KORG are introducing the Minilogue xd. It’s not just a Minilogue with some extras: it’s a new polysynth with the best bits of all the KORG analog range, including the prologue flagship, in a compact package.
It’s like the hatchback of synths – the compact, mid-range priced synth that might just wind up being everyone’s favorite. It’s poised to be the Golf GTI of electronic instruments.
It’s in the compact monologue form factor, with a US$649.99 price. And it’s coming soon (this winter, so… at least “before spring”).
To be honest, I loved the original of this series, the minilogue. But then with each new iteration, KORG added something new that made me want a combination of all the other synths.
And now, sure enough, what do we get? A combination of all the other synths.
From the minilogue: the elegant 4-voice polyphonic voice structure and voice modes that made the original so terrific.
From the monologue: the 16-step sequencer and microtuning features (thanks Aphex Twin!), plus that cute little form factor.
From the prologue: the MULTIdigital oscillator, plus new effects.
I’m sure some people will gripe because they wanted the extra keys and size of the minilogue, but otherwise this looks like the perfect KORG synth.
Reverb, delay, and modulation, plus two CV IN jacks complete the package.
Hilariously that “XD” of course also signifies “lol,” which may be how you feel if you just sold off a monologue or minilogue and now can buy up a combination of the two. (As with Windows XP, KORG are using the lowercase xd to de-emphasize that a little…)
Obligatory! Demo! Video!
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