A shining homage to two decades of microKORG legacy
The instruments that musicians recognize as “classics” are those that are loved and always in use, regardless of times and trends. The word “classic” symbolizes musical instruments that are revolutionary in their field. There may be imitations of a classic, but the distinct character of the original shines more brilliantly and is only enhanced by time.
Two decades ago, the portable, battery powered microKORG was born with a radical new micro-keybed, a powerful Vocoder and ready-to-use sounds ideal for contemporary genres delivering countless hit performances, and instantly revolutionizing the way musicians played and! This compact sound monster introduced synthesis to a vast number of non keyboard playing musicians and created a way of making music we now take for granted: a small keyboard resting unassumingly atop a larger one onstage, made for use by hobbyists and pros alike and finding itself front and center of studios worldwide from the smallest bedroom to the largest pro recording facility.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its release, the special edition microKORG Crystal offers a unique and stunningly stylish take on this beloved synth - now a classic in its own right.
20th anniversary model
The microKORG was originally released in 2002 and has remained strong for two decades. Countless tracks and artists have made use of the amazing possibilities of the microKORG magic, so that it continues to be one of the most popular choices for musicians on stage and in the studio.
microKORG Crystal is the ultimate reincarnation of this iconic synth - don’t miss it!
“Skeleton” type semi-translucent chassis, with matching knobs and controls
Previously unchanged, the microKORG Crystal features a new take on the structure of the microKORG, with a semi-translucent chassis that lets you see the electronics and internals. Even the controllers are semi-transparent, including the knobs, dials and wheels. As a commemorative model, the microKORG Crystal is great fun to look at from any angle, and as its name suggests, it “crystalizes” the energy and feelings of the KORG team behind its birth.
A panel with a beautiful sheen
The microKORG Crystal features a stainless mirror-finish front panel that blends perfectly with the semi-translucent knobs and dials, blurring the limits between you and your instrument and providing a cosmetic impact never seen in any other musical instrument.
Aluminum side panels for a sturdy feel
The original microKORG featured wooden side panels that suggested a retro feel, serving as an elegant accent to the analog modeled synth engine. This new special microKORG features sleek aluminum side panels for a clean and depurated look.
Dedicated transparent carry bag included
The microKORG Crystal includes a dedicated carry bag made of transparent vinyl, showcasing the transparent microKORG Crystal body, so you can show off your microKORG on and off stage.
20 years of microKORG’s iconic synth legacy
The microKORG was originally released in 2002 and has remained at the top of the synth world for two decades. Countless tracks and artists have featured the amazing sound and performance possibilities, so that the microKORG continues to be one of the most popular choices for any musician on stage or in the studio.
These 20 years have seen many iconic songs and some really interesting stories, pictures and more that we would love to share with you as we celebrate two decades of synth history together.
Size: 524 x 232 x 70mm/20.63" x 9.13" x 2.76"
Weight: 2.4 kg / 5.29 lbs. (instrument only, without batteries or microphone)
Included items: AC adapter, condenser microphone, dedicated transparent carry bag
Sound Generation Method: Analog Modeling Synthesis System
Synthesizer Program: Multi Timbral=2 (max, Normal/Dual Mode)
Voices: 4 voices
Sound Source: 2 Oscillator + Noise Generator,
Multi Mode Filter (-24dB/oct LPF, -12dB/oct LPF/BPF/HPF), EG x2, LFO x2, o Virtual Patch x4