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korg minilogue how many are going to buy it ?
« on: February 03, 2016, 03:49:27 PM »
korg minilogue has a low price.. and I can only imagine the second hand value of this one..
I really want one on my desk right now.it looks fun..and asalways it is when you add the effects you really
can really make magic with this synth...it should own every software synth at atleast..

This one will become a huge big seller because of the price and small form factor..and
we can expect more copy casts of similar products soon from more of the bigger companies.





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Re: korg minilogue how many are going to buy it ?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 03:50:37 PM »
I'll be buying one.
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Re: korg minilogue how many are going to buy it ?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 03:53:08 PM »
I'll be buying one.

me too most likely :)
Especially if it drops a little in price
and especially if I see it second hand :)

I am just eager to hear how it sounds with some high end effects.

EDIT: Found some clip with reverb added


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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 06:47:05 AM »
I am seriously considering it, but have been suffering from Korg-itis recently, spending hundreds of pounds on lots of small cheap boxes instead of a single good quality one. Not that there's anything wrong with this and I do get use out of them, but more and more I am thinking I should save up for something that feels more premium, it does have an effect on how I approach making music with hardware.

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Re: korg minilogue how many are going to buy it ?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2016, 08:26:52 AM »
That Got me thinking how much does the KORG ARP ODYSSEY cost these days.. ?

Anyway I will start with minilouge...
It will be my second analouge synth after the Oberheim Xpander which I sold cause I felt like it was
a ticking bomb that could break down any moment and loos all the monetary value I invested.



it is clear to me after watching this movie that the 1978 version still sounds superior.
I think it is funny after all these years they can't manage to get it sound better.
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Re: korg minilogue how many are going to buy it ?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2016, 03:05:32 PM »
I saw that zZonds has them for $799. I believe they also have a twelve month play-as-you-play plan with payments of about $66 a month. My problem with the Korg Odyssey is that it doesn't feel solid what with all of the plastic used. I wonder how long it will last?
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Re: korg minilogue how many are going to buy it ?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2016, 03:27:13 PM »
I liked it and it was really fun to play and I would highly recommend it, having said that I don't see myself buying one. I already have a Moog Voyager and a Dave Smith Prophet 8 so I don't feel the need to add another analog synth to my set up. I am more of a minimalist when it comes to synthesisers and I told myself I wont buy anymore until I feel like I have milked everything out of the ones I already have.
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Re: korg minilogue how many are going to buy it ?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2016, 04:35:19 PM »
Same here, I think for the money it's nice, if I didn't already have a bunch of analog gear then I might get one. But I have too much as it is so other people can enjoy it instead.
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Re: korg minilogue how many are going to buy it ?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2016, 04:58:28 PM »
I'm not a fanboy for analog (always did prefer FM and additive), but as far as analog goes I only have an original desktop Evolver (good mainly for sequencing) and could use a more knobbly and solidly analog sounding machine that has some variety. The four voices of the Minilogue are a definite selling point for me. I'm giving one a try tomorrow and hoping I will enjoy the sound and immediacy of the tweaking. Also hope the keyboard is not too cramped. I like to play, but have large hands.
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Re: korg minilogue how many are going to buy it ?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2016, 05:07:39 PM »
Be an interesting comparison with my MS2000 analog emulation. Also 4 voices.
Love that synth.

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Re: korg minilogue how many are going to buy it ?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2016, 12:48:52 PM »
One complaint I have about the Minilogue is that we have a two osc, 4 voice synth that is not stereo.
No panning. Mono main out.
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Re: korg minilogue how many are going to buy it ?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2016, 01:44:59 PM »
One complaint I have about the Minilogue is that we have a two osc, 4 voice synth that is not stereo.
No panning. Mono main out.

Well for this price range.. we can't expect everything but I am very sure the will release a follw upp this one, these is still more space for knobs etc.. on the front panel so more functions could be implemented for sure.. For being an anouge synth it has this modern surgical sound too me, but still sound very analouge.. and when I add my effect chain it is really then this instrument will transform to a complete new synth.
Without effect it sounds just like a toy.. it is like playing an unamplified electric guitar.

I will buy this within a few months I hope.. will look perfect on my desk
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Re: korg minilogue how many are going to buy it ?
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2016, 03:20:57 PM »
Sound is more 'pretty' than gutsy. Generally bright. But is very flexible, easy to use and get useful new sounds from.
Nice layout. Lots of controls. Immediate.
The recordable sequencer is great. Knobs are solid. Little oscilloscope is very handy.
Keyboard small and toy-like, but playable.
Metal top, but plastic base. The thing is light weight.
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Re: korg minilogue how many are going to buy it ?
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2016, 05:31:27 PM »
Sound is more 'pretty' than gutsy. Generally bright. But is very flexible, easy to use and get useful new sounds from.
Nice layout. Lots of controls. Immediate.
The recordable sequencer is great. Knobs are solid. Little oscilloscope is very handy.
Keyboard small and toy-like, but playable.
Metal top, but plastic base. The thing is light weight.

yes but the character can be changed a lot with sound processing the most important is you have an analogue signal to work with in the beginning
which gives a a lot more complex signal then what software OSCs can create can create... to make it sound more warm or dirty analogue you just run it thru some other gear or software like digital slate VVCs.  With that said I wish it was more powerful sounding but when you add compressor and all that it will sound more powerful.

It is so nice to see that analogue synths seem to blooming again..