Four-voice analog synth with sequencer and delay.
Korg’s minilogue is the first polyphonic analog synthesizer with presets in its price range. With its powerful yet simple signal flow and extensive feature set, minilogue is designed to inspire and captivate musicians and analog enthusiasts on all levels.
At its heart, the minilogue is a four-voice, fully programmable polyphonic analog synth with 200 editable presets (100 preloaded) and a powerful, flexible architecture for amazing versatility in sound creation and exploration. It features a 16-step polyphonic note and motion sequencer, arpeggiator, and a tape-style delay. With its powerful, yet easy to understand signal flow, minilogue is designed to inspire and captivate musicians and analog enthusiasts on all levels.
A new Voice Mode lets users choose how the four available voices are configured; from Polyphonic to Duophonic, Unison to one-note Chords, and more. In addition to offering up information on presets and editable parameters, the OLED display also features a real-time oscilloscope, providing functional, fun, and eye-catching visual feedback for the sound being played; a feature never before seen on a hardware synth.
The uniquely curved, sand-blasted aluminum panel, real pyinkado wood back panel, solid, chassis-mounted metal shaft potentiometers and rubber-coated knobs give the roadworthy minilogue a standout look and feel to complement its powerful and dynamic sound creation capabilities.
The minilogue is ideal for:
Musicians who already have a microKORG or similar mini keyboard synth, looking to renew or expand their synth arsenal
Non-synth players – because they’re easy to use, easy to play, and easy to own
Any analog enthusiast
- 4-voice polyphonic true-analog with 200 presets (100 preloaded, all editable)
- 16-step polyphonic step and motion sequencer
- Configure or limit the 4 available voices
- Onboard tape-style delay
- Chassis-mounted, metal shaft pots; rubbed-coated knobs
- Curved aluminum panel and pyinkado wood rear panel
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Based on 28 Reviews and 206 Ratings
A versatile little machine that’s become a modern classic
I started getting into hardware synths before my last record, so I grabbed a Volca Keys. That turned out to be a huge mistake, because I realized how awesome adding synths to my music was! I sold the Volca and upgraded to the Minilogue, and I’m still blown away by how fun and inspiring this machine is. I got mine used virtually new in box for $385, and it’s an easy 5/5 stars for that price.
pros - The Minilogue sounds great, and has a lot of sweet spots - The layout is brilliant, and makes it easy for someone starting out to understand subtractive synthesis - along with that, the hardware design is gorgeous and inspiring - the versatility of the voice modes make this useful in many contexts - I love the sequencer - Audio in even further expands the possibilities of utility - the oscilloscope is incredibly useful - this last one is huge: the online community around this is giant. This means inspiration, tips, ideas and patches are readily available and makes it easy to not get stuck in a rut.
cons The caveat of all of these is this: if this were a more expensive synth, these might deduct a star or two. Given the price of the Minilogue, they don’t really shake my overall rating. - Mono output. Stereo would have been nice. - It’s true, if you turn up the resonance the bass suffers in a major way. - Only 4 voices means I hit voice stealing often if I’m not careful. But: I have a Deepmind 12 if I really need that type of voicing so it’s not a huge deal to me. - Maybe not a huge con, but the “clicking” on low attack time is a thing
Summary I love the Minilogue. It’s become so iconic that I have even thought about selling it or trading it for something else just because “everyone has one”... but when I play it again or think more about getting rid of it, I realize how awesome it is. On top of that, if I run it thru my Eventide H9 or some good reverb, it sounds so, so good. It might not do every synth sound in the world or have the bottom end of a Moog, but it does so many things well and I view it as a Swiss Army knife tool that hits way above its fighting weight. Yes, if you’re reading this, I think you should get one!
really great sound quality from this synth and the most user friendly interface out there. Using the synth is great fun in general and the 4 voices rather than 1 seem like a bonus. It's a bit pricey for what it is but the build quality is great across most of the synth and the sound quality is very boutique to me unlike most analog synth gear in the sub 600$ price range which sound rather...."gamey" as in not quite as precise and musically dialed in as the minilogue and better ananlog synth gear sounds
great analog little monster
I absolutely love this instrument. Don't expect a massive analog sound like from Moogs, but it is very handy and has its own beauty. The step sequencer and the different instrument modes are really useful. Some people noticed clicks at attack of the envelopes and think it is wrong compared to other analog gear, but I think this can be a useful feature in sound design. Also the delay a little bit noisy at higher feedback, but can be bypassed. The oscilloscope display very good even to teach or learn subtractive synthesis.
Incredibly powerful Synth for the price
I personally think KOrg knocked it out of the park with this one. With its various modes (Mono, poly, duo, chord, delay etc etc; and with a sequencer which is very musically attuned, it's an amazing peice of gear that I think everyone should have. Basslines, pads, leads, you name it, and the minilogue will help you make it!
Fun, easy to use, and a great investment for beginners.
I got this for Christmas a year ago and it has served me very well during that time period. If you are into Lo-Fi music, synthwave, or any new-age type of music this synth is for you. Don't be like me and never use it lol. I really should use it more. The MIDI capabilities are a little tweaked, but it is good enough.
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The Minilogue is given a compelling update with the Minilogue XD: the iconic sounds of the original, paired with the digital effects engine of the Prologue series. There's an updated filter, a third oscillator, and way more storage for saving presets.