Korg microKORG-S Synthesizer/Vocoder With Built-In Speaker System

  • Item # 1308251
  • Model # MICROKORGS
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The microKORG-S analog modeling synthesizer was an instant success when it was released in 2002. Since then, it has found its way into the hands of musicians all over the world. There is a line betwee… Learn More


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Synth/Vocoder with built-in speakers.

The microKORG-S analog modeling synthesizer was an instant success when it was released in 2002. Since then, it has found its way into the hands of musicians all over the world. There is a line between fixing what isn’t broken and improving on a great design, and the engineers at KORG hold the microKORG in such reverence that its update and rejuvenation was a high-priority project. The chief goal was to ensure that the microKORG-S would remain one of the world’s most beloved synthesizers for years to come.The Speaker SystemThe new microKORG-S features a built-in 2+1 speaker system with power that belies its size. Its chassis displays an elegant white motif, and the instrument itself features new presets that represent the sounds of a new generation. Inside the compact chassis of the microKORG-S is a sound system consisting of stereo speakers with clear imaging along with a woofer that emanates a startling amount of low frequency. One of the universal attractions of analog synthesis is a thundering bass, so KORG had to make sure a solid bass speaker was included in the design. The chassis uses a new box structure, and the combination of box volume and a bass reflex port deliver a rich sense of volume, low end and physical space that exceeds the expectations of the speakers. The built-in speakers allow a full-fledged performance experience in an environment where there is no PA. It can run on batteries, so you don’t even need a power supply.Increased Memory, New ProgramsThe memory capacity has been increased from the original microKORG-S. Mainly centered on simple and present sounds that shine on stage, KORG has added 64 preset programs that meet the needs of the contemporary musician, including clearly defined and punchy leads, electric pianos that sound great in an ensemble and powerful, solid basses. In addition, we've also newly provided 64 additional slots for user programs, so you can save your own original sounds without overwriting the presets. This encourages a sound design process that's ideal for this instrument: select a sound that you like, and edit it. All the Functionality of the Original and MoreThis instrument carries on all of the original microKORG-S's functionality, including the ease of selecting a program of a desired musical genre and then editing the selected sound, a vocoder with an included miniature microphone, and battery operation that allows you to perform anywhere. As a beginner’s first synthesizer that's easy to use, as a supplementary live synth for the stage, or as a sound module for production, the microKORG-S will continue to play a role in every music scene around for many years to come.


Sound Generation: Analog Modeling Synthesis

Synthesizer Programs:

  • Multi Timbres: 2 (max, Split/Dual Mode)
  • Maximum Polyphony: 4 voices
  • Structure: 2 Oscillator + Noise Generator
  • Multi Mode Filter (-24dB/oct LPF, -12dB/oct LPF/BPF/HPF)
  • EG x2
  • LFO x2
  • Virtual Patch x4

Vocoder Programs:

  • Maximum Polyphony: 4 voices
  • Structure: 1 Oscillator + Noise Generator
  • EG x1
  • LFO x2
  • 8 Channels vocoder
  • Level and pan of each channel can be edited
  • Formant Shift function

Programs: 256 programs (192 Presets/64 Users)

  • Up to eight favorite programs can be registered

Effects: Modulation effects: flanger/chorus, phaser, ensemble (3 types)

Delay: stereo, cross, L/R (3 types)/Equalizer

Arpeggiator: 6 types (UP, DOWN, ALT1/2, Random, Trigger), Step Arpeggiator function

Controls: Real-Time control knob x5, Arpeggiator ON/OFF

Keyboard: 37-keys (mini-keyboard, velocity sensitive)

Inputs: AUDIO IN 1 CONDENSER (with MIC/LINE switch, +5V, mini phone jack)

  • AUDIO IN 1 DYNAMIC (with MIC/LINE switch, 1/4” phone jack)
  • AUDIO IN 2 LINE (1/4” phone jack)

Outputs: L/MONO, R (1/4” phone jacks)

  • Headphones (1/4” stereo phone jack)


  • Amp Output/Speaker: 3W (4 cm x 1), .5W (3.5 cm x 2)

Display: 3 characters x 1 line with 8 segment LED

Power Supply: DC 9V (AC adapter), or six AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)

Battery Life: Approximately 4 hours or more (when using alkaline batteries)

Dimensions (W x D x H): 20.63" x 9.13" x 2.76"

Weight: 5.51 lb.

Included Items: AC adapter (DC 9V), Condenser Microphone