Korg KingKORG 61 Key Analog Synthesizer
The full-sized KingKORG analog modeling performance synthesizer lets you take a world of totally tweakable synth tone onstage. It sports all of the oscillators, filters, and modulation toys you'd expect from a real analog synth, as well as the hands-on controls you need to put them to work. A real tube preamplifier and a killer collection of vintage effects complete the picture. But that's not all. Throw in a vocoder, USB I/O, and a powerful arpeggiator to be prepared for any gig. Designed with the live performer in mind, the Korg KingKORG synth has all the toys you need and more.
Powerful modeling delivers killer oscillator tones
A 3-oscillator x 2-timbre design lets you generate thick and rich sounds on the Korg KingKORG synth. The newly developed XMT (Xpanded Modeling Technology) modeling sound engine is proprietary Korg technology that produces a broad range of tonal variations. The KingKORG provides pre-set algorithms that contain combinations of various types and numbers of oscillators, letting you dial in the sounds you need. Oscillator algorithms include sawtooth wave, square wave, and noise, in addition to numerous PCM/DWGS algorithms.
Get your hands on your tone with front-panel knobs
The Korg KingKORG's user interface has performance in mind! Every essential control is quickly accessible on the front panel. The KingKORG is divided into blocks for ease of use. Each block provides all the functions you need for that operation. Blocks include Oscillator, Filter, Amp, LFO, EQ, effects, and more. Everything you need is in easy reach without deep menu scrolling. For really quick changes, the KingKORG has eight buttons to instantly call up your eight Favorite sounds and settings.
KingKORG has the Classic filter sounds you want
Korg spent a lot of time making sure that the KingKORG's filters were the best they could be. Besides the typical synth filters, Korg reproduced the filters of the analog monophonic synths used for lead and bass in the '70s, the polyphonic synths of '80s new wave music, and the filters of Korg's famed MS-20. NOt only do these filters sound amazing, but they are easy to use and dial in. KingKORG's analog-modeling technology delivers unparalleled flexibility in molding new and vintage tones.
Powerful oscillators that are both understandable to the beginner and satisfying for the expert
KingKORG features a 3-oscillator x 2-timbre design allows you to generate thick and rich sounds, plus a newly developed XMT modeling sound engine. XMT (Xpanded Modeling Technology) is proprietary Korg. XMT was created specifically to offer a wide variety of sounds, 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 choices for creating highly personal sounds.
Modeling filters that reproduce the sound of classic instruments
While designing KingKORG, extreme attention was paid to the filter section, which is crucial to any synthesizer's character.
A diverse variety of filters is a unique advantage when it comes to 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 slots, 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
Built upon years of analog experience that Korg has acquired throughout its history, 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.
The built-in vocoder uses audio from the onboard mic input to modify the sound, creating an effect as though the synthesizer were talking. Kingkorg's 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 arpeggio 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.
- 61-key analog modeling synth tailored to live performance needs
- Powerful oscillators and modeling filters for all levels of players
- Vacuum tube driver adds rich overtones and powerful distortion
- Three effects sections let you add the perfect finishing touches to your sound
- Extensive hands-on controls let you tweak settings on the fly
- Built-in vocoder
- CV/GATE OUT jack lets you control a Korg monotribe or MS-20
- Korg's superb XMT (Xpanded Modeling Technology) sound engine
- MIDI In, Out; USB/MIDI port