

The CV/GATE OUT jack lets you use an analog signal to control a KORG MS-20 or monotribe. A dedicated cable is included, allowing you to use the keyboard of KingKORG to play the MS-20 mini or monotribe.

 

Support for librarian software that lets you manage programs

You can manage programs on your computer simply by connecting KingKORG to your computer via a USB cable and using the librarian software. The librarian software can be downloaded at no charge from the Korg website or from the website of your local Korg distributor.

 

 

 

 

Synthesis system 

XMT (eXpanded Modeling Technology)

Programs

Number of Program:
300 (200 Presets / 100 Users)
Number of Category:
8 categories
Number of Timbre:
Max 2 timbres (Layer / Split)
Maximum polyphony:
24 voices

Synth

Oscillator
Number of Oscillator:
3 Oscillators (choose from analog, noise, DWGS, PCM, and MIC IN types) 
Number of Type:
127 types (Analog & Noise:64 + DWGS:30 + PCM:50 + MIC IN)
Filter
Number of Filter:
1 Filter (choose from LPF, HPF, BPF)
Number of Type:
18 types (LPF:7 + HPF:5 + BPF:6 / including modeling filters)
Modulation:
EG: 2 units, LFO: 2 units, AMP
Routing:
Virtual patch per timbre: 6 sets

Effects 

Sections
Program effects x 3 (PRE FX, MOD FX, REV/DELAY) + EQ (2 Band) + TUBE (Stereo)
Types
PRE FX:
6 types (DISTORTION, DECIMATOR, RING MOD, GT AMP, EP AMP, TONE)
MOD FX:
6 types (FLANGER, CHORUS, U-VIBE, TREMOLO, PHASER, ROTARY)
REV/DELAY:
6 types (HALL, ROOM, PLATE, TAPE ECHO, MOD DELAY, BPM DELAY)

Vocoder

16‐band Vocoder with Formant Shift and Formant Hold

Arpeggiator

Up to 8 steps (The number of steps can be changed)
6 types (UP/DOWN/ALT1/ALT2/RANDOM/TRIGGER)

Audio

Input
Mic In:
Connecter: XLR-3-31 Type (Balanced)
Input Impedance: 6.8 kΩ
Maximum level: -12 dBu
Output
Audio Output “L/MONO, R”:
Connecter: φ6.3 mm, TS phone jack (Unbalanced)
Load Impedance: 10 kΩ or higher
Maximum level: +8.2 dBu
Headphones:
Connecter:φ3.5 mm, Stereo min phone jack
Maximum level: 60 mW + 60 mW @33Ω

Displays

Main Display:
16 x 2 characters OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) 
Sub Displays for Oscillator and Filter Sections:
128 x 64 pixel OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode)

Keyboard

61 notes / Semi-Weighted Keyboard (Velocity sensitive)

Controllers

Main Controllers:
Joystick, Octave Up/Down button, Category/Favorite button
Control Inputs:
DAMPER pedal jack (half‐damper not supported), SWITCH/PEDAL jack
Control Output:
CV/GATE Out jack

Others

External Connection:
MIDI IN、OUT、USB Type B
Power supply:
AC Adapter (DC12V)
Power Consumption:
10 W
Dimensions:
(W x D x H)
1,027 x 313 x 96 mm / 40.43 x 12.32 x 3.78 inches
Weight:
7.0 kg / 15.43 lbs.
Application Temperature Range:
0 - +40 degrees (Do not dew condensation)
Accessories:
AC Adapter
Owner’s Manual
CV/GATE cable (For KORG “monotribe” only)
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Options

Soft Case
SC-KINGKORG/KROME (with strap)
Expression/Volume pedal
XVP-10
Foot Controlle
EXP-2
Damper Pedal
DS-1H
Pedal Switch
PS-1 / PS-3
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