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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

KORG Announces New microKORG-S

microKORG S | new Sounds, new Speakers

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Korg

Update: video above added.

There's a new microKORG in town.  This one comes in white, features built in speakers (hence the S),  double the preset memory, and maple wood end panels.  Built-in speakers may not be needed in the studio, but they do make for a tempting portable synth on the go.

Details via KORG:

"Korg Announces microKORG-S; a The Legendary microKORG and More!

Sharp new design with built-in speakers, increased memory, new sounds

Melville, NY - - September 1, 2016 - - microKORG-S starts with the legendary sound, layout and feature set that has made the microKORG a most wanted for nearly 15 years and adds a 2.1 speaker system with power that far exceeds its size, 64 all-new sounds (bank A) alongside the original 128 classic sounds (banks B and C) plus 64 user locations (bank D). In addition, the front panel features an eye-catching new white panel and maple wood ends..

'With serious sound and superior build quality, the microKORG analog modeling synthesizer became an instant world standard when it was released in 2002. The multitude of sound- musicians who gravitate to microKORG can now choose a version that needs no additional speakers, monitors, or other connections to play,' stated James Sajeva, Director of Technology Brands for Korg USA, Inc. 'The program memory capacity has also been increased twofold, and we’ve added 64 all-new preset programs that further meet the needs of the modern musician, including clearly defined and punchy leads, electric pianos that sound great in an ensemble, and solid basses.'

microKORG-S offers all of the original microKORG's functionality, including the ease of selecting a program of a desired musical genre via it’s famous ‘Big Knob’. In true microKORG fashion, a four-band vocoder with an included miniature microphone, arpeggiator, five easy-edit knobs, and optional battery operation are all part of the package.

'As a beginner’s first synthesizer that's easy to use, as a supplementary live synth for the stage, or as for a tool for professional production, the microKORG and the new S version will continue to play a role in every music scene around for many years to come,' added Sajeva.

The microKORG-S will be available in September of 2016 for $499.99. To learn more visit www.Korg.com."


  1. Since it can be battery powered this is a perfect little rig for streetside busking if no outlets are available. :-)

    1. The old microkorg was battery powered also. And even with the addition of a speaker system, a busker may want the added wattage and control of external amplification. But definitely a nice choice for around the campfire!