Korg KingKorg Neo is a virtual analog synthesizer designed for today's musician, featuring a classic analog-like synth layout with swift, intuitive editing. With its XMT sound engine, 37 full-size keys, a dynamic vocoder and a suite of user-friendly features, KingKorg Neo is a comprehensive tool for artists who aspire to explore new realms of sound and push the boundaries of musical creativity.
Powerful sound engine boasts flexibility
KingKorg Neo features Korg's XMT virtual analog sound engine. XMT stands for eXpandedKEY Modelling Technology and was created to offer an expansive array of sounds while ensuring simplicity in operation via its preset oscillator algorithms. These carefully designed combinations of different oscillator types and quantities let you quickly shape rich, stage-ready tones with ease. KingKorg Neo comes loaded with a wide range of oscillator algorithms, from classic sawtooth and square waves to more intricate noise patterns typical of analog synthesizers and extending to PCM/DWGS.
Crafting character with iconic modeled filters
KingKorg Neo is equipped with a diverse range of filter models, each adding a distinct flavor to your sound creations. Essential analog filter types sit alongside painstakingly modeled iconic filters from synths of the 70s, polyphonic synths from the vibrant new wave era of the 80s and even the legendary filters from Korg's own MS-20 analog synth. The filter models even self-oscillate when you dial up the resonance, a hallmark of classic analog synthesis. This capability opens up a world of sonic possibilities from creating ethereal textures to crafting powerful, resonant tones.
KingKorg Neo comes equipped with an XLR input on its front panel and includes a rugged, high-quality microphone for use with its powerful vocoder. At its core is a sophisticated 16-band filter; by shifting the filter frequency with the formant shift function and finely adjusting the level and pan of each band, you open the doors to an array of unique and original sounds. But there's more! Timbre B can be used as a modulator, providing an alternative to the traditional microphone input and allowing the vocoder effect to be seamlessly blended with the synth sound. Moreover, each of the three oscillators, A and B timbres, can be individually selected as a source for the microphone input, letting you synthesize a rich mix of voice and instrument.
Built-in preset programs adaptable to contemporary music
KingKorg Neo's extensive library of 200 stage-ready preset programs is created for the modern music maker. These presets span eight categories like synth, lead and bass and offer an intuitive gateway to finding the perfect sound for any scenario.
KingKorg Neo elevates your sound with three master effect slots, each offering six distinct effect types. The PRE FX slot brings the grit and edge of effects like distortion and amp simulator. MOD FX infuses your tracks with the classic charm of phaser, chorus and tremolo. For creating expansive atmospheres, the REV/DELAY slot offers ambient effects including hall reverb and modulation delay. Adjusting and selecting these effects is straightforward, thanks to dedicated dials on the front panel for each slot complemented by control knobs for detailed fine-tuning.
Virtual patch function
Embrace the spirit of classic synthesizers like MS-20 with KingKorg Neo's innovative Virtual Patch system, which brings the flexibility of physically patching synthesizers into the digital age. With six Virtual Patch assignments available for each timbre, you can virtually connect control signals like envelope, LFO or even joystick movements to key sound parameters including pitch and filter cutoff. This seamless integration allows for intricate modulation and a deeper exploration into sound-shaping, giving your music a new dimension of sonic creativity.
Step arpeggiator function
KingKorg Neo comes equipped with a versatile step arpeggiator, a tool that breathes life into your performances by automatically generating arpeggio phrases based on chords you play. Tailor your sound even further by selecting from six different arpeggio types. You can specify the duration, interval and on/off status of each step, opening up a vast array of rhythmic possibilities.
KingKorg Neo's control panel is thoughtfully organized into blocks, streamlining your workflow by putting the right controls at your fingertips as you edit. The oscillator section boasts a dedicated display showing the name of the currently selected algorithm and an adjacent dial to browse through the options and quickly jump to different categories like ANALOG or DWGS. There are also dedicated dials for each of the three master effects, letting you experiment with different effects and hear their impact on your sound. And thanks to the self-luminous organic EL display, visibility is crystal clear, whether you're under the bright lights of the stage or in a studio setting.
Favorites function for convenience in live performance
The favorites function lets you recall frequently-used programs at a single touch. You can assign a total of 40 programs to the eight category favorite buttons for easy recall.
|Built In Speakers
|Included From Manufacturer
Vocoder microphone with windscreen
|Number of Keys
|Full Size Keys
|In, Out, and USB
|Product Unique Features
16-band vocoder with formant shift function and formant hold function
Favorites function for one-touch program recall
Virtual Patch system for modulation parameter assignment
|Synth action with velocity and release velocity
|Number of Patches/Programs
| 200 preset programs
100 user programs
|Voices of Polyphony
|Oscillators per Voice
|Varies by Sound Engine
|2 timbres (layer/split)
| 3 program effects: PRE FX, MOD FX, REV/DELAY
6 PRE FX types: distortion, decimator, ring modulator, electric piano amplifier, guitar amplifier/cabinet, tone
6 MOD FX types: flanger, chorus, vibrato, tremolo, phaser, rotary speaker
6 REV/DELAY types: hall reverb, room reverb, plate reverb, tape echo, modulated delay, tempo-synced delay
| Up to 8 steps (number of steps can be changed)
6 types: up, down, alternating up/down, alternating up/down with highest/lowest notes repeated, random
|USB Port (to Host)
|balanced XLR microphone input for vocoder
| Dual unbalanced 1/4" stereo output
1/4" stereo headphone output
| 1/4" damper footswitch input
1/4" assignable switch/pedal input
|Assignable modulation joystick
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